Powell praises Charlton fans

Chris Powell praised Charlton's 'superb' supporters after his side came from behind to beat Cardiff 5-4 at The Valley.

Last Updated: 07/11/12 at 12:01 Post Comment

Chris Powell: Delighted with the loyalty of Charlton's fans

Chris Powell: Delighted with the loyalty of Charlton's fans

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Goals from Heidar Helguson and Joe Mason put Cardiff ahead before Charlton struck back through a Johnnie Jackson double and further goals from Dale Stephens, Danny Haynes and Rob Hulse.

Powell's side then survived a late rally as Cardiff recorded late efforts from Craig Noone and Aron Gunnarrson but they held on to claim a first home win since the second match of the season.

"It was an entertaining evening and a real lift for us, especially at home, as home is where you really want to get your points in front of your fans," said Powell.

"The crowd could quite easily have turned at 2-0 down but I felt they dragged us through and our support was superb.

"We had only scored five goals at home before tonight and now we have doubled it. We were 2-0 down and then you saw the resolve and character of the players, they showed a lot of heart.

"We lost heavily on Saturday (a 4-1 home defeat to Middlesbrough) and had a few days of soul searching but they got themselves back in the game. The first 20 minutes of the second period we were devastating.

"Maybe we got a bit of luck we haven't had this year with Dale Stephens' goal but Rob Hulse and Danny Haynes deserved their goals.

"As a manager, I am not happy with goals against as that can count for an extra point, but it was a superb night for us."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

want to spend more time with my tit-for-tat Autobiographies . He probably didn't say.

megabrow (cufc)
Keane leaves Aston Villa

B

elieve in the dream Ashley. I have a hot tub, I still think I can get all The Saturdays in there for nekkid sexyfuntime. Failing that, Adele.

hump3.
Young: Man United target title

C

onclusions...we are truely living the dream now

dead yeti
Take Your Marks In The Premier League Sack Race

Footer 365

Europa League: Celtic manager Ronny Deila hoping for 'easiest' draw in round of 32

Manager Ronny Deila is hoping for the "easiest" Europa League draw for Celtic as he turns his focus on the Scottish Cup.

Premier League: Everton midfielder James McCarthy waits on hamstring scan results

Everton boss Roberto Martinez will give midfielder James McCarthy all the time he needs to overcome hamstring trouble.

Premier League: Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says Sergio Aguero as important as Messi and Ronaldo

Manuel Pellegrini says Sergio Aguero is as important to Man City as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are to their clubs.

Mail Box

Don't Write Arsenal Off Yet (For Third)

That's the message from the afternoon mailbox, which also suggests Manchester City should look to bin Manuel Pellegrini. Can he take them any further?

Sanchez: A Sliding Doors Moment For Pool

One Liverpool fan regrets the club's failure to sign Alexis Sanchez and thinks Brendan Rodgers and Co should now target the domestic cups. A lot has changed in 12 months...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property