Aug 19, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​The Valley
CharltonCharlton Athletic
DerbyDerby County
Tucudean (11'), Buyens (45' pen.), Vetokele (78')
Buyens (73'), Gomez (84')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Ward (31', 85')
Bryson (35')

Half-Time Report: Yoni Buyens penalty gives Charlton Athletic lead

Charlton Athletic lead Derby County 2-1 at the halfway stage of their Championship match, thanks to Yoni Buyen's penalty.

A penalty from Yoni Buyens on the stroke of half time has given Charlton Athletic a 2-1 lead over Derby County at The Valley this evening.

George Tucudean of Charlton celebrates his goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Charlton Athletic and Derby County at The Valley on August 19, 2014© Getty Images

The hosts had a chance to score early on when Johann Berg Gudmundsson fired in a shot from range that was saved by Lee Grant.

In the 11th minute Charlton took the lead through George Tucudean, who was found by Jordan Cousins before driving a strike into the bottom corner.

Derby came close to an immediate response moments later, but Jeff Hendrick saw his attempt saved by Nick Pope.

They did manage to draw level just past the half-hour mark when Jamie Ward fired a strike into the top corner.

On the stroke of half time, Charlton were given the chance to take the lead when Richard Keogh gave away a penalty for bringing down Igor Vetokele inside the box.

Buyens stepped up to take the resulting spot kick and placed his effort past Grant to give his side the lead going into the break.

James Tarkowski of Brentford and Igor Vetokele of Charlton Athletic on August 9, 2014
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