Wolves managed to open up space on the Charlton left in an early attack. Vetokele’s early attempts to get involved were unfruitful. Vetokele tried to make a pass to Harriott but was tackled from behind.
Bikey tackled well to stop a Wolves attack after Gudmundsson had his foot stamped on which drew no interest from referee d’Urso. Morgan Fox had to clear a Wolves attack. A free kick for Wolves created danger and Ben Haim had to intervene twice.
Cousins burst forward well as the two forwards were marked out of the game. Buyens defended well as Wolves counter attacked.
Wolves got the first corner of the game. Bikey made a good clearing header. Cousins threatened, but Wolves were able to intercept. A Wolves shot was blocked by Ben Haim.
Fox conceded a corner, but Ben Haim headed clear well. Harriott fed Solly, but he was blocked. Charlton were putting in some decent work and applying some pressure to Wolves. Luzon was very active on the edge of his technical area giving instructions.
Wolves tried to up the pressure, but Henry’s shot was off target. Harriott ran into the box but ended up leaving the ball behind. Wolves put in a header from a Henry free kick given away by Buyens that was not too far wide.
The ball drifted across the six yard box and it seemed as if it only needed a touch from Charlton. Morgan Fox was kicked in the face by Henry. Harriott was dragged down by Stearman and the charm merchant got the first yellow card of the game.
Dmitrovic came off his line and dived at the foot of the attacking player to make a good save. He then had to grab the ball to stop a threat developing. Wolves went past Bikey, but then he recovered at the expense of a corner. Vetokele headed the ball clear. Wolves won a corner in the minute added on.
Wolves made a double substitution after the break, having failed to obtain the expected lead in the first half. Ben Haim had to clear from an early Wolves attack. The corner was partially cleared by Solly and Bikey.
A Wolves free kick led to a corner which was cleared by Cousins. Ikeme had to parry a strike from Harriott at the expense of the first Charlton corner. The Addicks threatened again and won another corner.<>A Cousins header went straight to Ikeme. Charlton were fighting for the 50-50 balls. Morgan Fox had to defend well. Vetokele and Harriott troubled Wolves and Stearman had to intervene. Vetokele got beyond Stearman and it needed an interception from Goulbourne. Solly took the corner.
Harriott came off and was not too happy after a good shift but Tony Watt came on. Fox had to make a good block at the expense of a Wolves corner. Watt powered at Wolves and put in a shot and Ikeme had to put it out for a corner.
Wolves got a lucky corner off Fox, but Charlton cleared. Vetokele, who had run himself into the ground, was replaced by Church.
Wolves were playing with more urgency as they looked for the winning goal. Veljkovic, who had played well, was replaced by Gomez. Dmitrovic had to make a good save.
Morgan Fox took a yellow card for the team as he brought down La Parra. Solly defended well from the free kick. Bikey lost his man and Ben Haim had to intervene. Jordan Cousins was being hit by cramp after a great shift, but he still managed to win a corner for Charlton in the last minute of normal time.
Three minutes were added on. Wolves counter attacked from the corner, but Buyens did enough. Watt got away from two players, but eventually lost out. Wolves attacked, but good work by Charlton saw the move end in a goal kick.
There was trouble between Dicko and Ben Haim after the former had dived for a penalty. Bikey got involved and received a yellow card. Charlton had played with commitment and determination. It was an improvement on the performance against Watford who were beating Blackpool 7-2. It certainly wasn't the drubbing the doom and gloom merchants were expecting.