Season 2006-07 Result
Charlton Athletic 2-0 Newcastle United
 Zheng 53,
 J.Thomas 88 (pen).
 Faye.
 N.Solano,
 S.Parker.
Date: 18/03/2007  Venue: The Valley  Competition: Premiership
Crowd: 27,028
Match Report Submitted on 16/04/2007 by ?
Now that the Hampden diversion has ended, attention is focused back on our domestic form with a vengeance - and it's not pretty.

Today we suffered the ignominy of losing to a side featuring Amdy Faye. What else can one say?

Martins conspired to miss a chance from close range and yes Dyer didn't win a penalty for a handball that was as unintentional but illegal as the one Taylor conceded against AZ.

Both their goals came in the second half. On 53mins Chinese Captain Zhi Zheng marked his first Premiership start by getting off the mark for his new club. ZZ reacted first to head the ball into an empty net after Darren Bent's free kick from a central position had beaten Given but rebounded off the bar.

It got worse on 88mins when Zheng again caused the damage, being leant by Solano as he made for goal. Solano's twin-folded wing reaction removed any doubt that he'd transgressed, despite the Peruvian's post-match protestations. Jerome Thomas sent Shay the wrong way from the spot.