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Frustration for Rams as hosts Charlton take the points

Sky Bet League One

Charlton Athletic 1 (Taylor-Blackett 62)

Derby County 0

Derby County couldn't build on a promising first-half display as hosts Charlton ultimately took the points in South London on Saturday.

The Rams were wasteful in the first-half, James Collins seeing an early good chance saved by Joe Wollacott, then seeing another strike hit the post just before half-time.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing was also denied by the Charlton keeper on two occasions as the Rams couldn't get the vital opener.

Tom Barkhuizen on the ball for the Rams. Photo: Derby County FC.

And they'd pay just after the hour mark as Albie Morgan's effort was parried away by Joe Wildsmith in the Derby goal and Corey Blackett-Taylor was on hand to net the rebound.

Jason Knight headed a great chance wide just afterwards for Derby, from Max Bird's fine cross, and that summed up the Rams' afternoon.

Wildsmith then denied Morgan again late on as Charlton pushed for a second, the Rams unable to force a leveller and Charlton taking the points.

Derby head to Mansfield on Tuesday night in the first round of the EFL Cup.

Charlton: Wollacott, Sessegnon (Lavelle 90), O’Connell, Stockley (Clayden 90), Morgan, McGrandles (Dobson 31), Kirk (Jaitseimi 80), Fraser (Payne 80), Blackett-Taylor (Leaburn 80), Inniss, Clare.

Not used: MacGillivray.

Derby: Wildsmith, Hourihane, Cashin, Barkhuizen (Dobbin 70), Bird, Collins, Mendez-Laing, Smith (Sibley 55), Roberts (Forsyth 84), Davies (C), Knight.

Not used: Loach, Thompson, Stearman, Oduroh.

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