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Wycombe Wanderers 0-1 Charlton Athletic

Jason Pearce scored only his second goal of the season, both of which have come away from home
Jason Pearce scored only his second goal of the season, both of which have come away from home

Jason Pearce scored a first-half winner as promotion-chasing Charlton earned a third straight win with a 1-0 victory at Wycombe.

The Addicks skipper slotted home from Josh Cullen's 35th-minute cross to all but guarantee a top-six finish for the south London club.

Igor Vetokele had earlier been denied by a fine save from Ryan Allsop after being set up by Lyle Taylor.

But Wycombe, who have serious relegation concerns after extending their winless run to 12 games, should have rescued a point.

Adebayo Akinfenwa saw a header from Nick Freeman's cross go over while Scott Kashket's effort from point-blank range hit Charlton keeper Dillon Phillips at the start of the second half.

Akinfenwa then had another header saved by Phillips who also denied Chairboys captain Adam El-Abd as Wycombe's misfortune in front of goal continued.

Charlton should have sealed victory late on when Pearce's header from Cullen's corner was kept out by Allsop moments after Vetokele had also headed wide.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Allsop
  • 26McCarthy
  • 2Coelho JombatiBooked at 20mins
  • 6El-AbdBooked at 76mins
  • 16Harriman
  • 18Thompson
  • 4Gape
  • 22Freeman
  • 25SamuelSubstituted forFrempahat 86'minutes
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 11KashketSubstituted forCowan-Hallat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Jacobson
  • 5Stewart
  • 8Bean
  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 15Owens
  • 29Frempah
  • 30Ma-Kalambay

Charlton

  • 1Phillips
  • 2Dijksteel
  • 5Bauer
  • 6Pearce
  • 16Purrington
  • 24CullenBooked at 55mins
  • 15Pratley
  • 32LapslieSubstituted forSarrat 84'minutes
  • 17Aribo
  • 14VetokeleSubstituted forParkerat 87'minutes
  • 9Taylor

Substitutes

  • 10Parker
  • 12Reeves
  • 19Morgan
  • 20Solly
  • 21Williams
  • 22Maxwell
  • 23Sarr
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
5,487

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home20
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Charlton Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Charlton Athletic 1.

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers).

Naby Sarr (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Sido Jombati.

Attempt saved. Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Josh Parker replaces Igor Vetokele.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Curtis Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Ben Frempah replaces Alex Samuel.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Dillon Phillips.

Attempt saved. Adam El-Abd (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt missed. Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Naby Sarr replaces George Lapslie.

Attempt saved. Alex Samuel (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by George Lapslie (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Booking

Adam El-Abd (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Wycombe Wanderers).

Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nick Freeman (Wycombe Wanderers).

Anfernee Dijksteel (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers).

Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by George Lapslie.

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

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Paris Cowan-Hall replaces Scott Kashket.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jason Pearce.

Attempt blocked. Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Nick Freeman (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ben Purrington (Charlton Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton412512480344687
2Sunderland402117270363480
3Barnsley412213668333579
4Portsmouth402211771432877
5Charlton412210959372276
6Doncaster4118121169521766
7Peterborough401710136254861
8Blackpool411416114745258
9Coventry411610154545058
10Burton411512145748957
11Fleetwood401511145243956
12Oxford Utd411313155056-652
13Gillingham41139195466-1248
14Shrewsbury411114164553-847
15Plymouth411211185165-1447
16Bristol Rovers411113174145-446
17Accrington411112184160-1945
18Scunthorpe41129204970-2145
19Rochdale41129205079-2945
20Wycombe411111195064-1444
21Southend41127224961-1243
22Wimbledon41127223759-2243
23Walsall41119214467-2342
24Bradford41106254369-2636
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