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Wolves 0 Charlton Athletic 0 - Championship match report

Charlton battled to a creditable goalless draw at in-form Wolverhampton Wanderers in the first game in charge for new head coach Guy Luzon.

Despite the stalemate at the home of the play-off chasers, who had won five of their last six games, the Addicks slipped one place to 17th, nine points ahead of Millwall in the final relegation place, though having played a game more.

The point did end a run of three straight losses for the Israeli’s new side but Charlton’s winless league run since the victory at Reading on November 8 goes on.

Despite Wolves enjoying the lion’s share of possession, it took a smart stop from Carl Ikeme in the Wanderers goal to prevent Callum Harriott opening the scoring.

With Athletic looking dangerous on the counter, Ikeme also had to parry a Tony Watt effort, while at the other end debutant keeper Marko Dmitrovic held a late header from Benik Afobe while Nouha Dicko saw wild appeals for a stoppage-time penalty after a challenge from Andre Bikey waved away.

With Charlton looking tough to break down from the off, David Edwards and Dominic Iorfa both sent long range efforts off-target before the break while the closest Athletic came was Johann Berg Gudmundsson's inswinging cross which evaded everyone.

After the break Ikeme denied Harriott and Morgan Fox expertly blocked Rajiv Van La Parra's volley before Dmitrovic stopped Afobe’s powerful header before Dicko went down under Bikey’s challenge.

Andre Bikey. Picture: Martin Apps
Andre Bikey. Picture: Martin Apps
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