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Last Updated: Saturday, 29 December 2007, 17:47 GMT
Leicester 1-1 Charlton
Defender Paddy McCarthy scored a last-minute equaliser to earn Charlton a point against his former club.

McCarthy hooked the ball through a crowded penalty area and into the far corner to deny Leicester back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

Stephen Clemence gave Ian Holloway's men the lead when he headed in Richard Stearman's cross after 78 minutes.

After a dour first half the hosts began to dominate but Charlton threatened on the break and struck at the death.


  • Leicester manager Ian Holloway:
    "This was the most patched-up team I have ever fielded and we got a draw but it should have been a victory.

    "The players gave me everything after the break and I can't ask for any more than that.

    "But we are devastated that we were not in the dressing room celebrating victory after the final whistle."

  • Charlton boss Alan Pardew:
    "We showed character, dug in and got something from the game, which we deserved.

    "It is a point in difficult circumstances in what was a stop-start game in difficult conditions.

    "To concede the goal when we looked really comfortable, it looked like being one of those horrible days that you get in the Championship."


    Leicester: Fulop, Stearman, Kisnorbo, McAuley, Mattock (Sheehan 15), N'Gotty, Kenton, Clemence, Hume, Fryatt, John (Hayes 22), Sheehan (Wesolowski 76).
    Subs Not Used: Henderson, Ashley Chambers.

    Booked: Clemence.

    Goals: Clemence 78.

    Charlton: Weaver, Bougherra, McCarthy, Fortune (Moutaouakil 65), Powell, Jerome Thomas, Semedo (Sam 80), Zhi, Holland, Varney, Iwelumo.
    Subs Not Used: Randolph, Racon, McLeod.

    Booked: Iwelumo.

    Goals: McCarthy 90.

    Att: 23,667

    Ref: Scott Mathieson (Cheshire).



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