Charlton Athletic 0
Hull City 0
Steve Bruce selected the same starting eleven and substitutes as in midweek while for Charlton, former Tiger Leon Cort started in defence.
Nick Proschwitz had the first shot of the afternoon, turning sharply but his low drive from 25 yards was taken at the second attempt by Charlton goalkeeper Ben Hamer.
Bradley Pritchard then had the first opportunity for the home side when he met Yann Kermorgant’s nod-down, but his shot was blocked by Abdoulaye Faye.
In heavy rain and on a slick pitch, it was an even game with Sone Aluko shooting wide at one end and Ben Amos getting down well to save from Bradley Wright-Phillips at the other.
A great chance came Aluko’s way on 28 minutes as he went through on goal, but he fired his shot straight at Hamer and Procschwitz couldn’t do anything with the rebound.
A period of Charlton pressure brought a succession of corners but City just about managed to repel the danger which ended when Cort headed wide.
Amos pulled off a brilliant save on 36 minutes to keep out Kermorgant’s volley and Cort somehow failed to connect with another corner when well positioned.
Cort again caused problems at a set-piece in the 38th minute, this time heading wide at the far post from Johnnie Jackson’s delivery.
Half Time: Tigers 0-0 Charlton
By the time the second half got underway, The Valley was in the middle of a full-on thunderstorm with the rain lashing down.
Aluko presented the first danger of the half when running at the home defence, but he was eventually eased off the ball by a combination of Cort and Michael Morrison.
Proschwitz then tested Hamer with a left-foot shot from the edge of the box which, given the conditions, the keeper did well to hold onto.
Kermorgant had the ball in the net for the home side shortly after, but an earlier offside flag put a stop to the Charlton celebrations.
An injury to Alex Bruce just after the hour saw the defender replaced by Paul McShane before Jay Simpson came on to replace Proschwitz.
Simpson almost had a chance straight away when a Robert Koren volley headed his way, but at full stretch he just couldn’t get a touch to divert the ball into the net.
McShane was left needing lengthy treatment after landing awkwardly following an aerial challenge, but he was eventually cleared to continue.
Simpson was inches away from winning the game for City on 85 minutes when he got on the end of Aluko’s pass, but he fired agonisingly wide of the far post.
An even better chance came City’s way a minute from time. Simpson was denied by Hamer, but when Aluko got to the rebound first he looked a certain scorer from six yards, but somehow the ball ended up flying wide.
Five minutes of time were added, during which Simpson was again kept out by Hamer and Aluko saw a shot saved as the Tigers left London with a point.
Tigers: Ben Amos, Liam Rosenior, James Chester, Abdoulaye Faye, Alex Bruce (Paul McShane 63), Joe Dudgeon, Paul McKenna, Corry Evans, Robert Koren, Sone Aluko, Nick Proschwitz (Jay Simpson 72).
Subs Not Used:
Mark Oxley, Seyi Olofinajana, Tom Cairney, Cameron Stewart, Aaron Mclean
Charlton: Ben Hamer, Chris Solly, Michael Morrison, Leon Cort, Rhoys Wiggins, Johnnie Jackson, Danny Hollands, Dale Stephens, Bradley Pritchard, Yann Kermorgant, Bradley Wright-Phillips.
Subs Not Used: John Sullivan, Lawrie Wilson, Dorian Dervite, Danny Green, Salim Kerkar, Jordan Cook, Michael Smith.
Referee: Mr S. Hooper.