This post continues an occasional series looking back at the 2001-2 season as a distraction from our current woes. Today I looked at how we out foxed this season's likely Premiership champions, Leicester City, at The Valley.
'A commanding Charlton performance saw the Foxes given the brush off in front of the Sky cameras as The Valley on Sunday. It was one of the most convincing Charlton performances of a successful season. The Addicks went 1-0 ahead in the first half with Andy Todd's first goal for the club. The second half saw a stunning volley by Shaun Bartlett which will surely be one of the contenders for goal of the season. The victory left the Addicks in eighth place in the Premiership and still with a chance of a place in Europe.'
'Fluent and authoritative play from Charlton was evident from the kick off.' Jensen and Parker were particularly impressive. However, referee Winter was showing the Addicks no quarter and appeared to be playing to the cameras, giving Todd a yellow card with a theatrical sweeping gesture.
On 39 minutes a corner from Jensen was met with a powerful header from Bartlett which crashed against the bar, Todd reacted quickly to the rebound and put the ball in the net.
Ilic dealt well with Leicester attacks. On 81 minutes Stuart picked out Bartlett with a ball that went over the defence and Bartlett struck a cannonball of a shot that left Royce with no chance.