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Charlton Athletic 4-0 Scunthorpe United

Charlton deepened Scunthorpe's relegation fears with an emphatic win at the Valley.

Anfernee Dijksteel, Joe Aribo, Igor Vetokele and Lyle Taylor were all on target for Lee Bowyer's side, who were already sure of a play-off place.

The Addicks broke the deadlock on 24 minutes when Dijksteel netted his first Charlton goal by meeting Taylor's delightful pass before drilling a low angled drive past Jak Alnwick.

Scunthorpe's Adam Hammill should have done a lot better when placing a 38th-minute shot well wide and only an excellent Dillon Phillips save prevented George Thomas from equalising.

Former Addick Lee Novak fired into the side-netting early in the second period, a miss he and the Iron were left to rue when Charlton doubled their advantage as Ben Reeves whipped in a corner and Aribo climbed highest to head home on 57 minutes.

Aribo turned provider six minutes later by finding Vetokele, who coolly slotted a low shot beyond Alnwick.

Things went from bad to worse for Scunthorpe in the 66th minute as Taylor scored with a spectacular free-kick which flew into the top corner.

Scunthorpe remain in the relegation zone, a point adrift of safety.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Phillips
  • 2Dijksteel
  • 5Bauer
  • 23Sarr
  • 16Purrington
  • 24Cullen
  • 17AriboSubstituted forForster-Caskeyat 79'minutes
  • 19Morgan
  • 12ReevesSubstituted forPratleyat 72'minutes
  • 14VetokeleSubstituted forWilliamsat 66'minutes
  • 9Taylor

Substitutes

  • 6Pearce
  • 8Forster-Caskey
  • 10Parker
  • 15Pratley
  • 21Williams
  • 22Maxwell
  • 32Lapslie

Scunthorpe

  • 25Alnwick
  • 14Perch
  • 23McArdle
  • 5Webster
  • 3Borthwick-Jackson
  • 11MorrisBooked at 68minsSubstituted forHallamat 82'minutes
  • 15LewisSubstituted forLundat 74'minutes
  • 6Ojo
  • 47HammillSubstituted forvan Veenat 64'minutes
  • 18Thomas
  • 17Novak

Substitutes

  • 7Lund
  • 10van Veen
  • 22Sutton
  • 26McGahey
  • 27Flatt
  • 29Wootton
  • 30Hallam
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
11,973

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home15
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 4, Scunthorpe United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 4, Scunthorpe United 0.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Matthew Lund.

Attempt missed. George Thomas (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Dillon Phillips.

Attempt missed. Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Patrick Bauer.

Attempt blocked. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Jordan Hallam replaces Josh Morris.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jake Forster-Caskey replaces Joe Aribo.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Naby Sarr.

Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Matthew Lund replaces Clayton Lewis.

Foul by Jonathan Williams (Charlton Athletic).

George Thomas (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Naby Sarr (Charlton Athletic) header from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Darren Pratley replaces Ben Reeves.

Attempt missed. George Thomas (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Albie Morgan (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic).

Byron Webster (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 4, Scunthorpe United 0. Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jonathan Williams replaces Igor Vetokele.

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

Foul by Clayton Lewis (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kevin van Veen replaces Adam Hammill.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 3, Scunthorpe United 0. Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Aribo.

Foul by Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic).

Byron Webster (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

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

Foul by Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United).

goal

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