Wigan Athletic 2 Charlton Athletic 0
An uncharacteristic performance up at Wigan yesterday as we fell to our second consecutive defeat of the season. Not good enough according to Lee Bowyer. The almost 1,000 Addicks there would have agreed.
Two goals, one in each half, from set-pieces were more than the difference as we were comfortably beaten. We now head into back to back tough games. If we hadn’t found out how formidable this division can be, we might in the next couple of weeks.
Yet, we’ve proven under Bow we can mix it, and cannot be written off, but Leeds and Fulham are a big, big test. A test without Taylor.
I wonder perhaps we are too overloaded with options in midfield. The first 6 weeks of the season seemed such a seamless transition, that I forget that Bowyer is still trying to find his best team, and I know he picks a team for an occasion, but he won’t always get it right.
Bowyer was not happy post match, which pleased me. He has high standards, and they cannot afford to slip. I trust him to do everything this week to bring those levels back.
Addicks at The DW Stadium: Doctor Kish;
Bow: “Disappointing is an understatement, that was the worst we’ve played since I’ve been in charge in the first half. We couldn’t put three passes together… that’s not us.”
Elsewhere: Leeds stay top despite Derby’s late equalizer. Stoke and Brentford was goalless as was Bristol City and Swansea. Barnsley lost at Forest 1-0, Millwall went down to two Nahki Wells goals and Luton were thrashed at home by Hull. Huddersfield were beaten 4-2 at West Brom today despite a Karlan Grant goal.