Half-time: Danny Haynes' stunner leaves Derby County trailing 1-0 at Charlton Athletic
A STUNNING strike from from Danny Haynes has given Charlton Athletic a 1-0 half-time lead against Derby County at the Valley.
Haynes' 25-yard screamer opened the scoring against the run of play after 20 minutes and his goal separated the sides at the interval.
Derby boss Nigel Clough made four changes to his starting line-up.
Strikers Theo Robinson and Nathan Tyson were recalled, while midfielder Ben Davies was handed his first start of the season as player of the year Craig Bryson (knee) missed out through injury, with Conor Sammon and Michael Jacobs dropping to the bench.
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Elsewhere, James O'Connor came back in at centre-half in place of Mark O'Brien, who has been struggling with back and groin problems.
Forward Jamie Ward was named among the substitutes after three months out with a torn hamstring.
Former Derby defender Chris Powell made five changes to his Charlton side following the 2-1 home defeat to Ipswich Town.
Ex-Rams striker Rob Hulse had to settle for a place on the bench.
The match went ahead following an early morning pitch inspection and the heavy rain forecast largely stayed away ahead of kick-off.
Derby started well and controlled possession and territory in the opening stages.
Davies' 10th-minute free kick was tipped over by home keeper Ben Hamer.
O'Connor and Tyson then headed wide from Davies' set piece deliveries into the box.
Charlton had offered nothing going forward until the 20th minute, when they took the lead in spectacular style.
Haynes combined well with Yann Kermorgant before picking the ball up again on the left.
He cut inside and unleashed an unstoppable shot from 25 yards, which flew into the top corner, leaving Adam Legzdins virtually rooted to the spot.
Derby went close three minutes later when Paul Coutts robbed Cedric Evina and his low cross was met in the middle by Robinson but Hamer was able to push the ball away to safety.
Goal-scorer Haynes pulled up injured with 10 minutes of the first half remaining and had to be replaced by Bradley Wright-Phillips.
While the hosts were momentarily down to 10 men, Tyson burst through from Robinson's pass but Hamer was out quickly to block his low shot.
Davies curled a free kick straight at Hamer and Will Hughes sent a dipping effort narrowly over the bar.
At the other end, Michael Morrison glanced a header wide from a good position.
And, in the 45th minute, Johnnie Jackson released Wright-Phillips who, under pressure from Richard Keogh, saw his shot blocked by Legzdins.