Charlton held Peterborough to a goalless draw in League One, despite playing against ten men for much of the second half.

Josh Knight was dismissed 54 minutes in after clashing with Jesurun Rak-Sakyi, in a confrontation caused by an initial challenge from Jack Taylor, who was booked.

Charlton move up to 13th and importantly extend the gap between them and the relegation zone to ten points, while Peterborough also rise to eighth.

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So what did we learn from Charlton’s draw away from home?

Addicks will rue opportunity against 10 men

Charlton dominated possession, which should be expected with their extra man, but they were lacklustre in attack. They had 15 shots, but just two of them were on target and their keeper was tested more than Peterborough’s.

This is the sort of scenario in which Charlton might look back on and conclude it was two points lost rather than a point gained. This is despite the fact a point away at a top half of the table team would have been welcomed before the game.


Charlton’s priority is to stay in the division

This may be an obvious point, but before the season the fans would have hoped to see the team much higher up the table.

They have an ambitious fanbase and rightly so. It has been a quick decline from a team that were in the top division in their recent history, but also an established Championship side. They also had a knack of developing Premier League talents such as Joe Gomez, Joe Aribo, Ezri Konsa and Ademola Lookman.

Off the pitch, the club has been run poorly and it has affected the club on it. Now they must focus on staying in League One and try to build under the new leadership, which they will hope to resolve very soon.

The next few games are vital

The football season is officially at the business end and for Charlton - the next few games could make or break the entire season.

They face a tough away trip to second in the table Plymouth Argyle before facing league strugglers Morecambe and Accrington Stanley. In the first of those games, they can have nothing to lose, but the next two are must-win.

Six points would open up a significant gap and might add some comfort to an otherwise uncomfortable season for Addicks fans.