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Charlton 1-0 Crystal Palace

Matthew Spring gave Charlton their first victory in 19 games to give the rock-bottom Addicks three vital points against rivals Crystal Palace.

The midfielder netted his second goal since joining from Luton earlier in the month in the 14th minute.

Winger Lloyd Sam's cross dropped to Spring, who smashed a volley past Julian Speroni from 10 yards out.

Keeper Robert Elliot denied Victor Moses with a fine save in the second half to ensure Charlton triumphed.

Charlton manager Phil Parkinson:

"There is no better time to win than against your fiercest rivals.

"We knew the game meant a lot to the fans but now they know it meant a lot to the players as well. It was a proper derby and we stood up to it.

"We said to the players that we had an 18-game run for survival and this is the first step on that road."

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock:

"We got into positions but we didn't have that bit of quality which I'm hoping to bring in before the deadline.

"Charlton's players should be disgusted with themselves.

"If they'd put that effort in when Alan Pardew was here they'd not be in the position."

Charlton: Elliot, Murty, Fortune (Holland 60), Hudson, Youga, Sam (Basey 84), Spring, Bailey, Soares, Gray (Dickson 75), Burton.

Subs Not Used: Randolph, Shelvey.

Booked: Youga, Dickson.

Goals: Spring 14.

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Butterfield, Lawrence, Fonte, Hill, Oster, Carle (Danns 82), Derry, Ifill (Lee 55), Scannell (Moses 55), Kuqi.

Subs Not Used: Fletcher, Hills.

Booked: Kuqi, Carle, Moses.

Att: 20,627

Ref: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire).

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