Charlton vs Birm’ham
Sky Bet Ch’ship
3:00pm Saturday 14th September

The Valley
(Att: 18752)

Charlton missed the opportunity to go high in the Sky Bet Championship since Birmingham defeated them 1-0 at The Valley.
A goal by 16-year-old full old debutant Jude Bellingham at the second half was sufficient to derail the London side, who dropped the very first time this season.
Charlton were weakened with talisman Lyle Taylor missing after picking up a knock at the week when playing for Monserrat.
Though neither side created much in the opening period, the dropped to the hosts once Chris Solly fired over after 23 seconds from just inside the box.
A diving header over the half-hour mark by Tomer Hemed went wide of the article, while distance was discovered by Jonathan Leko after 34 minutes but fired his campaign off-target.
Birmingham started to presson, and after 39 minutes goalkeeper Dillon Phillips was forced by Lukas Jutkiewicz to tilt over the crossbar.
The visitors took the lead seven minutes after the restart when Maxime Colin squared to Kerim Mrabti, who slid the ball to the middle of the place for Bellingham.
Charlton decided when Jonny Williams replaced Erhun Oztumer just before the hour mark.
Birmingham still looked dangerous, although the hosts started to press. Colin engineered a solo run after 65 minutes and discovered Jutkiewicz, who again watched his shot is nudged by Phillips over the woodwork.
A second change was made by charlton together with Sam Field making way for Chuks Aneke.
If he did well to block a push lee Camp made his first save a moment later.
When he switched off a low push by Conor Gallagher the Birmingham keeper was called into action.
The home team made their third and final change of this afternoon after 78 minutes when Beram Kayal substituted Leko.
Once he had been fed through by Aneke 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 ignored Charlton director Lee Bowyer in the touchline.
The solitary strike by Bellingham was sufficient for Birmingham to claim the win, despite Phillips going up front at the dying moments of the game.

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