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Win delights Charlton boss

Charlton manager Chris Powell was relieved to see teenage debutant Joe Pigott convert his stoppage-time penalty as the Addicks cruised into the second round of the Capital One Cup at the expense of Oxford.

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Chris Powell: Delighted as his side cruised past Oxford in the Capital One Cup.

Chris Powell: Delighted as his side cruised past Oxford in the Capital One Cup.

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Powell had forgotten to nominate a penalty taker for the first-round tie but was spared any embarrassment as Pigott sealed the emphatic 4-0 win.

Simon Church scored twice on his home debut and Danny Green was also on target as a second-string Charlton side swept past Oxford.

Powell said: "There was still time for the lads to get some minutes because they've worked ever so hard in pre-season,"

"It was a chance to blood some of the younger players. Simon Church is still catching up and that was Joe Pigott's debut.

"So I felt we had the right balance for a game like this and it was a good experience. It was also a chance to rest one or two, so they have given me plenty of food for thought.

"There is a great feel-good factor around the place because the boys have performed. Oxford had their moments, but I feel we showed our ability to create and score goals."

United manager Chris Wilder still thought the 4-0 scoreline flattered the hosts.

Wilder said: "It was a little bit [harsh]. We were playing against a good side

with some Championship players. They [Charlton] freshened it up and they've got players out there who want to get in the side on Saturday.

"It was a good test for us and I'm delighted that we chucked a couple of our kids in. I thought they were first class and didn't disgrace themselves.

"People looking at the result will think we've had a mauling but as soon as we

get off the bus tonight we'll forget about it."

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