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Charlton Athletic 1-2 Barnsley

Barnsley defender Jean-Yves Mvoto

Barnsley gave themselves hope of staying in the Championship with a win at fellow strugglers Charlton.

Defenders Jean-Yves M'voto and Tom Kennedy scored to lift the Tykes off the foot of the table and to within two points of the Addicks.

The home side were dominant but struggled in front of goal again before Astrit Ajdarevic's stoppage-time consolation goal.

Charlton are a point above the relegation zone with five games left.

The hosts, who knew victory would lift them up to 17th and drag the likes of Blackpool and Birmingham into the scrap at the bottom, were on top for large spells.

Jordan Cousins, Johnnie Jackson and Callum Harriott all wasted early chances for Jose Riga's side before Barnsley scored with their first chance.

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Destiny still in our hands - Riga

Dale Jennings swung over a corner and M'voto powered a header downwards and past Ben Hamer in the Charlton goal.

Diego Poyet fired wide after the break and Barnsley then doubled their lead when Kennedy's cross sailed over Hamer and into the net.

Substitute Ajdarevic bundled in a corner in stoppage time but there was no way back for the Addicks.

Barnsley are two points from safety and now have games against Leeds, Derby, Middlesbrough and QPR to play.

Charlton still have three home games against Bolton, Blackburn and Watford, plus trips to Sheffield Wednesday and Blackpool.

Charlton manager Jose Riga:

"We cannot face more reality than today. We had control of the game, but we have to score before we concede and we conceded a goal from their only opportunity in 45 minutes.

"We have young players so maybe it's the pressure of the situation. But we still have destiny in our hands. They needed to win, we did not."

Barnsley boss Danny Wilson:

"It's the result we needed to give ourselves a chance, that's for certain.

"To get the goal like we did was a real body blow for Charlton. After that we controlled it for long periods.

"It's a big psychological boost and gives us the belief we can do it. We won't get carried away but we've given ourselves a chance."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Hamer
  • 20SollySubstituted forWilsonat 71'minutes
  • 16Wiggins
  • 39PoyetSubstituted forAjdarevicat 78'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 6Dervite
  • 15Wood
  • 11HarriottSubstituted forGhoochanneijhadat 55'minutes
  • 24CousinsBooked at 45mins
  • 10Sordell
  • 4Jackson
  • 12Obika

Substitutes

  • 2Hughes
  • 5Morrison
  • 8Ghoochanneijhad
  • 21Thuram-Ulien
  • 23Wilson
  • 36Fox
  • 42Ajdarevic

Barnsley

  • 1Steele
  • 23EtuhuSubstituted forHuntat 46'minutesSubstituted forMellisat 73'minutes
  • 4Kennedy
  • 8DawsonBooked at 45mins
  • 22Mvoto
  • 6CranieBooked at 90mins
  • 27McLaughlin
  • 14Lawrence
  • 10O'Grady
  • 19Cywka
  • 16Jennings

Substitutes

  • 2Hassell
  • 9Proschwitz
  • 11Woods
  • 12Hunt
  • 21Mellis
  • 31Turner
  • 42McCourt
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
16,320

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home17
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Barnsley 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Barnsley 2.

Stephen Dawson (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 1, Barnsley 2. Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Johnnie Jackson with a cross.

Booking

Martin Cranie (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley).

Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Barnsley. Tomasz Cywka tries a through ball, but Jacob Mellis is caught offside.

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Astrit Ajdarevic tries a through ball, but Jordan Cousins is caught offside.

Rhoys Wiggins went off injured after Charlton Athletic had used all subs.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

Booking

Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic).

Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Astrit Ajdarevic replaces Diego Poyet.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Luke Steele.

Attempt saved. Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jonathan Obika with a headed pass.

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Barnsley).

Dorian Dervite (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Jacob Mellis replaces Jack Hunt because of an injury.

Delay in match Jack Hunt (Barnsley) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lawrie Wilson.

Attempt blocked. Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Diego Poyet.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Lawrie Wilson replaces Chris Solly.

Foul by Jack Hunt (Barnsley).

Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Dale Jennings (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Lawrence.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Jean-Yves Mvoto.

Attempt blocked. Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Diego Poyet.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 0, Barnsley 2. Thomas Kennedy (Barnsley) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left to the top right corner. Assisted by Tomasz Cywka.

Attempt missed. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Thomas Kennedy with a cross.

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Barnsley).

Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

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2Burnley422314566353183
3Derby422291175482775
4QPR4221101154391573
5Wigan4119101254401467
6Reading4217131263501364
7Brighton4217131249371264
8Ipswich421713125547864
9Bournemouth421711145958162
10Blackburn421515125956360
11Nottm Forest421417116258459
12Middlesbrough4214161254441058
13Watford4114151266501657
14Bolton421315145456-254
15Sheff Wed421214165555050
16Leeds42148205463-950
17Huddersfield421210205160-946
18Birmingham411110205363-1043
19Doncaster421110213864-2643
20Blackpool421012203561-2642
21Charlton411011203155-2441
22Millwall42913204272-3040
23Barnsley42912214068-2839
24Yeovil42812224267-2536
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