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Shrewsbury Town 0-2 Charlton Athletic

Jason Pearce and Josh Magennis were on target as Charlton won 2-0 at Shrewsbury to move back into the League One play-off places.

The result leaves Paul Hurst's Shrewsbury five points adrift of the automatic promotion places with four games remaining.

Chances were in short supply at either end in a goalless first half, with Ben Godfrey firing a shot from outside the penalty area off target for Shrewsbury.

Then Aristote Nsiala headed a Shaun Whalley free-kick wide as the hosts pushed for a breakthrough.

Charlton were first to threaten in the second half when Jake Forster-Caskey's corner was headed over by Magennis.

Shrewsbury quickly surged forward and substitute Abo Eisa's cross-shot was pushed away by goalkeeper Ben Amos.

Tarique Fosu's well-struck shot for Charlton was tipped over by Dean Henderson before visiting skipper Pearce headed a Forster-Caskey corner just wide.

But Pearce was more accurate when another chance presented itself in the 74th minute, heading in a Forster-Caskey free-kick from the left from close range to break the deadlock.

Charlton doubled their advantage deep into stoppage time when Magennis lifted the ball home following a sliced clearance from Henderson.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Henderson
  • 13Bolton
  • 22NsialaBooked at 46minsSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 86'minutes
  • 5Sadler
  • 3Lowe
  • 7WhalleySubstituted forEisaat 45'minutes
  • 19JonesSubstituted forMorrisat 75'minutes
  • 20Nolan
  • 4Godfrey
  • 23Rodman
  • 9Morris

Substitutes

  • 11Gnahoua
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15MacGillivray
  • 16Morris
  • 17Hendrie
  • 21Eisa
  • 45Payne

Charlton

  • 1Amos
  • 34Dijksteel
  • 5Bauer
  • 6Pearce
  • 2Page
  • 19Forster-CaskeyBooked at 47mins
  • 15KonsaBooked at 55mins
  • 7MarshallSubstituted forReevesat 75'minutes
  • 16MavididiSubstituted forLennonat 90+5'minutes
  • 14Fosu-HenrySubstituted forDasilvaat 90+5'minutes
  • 9Magennis

Substitutes

  • 3Kashi
  • 8Ajose
  • 12Reeves
  • 13Phillips
  • 22Dasilva
  • 26Lennon
  • 27Zyro
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
5,838

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Charlton Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Charlton Athletic 2.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 0, Charlton Athletic 2. Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Jon Nolan (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Harry Lennon replaces Stephy Mavididi.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jay Dasilva replaces Tariqe Fosu-Henry.

Attempt missed. Jon Nolan (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Aristote Nsiala because of an injury.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Dean Henderson.

Attempt saved. Stephy Mavididi (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Stephy Mavididi (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by James Bolton.

Lewis Page (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bryn Morris (Shrewsbury Town).

Lewis Page (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Bryn Morris replaces Sam Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Ben Reeves replaces Mark Marshall.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 0, Charlton Athletic 1. Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Max Lowe.

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

Foul by Sam Jones (Shrewsbury Town).

Hand ball by Mark Marshall (Charlton Athletic).

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

Foul by Sam Jones (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic).

Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Aristote Nsiala.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Dean Henderson.

Attempt saved. Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town).

Booking

Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic).

Jon Nolan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Blackburn422512576373987
3Shrewsbury422410855352082
4Rotherham432271469511873
5Charlton431811145650665
6Scunthorpe4216161059491064
7Plymouth411810135348564
8Portsmouth43196185554163
9Peterborough4216131364521261
10Bradford41176185262-1057
11Blackpool431414155653356
12Bristol Rovers42168185862-456
13Doncaster411315135249354
14Fleetwood43159195762-554
15Southend421411174962-1353
16Gillingham431216154449-552
17Oxford Utd431311195763-650
18Wimbledon421310194253-1149
19Walsall421212185162-1148
20Oldham421114175468-1447
21Rochdale421016164553-846
22Northampton431110223974-3543
23MK Dons421012204261-1942
24Bury43710263768-3131
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