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Addicks see off Blades (©PAphotos).

Charlton stayed five points clear at the top of npower League One with an impressive 2-0 win at fellow promotion hopefuls Sheffield United.

The match was goalless at Bramall Lane until Yann Kermorgant struck in the 65th minute, and the Addicks picked up their second within two minutes as Bradley Wright-Phillips got on the scoresheet.

MK Dons also won to go second, seeing off Notts County 3-0 at home. Angelo Balanta got the ball rolling in the 11th minute before late efforts from Clinton Morrison (82) and Daniel Powell (83) secured the points.

Bottom club Leyton Orient sprung a big surprise with their first league win of the season, 2-1 over Preston, who slipped to third. Paul Coutts put the Lilywhites into a second-minute lead but the result was turned on its head by two Dean Cox goals in nine minutes leading up to half-time.

Sheffield Wednesday edged Hartlepool 1-0 at Victoria Park, Reda Johnson's 33rd-minute effort enough for three points while goals from Will Grigg (33) and Matty Robson (50) cancelled each other out as Carlisle drew at Walsall.

Huddersfield jumped to fifth in the standings with a 4-0 demolition of hosts Brentford. Jordan Rhodes scored twice, substitute Lee Novak notched and Gary Roberts made it four 12 minutes from time.

Bury came from behind against Yeovil to take a 3-1 away win. Kieran Agard netted in the 17th minute, but Giles Coke levelled before half-time and David Amoo and Peter Sweeney scored in the second period.

Second-bottom Exeter saw off Oldham 2-0 courtesy of goals from forwards Daniel Nardiello (18) and Guillem Bauza (49) while Michail Antonio scored the only goal of the game for Colchester at Chesterfield and Tranmere shared a 0-0 stalemate with Bournemouth.

Ashley Grimes scored twice, in the 21st and 66th minutes, to lead Rochdale to a 2-1 win over visiting Wycombe, who had earlier taken a sixth-minute lead through Scott Donnelly.

Scunthorpe scored at the end of each half to record a 2-1 success at Stevenage. Eddie Nolan put the Iron in front in the 45th minute and Michael O'Connor struck again in the final minute of the game. Josh Walker added an injury-time effort for the hosts but it was not enough.

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