Charlton fell to a late 2-1 defeat at the hands of South London rivals Millwall on Saturday afternoon with Matt Smith scoring an injury-time winner for Gary Rowett’s side.
Millwall had raced into a first-half lead courtesy of defender Shaun Hutchinson before Jonathan Leko then levelled the scores after the interval, but Smith then pounced late on to seal the all-important victory.
The result means that Rowett has now won both of his home matches since taking over as Lions boss last month, while Charlton have now secured just one victory in their last seven Championship matches.
The last-minute defeat will be particularly painful for Lee Bowyer’s side given that it came against their local rivals who they have now not beaten at any point during the last 24 years.
Charlton shared news of the defeat via their Twitter account at full-time:
Full-time. It never changes.
See you after the international break. #cafc
— Charlton Athletic FC (@CAFCofficial) November 9, 2019
Are Charlton missing Lyle Taylor in his absence?
Plenty of Charlton supporters responded to the result with many criticising their side’s performance, while others expressed their frustration with the Addicks’ continued struggle to overcome their London rivals.
Here are some of their responses…
Not good enough. One first team and once a few get injured our season is over. It’s embarrassing how much we rely on Taylor to drive the attack forward. They walked over us for the vast majority of the game.
— Mr Avalanche ⚡️ TL40 X 3 (@MrAvalancheFN) November 9, 2019
Absolutely spineless, fair play Millwall, you deserved, forever in your shadow
— Dave Mcsweeney (@sweeneyisagod) November 9, 2019
Please neve hype up any of these derby games again. I’d rather never play them again.
— Dave (@Daavee90) November 9, 2019
Same old same old. Another loss & another last minute goal conceded. Will we EVER learn?
— Jane 🐶🐈🦊🦜🐥🐝 (@jay_hp) November 9, 2019
I'd rather beat them at the Valley anyway
— Stephen Jones ⚽🐷⚽ (@stevejones4497) November 9, 2019
Not good enough. Bottled it yet again. I’m done
— Connor J Winter (@connorwinter123) November 9, 2019
Embarrassing again. They always want it more than us
— Dan (@CAFCKidman) November 9, 2019