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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 Wycombe Wanderers 19 +14 40
2 Ipswich Town 18 +15 36
3 Peterborough United 19 +17 32
4 Blackpool 19 +7 32
5 Bristol Rovers 18 +3 31
6 Coventry City 19 +3 31
7 Oxford United 18 +18 30
8 Rotherham United 19 +11 30
9 Fleetwood Town 17 +7 29
10 Portsmouth 18 +8 28
11 Sunderland 18 +4 26
12 Shrewsbury Town 18 -3 25
13 Doncaster Rovers 16 +7 24
14 Gillingham 19 +1 24
15 Burton Albion 18 +1 24
16 Rochdale 20 -11 22
17 Lincoln City 18 -2 21
18 Accrington Stanley 19 -4 19
19 AFC Wimbledon 19 -7 17
20 Tranmere Rovers 18 -11 17
21 Milton Keynes Dons 19 -14 14
22 Southend United 20 -37 6
23 Bolton Wanderers 16 -27 2