Football: Johansson Takes the Gloss off Kitson Hat-Trick ; Charlton Athletic 4 West Ham United 4
Tongue, Steve, The Independent (London, England)
DEFENCES, who needs them? With only minimal assistance from the men at the back, Charlton Athletic and West Ham conjured up the most memorable London derby of the season, surpassing Charlton's dramatic 4-2 victory at Arsenal in their previous match. This one might have finished with a scoreline closer to that of the most famous match ever played at The Valley, when Bill Shankly's Huddersfield Town lost 7-6 after leading 5- 1 with 20 minutes to play.
On that occasion the defending was presumably not too clever. Last night it was woeful, and West Ham were the worst offenders. After conceding 12 goals in successive away games at Everton and Blackburn, they seemed to have …
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Publication information: Article title: Football: Johansson Takes the Gloss off Kitson Hat-Trick ; Charlton Athletic 4 West Ham United 4. Contributors: Tongue, Steve - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: November 2, 2001. Page number: 24. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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