Charlton 2-2 Cardiff: Neil Harris’ Bluebirds salvage point at The Valley
Charlton vs Cardiff
Sky Bet Ch’ship
12:30pm Saturday November
Neil Harris avoided defeat as targets from Lee Tomlin his first outing as Cardiff boss along with Nathaniel Mendez-Laing secured a draw against Charlton at The Valley.
Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher prodded the Addicks in front (13), until Jonathan Leko doubled the hosts’ guide with a clean finish after a counter-attack before the break (42).
The visitors enhanced after the break and, after Junior Hoilett’s penalty was saved by Dillon Phillips (50), Mendez-Laing pulled a goal back soon afterwards (52), together with Tomlin coming off the bench to procure a stage late on (73).
The draw extends Cardiff’s winless run away from home this season while Lee Bowyer’s Charlton stay 11th, and then they sit 13th in the Sky Bet Championship table before Saturday afternoon’s matches.
With Neil Warnock was substituted with Neil Harris as Cardiff boss a week, among the primary tasks for its one time Bluebirds loanee was supposed to improve the gloomy away type; nonetheless , the opportunity to do that came just down the road from former companies Millwall.
But inside 13 minutes, Charlton were. Suspect defending allowed Macauley Bonne to cut into the penalty area and cross for Leko; he miscued his shot, but Gallagher – the highest-scoring adolescent this season of the EFL – was to quickly poke at home.
Since his side were denied a penalty when Callum Paterson’s arm seemed to be caught by Deji Oshilaja since he tried to connect with the cross of Gary Madine harris was left fuming on the touchline shortly after.
The goal came just before the break and it was as simple as the earliest. Erhun Oztumer had constantly in the world to drive through midfield and play with the perfect pass to Leko, who assembled a shot past Neil Etheridge despite pressure from Marlon Package.
Cardiff seemed a different side after the break and imposed themselves on the game, with Paterson earning a spot-kick of his own after a foul.
Hoilett made the simple – who jumped to his right to claim – but Mendez-Laing got on the scoresheet in minutes, blasting home.
Tomlin has made a reputation as a superb sub for Cardiff to himself and he came up within the 20 minutes of the match at London, finishing Joe Bennett’s cross to make a point for the Bluebirds .