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We’ve Met Before: Charlton Athletic Home

16 January 2020

First Team News

We’ve Met Before: Charlton Athletic Home

16 January 2020

Preston North End host Charlton Athletic in the 68th league meeting between the two sides at Deepdale on Saturday.

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North End hold the upper hand in the head-to-head league record, having won the fixture on 33 previous occasions in comparison to the Addicks’ 21 victories, since the first league encounter way back on 7th September 1929.
Charlton ran out 3-0 winners that day, but the Lilywhites soon got their first victory on the board with a 3-1 success just over a year later, in November 1930.
PNE’s biggest win over the weekend’s opposition came in December 1978, a 6-1 triumph at home.
In more recent times, one of the most memorable matches between the two sides was played at Deepdale in April 2012, when a last-gasp Graham Alexander free-kick on his final professional appearance secured North End a point.
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Match Officials: Charlton Athletic Home

16 January 2020
Having already been crowned League One champions that season, the visitors took a 2-0 lead at half-time through goals from Danny Haynes and Dany N’Guessan.
But PNE rallied after the break and found a route back into the game through a stunning volley by Nicky Hunt early in the second half, before Alexander stepped up to sign off an illustrious career in spectacular fashion.
The Scotland international came off the bench with five minutes remaining and curled a superb dead-ball effort over the wall and into the bottom corner, just as the game had gone into added time.
Speaking to the media post-match, ‘Grezza’, who made over 1,000 professional appearances in his career, said: “Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd do that. The free-kick was given, I just jogged up to it and I was going to take it, no matter what.
“I was as nervous as I was when I made my debut at 19 because it was such a big thing for me to stop playing football. To be given this chance to say thank you and goodbye to everyone, hopefully I've repaid everyone with the goal.”
Charlton manager Chris Powell added: “It was an entertaining game - we set off well and I think we were deserving leaders at half-time. But I think we took a step back in the second half and we gave them the chance to push on and get back into it.
“I was desperately wanting a win, but where we are and what we have done, I can just about take the draw. It is one of the days I can just about stomach being 2-0 and then drawing, but normally I wouldn't be so happy.”

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