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Walsall 0-2 Charlton Athletic

Lyle Taylor's ninth league goal of the season helped Charlton climb back into the League One play-off places as the Addicks claimed victory at Walsall.

Taylor put Charlton ahead from the penalty spot after just six minutes, sending Liam Roberts the wrong way after Tariqe Fosu's clever turn in the area drew a clumsy foul from George Dobson.

The lively Fosu had already curled inches over from 15 yards on three minutes but Charlton suffered a blow when Igor Vetokele was carried off on a stretcher with a shoulder injury.

The Angolan's replacement, Karlan Grant, almost made it 2-0 from Taylor's cross on the brink of half-time but Roberts' fingertips foiled his header.

Charlton did double their lead in the 51st minute as a corner fell to Arsenal loanee Krystian Bielik six yards out and he lashed home.

Walsall took 77 minutes to register a shot on target as Morgan Ferrier's strike brought a diving save from Jed Steer but the 10th-placed Saddlers slipped to a fourth defeat in five league games.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Walsall

  • 1Roberts
  • 6Devlin
  • 34Martin
  • 5Guthrie
  • 3LeahyBooked at 42mins
  • 29GordonSubstituted forIsmailat 75'minutes
  • 30OsbourneSubstituted forKinsellaat 45'minutes
  • 4Dobson
  • 11GinnellySubstituted forRonanat 85'minutes
  • 9Cook
  • 16Ferrier

Substitutes

  • 8Morris
  • 10Ismail
  • 13Dunn
  • 15Kinsella
  • 20Johnson
  • 28Wilson
  • 31Ronan

Charlton

  • 21Steer
  • 20Solly
  • 4Bielik
  • 6PearceBooked at 49mins
  • 23Sarr
  • 15Pratley
  • 17Aribo
  • 24CullenBooked at 24minsSubstituted forLapslieat 80'minutes
  • 11Fosu-HenrySubstituted forMarshallat 82'minutes
  • 14VetokeleSubstituted forGrantat 34'minutes
  • 9TaylorBooked at 73mins

Substitutes

  • 1Phillips
  • 7Marshall
  • 16Ward
  • 18Grant
  • 25Ajose
  • 32Lapslie
  • 43Stevenson
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
3,719

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Walsall 0, Charlton Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Walsall 0, Charlton Athletic 2.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Andy Cook (Walsall).

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Jason Pearce.

Foul by Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic).

Morgan Ferrier (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Krystian Bielik (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Connor Ronan replaces Josh Ginnelly.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Mark Marshall replaces Tariqe Fosu-Henry.

Karlan Grant (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Russell Martin (Walsall).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. George Lapslie replaces Josh Cullen because of an injury.

Delay in match Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Jason Pearce.

Attempt saved. Morgan Ferrier (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Josh Ginnelly (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Liam Kinsella (Walsall).

Joe Aribo (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Zeli Ismail replaces Josh Gordon.

Foul by Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic).

Josh Ginnelly (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic).

Luke Leahy (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Darren Pratley.

Attempt blocked. Morgan Ferrier (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Naby Sarr (Charlton Athletic).

Josh Gordon (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic).

Jon Guthrie (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic).

Josh Gordon (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Josh Cullen.

Naby Sarr (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jon Guthrie (Walsall).

Krystian Bielik (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth17115128141438
2Sunderland16105132131935
3Peterborough17103433221133
4Barnsley1694329141531
5Luton178542719829
6Charlton178452620628
7Accrington177732119228
8Coventry178452018228
9Blackpool166731815325
10Doncaster177462524125
11Walsall177461924-525
12Fleetwood176562419523
13Southend177282122-123
14Burton166372222021
15Wycombe175662324-121
16Rochdale175572231-920
17Gillingham175392629-318
18Shrewsbury174671620-418
19Scunthorpe174672637-1118
20Bristol Rovers174581414017
21Oxford Utd173682027-715
22Plymouth1734101829-1113
23Wimbledon1732121126-1511
24Bradford1731131231-1910
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