Addicks take on Fulham in Football Manager Cup second round

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Charlton prepare for the second round of the Football Manager Cup as they take on Fulham on Thursday afternoon.

The first round saw the Addicks defeat Colchester United in the management sim video game after supporters had voted for manager Alex Avery to utilise a 4-4-2 formation.

After going behind, an Andre Green equaliser made it 1-1 before Colchester regained their lead. But a Lyle Taylor penalty restored parity again before a well-worked routine from a throw-in resulted in Taylor heading home for his brace and the winner.

Avery, the club's Database and Marketing Executive, will now take on the Cottagers, who are managed by Charlie Cooper, creator and star of the BBC’s award-winning comedy This Country, in round two.

The makers of Football Manager, a popular computer game, have partnered with Mind and the EFL to bring you the EFL Football Manager Cup – an FM tournament that will take place over the next few weeks. 

54 clubs from across the EFL, each represented by a virtual manager, face off in a straight knockout competition with the final two teams left standing facing off in the showpiece final in mid-May.

There are a variety of virtual managers from across the EFL taking part, including first-team players, supporters, staff and even an ex-professional rugby player.

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