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Llera earns nine-man Addicks vital point: Match Review

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Miguel Angel Llera scored a dramatic late equaliser for nine-man Charlton as they snatched a 2-2 draw against Swindon, despite losing Sam Sodje and Deon Burton to first-half red cards.

Charlton had alread been reduced to 10 men before Jonjo Shelvey fired them into a 37th minute lead after drilling home from Akpo Sodje pass.

Sodje was sent off for a two-footed challenge on Jon-Paul McGovern in the 18th minute, his second red card in six matches, and things got worse for the home side when Burton followed him in the 41st minute when he received a second yellow card for a deliberate hand ball.

Swindon, who had rarely threatened in the first period, made the most of their two-man advantage and dominated the second half.

Their pressure paid off in the 57th minute when Charlie Austin side-footed the equaliser after a low cross from Kevin Amankwaah.

Austin then turned provider as he hit a low cross from inside the box on the right for Paynter to slot in at the back post in the 74th minute.

Swindon continued to dominate throughout the second period but were unable to open up the two-goal lead that would have provided them with vital breathing space.

And while they enjoyed only a slender advantage, there was always the chance the home side's efforts would be rewarded with a shock equaliser.

Charlton struggled to muster any real threat on their rare breaks forward but almost snatched a goal from a corner, but Sodje's header was cleared off the line by Jonathan Douglas with David Lucas beaten in the Swindon goal.

However, in the 94th minute, Llera latched on to a long ball from Jose Semedo and coolly placed the ball over Lucas to level the match in the dying seconds.

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Jonjo Shelvey
David Lucas
Akpo Sodje
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Jon-Paul McGovern
League One
Lucas
Swindon Town
Miguel Angel Llera
Sam Sodje
Charlton Athletic
Jonathan Douglas
Kevin Amankwaah
Deon Burton

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