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Charlton Athletic 3-1 Luton Town

Lyle Taylor struck twice as Charlton came from a goal down to beat Luton and end the League One leaders' 28-match unbeaten run.

Luton looked set to continue their incredible run when Harry Cornick fired past goalkeeper Dillon Phillips and into the top corner to give them an early lead at The Valley.

Taylor hit the crossbar just before the half-hour, but promotion hopefuls Charlton offered little else until the second half.

After the break, Taylor was pushed to the ground by Sonny Bradley and stepped up to calmly convert the equalising penalty.

Strike partner Igor Vetokele then put the hosts ahead, finishing low to the goalkeeper's right after Krystian Bielik had put him through on goal.

And soon after, Vetokele turned provider, the Angolan forward crossing for Taylor who struck the ball low past James Shea from six yards to seal the win.

Luton's misery was completed two minutes from time when Andrew Shinnie was dismissed after picking up a second yellow card for a late challenge, having already been booked for a cynical first-half foul.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Phillips
  • 20Solly
  • 5Bauer
  • 23Sarr
  • 16Purrington
  • 24Cullen
  • 4BielikSubstituted forPratleyat 88'minutes
  • 21WilliamsSubstituted forDijksteelat 90'minutes
  • 17Aribo
  • 14VetokeleBooked at 63minsSubstituted forLapslieat 76'minutes
  • 9TaylorBooked at 31mins

Substitutes

  • 2Dijksteel
  • 6Pearce
  • 10Parker
  • 12Reeves
  • 15Pratley
  • 22Maxwell
  • 32Lapslie

Luton

  • 36SheaBooked at 30mins
  • 7Stacey
  • 6Pearson
  • 5Bradley
  • 2Justin
  • 11ShinnieBooked at 88mins
  • 10LeeSubstituted forCummingsat 81'minutes
  • 14CornickSubstituted forConnollyat 68'minutes
  • 8BerryBooked at 57minsSubstituted forSheehanat 81'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 20Moncur

Substitutes

  • 12Baptiste
  • 18Connolly
  • 23Cummings
  • 24Thorne
  • 40Isted
  • 44Sheehan
  • 45Panter
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
16,449

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 3, Luton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 3, Luton Town 1.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic).

Matty Pearson (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town).

Booking

Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic).

George Moncur (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Matty Pearson.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Anfernee Dijksteel replaces Jonathan Williams.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic).

Matty Pearson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town) for a bad foul.

Jonathan Williams (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Darren Pratley replaces Krystian Bielik.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Alan Sheehan replaces Luke Berry.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jason Cummings replaces Elliot Lee.

Attempt missed. Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Andrew Shinnie.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Williams (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. George Lapslie replaces Igor Vetokele.

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

Foul by George Moncur (Luton Town).

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by James Justin.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 3, Luton Town 1. Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Igor Vetokele.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 2, Luton Town 1. Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Krystian Bielik.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Aaron Connolly replaces Harry Cornick.

Joe Aribo (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town).

Booking

Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic).

Matty Pearson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

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

Booking

Luke Berry (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Luke Berry (Luton Town).

Foul by Krystian Bielik (Charlton Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton422512581374487
2Barnsley422313672353782
3Sunderland412117374413380
4Portsmouth412311775443180
5Charlton422310962382479
6Doncaster4219121171521969
7Peterborough411810136354964
8Coventry421710155049161
9Burton4216121460481260
10Blackpool421416124746158
11Fleetwood411511155447756
12Oxford Utd421314155056-653
13Shrewsbury421214164753-650
14Bristol Rovers421213174447-349
15Gillingham42139205468-1448
16Accrington421212184361-1848
17Wycombe421211195264-1247
18Plymouth421211195167-1647
19Scunthorpe42129214973-2445
20Rochdale42129215183-3245
21Wimbledon42128223759-2244
22Southend42127234963-1443
23Walsall42119224569-2442
24Bradford42106264572-2736
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