Charlton Athletic 2-1 Burton Albion, League One: report, ratings and verdict


Charlton Athletic 4-1-2-1-2



Burton Albion 4-3-3

Half Time: 2 - 1 The Valley ( Attendance: 9,505 (156) )
1 min

Charlton Athletic extended their impressive home form with a 2-1 win over Burton Albion at the Valley.

Lee Bowyer’s side started the encounter with real intensity; Tariqe Fosu rattling the crossbar after just two minutes before Lyle Taylor won and coolly converted a sixth minute penalty.

However parity was restored in the 19th minute when David Templeton’s point-blank shot struck Krystian Bielik’s arm with Lucas Akins equalising from the resultant spot-kick.

The Addicks were undeterred though and took a 2-1 lead into the break as Taylor’s delicious cross was met by a diving Ben Reeves header just past the half-hour mark.

The second-half saw a much improved Burton showing as Charlton’s own performance appeared to dip much to the frustration of the home faithful.

But despite substitute Liam Boyce’s header and low effort threatening Dillon Phillips’ goal, the visitors generally lacked any real cutting edge in the final third.

The win means Charlton are now unbeaten in 13 home league matches and remain fifth in the table.

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

Ben Reeves goal to make it 2-1 – it would have been harsh on the Addicks if they went in level at the break.

Moan of the Match

Charlton took their foot off the gas in the second period, momentarily giving Burton hope of a comeback.

Talking Point

Just how good could this Charlton Athletic side be if they had an owner that actually cared?

Man of the Match

Lyle Taylor – Scored one and assisted another, after a few weeks below-par he’s back to his very best.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Thomas Bramall (Sheffield) – Awarded Burton a dubious penalty and never really got a handle on the game, appearing more reactive than proactive in his decision-making.


Despite the low turnout, the home fans made a decent noise on a bitterly cold South London evening.


After a frenetic first-half it was a case of ‘job done’ in the second period as Charlton further consolidated their place in the Play-Offs.

Line Ups

Charlton Athletic 4-1-2-1-2

Phillips; Solly, Bauer, Sarr, Purrington; Cullen; Reeves (Marshall, 90+1), Aribo (Lapslie, 70); Fosu (Vetokele, 80); Taylor, Parker

Subs not used:

Dijksteel, Pearce, Pratley, Maxwell

Burton Albion 4-3-3

Collins; Brayford, Buxton (Clarke, 88), McFadzean, Daniel; Fraser, Quinn, Allen; Harness (Miller, 76), Akins, Templeton (Boyce, 58)

Subs not used:

Bywater, Bradley, Hutchinson, Wallace

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