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0 - 1
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St Mary's

15:00 3/11/07

Attendance: 23,363

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Charlton managed to snatch a dramatic late win against Southampton at St Mary's ending their barron run of three straight defeats.

The Addicks left it until the last minute to break the ice with Chris Iwelumo cooly heading home after good work from Luke Varney. The win will taste even better for Charlton boss Alan Pardew and their fans as Charlton had to play around 60 minutes of the tie with just ten men after Jose Semendo was sent off for a second bookable offence.

In contrast the game was a tight affair with either goalkeeper getting properly tested.

Saints best chance fell to Stern John just before half-time but he fluffed the ball wide after brilliant build up play from youngster Bradley Wright-Phillips.

Sam Sodje who has looked deadly in recent weeks from set pieces kept up this tradition by heading an Andy Reid corner on to the bar in the 7th minute only to see the rebounding ball hacked away.

The second half saw a scrappy battle between two sides which arguably should be in better positions in the Championship table to which they were at the start of today's play.

A Saint's free kick in the 89th minute saw Nicky Weaver make a decent save from an Idiakez drive.

The late drama then unfolded us Charlton broke down the right hand side through sub, Luke Varney who was able to get enough on his cross to meet the head of Chris Iwelumo, who managed to firmly place the ball at the back of the Southampton net.

A tense six minutes of stoppage time followed but Charlton were able to stand firm and take all three points back to SE7

Star Player

Chris Iwelumo - Match winner for the Addicks and gives the Charlton squad a massive confidence boost.


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Writer:JimmyCAFC
Date:Saturday November 3 2007
Time: 9:02PM

Comments

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Very good 3 points hard place to go and win with 11 men let alone 10
JimmyCAFC
03/11/2007 21:17:00
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Well done. After we (Pompey) were stuffing the barcodes, we get your late score. Congrats on stuffing the scum. A double win.
storagematt
04/11/2007 11:51:00
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It's a great result isn't it, and a very much needed one. There is nothing better than a last minute win, unless it's coming against you!
Charlton Addickt
04/11/2007 12:27:00
0
Saw the sending off on the TV,the second yellow looked very harsh!
dazza71
04/11/2007 17:10:00
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Haha I don't mind if it's a last minute win or not! We won and I'm over the moon - almost! Shhh don't mention last minutes against us :p
Pardew is Sexy
04/11/2007 22:22:00
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It's about time the last minutes (or injury times) went for instead of against isn't it.
Charlton Addickt
05/11/2007 10:16:00
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