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Bailey steals points for Addicks: Match Review

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Charlton skipper Nicky Bailey scored a late winner to hand the Addicks their first victory in four games at lowly Wycombe courtesy of a 2-1 win.

The 25-year-old midfielder drilled in his 10th goal of season in the 77th minute to pile more misery on the struggling Chairboys, after Jonjo Shelvey's classy opener had been cancelled out by Jon-Paul Pittman.

Wycombe started brightly and Stuart Beavon danced past two defenders but slotted wide when one-on-one with keeper Rob Elliot, before Pittman drilled the ball into the side-netting.

But Shelvey put Charlton ahead against the run of play in the 11th minute when he exquisitely swept Lloyd Sam's cut-back inside the far post from 15 yards.

Wycombe keeper Scott Shearer denied David Mooney, Dean Burton and Bailey as the Addicks seized control before Pittman converted Stuart Green's low cross to equalise for Wanderers in the 64th minute.

But Bailey won it for Charlton 13 minutes from the end when he fired in a loose ball from eight yards after his initial shot had been blocked.

The Chairboys piled forward late on but Chris Westwood headed substitute Matt Phillips' corner wide as their winless run stretched to seven games.

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Jonjo Shelvey
Lloyd Sam
Jon-Paul Pittman
Football
Chris Westwood
Nicky Bailey
David Mooney
League One
Matt Phillips
Stuart Green
Charlton Athletic
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Stuart Beavon
Scott Shearer
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