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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 Coventry City 34 +18 67
2 Rotherham United 35 +23 62
3 Oxford United 35 +24 60
4 Portsmouth 35 +17 60
5 Fleetwood Town 35 +13 60
6 Peterborough United 35 +28 59
7 Sunderland 36 +16 59
8 Wycombe Wanderers 34 +5 59
9 Doncaster Rovers 34 +18 54
10 Ipswich Town 36 +10 52
11 Gillingham 35 +8 51
12 Burton Albion 35 0 48
13 Blackpool 35 +1 45
14 Bristol Rovers 35 -11 45
15 Lincoln City 35 -2 42
16 Shrewsbury Town 34 -11 41
17 Accrington Stanley 35 -6 40
18 Milton Keynes Dons 35 -11 37
19 Rochdale 34 -18 36
20 AFC Wimbledon 35 -13 35
21 Tranmere Rovers 34 -24 32
22 Southend United 35 -46 19
23 Bolton Wanderers 34 -39 14