Charlton sealed Saturday’s 3-1 win at home to Stoke City with a wonderfully worked set-piece straight from Sparrows Lane training ground.
Josh Cullen clipped a corner into the near post, where Lyle Taylor, holding off his defender, produced a wonderful deft touch to play it into the path of Conor Gallagher. The unmarked Chelsea loanee, making a late burst into the box, calmly placed the ball into the corner of the goal to celebrate his first ever professional start in style.
Charlton boss Lee Bowyer revealed he had nothing to do with the goal. He said: “Johnnie Jackson (assistant manager), Andy Marshall (goalkeeping coach) and Brett (Shaw) the analyst have to take credit for that. It was nothing to do with me.
“We work really hard on set-pieces, the lads do. That’s something that Jacko noticed in the way they (Stoke) set up. It was like watching it again yesterday because we did exactly that (in training) and it came off perfectly. Goals like that, they are big goals for us from set-pieces. That obviously closed the game off for us.”
The Addicks scored more goals than any team in League One from set-pieces last season. Read an article from last season on how Jackson and Shaw look to give Charlton the extra edge on set pieces by clicking here.