Charlton 0-1 Birmingham: 16-year-old Jude Bellingham hits winner for Blues


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Charlton vs Birm’ham
Sky Bet Ch’ship
3:00pm Saturday 14th September

The Valley
(Att: 18752)

Charlton missed the opportunity to go top of the Sky Bet Championship as they were defeated 1-0 from Birmingham .
A goal by 16-year-old full old debutant Jude Bellingham in the next half was sufficient to derail the south London side, who dropped the very first time this year.
Charlton were weakened with talisman Lyle Taylor after picking up a knock in the week missing.
Though neither side created much in the opening stage, the fell to the hosts when Chris Solly fired over from just inside the box.
There went over the indicate by Tomer Hemed A diving header wide of the article, although distance was found by Jonathan Leko but fired his effort off-target.
Birmingham started to press, and over the crossbar Lukas Jutkiewicz forced goalkeeper Dillon Phillips to tip after 39 minutes.
The visitors took the lead seven minutes after the restart when Maxime Colin squared to Kerim Mrabti, who slid the ball to shoot house into the centre of the region for Bellingham.
Charlton decided just before the hour mark after Erhun Oztumer was replaced by Jonny Williams.
The hosts started to press, but Birmingham still looked dangerous on the break. Colin discovered Jutkiewicz, who saw his shot is nudged by Phillips on the woodwork and engineered a yearlong run after 65 minutes.
Charlton made a shift that was second with Sam Field making method for Chuks Aneke, after 71 minutes.
Lee Camp created his first real save a moment later when he did well to block a drive by Solly.
A minute after, the Birmingham keeper was called into action when he turned a drive into by Conor Gallagher.
The home group made their third and final change of this day after 78 minutes when Beram Kayal replaced Leko.
Later Aneke fed him, with two minutes of time Hemed put the ball from five yards out.
Referee Matthew Donohue permitted six minutes of injury time but caused controversy after he ignored Charlton director Lee Bowyer in the touchline.
The hit by Bellingham was enough for Birmingham to maintain the win, despite Phillips going up front at the dying seconds of the match.

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