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Charlton Athletic 2-3 Oxford United

Oxford twice recovered from a goal down to earn a victory at Charlton that undermined the hosts' pursuit of promotion from League One.

Karl Robinson's team had been lifted by an encouraging transfer window but after taking the lead through Ahmed Kashi and then Josh Magennis, they dropped three vital points to goals from James Henry, Todd Kane and then Ryan Ledson, the latter two in the final five minutes.

Charlton, whose match with Blackpool last week was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, remain seventh following the loss, four places above Oxford but two points outside of the top six.

The home side took a 63rd-minute lead when the determined Tariqe Fosu pressured the visiting defence into a failed clearance.

Possession fell to Magennis and as he lined up a shot he was brought down, but Kashi controlled the loose ball, and in space from just inside the area calmly finished into the bottom left corner, beyond the diving Simon Eastwood, for his first goal since August 2015.

Oxford's first goal, from Henry, came 13 minutes later. When fellow substitute Malachi Napa played the ball across the area towards him, Henry chose to shoot when he could have passed and struck into the bottom left corner.

Jay Dasilva then impressed to create Charlton's instant response, winning possession before crossing from the left wing towards Magennis, who from close range required only a routine finish to restore the lead.

Charlton still appeared vulnerable at the back though, and in the 89th minute conceded to debutant Kane, who powerfully struck from Ricardinho's cross to make it 2-2.

The winning goal, in the fourth minute of stoppage time, was Oxford's finest. Napa slid Isaac Buckley-Ricketts into a dangerous area, and after his pull-back to the impressive Ledson, the midfielder sidefooted in to secure all three points.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Amos
  • 20Solly
  • 15Konsa
  • 26LennonBooked at 59mins
  • 22Dasilva
  • 3Kashi
  • 19Forster-Caskey
  • 7MarshallSubstituted forZyroat 70'minutes
  • 14Fosu-HenrySubstituted forAriboat 87'minutes
  • 16MavididiSubstituted forKaikaiat 69'minutes
  • 9Magennis

Substitutes

  • 4Jackson
  • 5Bauer
  • 11Kaikai
  • 12Reeves
  • 13Phillips
  • 17Aribo
  • 27Zyro

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 6Martin
  • 8LedsonBooked at 80mins
  • 30Mousinho
  • 19Kane
  • 27MowattSubstituted forHenryat 70'minutes
  • 14Ruffels
  • 18RothwellSubstituted forFerreira da Silvaat 78'minutes
  • 29Smith-Brown
  • 32Buckley-Ricketts
  • 20ObikaSubstituted forNapaat 35'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Shearer
  • 16Dickie
  • 17Henry
  • 21Ferreira da Silva
  • 35Carroll
  • 36Napa
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
11,747

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Oxford United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Oxford United 3.

Attempt blocked. Sullay Kaikai (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 2, Oxford United 3. Ryan Ledson (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Isaac Buckley-Ricketts.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Ledson (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jake Forster-Caskey.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ezri Konsa Ngoyo.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 2, Oxford United 2. Todd Kane (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Ruffels.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Joe Aribo replaces Tariqe Fosu-Henry.

Jay Dasilva (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Henry (Oxford United).

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by John Mousinho.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by John Mousinho.

Isaac Buckley-Ricketts (Oxford United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt blocked. Sullay Kaikai (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Ryan Ledson (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ryan Ledson (Oxford United).

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 2, Oxford United 1. Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jay Dasilva with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Ricardinho replaces Joe Rothwell.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 1, Oxford United 1. James Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Isaac Buckley-Ricketts.

Foul by Sullay Kaikai (Charlton Athletic).

Malachi Napa (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Michal Zyro (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Sullay Kaikai (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. James Henry replaces Alex Mowatt.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Michal Zyro replaces Mark Marshall.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Sullay Kaikai replaces Stephy Mavididi because of an injury.

Delay in match Stephy Mavididi (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 1, Oxford United 0. Ahmed Kashi (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Malachi Napa (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Harry Lennon (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Harry Lennon (Charlton Athletic).

Malachi Napa (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Joe Rothwell (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Mousinho (Oxford United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jay Dasilva.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan28196355134263
2Shrewsbury29187439211861
3Blackburn30178554292559
4Scunthorpe31159745321354
5Rotherham301551050361450
6Bradford31153134547-248
7Charlton2913793936346
8Peterborough29127104638843
9Portsmouth30134133635143
10Oxford Utd30118114745241
11Plymouth31118123539-441
12Gillingham301010103434040
13Bristol Rovers30123154347-439
14Doncaster31911113637-138
15Southend30107133649-1337
16Walsall2999113641-536
17Fleetwood30106144248-636
18Wimbledon2997132833-534
19Blackpool30810123541-634
20Northampton3196162851-2333
21Oldham3188154356-1332
22MK Dons2979132941-1230
23Rochdale27510122737-1025
24Bury2956182244-2221
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