Apr 1, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Elland Road
LeedsLeeds United
0-1
CharltonCharlton Athletic

Tonge (51'), Wooton (67'), Mowatt (75'), Pearce (79')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Ghoochannejhad (55')
Poyet (90')

Result: Reza Ghoochannejhad edges Charlton Athletic past Leeds United

Manager Jose Riga of Charlton Athletic looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Charlton Athletic and Huddersfield Town at The Valley on March 12, 2014
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Reza Ghoochannejhad scores the only goal as Charlton Athletic beat Leeds United 2-1 at Elland Road.

Reza Ghoochannejhad scored the only goal of the game as Charlton Athletic beat Leeds United 1-0 at Elland Road.

Leeds looked the more likely of the two sides to break the deadlock in the first half, but found it difficult to create clear opportunities as Charlton defended stubbornly.

Michael Tonge should have done better after combining with Ross McCormack, with a powerful effort from a good position flying over the crossbar.

Jack Butland was asked to make just one save in the first half to deny Dorian Dervite, who targeted the bottom corner with a powerful strike from 25 yards.

Leeds were inches away from finding the first goal just after the break when McCormack's strike from long distance was pushed against the crossbar by Ben Hamer.

The deadlock was broken in the 55th minute by Charlton when Ghoochannejhad collected a ball in space outside the box, before curling in an unstoppable effort.

Leeds should have been level a few minutes later, but McCormack failed to hit the target from close range after good work from Noel Hunt.

The hosts were gifted an opportunity to equalise in the second minute of stoppage time when Diego Poyet was adjudged to have fouled Aidan White inside the box.

McCormack stepped up from 12 yards, but Hamer guessed correctly to keep the penalty out and keep his side ahead.

Charlton came close to doubling their advantage when Jordan Cousins went through on goal, only to be denied by Butland, who prevented his side from falling further behind with one of the final touches of the game.

Leeds United manager Brian McDermott barks orders from the touchline on September 18, 2013
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