Charlton vs Derby
Sky Bet Chboat
3:00pm Saturday 19th October
Charlton re-established their Sky Bet Championship marketing credentials at The Valley with an emphatic 3-0 victory over Derby.
After a streak of just a single win in five matches had analyzed their early-season optimism the break was clearly a welcome interruption for Lee Bowyers side.
Derby lacked purpose in an display which belied their recent five-game unbeaten run and appeared rudderless.
Charltons first-half expectancy was almost embarrassing, so disjointed were the visitors.
A single effort was offered by the Rams on goal and that has been a shot from Charlton loanee Krystian Bielik that was collected with ease by home goalkeeper Dillon Phillips.
By contrast, Charlton served as a screen that has been infused with creativity and verve and poured forward at every chance.
The width occupied the Derby full-backs and abandoned room indoors for the Jonny Williams-Macauley Bonne axis that was outstanding.
Before Williams has been forced to limp off during injury, the group created opportunities for each other.
They combined in the sixth minute when Williams slid the ball in to a climbing shot along with Bonnes path.
Understanding and their motion of each other was remarkable given that Bonne just made his Charlton beginning.
Williams was inches from sliding home the 20th-minute cross-shot of Bonne before the midfielder fed the overlapping Bonne just for Roos to tip his angled shot.
From taking a lead as half-time 20, roos disperse himself at the foot of Josh Cullen and prevented Charlton.
Of his defenders abandoned Naby Sarr unmarked to head home a Cullen corner the keeper could do nothing three minutes.
Nevertheless Derby offered little in the end and Conor Gallagher wrapped up the things for the Addicks when he curled a delightful shot into the top corner from 20 yards and then shifted the ball.
Derby replacement Mason Bennett did force Phillips into a five minutes but would have provided small consolation to the 2,999 traveling supporters of Derby.
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