Match ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Derby County 0.
Corey Blackett-Taylor scored the only goal as Charlton recovered from a slow start to beat a profligate Derby at The Valley and stay unbeaten after two matches.
The home side were fortunate to be level at the interval after Liam Rosenior's County created and wasted a slew of chances in the south London heat.
The main culprit was striker James Collins, who guided his ninth-minute shot too close to Charlton goalkeeper Joe Wollacott and then struck another effort against the base of the post in the final act of the first half.
The lively Nathaniel Mendez-Laing also tested Wollacott on two occasions as Derby dominated.
Charlton capitalised on those let-offs in the 62nd minute as Charlie Kirk fed Albie Morgan, whose rising shot was parried carelessly into the path of Blackett-Taylor by Derby keeper Joe Wildsmith and the winger tapped into an empty net with glee.
Morgan, whose astute game management drove Charlton on in the second period, almost made it 2-0, but his low shot was turned around the post by Wildsmith.
Report supplied by PA Media.
- 2S SessegnonBooked at 73minsSubstituted forLavelleat 90+2'minutes
- 12McGrandlesSubstituted forDobsonat 31'minutes
- 10MorganBooked at 76mins
- 21FraserSubstituted forPayneat 80'minutes
- 23Blackett-TaylorSubstituted forLeaburnat 80'minutes
- 9StockleySubstituted forClaydenat 90+2'minutes
- 14KirkSubstituted forJaiyesimiat 81'minutes
- 15RobertsSubstituted forForsythat 84'minutes
- 11Mendez-LaingBooked at 51mins
- 12SmithSubstituted forSibleyat 55'minutes
- 7BarkhuizenSubstituted forDobbinat 70'minutes
- Christopher Pollard
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Derby County 0.
Attempt missed. Albie Morgan (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt blocked. Diallang Jaiyesimi (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Miles Leaburn.
Foul by Jason Knight (Derby County).
Albie Morgan (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Charles Clayden.
Attempt saved. Jack Payne (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Diallang Jaiyesimi.
Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Sam Lavelle replaces Steven Sessegnon.
Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Charles Clayden replaces Jayden Stockley.
Foul by Curtis Davies (Derby County).
Jayden Stockley (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. James Collins (Derby County) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Conor Hourihane with a cross.
Substitution, Derby County. Craig Forsyth replaces Haydon Roberts.
Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Diallang Jaiyesimi replaces Charlie Kirk.
Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jack Payne replaces Scott Fraser.
Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Miles Leaburn replaces Corey Blackett-Taylor.
Attempt missed. Lewis Dobbin (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Conor Hourihane.
Attempt saved. Ryan Inniss (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Albie Morgan with a cross.
Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Joe Wildsmith.