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Charlton strike late to draw with Cardiff

Johann Gudmundsson
Johann Gudmundsson was the hero for Charlton. Credit: PA

A stunning late, long-range strike by Johann Gudmundsson earned 10-man Charlton a 1-1 draw against Cardiff in a pulsating clash at The Valley.

Tom Adeyemi gave the visitors an early lead before Callum Harriott was shown a red card for a high tackle on Craig Noone. Charlton felt the visitors should have been reduced for 10 men, but Sean Morrison was shown just a yellow after he pulled down George Tucudean when through on goal. However Charlton kept fighting and Gudmundsson levelled two minutes before full-time.

Hunt sees off Charlton

Noel Hunt
Noel Hunt struck for Ipswich. Credit: PA

Noel Hunt grabbed a debut goal in stoppage time as Ipswich snatched a dramatic 1-0 Sky Bet Championship win at Charlton.

The striker, who only joined Town on loan from Leeds 48 hours earlier, came on as an 83rd-minute substitute and struck the winner with the last kick of the match.

The goal condemned Charlton to a first home defeat of the season and cemented Ipswich's place in the play-off spots. Such an outcome had looked unlikely in a game of few chances between two sides more prone to drawing than winning so far this season.


Addicks mourn striker Whyte

David Whyte
David Whyte enjoyed five years at Charlton. Credit: PA

Former Charlton striker David Whyte has died at the age of 43, the club have announced.

Whyte made 106 appearances for the club between 1992 and 1997, scoring 35 goals. He also played for Crystal Palace, Ipswich, Bristol Rovers and Southend.

A statement on Charlton's website read: "Charlton have been extremely saddened to learn of the death of popular former player David Whyte, who passed away on Tuesday. The former Addicks forward was just 43.

"The thoughts of everyone at the club are with David's family and friends at this difficult time."

Charlton boss announced within 48 hours

Charlton will announce Bob Peeters as their new manager in the next 48 hours.

The 40-year-old quit as boss of Belgian side Waasland-Beveren last Thursday and will replace Jose Riga, who was not kept on at The Valley despite saving the Addicks from relegation last season.

The appointment will mark a return to south London for former Belgium striker Peeters, who had a spell playing for Charlton's local rivals Millwall between 2003 and 2005.

He led them out of the relegation zone and to an 18th-placed finish with eight wins and three draws from 17 matches.

Riga rarely used the loan players brought in by controversial owner Roland Duchatelet, which may have contributed to his departure.

Peeters will have to rebuild the Charlton squad after 11 players were released at the end of the season, while goalkeeper Ben Hamer agreed to joined Leicester.


Charlton confirm survival

Callum Harriot centre scored twice. Credit: PA

Callum Harriott's first league goals of the season secured Charlton's Sky Bet Championship survival with a game to spare as they sank Watford 3-1.

The rookie winger opened the scoring in the first half and then put the seal on a dramatic win with a superb late strike.

There were plenty of nerves around The Valley when Troy Deeney equalised for Watford in the second half, but Charlton captain Johnnie Jackson fired them back into the lead before Harriott's clincher killed off the Hornets.

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