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Charlton Athletic 0-3 Burnley

Burnley manager Sean Dyche

Burnley remain 10 points clear in second place in the Championship after stretching their unbeaten league run to 15 matches with a win at lowly Charlton.

Ashley Barnes headed Burnley into the lead with his first goal since signing from Brighton in January.

Sam Vokes doubled the lead from the penalty spot, after he was fouled by Dorian Dervite.

The scoring was completed when Michael Kightly's cross was deflected in.

Burnley's last defeat came at Middlesbrough on Boxing Day but they entered the match at The Valley without 25-goal striker Danny Ings, who was sidelined by an ankle injury.

But, in the England Under-21 international's absence, Barnes took his opportunity as he got on the end of Junior Stanislas's cross to break the deadlock with a header before half-time.

The former Brighton striker was only denied a second when his header was kept out by goalkeeper Ben Hamer at point-blank range.

Charlton had lost only one of their previous seven home matches in all competitions but, just out of the relegation zone on goal difference, Jose Riga's side face a fight to escape relegation into League One.

Burnley's victory was ultimately convincing as Vokes calmly slotted in from the penalty spot after the break, following Dervite's challenge.

And, despite some pressure from the hosts, the Clarets sealed victory in the last minute when substitute Michael Kightly crossed from the left and, with the aid of a deflection, the ball ended up in the net.

Following leaders Leicester drawing with Blackburn, Sean Dyche's men are just five points off top spot.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"Ashley Barnes is getting his chance now and I thought he delivered an all-round good performance.

"He's full of life, he wants to work for the team and he'll get more and more used to how we work.

"To get a goal is excellent. He knew the challenge in front of him when we brought him in."

Charlton boss Jose Riga:

"Certainly we had the first chances during this game. But instead of scoring we conceded.

"It was already difficult to score against this team but we conceded and we knew at that moment it would be more difficult and we maybe had to change the way we play.

"We continued even in the last quarter to try to play more realistically, more direct - but, against this team, they were waiting for that."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Hamer
  • 23Wilson
  • 16Wiggins
  • 39PoyetSubstituted forSordellat 76'minutes
  • 5Morrison
  • 6Dervite
  • 7GreenSubstituted forAjdarevicat 45'minutes
  • 24Cousins
  • 9ChurchSubstituted forGhoochanneijhadat 54'minutes
  • 4Jackson
  • 12Obika

Substitutes

  • 8Ghoochanneijhad
  • 10Sordell
  • 15Wood
  • 21Thuram-Ulien
  • 25Nego
  • 36Fox
  • 42Ajdarevic

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 17Baird
  • 6Mee
  • 14Jones
  • 4DuffSubstituted forLongat 90+1'minutes
  • 5Shackell
  • 37Arfield
  • 8Marney
  • 9Vokes
  • 30Barnes
  • 11StanislasSubstituted forKightlyat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Lafferty
  • 7Wallace
  • 12Cisak
  • 15Edgar
  • 19Kightly
  • 26Treacy
  • 28Long
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
16,113

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home8
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Burnley 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Burnley 3.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 0, Burnley 3. Michael Kightly (Burnley) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the top right corner.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Kevin Long replaces Michael Duff.

Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Kightly (Burnley).

Foul by Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic).

Scott Arfield (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Michael Duff.

Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Jones (Burnley).

Attempt missed. Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rhoys Wiggins.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Marvin Sordell replaces Diego Poyet.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Michael Kightly replaces Junior Stanislas.

Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Marney (Burnley).

Offside, Burnley. David Jones tries a through ball, but Ashley Barnes is caught offside.

Dorian Dervite (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Shackell (Burnley).

Foul by Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic).

Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Tom Heaton.

Attempt saved. Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Jonathan Obika (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Duff (Burnley).

Offside, Burnley. Ashley Barnes tries a through ball, but Sam Vokes is caught offside.

Foul by Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic).

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jason Shackell (Burnley).

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 0, Burnley 2. Sam Vokes (Burnley) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Dorian Dervite (Charlton Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Burnley. Sam Vokes draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Reza Ghoochanneijhad replaces Simon Church.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester36256569343581
2Burnley372113362313176
3Derby37199965432266
4QPR37199946321466
5Wigan361881050351562
6Reading3716111058421659
7Nottm Forest37141585546957
8Brighton361511103930956
9Ipswich371412114842654
10Blackburn361311124445-150
11Bournemouth371310144552-749
12Watford3612121253431048
13Leeds36138155052-247
14Middlesbrough371015124541445
15Sheff Wed371112144643345
16Huddersfield37128174751-444
17Bolton37914144854-641
18Blackpool371011163252-2041
19Doncaster371010173354-2140
20Birmingham37910184453-937
21Charlton34711162544-1932
22Millwall37711193364-3132
23Yeovil37710203557-2231
24Barnsley36611193163-3229
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