Luke Varney gave Charlton´s Coca-Cola Championship promotion hopes a huge shot in the arm with the goals which consigned south London neighbours Crystal Palace to a 2-0 defeat.

In a typically feisty encounter between two sides with a healthy dislike for each other, Charlton laid siege on the Palace goal but had to wait an hour before Varney struck the opener.

The striker has struggled to win over the Charlton faithful since his £2million summer move from Crewe.

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