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Charlton's Deon Burton
Charlton's Deon Burton

Charlton missed their chance to close up on the Coca-Cola League 1 leaders when they were held to a draw by 10-man Walsall on Tuesday night.

after receiving a yellow card for a foul, and was promptly shown a red.Andy Hainestime when he said something to referee from op scorer Troy Deeney, who had scored the opening goal, was sent off 13 minutes he Saddlers' tT

Mr Haines had earlier angered the home fans by awarding the Addicks a debatable penalty that brought them back into the game just before half-time.

Walsall had taken the lead when Deeney headed his 10th goal of the season from a 32nd-minute cross by Darryl Westlake.

But Charltonwere awarded a penalty on 45 minutes when Akpo Sodje went down in the box, although home defender Jamie Vincent appeared to win the ball cleanly, and Deon Burton equalised from the spot.

On a heavy pitch, Charlton dominated the second half but Walsalldefended bravely to deny Phil Parkinson's side the three points.

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