Last night, Charlton suffered a 2-1 defeat to Bristol City on the road at Ashton Gate as the ten-man Robins came from behind to win in front of their home supporters.
Charlton striker Macauley Bonne continued his hot streak in front of goal as he slotted in from the edge of the area following Dan Bentley’s mistake in coming out to reach a through ball and Bonne slotted in to put City 1-0 up.
Substitute Famara Diedhiou then equalised with his head from a Josh Brownhill cross, and Brownhill then came up trumps in the 98th minute by bringing down Kasey Palmer’s pass and volleying in with his left foot.
Here, we take a look at three things we learned from Charlton’s defeat to Bristol City…
Conor Gallagher’s ineffective when being man marked
Despite not being involved much on the night, Han-Noah Massengo did a good job of man marking Chelsea loanee Gallagher as the Addicks man tried to play in between the defence and midfield.
Gallagher struggled to affect much of the game and the Charlton play didn’t go through him much when the fellow midfielders at Charlton got on the ball and attempted to get them up the pitch.
Clinical on the counter attack
Often across the night, Charlton found themselves attacking often on the counter-attack as Bristol City dominated the play.
Did Charlton deserve to lose 2-1 against Bristol City?
Bonne’s opener during the 90 minutes came through a clinical counter-attack, and they took the limited chances that they had.
If Charlton could have taken one more of their chances during the second half, then they would have been the ones heading back with three points.
Bonne should be the one consistently leading the line for Charlton
Bonne is one of the Championship’s in-form strikers at the moment, having scored four goals in his past five appearances for Lee Bowyer’s side.
Bonne’s overall performance gave Bristol City nightmares as his running in behind and playing on the shoulder of the last City defender constantly gave City something to think about.
Bonne has been in and out of the Charlton side early on this season but his overall display on Wednesday night will surely have helped him to cement his place in the Charlton side as Bowyer’s main man up front for the upcoming games before the international break.