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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Lyle Taylor (45'+1')

Lyle Taylor's strike secures victory for Wimbledon against Charlton

Lyle Taylor's first-half strike saw AFC Wimbledon secure a comfortable 1-0 victory against a poor Charlton Athletic, Lee Bowyer's first loss as manager.
Charlton's Patrick Bauer made an error in first-half stoppage time, allowing top-scorer Taylor to slot home, giving Wimbledon breathing space in the relegation battle.
The home side went ahead almost immediately as Joe Pigott broke through against his old team but Ben Amos made a triple save, denying first Pigott, then Harry Forrester and Taylor with the follow up.
Wimbledon controlled the game, almost going ahead in the 22nd minute as Liam Trotter volleyed over the crossbar.
Charlton's first chance came after 40 minutes when Jake Forster-Caskey floated in a free kick which somehow evaded everyone.
The Dons almost doubled the lead in the 67th minute from a corner but Deji Oshilaja headed straight at Amos.
Charlton could have levelled five minutes later but Michal Zyro could only hit the post with his header, the away side's last good chance for an equaliser.

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English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 14 +13 33
2 Peterborough United 14 +10 27
3 Sunderland 13 +13 26
4 Accrington Stanley 14 +5 26
5 Barnsley 13 +15 25
6 Doncaster Rovers 14 +5 25
7 Luton Town 14 +3 22
8 Walsall 13 +1 22
9 Charlton Athletic 13 +3 21
10 Coventry City 14 -1 21
11 Fleetwood Town 14 +8 20
12 Southend United 14 0 20
13 Blackpool 12 +5 19
14 Burton Albion 13 -1 17
15 Scunthorpe United 14 -7 17
16 Rochdale 14 -7 16
17 Wycombe Wanderers 14 -4 15
18 Shrewsbury Town 14 -4 12
19 Gillingham 13 -7 12
20 Bristol Rovers 14 -4 11
21 AFC Wimbledon 14 -10 11
22 Oxford United 14 -10 10
23 Bradford City 14 -12 10
24 Plymouth Argyle 14 -14 7

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