Charlton vs Birm’ham
Sky Bet Ch’boat
3:00pm Saturday 14th September
Charlton missed the chance to go top of the Sky Bet Championship since they were defeated 1-0 from Birmingham .
A goal at the second half by debutant Jude Bellingham that is full was sufficient to derail the London side, who dropped the very first time this year.
Charlton were already weakened with talisman Lyle Taylor after picking up a knock in the week missing.
Although neither side created much in the opening period, the first half-chance dropped to the hosts once Chris Solly fired over after 23 seconds from just inside the box.
A header over the indicate by Tomer Hemed went wide of the post, although distance was found by Jonathan Leko but fired his campaign off-target.
Birmingham started to presson, and over the crossbar goalkeeper Dillon Phillips was forced by Lukas Jutkiewicz to tilt after 39 minutes.
The visitors took the lead seven minutes after the restart when Maxime Colin squared to Kerim Mrabti, who slipped the ball to the centre of the area for Bellingham.
Charlton made a change after Erhun Oztumer was replaced by Jonny Williams just before the hour mark.
The hosts started to press, however, Birmingham still looked dangerous. Colin engineered a solo and found Jutkiewicz, who again watched Phillips nudge his shot.
A shift that was second was made by charlton together with Sam Field making means for Chuks Aneke, after 71 minutes.
If he did well to block a fierce push lee Camp made his first save a moment later.
If he turned into a push by Conor Gallagher A minute later, the Birmingham keeper was again called into action.
The home group made their third and last change of this afternoon after 78 minutes when Leko was replaced by Beram Kayal.
Once Aneke fed through him, with two minutes of time remaining, Hemed place the ball over the bar from five yards out.
Referee Matthew Donohue allowed six minutes of injury time caused controversy when he dismissed Charlton manager Lee Bowyer from the touchline.
The hit by Bellingham was enough for Birmingham to maintain the win despite Phillips heading up front in the dying seconds of the game.
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