Charlton vs Birm’ham
Sky Bet Ch’ship
3:00pm Saturday 14th September
Charlton missed the opportunity to go top of this Sky Bet Championship since Birmingham defeated them 1-0 .
A goal in the second half by old debutant Jude Bellingham was enough to derail the London side, who lost for the very first time this season.
Charlton were weakened using talisman Lyle Taylor after picking up a knock in the week missing.
Although neither side created much in the opening stage, the first half-chance fell to the hosts when Chris Solly fired over after 23 seconds from just inside the box.
A header on the half-hour indicate by Tomer Hemed went wide of the post, while space was discovered by Jonathan Leko following 34 minutes but fired his campaign off-target.
Birmingham started to press, and over the crossbar goalkeeper Dillon Phillips was compelled by Lukas Jutkiewicz to tip after 39 minutes.
The visitors took the lead seven minutes after the restart when Maxime Colin squared to Kerim Mrabti, who slid the ball into the middle of the place for Bellingham.
Charlton decided just before the hour mark when Jonny Williams replaced Erhun Oztumer.
The hosts began to press, however, Birmingham looked dangerous. A yearlong run after 65 minutes was engineered by colin and discovered Jutkiewicz, who saw Phillips nudge his shot.
A shift that was second was made by charlton together with Sam Field making way for Chuks Aneke.
When he did well to block a drive lee Camp created.
A minute after, the Birmingham keeper was called into action if he switched off a push by Conor Gallagher.
The home group made their last and third change of this afternoon after 78 minutes when Leko was substituted by Beram Kayal.
Once Aneke fed him, with just two minutes of time Hemed put the ball from five yards out.
Referee Matthew Donohue allowed six minutes of injury time caused controversy when he dismissed Charlton director Lee Bowyer in the touchline.
The lone attack by Bellingham was sufficient for Birmingham to maintain the win, despite Phillips heading up front in the dying seconds of the game.
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