AFC Wimbledon’s survival fight was dealt a major blow as Charlton Athletic substitute Igor Vetokele popped up in the 91st minute to score a late winner.

The striker bundled in the crucial goal in injury time after Watford loanee Michael Folivi’s first goal for the Dons was cancelled out by Naby Sarr.

And Lyle Taylor, who returned to the Kingsmeadow for the first time since leaving for the Addicks, had a miserable afternoon in front of goal amid a hostile reception.

After Bristol Rovers and Rochdale both lost in their respective games, Wimbledon are seven points adrift from safety with 13 games to go.

Here are five things we learned…

Folivi’s goal underlined Wimbledon’s dominance

It was what they deserved in an impressive 45 minutes, breaking down Charlton’s resistance when they looked under significant duress.

Terrell Thomas pulled the ball back in the box for Folivi to finish and arrived following moments where the Dons went close to scoring.

It’s bittersweet for him, however, given the end result and the need for his team to pick up nothing but three points.

Oh so close, but so far away

The late Vetokele winner will hurt Wimbledon, but what will sting just as much are the scoring chances they had earlier in the game.

Charlton were second-best throughout the first 45 minutes, and had the Dons made the most of their errant passes then it could’ve easily been two or three.

Toby Sibbick’s tame finish in the box comes to mind, while former Addick Joe Pigott also had an opportunity or two, which is all the more frustrating.

Charlton were lucky to not be down to 10 men

Shortly after Sarr scored the equaliser with a superb free-kick, which is even just as controversial, the defender was pulled up for a foul on Scott Wagstaff.

He went through the back of Wagstaff and, although the fans were urging referee Chris Kavanagh to send him off, he was brandished a yellow.

There are suggestions he should have seen red and replays perhaps support that assertion.

The key battle

At the heart of Wimbledon’s five-man defence was Will Nightingale against Charlton’s lone striker, and Kingsmeadow returnee, Lyle Taylor.

While Taylor didn’t score amid great chances to do so, his knack for winning fouls and physical presence made life tough.

Nightingale measured up to him with physicality but it may be that foul leading up to Sarr’s goal which made the difference.

Taylor’s frosty reception

One supposes it’s rather unfortunate that what started as quite positive for Taylor ended so negatively.

His much talked-about return to Wimbledon since leaving saw him greeted with a warm applause in the warm-ups ahead of kick-off.

But by the end he was booed on his every touch as some Dons supporters shouted he was a “cheat” – though he perhaps got the last laugh in the end.