Hull City 2-0 Charlton Athletic, League One: report, ratings and verdict


Hull City 4-3-3



Charlton Athletic 4-3-3

Half Time: 1 - 0 KCOM Stadium ( Attendance: NA )
1 min

Charlton Athletic are now three games without a win after losing 2-0 to promotion rivals Hull City at the KCOM Stadium.

The Addicks suffered an early blow when Ben Watson was forced off injured after only ten minutes with Hull quickly exploiting the situation by taking the lead through Hakeeb Adelakun eight minutes later.

Mallik Wilks and Tom Eaves both then had good opportunities to double the lead while at the other end Charlton’s best first-half chance came from Jake Forster-Caskey’s curling free-kick.

Although Charlton started the second-half brightly, further damage was done when Darren Pratley was sent-off for an off-the-ball incident with Wilks just past the hour mark.

Hull quickly exploited the man advantage by stretching Charlton with counter-attacks with their second goal coming from a superb break which saw Wilks head against the bar and Greg Docherty on hand to smash home the rebound.

There was no way back for Charlton after that with the result leaving them sixth in the table while Hull consolidated themselves in second.

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

The opening goal gave Hull, who came into the encounter on the back of three straight defeats, the much-needed confidence to kick on and gain all three points.

Moan of the Match

Charlton’s players were constantly moaning at the officials, mainly over minor decisions when ultimately much of this defeat was of their own making.

Talking Point

As the away side, Charlton had an impressive 60% possession but failed to make it count – how can the Addicks turn it into goals?

Man of the Match

Ian Maatsen – one of the few positives for Charlton, never letting his head drop and continued to chase lost causes and tried to make things happen.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Martin Coy (Durham) – had no choice but to send Darren Pratley off but nevertheless failed to control a game which by the end was reaching boiling point.


The constant moaning by Charlton’s players at the officials could be heard throughout the 90 minutes.


A tough day for Charlton – Ben Watson’s injury didn’t help but Darren Pratley’s dismissal was idiotic and ultimately the Addicks were masters of their own downfall.

Line Ups

Hull City 4-3-3

Long; Emmanuel, Jones, Greaves, Fleming; Smallwood (Batty, 85), Honeyman (Slater, 79), Docherty; Wilks, Eaves (Lewis-Potter, 70), Adelakun (Mayer, 78)

Subs not used:

Ingram, Coyle, McLoughlin


Wilks, Lewis-Potter

Charlton Athletic 4-3-3

Amos, Gunter, Pratley, Pearce, Matthews; Forster-Caskey, Watson (Gilbey, 10), Maatsen; Washington, Morgan (Williams, 61), Bogle (Smyth, 46)

Subs not used:

Maynard-Brewer, Purrington, Oshilaja, Maddison


Pearce, Forster-Caskey

Sent Off


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