Charlton Athletic claimed their second League One win of the season by beating Wigan at the Valley yesterday and many Addicks fans have heaped praise on striker Chuks Aneke.
Jake Forster-Caskey’s 65th-minute free-kick proved the decisive moment for Lee Bowyer’s side as they beat the Latics 1-0 in south London.
Charlton have had a busy last few weeks of the transfer window, after having their embargo lifted following Thomas Sandgaard’s takeover, but it was the performance of a few of their longer-serving players that proved key.
In addition to Forster-Caskey’s match-winner, goalkeeper Ben Amos made a number of key saves and Aneke proved a nuisance for the Wigan defence all afternoon.
The 27-year-old started up top alongside summer signing Paul Smyth and was a key part of much of Charlton’s attacking play for the first hour or so – registering two shots on target and making three key passes (Sofascore).
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With Lyle Taylor leaving at the end of last season and Macauley Bonne joining QPR in the transfer window, Aneke has a chance to step up and become Bowyer’s first-choice striker and he certainly seemed to impress plenty of Addicks fans yesterday.
Read their reaction here:
Chuks Aneke was excellent today. The best and most effective I’ve ever seen him. Was very physical as well #cafc
— The CAFC Bible (@thecafcbible_) October 17, 2020
Great result today #cafc nice to see some of the new signings settle in well. Aneke was the best I've seen and Smyth, Inniss were unreal. On to the next when Jonny Wills scores his first 🙏
— Sam Carter (@SamSamcarter11) October 17, 2020
Glad for Aneke. Got the feeling he's the type to really work hard for his spot and he did really well when given his start #cafc
— Connor Fawdry (@connorfawdry) October 17, 2020
A win, is a win, is a win. #cafc
Plus we looked a bit more solid.
Won more 50/50s then I've seen for a long while. I like Famewo at the back and hoping him & Inniss become a good partnership. Aneke was man of the match for me.
Onwards and upwards….thank you @SandgaardThomas
— Simon Monk (@SimonMonk14) October 17, 2020
Chukwuemeka Ademola Amachi Aneke superb today 👏🏻 #cafc
— LS IV (@lshulvsIV) October 17, 2020
— Claire Mahoney (@ma72honey) October 17, 2020
I would've taken a point today, so I'm over the moon with all 3. The new boys all looked good & they will only get better once they start to gel as a unit. Aneke MOM for me followed very closely by Inniss & Famewo. Onwards & upwards #cafc
— Franco (@Franco_5_) October 17, 2020
@Chuks_Aneke great display today! Can't wait to watch what you can do in the rest of the season if that was what you can do in a solid 60mins
— Timmsi #saveWAFC 🇩🇰🔴⚪ (@Timmsi_CAFC) October 17, 2020
Solid win that. Aneke gonna run this league when fully fit. Need a better balance in midfield and time for new players to gel in. But once Bowyer's finds his best XI we're gonna be serious contenders. #cafc
— Ben Fleming (@ben__fleming) October 17, 2020