Charlton Athletic 0 - 1 Huddersfield Town

Match info: FA Cup - 3rd Rnd at The Valley

Date: 05/01/2013 KO: 15:00 Ref: D Drysdale Att: 6,657

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Jermaine Beckford 11

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  • Last Updated: January 5 2013, 19:04 GMT

Post-match reaction to Huddersfield's 1-0 victory over Charlton.

Powell: Not happy with the display
Powell: Not happy with the display

Charlton manager Chris Powell was furious after his side were knocked out of the FA Cup by Huddersfield.

The Yorkshire side's striker Jermaine Beckford scored the game's goal after 11 minutes at The Valley, firing past Charlton's debutant goalkeeper David Button from eight yards for his 16th FA Cup goal in his last 16 games.

Charlton's Dorian Dervite then deservedly got his marching orders after 57 minutes when the defender tripped Beckford as the Huddersfield man ran through on goal.

Powell was angry that his side created few chances throughout in the third-round clash, which drew a crowd of just 6,657.

"To say I'm frustrated is the understatement of the year," Powell said. "I'm not enamoured with what happened today. I know we went down to 10 men but we went out with a whimper.

"It was a poor goal for us to concede and it gave us a mountain to climb. I'm not happy with the way it has panned out.

"I put in a few players to give them a chance to show they're ready to play a part in our season and also it's the cup and I really wanted us to be in the fourth round.

"I know we didn't have as many fans as we usually do but we wanted to perform. Huddersfield are on a bad run but we really didn't get a foothold in the game.

"We showed last week at Watford what we can do when we get in good positions and create chances, but we never really did that today. We've been okay away but not done enough in front of our fans. I want us to be better at that in 2013 and it starts next week at home to Blackpool."

Huddersfield coach Ian Miller praised the performance of the Terriers, which came on the back of their 6-1 league defeat to Leicester.

"The Championship is an unforgiving league and we were kicked up the backside," Miller said. "We had a full and frank discussion after that defeat and today we played as a team. There were some good individual performances but it was about the team performance.

"Although I did think Charlton kicked on with 10 men and we just tried to defend."

Miller praised match-winner Beckford for his goal.

"Jermaine can score goals. He's a natural goalscorer. I knew him from his time at Leeds and when he's smiling and happy, he's a threat," Miller said.

"Lately, he's just not had enough games due to injuries. But if you can get him and James Vaughan on the pitch they are a potent threat. The best in the Championship? I don't know.

"There's lots of teams spending mega money but they will certainly do for Huddersfield. They will both score goals."

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