Sean Morrison’s header secured a win for Cardiff, who came from a goal behind to beat Charlton.

Substitute Karlan Ahearne-Grant struck to put the visitors in front soon after the break.

But City were level just four minutes later when Joe Mason found the net with a close-range finish.

And, after both sides had further chances to score, Morrison rose to head home Peter Whittingham’s cross to leave Cardiff fifth in the Championship.

The hosts, who were looking to end a two-game losing run, started brightly with Anthony Pilkington seeing a curling effort palmed away by Nick Pope.

Morrison then went close when his free header from a Whittingham corner was cleared off the line by Jordan Cousins.

But after Morrison should have done better with another header and Joe Ralls miskicked when clear on goal, Cardiff let the Addicks back into the game.

Tony Watt went close with a header before half-time and Ahearne-Grant opened the scoring after the break when he rolled the ball past Simon Moore.

But the goal soon caused a reaction from the hosts as Mason finished from close range and the goal was awarded despite appeals for a handball.

Mason went close again and Moore denied Watt and Cousins at the other end before, having seen another header go over, Morrison finally hit the target to secure Cardiff the only home win of the day in the Championship.

Cardiff manager Russell Slade:

“It was important we bounced back and got a reaction from the disappointment of the last two games where we felt we were unfortunate.

“Despite our domination in the first half we were unable to convert our chances which was frustrating.

“But the good thing is after going a goal down we showed a lot more intensity and deserved the equaliser and the goal that brought us the three points.”


Charlton manager Guy Luzon:

“When you lead 1-0 away from home you make sure you show the character and organisation to keep the result.

“If you do that you will have space to counter-attack as the game goes on. But we couldn’t, though our problem started in the first half as from every set-piece Cardiff won the ball and they had quite a lot of chances to score.

“That continued in the second half and we were eventually punished for that.”

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Cardiff City

  • 21 Moore
  • 03 Fabio
  • 04 Morrison
  • 16 Connolly
  • 28 Malone
  • 13 Pilkington (Noone – 75′ )
  • 15 Dikgacoi
  • 07 Whittingham
  • 08 Ralls
  • 10 Mason Booked (Gunnarsson – 85′ )
  • 09 Jones (Ameobi – 68′ )

Substitutes

  • 05 Ecuele Manga
  • 11 Noone
  • 17 Gunnarsson
  • 19 Revell
  • 20 Tamas
  • 30 Wilson
  • 38 Ameobi

Charlton Athletic

  • 30 Pope
  • 20 Solly
  • 05 Bauer
  • 06 Sarr Booked
  • 21 Fox
  • 31 Kennedy (McAleny – 59′ )
  • 03 Kashi (Moussa – 86′ )
  • 08 Cousins
  • 19 Bergdich (Ahearne-Grant – 45′ )
  • 07 Berg Gudmundsson
  • 32 Watt

Substitutes

  • 18 Ahearne-Grant
  • 22 Ba
  • 26 Lennon
  • 27 Mitov
  • 28 McAleny
  • 35 Umerah
  • 44 Moussa
Ref: Andy Madley
Att: 13,980


Match Stats

Possession

59




41

Shots

20




13

On target

6




7

Corners

9




4

Fouls

6




6

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Cardiff City 2, Charlton Athletic 1.

90:00 +4:04 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Cardiff City 2, Charlton Athletic 1.

90:00 +1:44

Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Cardiff City).

90:00 +1:44

Conor McAleny (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:32

Attempt missed. Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Morgan Fox with a cross.

85:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Franck Moussa replaces Ahmed Kashi.

84:57

Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:57

Foul by Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic).

84:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cardiff City. Aron Gunnarsson replaces Joe Mason.

84:02

Attempt missed. Conor McAleny (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

79:33

Attempt missed. Joe Mason (Cardiff City) left footed shot from very close range is too high. Assisted by Scott Malone with a cross.

78:44

Offside, Cardiff City. Craig Noone tries a through ball, but Joe Mason is caught offside.

75:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cardiff City 2, Charlton Athletic 1. Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Peter Whittingham with a cross following a corner.

75:11

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Chris Solly.

74:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cardiff City. Craig Noone replaces Anthony Pilkington.

73:21

Attempt blocked. Sammy Ameobi (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Peter Whittingham.

