Football League Championship
The Valley, Charlton
Admission: Season Ticket
Attendance: 18,053 (3,140 away fans)
Match Rating: 3
It was a lead that Leeds certainly deserved at half time, but Charlton came out after the break with much more intent, having plenty of sights on goal, and by the time the equaliser arrived on 74 minutes, it was well deserved. Half time subsitute Johann Berg Gudmundsson crossed the ball to the far post, and Tony Watt showed great technique to volley the ball superbly into the net. Three minutes later, and Gudmundsson went on a great run from his own half down the right wing before cutting inside along the penalty area, eventually getting a shot in from the edge of the area which keeper Stuart Taylor saved but couldn't hold on to and when Vetokele nipped in to get the ball, Taylor brought him down for a clear penalty. Yoni Buyens kept his incredibly reliable record from the spot, converting his eighth out of eight to the keeper's right. That settled the match, as Leeds did not threaten for the remainder of the match, as Charlton probably deserved the three points for their second half performance, but Leeds will rue only opening up a one goal lead during the first half whilst they were on top. Certainly, the future looks brighter for Charlton than it does at the moment for Leeds, with Charlton finishing the season strongly, looking difficult to beat, and with a couple of quality additions could be in the mix for the play-offs next season, whilst who knows what Leeds' future holds, as their fans frequently chanted against their banned Italian owner Massimo Cellino and the Italian influence on their club and team generally.