Match ends, Coventry City 2, Charlton Athletic 1.
Coventry City put an end to their winless run with a victory over play-off chasing Charlton Athletic.
Jordy Hiwula's first-half header had put the hosts in front before Darren Pratley equalised after the break. But Tom Bayliss fired past Jed Steer to claim City's first win in nine games.
Dujon Sterling had to make a brilliant goal-saving tackle in the 23rd minute when Nicky Ajose was played through, before Conor Chaplin blasted a free-kick straight at Steer after Patrick Bauer was booked.
Charlton went close six minutes before the break but Lee Burge saved well from Lyle Taylor's shot.
City took the lead two minutes later when Hiwula headed past Steer.
Brandon Mason and Krystian Bielik were booked soon after the restart before Pratley levelled the match after 58 minutes when he headed in Bauer's flick-on.
They went close again but Burge gathered Karlan Grant's low cross after Mark Marshall found a way into the box.
And it was City who took the spoils two minutes from time when Bayliss fired past Steer.
Match report supplied by the Press Association
- 3MasonBooked at 50minsSubstituted forBrownat 74'minutes
- 26ShipleySubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 64'minutes
- 23ThomasSubstituted forDaviesat 90+11'minutes
- 5BauerBooked at 25mins
- 6PearceBooked at 71mins
- 4BielikBooked at 53minsSubstituted forLapslieat 87'minutesSubstituted forat 90+11'minutes
- 12ReevesSubstituted forMarshallat 56'minutes
- 25AjoseSubstituted forGrantat 45'minutes
- 9TaylorBooked at 84mins
- Simon Hooper
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Coventry City 2, Charlton Athletic 1.
Hand ball by Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic).
George Lapslie went off injured after Charlton Athletic had used all subs.
Substitution, Coventry City. Tom Davies replaces Luke Thomas because of an injury.
Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic).
Goal! Coventry City 2, Charlton Athletic 1. Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Thomas.
Substitution, Charlton Athletic. George Lapslie replaces Krystian Bielik.
Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Conor Chaplin (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic).
Hand ball by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Coventry City).
Attempt blocked. Liam Kelly (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Junior Brown (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Krystian Bielik (Charlton Athletic).
Attempt saved. Luke Thomas (Coventry City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.
Conor Chaplin (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic).
Dominic Hyam (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.