Charlton dominated for long spells against Coventry City on Saturday, only for a late double from Amadou Bakayoko to seal a smash-and-grab win for the visitors.
It condemned the Addicks – who had led through Lyle Taylor’s penalty – to a shock defeat and prevented them from reclaiming their spot in the early-season play-off places.
League leaders Portsmouth also suffered a surprising reverse as they were beaten 2-0 at home by out-of-form Gillingham .The loss was Pompey’s first of the season but they remain top after second-placed Peterborough United were thrashed at home by Barnsley.
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Sunderland sit third after winning away at Bradford City and Walsall moved up to fifth after recording a single-goal victory at Bristol Rovers.
Doncaster Rovers boss Grant McCann pipped Lee Bowyer to the Manager of the Month award last week but his Donny side were thumped 4-0 at home by Joey Barton’s Fleetwood Town. Rovers remain sixth, however.
Accrington Stanley suffered a rare defeat – losing 1-0 at Shrewsbury Town after playing with 10 men for 75 minutes – and Luton Town lifted themselves to eighth after edging a five-goal thriller against Scunthorpe United.
Chris Powell’s Southend United were held to a goalless draw by bottom-of-the-table Oxford United and Blackpool extended their unbeaten run by contesting a 2-2 draw against Rochdale at Bloomfield Road.
Wycombe Wanderers earned an important win – beating Burton Albion 2-1 at Adams Park – to lift themselves away from the relegation zone. The match also saw Adebayo Akinfenwa notch his 200th senior goal in English football.
There was finally a win for Plymouth Argyle to celebrate as they overcame AFC Wimbledon 1-0 to move off the foot of the table.