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A last-gasp Steven Thompson goal spelt heartbreak for rock-bottom Charlton as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Burnley in their Coca-Cola Championship encounter.

Charlton have only won one away game this season but they took the lead shortly before half-time when Nick Bailey side-footed the ball home.

Burnley created nothing in the second half but they finally woke up with 14 minutes to go as Thompson fired Martin Paterson's header home. And Thompson, who had come off the bench shortly after the hour mark, snatched the winner in the fourth minute of injury time as he slid in at the far post to knock Kevin McDonald's cross over the line

Bristol City kept alive their faint hopes of a play-off push with a comfortable 2-0 victory over out-of-form Barnsley, thanks to goals from Gavin Williams and former Barnsley winger Michael McIndoe.

Marek Saganowski's brace again rescued 10-man Southampton as they secured an unlikely point against play-off chasing Swansea.

First-half goals from Rob Hulse and Kris Commons helped Derby to their first win under Nigel Clough.

Hulse headed the hosts into the lead in the 13th minute before Commons doubled their lead three minutes later with a low shot across goal.

Coventry got one back early in the second half. Although Stephen Bywater pulled off a fantastic save, he could only parry it away and the ball was put back in for Michael Doyle to fire home from close range.

Meanwhile, Blackpool ground out a 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace despite playing most of the game with 10 men, while Plymouth did well to manage a goalless draw at play-off chasing Ipswich.

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Ipswich Town
Rob Hulse
Steven Thompson
Bristol City
Michael Doyle
Football
Kris Commons
Championship
Southampton
Michael McIndoe
Derby County
Marek Saganowski
Barnsley
Stephen Bywater
Crystal Palace
Kevin McDonald
Coventry City
Gavin Williams
Plymouth Argyle
Blackpool
Nick Bailey
Charlton Athletic
Swansea City
Martin Paterson
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