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David Ngog comes off the bench and scores twice as Bolton beat Charlton 2-0

Last Updated: 19/12/12 12:15pm

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David Ngog: Scored twice for Bolton

David Ngog: Scored twice for Bolton

Substitute David Ngog's second-half brace earned Bolton a 2-0 home victory against Charlton in the Championship on Saturday.

The former Liverpool striker scored twice within six minutes to help the Trotters to only their second win in eight games, and condemn Chris Powell's men to their first away defeat since September 18.

Until the Frenchman's introduction, the visitors looked most likely to break the deadlock, with Danny Haynes spurning two good opportunities, but it was Dougie Freedman's men who emerged with the three points.

It was Freedman's side who carved out the best chance in the opening stages, with Chung-Yong Lee playing a neat one-two with Chris Eagles before side-footing wide after 10 minutes.

At the other end, Dale Stephens' through ball released Haynes clear on goal, but a crucial last-ditch tackle from Tyrone Mears denied the Charlton number nine, just as he was set to pull the trigger.

Powell's men had goalkeeper Ben Hamer to thank for keeping the scores level soon after, as the former Reading trainee reacted quickly to deny Eagles' swivel shot with an instinctive close-range save.

Nine minutes before the break, Haynes had a second opportunity to open the scoring after Lawrie Wilson stood up a right-wing cross, but he headed wide when well-placed.

The away side continued to find joy on the break, with Adam Bogdan needing to be alert to keep out Yann Kermorgant's left-footed strike.

Both teams struggled to find any fluency after the interval, with Kermorgant's 55th-minute wayward header the closest either side came to breaking the deadlock.

But it was Freedman's double change eight minutes later, replacing Chung-Yong Lee and Jacob Butterfield with Martin Petrov and Ngog, which would prove to be pivotal.

The substitution failed to make an immediate effect, indeed the Addicks continued to threaten, with Haynes' shot from a tight angle forcing Bogdan into an important save.

But the Trotters pair were soon able to combine, as Petrov fed the ball into Ngog, who beat two defenders before poking the ball past Hamer to give the hosts a vital lead in the 74th-minute.

The Frenchman secured the victory six minutes later, exchanging passes with Kevin Davies before drilling the ball into the back of the net.

The London club were unable to bounce back from the double blow as their seven-match unbeaten run came to an end, and the home side held on to only their third clean sheet of the season.

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1 Derby County 13 26
2 Watford 13 25
3 Middlesbrough 13 23
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 23
5 Norwich City 13 22
6 Nottingham Forest 13 22
7 Charlton Athletic 14 22
8 Bournemouth 13 21
9 Ipswich Town 13 20
10 Cardiff City 13 19
11 Blackburn Rovers 13 19
12 Brentford 13 19
13 Sheffield Wednesday 13 18
14 Rotherham United 13 16
15 Leeds United 13 16
16 Huddersfield Town 13 16
17 Reading 13 15
18 Millwall 13 14
19 Fulham 14 14
20 Wigan Athletic 13 12
21 Brighton and Hove Albion 13 12
22 Birmingham City 13 11
23 Bolton Wanderers 13 8
24 Blackpool 13 6