Saturday, 19 September 2009

Last minute equaliser denies Addicks

A late equaliser denied Charlton all three points at Carrow Road today as the match with Norwich City ended 2-2, writes Erith Addick Paul May. The goal was controversial as Elliot may well have been fouled. With Leeds winning 4-1 Charlton fall back to second in the table with Bristol Rovers just two points behind. On loan Chris Dickson scored twice for the Pirates.

Llera was called on to make two clearances in the first minute of the game. Charlton won a corner after seven minutes but it was unproductive. Norwich then won a corner but a shot from Otsemobor was blocked by Llera

On 17 minutes Shelvey took a corner and Burton found the back of the net with a header delivered from inside the box to put Charlton 1-0 ahead. Norwich had a corner immediately afterwards, but a header by Askou missed the target.

Askou was booked for a foul on Shelvey. Racon had a go from 20 yards but Forster in the Canaries goal saved. An attempt by Burton was blocked. A shot from Burton led to a Charlton corner, but Norwich cleared.

On 39 minutes Sam put in a good pass and Shelvey headed the ball to make it 2-0 to Charlton. However, just four minutes later danger man Hoolihan put the ball in the top right corner of the goal to make it 2-1.

Elliot was booked for time wasting. Hoolahan was fouled by Youga, but Llera managed to clear from the free kick.

Half time: Canaries 1, Charlton 2

Sam had a go from outside the area, but the ball went wide. Semedo was booked. Shelvey had a go from 20 yards but Forster was able to make the save. Llera got a yellow card. Daley managed to clear from Dailly. Richardson had a go from outside the area but was off target. Daley put in a shot after a Norwich free kick, but Semedo managed to clear. The corner was cleared by Racon.

Elliot saved a cross from Drury and then an effort by Holt. He then had to save from Lappin, but then it was Forster's turn to save from Sam. Hoolahan had a go, but Semedo made the clearance. Llera cleared a Norwich corner.

On 72 minutes Sam, who tends not to last 90 minutes, was taken off and replaced by Wagstaff. It was a double substitution with Shelvey replaced by McLeod. Bailey sent in a cross from a free kick, but McLeod missed the target.

A volleyed right-foot shot by Smith was saved by Elliot. Chris Martin had a go, but Elliot saved. McLeod shot with his right foot close to goal but his effort went wide of the left-hand upright. McLeod was booked. Youga gave away a free kick in a dangerous position. Holt was able to connect with Martin's free kick and put the ball in the net to make it 2-2 in time added on. An indignant Elliot rushed out complaining that he had been fouled.

Wagstaff was given a yellow card for handball. Semedo had to clear and the in the fifth minute of time added on an unfair challenge on Dailly by Martin gave Charlton a free kick to relieve the pressure.

If Charlton (and Youga in particular) had been more alert in the last few minutes of each half we might have come away with all three points. However, Norwich had the bulk of the possession, more shots on target and more corners.


Anonymous said...

Very harsh comments on Youga who had one of his best performances in a Charlton shirt.

Norwich's first came from the Charlton right side and was very poor defending from Llera, their second was a foul on Elliot.

lesberrysdbp said...

The view of the radio commentators was that it was a godd performance by Charlton, particularly Burton & Dailly. And all but a lucky deflection we'd have had three points. The commentators did mention Youga once for switiching off, but it didn't lead to a goal

Hope fully back to winning ways next weekend

Finkle said...

I also think that Youga played well (again). We were completely dominated in the second half so the result was fair, and only really gutting because of the timing.

Anonymous said...

A draw is a decent result away to Norwich so no worries however I can't help but question the wisdom of sending Chris Dickson, a 'semi proven' scorer at this level to a close rival in the table.

I've said all along and I'll repeat again. He can do a good job for us in this division if given an opportunity. Granted he'd have to wait based on Burton's form to date but 3 months isn't necessary. We should have sent him for one month to get match sharpness. I know we have the 28 day call back option and it will be interesting to see if we exercise it.

James O'Brien