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Charlton relegated from Premier League

Charlton relegated from Premier League

Charlton was relegated from the Premier League on Monday after losing 2-0 at home to Tottenham.
Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov scored in the seventh minute after taking a cross from defender Ledley King. Former Charlton striker Jermain Defoe made it 2-0 in injury time.
Charlton needed to win both of its final two games to avoid relegation to the second-division League Championship.
"We haven't been good enough," Charlton manager Alan Pardew said. "The scoreline doesn't really do the game justice. Their little bit of quality was the difference.
"That bit of quality is what we've lacked on this final run when we got ourselves so close."
Charlton remained in 19th place with 33 points, five points behind 17th-placed West Ham with one game remaining. Wigan has 35 points in 18th. Last-placed Watford will join Charlton and one other team yet to be determined in the League Championship next season.
Going into Sunday's final round, Sheffield United is in 16th place with 38 points, just ahead of West Ham on goal difference, and three points ahead of Wigan.
Charlton has had a tumultuous season _ with three managers. Pardew took charge on Dec. 26 after Les Reed left the club. Reed took over on Nov. 13 when Iain Dowie was fired after only 15 games with the Addicks in last place.
"This is a great club," Pardew said. "The board have been very, very supportive to me and the fans have been absolutely brilliant."
Dowie had been appointed before the season to replace Alan Curbishley, who is now coach of West Ham.


Updated : 2021-10-21 17:35 GMT+08:00