72:57

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Jordan Cousins.

71:33

Attempt missed. Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Peter Whittingham with a cross following a corner.

71:11

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Jordan Cousins.

71:04

Attempt blocked. Sammy Ameobi (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Mason.

68:57

Offside, Cardiff City. Scott Malone tries a through ball, but Joe Mason is caught offside.

67:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cardiff City. Sammy Ameobi replaces Kenwyne Jones.

66:39

Attempt missed. Kenwyne Jones (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Peter Whittingham with a cross.

66:05

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Patrick Bauer.

63:15

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Ahmed Kashi tries a through ball, but Jordan Cousins is caught offside.

62:28

Attempt missed. Naby Sarr (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson with a cross following a corner.

62:08

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Kenwyne Jones.

61:31

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Simon Moore.

61:29

Attempt saved. Karlan Ahearne-Grant (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

61:25

Attempt saved. Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Morgan Fox.

59:53

Foul by Fabio (Cardiff City).

59:53

Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

58:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Conor McAleny replaces Mikhail Kennedy.

56:44

Attempt blocked. Joe Mason (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sean Morrison.

56:03

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Morgan Fox.

52:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cardiff City 1, Charlton Athletic 1. Joe Mason (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Scott Malone.

51:13

Attempt saved. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tony Watt.

48:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cardiff City 0, Charlton Athletic 1. Karlan Ahearne-Grant (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tony Watt with a cross.

46:14

Attempt missed. Joe Mason (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Peter Whittingham following a set piece situation.

45:57 Booking

Booking Naby Sarr (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45:28

Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:28

Foul by Naby Sarr (Charlton Athletic).

45:00

Second Half begins Cardiff City 0, Charlton Athletic 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Karlan Ahearne-Grant replaces Zakarya Bergdich.

45:00 +1:04 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Cardiff City 0, Charlton Athletic 0.

44:56

Attempt saved. Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Fabio.

44:14

Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

44:14

Foul by Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic).

42:30

Attempt missed. Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Mason.

40:26 Booking

Booking Joe Mason (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card.

40:08

Joe Mason (Cardiff City) has gone down, but that’s a dive.

39:07

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Nick Pope.

39:02

Attempt saved. Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Mason.

36:50

Attempt saved. Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Zakarya Bergdich.

35:46

Hand ball by Joe Mason (Cardiff City).

34:52

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Jordan Cousins tries a through ball, but Tony Watt is caught offside.

34:31

Offside, Cardiff City. Sean Morrison tries a through ball, but Anthony Pilkington is caught offside.

33:28

Foul by Fabio (Cardiff City).

33:28

Ahmed Kashi (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:13

Attempt blocked. Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Mason.

27:39

Attempt missed. Kagisho Dikgacoi (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Peter Whittingham with a cross following a corner.

27:04

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Chris Solly.

25:03

Attempt missed. Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson with a cross following a set piece situation.

24:20

Foul by Matthew Connolly (Cardiff City).

24:20

Mikhail Kennedy (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:18

Offside, Cardiff City. Joe Ralls tries a through ball, but Joe Mason is caught offside.

18:11

Attempt blocked. Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson with a cross.

17:51

Attempt blocked. Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson with a cross.

17:16

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Kenwyne Jones.

16:34

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Matthew Connolly.

16:32

Attempt blocked. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

16:30

Attempt blocked. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Cousins.

15:03

Attempt blocked. Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

15:00

Attempt blocked. Joe Mason (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

9:31

Attempt missed. Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Peter Whittingham with a cross following a set piece situation.

8:52

Kenwyne Jones (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:52

Foul by Naby Sarr (Charlton Athletic).

6:54

Attempt missed. Kenwyne Jones (Cardiff City) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sean Morrison following a corner.

6:01

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Jordan Cousins.

5:58

Attempt blocked. Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Peter Whittingham with a cross.

5:27

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Naby Sarr.

5:06

Attempt saved. Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kenwyne Jones.

2:43

Foul by Ahmed Kashi (Charlton Athletic).

2:43

Kagisho Dikgacoi (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:53

Offside, Cardiff City. Peter Whittingham tries a through ball, but Joe Mason is caught offside.

1:21

Foul by Zakarya Bergdich (Charlton Athletic).

1:21

Fabio (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

Live data and text provided by our data suppliers