Tuesday 9 August 2022

Charlton go through on penalties

Charlton knocked Queens Park Rangers out of the first round of the Carabao Cup after a 5-4 win on penalties following a 1-1 draw.

The Championship side improved after the break when Wales forward Tyler Roberts took less than 20 minutes of his debut to blast the Super Hoops ahead as his superb right-footed effort nestled into the top corner.

But an even better goal levelled it as youngster Aaron Henry smashed a half-cleared corner into the top corner from the edge of the box in the 90th minute.

QPR's Stefan Johansen saw his opening penalty kick in the shootout saved by Joe Wollacott - the only miss from 12 yards as Eoghan O'Connell converted the winning spot-kick for the Addicks.

Charlton - who made eight team changes - edged a goalless opening period as Miles Leaburn had two early chances, while Diallang Jaiyesimi and Jake Forster-Caskey also went close.

Ben Garner commented: “A high performance game, a good level throughout. Really proud of our performance, especially first-half. They made changes and became stronger. Disappointed to be behind but reaction pleasing. Showed desire to get what we deserved from the game.”

QPR manager Beale said: ‘The best team on the night went through. Ben and his team were better than us, especially first-half. We were decent enough second- half. But we brought 3,000 fans here tonight and they wanted to see more from their team.    No complaints. Charlton for large parts of the first-half were better than us and that’s on me. It’s bitterly disappointing.”

Attendance was 5,629.

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