Saturday, 27 February 2016

Defensive weaknesses cost Addicks

Charlton's defensive weaknesses once again cost the Addicks as they went down 3-4 at home to Reading.

Valley hero Yann Kermorgant put Reading ahead after heading in Ola John's cross but Sanogo levelled after Marco Motta teed him up. The Royals led again when Hal Robson-Kanu cut back for Kermorgant to curl in, before John slipped home for 3-1.

Sanogo, on loan from Arsenal, then headed his second before tapping in for his hat-trick, only for Rakels to win it for Reading in stoppage time. Had Charlton held on to draw, they would have lifted themselves off the bottom of the Championship table by virtue of Bolton losing to Burnley.

The Addicks thought they had rescued a valuable point after 84 minutes when Sanogo was on hand to poke in after Reading goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi parried Johann Berg Gudmundsson's shot. But Rakels latched on to Jordan Obita's free kick to steer past Stephen Henderson in a heartbreaking end for Charlton.

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2 comments:

Jonathan Acworth said...

charlto advertise for chief scout 5 months after phil chapel left now shall I apply for it what people think?

Otherwarwickaddick said...

Nobody seems to have mentionned that, until Callum Harriot came on late in the second half, the whole team were "new regime". Is this the first time the starting line up has had no pre Du Châfelet players or ex academy players?