Charlton Athletic 2-1 Barnsley, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Charlton Athletic 4-3-1-2



Barnsley 4-3-1-2

Half Time: 2 - 0 The Valley ( Attendance: 19,870 (1,083) )
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Charlton Athletic gave themselves breathing space at the bottom of the Championship with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Barnsley at the Valley.

Lyle Taylor got the Addicks got off to the perfect start, reacting quickest to poke in Jason Pearce’s flick-on from a free-kick inside ten minutes.

However they had Dillon Phillips to thank for preserving their lead as the Charlton stopper clawed Mads Andersen’s header off the line before Aapo Halme fired the rebound off the post.

Charlton then doubled their advantage just before the interval as Pearce once again rose highest to knock the ball down for Andre Green to drill home.

The second period saw a much-improved Barnsley performance with the Tykes hitting the woodwork again through a Cauley Woodrow effort following another good Phillips save.

But Woodrow wasn’t to be denied for too long and gave Barnsley a 71st minute lifeline before the Tykes should have equalised minutes later.

First Jacob Brown hit the post before Killian Ludewig saw his rebounded effort cleared off the line as Barnsley surged forward in search of an equaliser.

It set-up a nervy six minutes of stoppage time but the Addicks held on to go four points clear of the bottom three.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Dillon Phillips excellent reaction save to deny Mads Andersen mid-way through the first-half proved decisive.

Moan of the Match

Charlton made life more difficult than it should have been, often playing themselves into trouble.

Talking Point

Was Lee Bowyer too hasty in his second-half substitutions of Lyle Taylor and Jonny Williams when there was still plenty of time to see a Barnsley comeback?

Man of the Match

Lyle Taylor – his contract might be running down but there was no lack of effort from the Charlton forward all game.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

John Brooks (Leicestershire) – far too lenient in dealing with Barnsley’s overzealous physical approach.


The Charlton fans never stopped singing throughout, particularly showing their affection for Lyle Taylor.


Charlton made harder work than it should have been but nonetheless this was a massive three points in their fight for Championship survival.

Line Ups

Charlton Athletic 4-3-1-2

Phillips; Matthews, Lockyer, Pearce, Sarr; Doughty (Purrington, 90), Pratley, Cullen; Jon. Williams (Forster-Caskey, 57); Green, Taylor (Hemed, 68)

Subs not used:

Amos, McGeady, Field, Oztumer



Barnsley 4-3-1-2

Radlinger; Jor.Williams (Inacio, 68), Sollbauer, Andersen, Oduor (Ludewig, 68); Thomas, Halme, Mowatt; Woodrow; Brown, Chaplin (Schmidt, 86)

Subs not used:

B. Williams, Dougall, Walton, Styles


Sollbauer, Jor.Williams, Andersen, Chaplin

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