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Bolton Wanderers 1-2 Charlton Athletic

Charlton Athletic came from behind with 10 men to deliver a blow to Bolton Wanderers' League One promotion hopes at the Macron Stadium.

Patrick Bauer and Nathan Byrne helped Karl Robinson's men complete a perfect smash and grab, cancelling out Zach Clough's free-kick.

A victory which furthers the Addicks' own play-off ambitions was made all the more impressive considering that they were a man short from the 12th minute onwards following Lewis Page's red card.

After Page was sent off for a professional foul on Josh Vela, Clough then made the punishment count double with a brilliant free-kick, his ninth goal of the season.

But Robinson's side refused to lie down, equalising on 23 minutes when Jake Forster-Caskey's free-kick was turned in at the far post by defender Bauer.

The Addicks then grabbed a shock lead in first-half stoppage time when Forster-Caskey led an impressive counter, feeding Byrne to slot the ball under the advancing Ben Alnwick.

Bolton, now without a win in their last five games in all competitions, threw all they had at Charlton after that and struck the woodwork when Andrew Taylor's cross deflected off Chris Solly.

They failed to seriously test goalkeeper Declan Rudd in the second half, however, as they slipped to a second consecutive 2-1 defeat in front of their own fans.

Charlton, unbeaten since Christmas, have now picked up 11 points from their last five matches to climb to 11th, just six points off a play-off place.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 13Alnwick
  • 23Wilson
  • 31Wheater
  • 5BeeversBooked at 35minsSubstituted forProctorat 82'minutes
  • 20A Taylor
  • 8Spearing
  • 32ThorpeSubstituted forClaytonat 45'minutes
  • 24HenrySubstituted forWilkinsonat 71'minutes
  • 6VelaBooked at 85mins
  • 10Clough
  • 14Madine

Substitutes

  • 3Moxey
  • 9Proctor
  • 15Derik
  • 17Trotter
  • 19Clayton
  • 35Wilkinson
  • 39Turner

Charlton

  • 1Rudd
  • 21ByrneSubstituted forHolmesat 81'minutes
  • 20Solly
  • 5Bauer
  • 2PageBooked at 11mins
  • 8Crofts
  • 19Forster-CaskeyBooked at 43mins
  • 15Konsa
  • 32AriboSubstituted forJacksonat 90'minutes
  • 3Chicksen
  • 7WattBooked at 52minsSubstituted forNovakat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Jackson
  • 10Ajose
  • 11Holmes
  • 27Mitov
  • 30Novak
  • 34Dijksteel
  • 36Dasilva
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
13,265

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home15
Away3
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Charlton Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Charlton Athletic 2.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Bolton Wanderers).

Lee Novak (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Lawrie Wilson (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt saved. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Johnnie Jackson replaces Joe Aribo.

Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jamie Proctor replaces Mark Beevers.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Ricky Holmes replaces Nathan Byrne.

Attempt saved. Conor Wilkinson (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Chris Solly.

Foul by Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers).

Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Chris Solly.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Conor Wilkinson replaces James Henry.

Attempt missed. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. James Henry (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Max Clayton (Bolton Wanderers).

(Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers).

Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Lee Novak replaces Tony Watt.

Attempt saved. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Joe Aribo.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Adam Chicksen.

Hand ball by Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt missed. James Henry (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Patrick Bauer.

Attempt missed. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe28177456282858
2Sheff Utd29176653341957
3Bolton27155736211550
4Fleetwood29148743301350
5Bradford291213436241249
6Rochdale27143104136545
7Southend28111074035543
8Bristol Rovers29126114850-242
9Peterborough2811894037341
10Millwall2711794240240
11Charlton2791263527839
12Walsall2891183638-238
13Wimbledon2791083833537
14Oxford Utd27107103430437
15MK Dons2797113837134
16Northampton2996144248-633
17Gillingham2888123544-932
18Port Vale2788113142-1132
19Shrewsbury2978142841-1329
20Swindon2978142742-1529
21Bury2976164658-1227
22Chesterfield2875162845-1726
23Oldham28510131630-1425
24Coventry2849152342-1921
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