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Charlton Athletic 0-1 Oxford United

Oxford continued their pursuit of a League One play-off place with a victory at Charlton that left their hosts even further behind the top six.

A hopeful first-half strike from on-loan Everton man Conor McAleny, once of Charlton, took Oxford to within six points of sixth place with two games in hand.

The Addicks, whose disappointment was increased by Chris Solly's red card, remain 13th, three places behind their visitors and 10 points behind the top six.

The hosts almost took the lead with their first attack. Gifted space in the third minute on the edge of the area, Nathan Byrne sent a right-footed shot against the crossbar, but the ball bounced back and away from danger.

Stephy Mavididi also threatened with a run down the left wing and shot that Simon Eastwood saved, but it was as Charlton were appearing to settle that their visitors took the lead.

McAleny found himself with space and few options in midfield and his ambitious, low shot went beyond Declan Rudd's reach and in off the left post.

The Addicks began to respond during the second half with the introduction of substitutes Tony Watt and Joe Aribo, and appealed for a penalty when Ricky Holmes was brought down in the area after the former's cut-back.

In the 59th minute, Mavididi cut in from the left wing and struck against the post, but after the equalising goal they needed continued to elude them, Solly was given a straight red card in the 70th minute for a late challenge on John Lundstram.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Rudd
  • 2Page
  • 9Magennis
  • 11Holmes
  • 5BauerBooked at 69mins
  • 12Mavididi
  • 8CroftsBooked at 45minsSubstituted forBotakaat 81'minutes
  • 19Forster-CaskeyBooked at 25minsSubstituted forWattat 56'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 50Teixeira
  • 21ByrneSubstituted forAriboat 56'minutes
  • 20SollyBooked at 70mins

Substitutes

  • 4Jackson
  • 7Watt
  • 13Phillips
  • 14Botaka
  • 30Novak
  • 32Aribo
  • 36Dasilva

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 3Skarz
  • 7MartínezSubstituted forHemmingsat 61'minutes
  • 8SercombeSubstituted forHallat 75'minutes
  • 4LundstramBooked at 45mins
  • 11McAlenyBooked at 86minsSubstituted forMaguireat 88'minutes
  • 5Nelson
  • 16Edwards
  • 33Dunkley
  • 28JohnsonBooked at 90mins
  • 23Ledson

Substitutes

  • 10Maguire
  • 14Ruffels
  • 15Hemmings
  • 18Rothwell
  • 19Hall
  • 25Raglan
  • 34Stevens
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
9,109

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Oxford United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Oxford United 1.

Attempt blocked. Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Maguire (Oxford United).

Booking

Marvin Johnson (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stephy Mavididi (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Robert Hall (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Marvin Johnson (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Philip Edwards (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Chris Maguire replaces Conor McAleny.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Conor McAleny.

Booking

Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Lewis Page (Charlton Athletic).

Marvin Johnson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jorge Teixeira.

Foul by Stephy Mavididi (Charlton Athletic).

Philip Edwards (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jordan Botaka replaces Andrew Crofts.

Booking

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

Foul by Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic).

Conor McAleny (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Conor McAleny (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Robert Hall replaces Liam Sercombe.

Hand ball by Kane Hemmings (Oxford United).

Attempt saved. Kane Hemmings (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Dismissal

Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) is shown the red card.

Foul by Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic).

John Lundstram (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic).

Conor McAleny (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic).

Joe Skarz (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Ledson (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Philip Edwards (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Andrew Crofts.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd33198659352465
2Scunthorpe32179658332560
3Bolton31177744251958
4Fleetwood331610747321558
5Southend331411851401153
6Bradford331216542311152
7Millwall3214994740751
8Rochdale31146114440448
9Peterborough33138124645147
10Oxford Utd31137113833546
11Bristol Rovers331210115052-246
12Walsall33111394143-246
13Charlton3291584034642
14Wimbledon32913104343040
15Northampton33117155054-440
16MK Dons32109134040039
17Shrewsbury33108153445-1138
18Gillingham33812134252-1036
19Oldham33811142133-1235
20Bury3397175061-1134
21Port Vale31810133349-1634
22Swindon3379172947-1830
23Chesterfield3377193152-2128
24Coventry32510172849-2125
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