Charlton Athletic 0 Norwich City 1
So just the one chance of a Cup Final now after exiting the FA Cup at The Valley this afternoon in front of a decent and noisy crowd.
First and foremost we should be proud of the performance, but we should have won, and showed how toothless this squad is in front of goal without the two players that have scored half of our goals so far this season.
We bettered Norwich all over the pitch, yet without being harsh, the game really was there for the taking but after a string of missed Addicks’ chances, the game opened up, and late in the 2nd half Pukki squared for Kosovan international Rashica to get the winner.
Although Norwich rested key players man for man the team was still a big step up on quality compared to ours, nonetheless for large chunks of the game you could be mistaken that this was a League One game as poor as Norwich looked.
We even had the Norwich players wasting time and their fans chanted “Olé” every time they kept the ball! A win is a win and their travelling support celebrated just their 4th win in 22 matches this season like they’d actually won the FA Cup.
Jacko and his players have to take the positivities from this performance, because it was good, but if we have any chance of keeping our season alive Thomas has to get the cheque book out and soon.
Jacko: “We got done 1-0 and we’re out of the cup. It’s bittersweet. I’m really proud of the performance and of the players. But at the same time I’m disappointed. We should be through but we’re not. We have to look at ourselves and ask what we’re going to do better. But I can take heart from knowing if we keep playing that way then we’re going to be alright.”
Photo credit: Kyle Andrews