Charlton Athletic 2 Wycombe Wanderers 1
Charlton Athletic were crowned Npower League 1 champions after
overcoming Wycombe Wanderers at The Valley on Saturday while
second-placed Sheffield United lost at MK Dons.
The Addicks secured the crown with two games remaining thanks to
goals from Yann Kermorgant (pictured) and Dale Stephens.
Bradley Wright-Phillips had already seen an effort cleared off
the line when the Frenchman put Charlton in front after 14 minutes
with a superb free-kick into the bottom corner from 25 yards.
Wright-Phillips was twice foiled by Nikki Bull when clean
through while Bradley Pritchard was also foiled by the Wycombe
keeper from a fine lob.
Wanderers drew level on the stroke of half-time through Stuart
Beavon, who saw a low cross-shot superbly saved by Ben Hamer, only
for Marvin McCoy to return the ball to the middle for Beavon to
Charlton looked nervy after the break with Beavon and Matt
Bloomfield going close and Hamer superbly denying Joel
However Stephens secured the points 17 minutes from time,
substitute Danny Haynes swinging in a cross from the left, moments
after coming on, and Stephens firing in a knock-down across goal
After the final whistle Addicks fans endured a nervy few moments
awaiting the result from Milton Keynes, but former Manchester
United player Alan Smith’s goal – his first domestic strike since
scoring at The Valley seven years ago - was enough to see the hosts
over the line and spark joyous scenes from a crowd of more than
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