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Championship: Charlton 1-1 Rotherham

Charlton and Rotherham both scored in the final seven minutes as their Championship encounter ended in a draw.

Addicks midfielder Jordan Cousins broke the deadlock on 83 minutes, shooting home from six yards out.

The visitors went close to an equaliser with three minutes to go, but goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic pushed away Paul Green’s close-range header.

But the Millers did grab a point when Danny Ward converted a high ball into the box in injury time.

It was enough to move Steve Evans’s side up a place into 20th in the table, while Charlton slip to 18th.

Guy Luzon, taking charge of the Addicks for the first time, almost saw his side fall behind when Ben Pringle’s shot against the post.

Charlton responded and almost took the lead with their first attempt, but Igor Vetokele diverted a Chris Solly corner over the bar.

The woodwork intervened again when a Charlton counter-attack finished with Johann Gudmundsson chipping Adam Collin, only for his shot to strike both posts.

Andre Bikey’s acrobatic effort for the home side then went narrowly over, before the deadlock was broken by Cousins.

After Dmitrovic’s excellent save from Green, Adam Hammill also went close for the away side before Ward finally equalised in injury time.

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Championship: Bournemouth 1-0 Charlton

Charlton lost their unbeaten league record as Bournemouth picked up a fourth win in their last five games.

The Cherries were ahead within three minutes as a corner was not cleared and Callum Wilson met Marc Pugh’s left-wing cross with a close-range finish.

Charlton went close when Johann Berg Gudmundsson curled in a free-kick but Artur Boruc tipped it round the post.

Keeper Stephen Henderson kept Charlton in the game after the break with a fine low save from Andrew Surman.

The Addicks were still finding their feet when a stray pass fell to Matt Ritchie, whose left-foot piledriver was parried by Henderson for a corner, from which Pugh’s trickery deceived Chris Solly, and Wilson found room in a crowded box to slot home his eighth of the season.

That was only the third time all season that Bob Peeters’s side had gone behind and Wilson nearly doubled the lead when he deflected Ritchie’s low free-kick goalwards but the ball was blocked.

While striker Karlan Ahearne-Grant, 17, posed the hosts some problems, Charlton’s best chance came when Gudmundsson’s free-kick was heading towards the top corner until Boruc somehow kept it out.

Peeters made a double substitution and a formation change at the break, but it did little to change the game as Bournemouth piled on the pressure, winning 16 corners.

Winger Pugh continued to torment full-back Solly, and while Ritchie was happy to shoot on sight, his delivery from corners remained a threat as Steve Cook twice headed wide.

The visitors lacked invention and while Addicks substitute Lawrie Wilson headed straight at Boruc when well placed in stoppage time, it was too little, too late.

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Championship: Brentford 1-1 Charlton

Substitute Tommy Smith salvaged a point for Brentford as the Bees marked their first appearance in the second tier since 1993 with a hard-earned draw against Charlton.

Igor Vetokele, who joined the Addicks from FC Copenhagen in the summer, headed his side ahead at Griffin Park.

George Èšucudean and substitute Callum Harriott wasted chances for Charlton.

And they were made to pay as Smith’s late deflected shot ensured Brentford a share of the spoils.

England manager Roy Hodgson was in the crowd at Griffin Park as was Football Association chairman Greg Dyke, the former Brentford chairman. And they witnessed a hard-fought London derby.

Brentford, who secured automatic promotion from League One in April, did not look overawed as they started brightly against opponents who struggled in the Championship last season.

Midfielder Alex Pritchard, on loan from Tottenham, went close from 20 yards in the opening stages before Judge forced Addicks keeper Henderson into a fine 40th-minute save.

But Charlton created the better chances and will likely rue those missed opportunities.

With the game goalless, Èšucudean was clean through but Bees keeper David Button stood his ground to make a fine save.

Charlton, in their first competitive match under manager Bob Peeters, took the lead when Vetokele struck from a corner shortly after the 22-year-old had been denied by Button.

But Brentford responded well and former Cardiff man Smith equalised with a shot that hit Charlton’s former Chelsea and Manchester City defender Tal Ben Haim before finding the net.

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