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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.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 22 +18 48
2 Luton Town 22 +21 44
3 Sunderland 20 +22 43
4 Peterborough United 22 +12 40
5 Charlton Athletic 22 +11 40
6 Doncaster Rovers 22 +11 38
7 Barnsley 21 +14 36
8 Blackpool 21 +4 34
9 Wycombe Wanderers 22 +2 32
10 Fleetwood Town 22 +6 30
11 Walsall 22 -10 30
12 Southend United 22 0 29
13 Coventry City 22 -4 29
14 Accrington Stanley 21 -5 28
15 Burton Albion 21 -3 27
16 Gillingham 22 -3 25
17 Shrewsbury Town 22 -3 25
18 Oxford United 22 -4 25
19 Rochdale 22 -12 24
20 Scunthorpe United 22 -18 21
21 Plymouth Argyle 22 -15 20
22 Bradford City 22 -17 18
23 Bristol Rovers 22 -9 17
24 AFC Wimbledon 22 -18 15