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Charlton Athletic 1-3 Blackburn Rovers

Jordan rhodes
Jordan Rhodes has scored 68 goals in 125 league games for Blackburn since joining them for £8m in August 2012

Jordan Rhodes scored twice as Blackburn Rovers beat Charlton Athletic to keep their faint play-off hopes alive.

Rhodes gave the visitors a 15th-minute lead when he collected Ben Marshall's long throw and scored from 15 yards.

Craig Conway's low strike made it 2-0. Charlton retaliated after the break through Yoni Buyens's penalty after Jason Steele's foul on Igor Vetokele.

But Rhodes headed in a third goal as Rovers recorded their third successive win.

The result means Blackburn, who were relegated from the Premier League in 2011-12, are 10th in the Championship, eight points behind sixth-placed Brentford with nine league games of the season left.

It was another clinical performance from Rhodes, recently linked with a move to Middlesbrough, who scored his 15th and 16th Championship goals of the season.

He has also now netted seven times in his last nine matches.

A side in form
Blackburn have lost only one of their last 10 games in all competitions. Their only defeat since early February was 2-1 against Norwich at home in the Championship on 24 February.

The visitors nearly took the lead inside two minutes but Alex Baptiste narrowly shot wide from 35 yards. Chris Brown headed just over and Rhodes shot off target before the Scotland international opened the scoring after quick thinking from Marshall.

Three minutes later, Conway doubled Rovers' lead after he had dispossessed Addicks centre-half Roger Johnson and the match looked over.

However, Buyens scored a 56th-minute penalty for Charlton and they nearly equalised soon afterwards, but Igor Vetokele headed against the crossbar, before Rhodes netted his second to secure the win for the away side.

Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer: "I thought we were terrific today. We started the game ever so well, two fantastic finishes from our pressing. In the second half we could have had a few more as well.

"I thought his (Rhodes') two goals were outstanding quality. The second one is a great piece of poaching and a sublime finish and the first one is an unbelievable finish from a great bit of quick play from us."

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Luzon on Charlton v Blackburn

Charlton manager Guy Luzon: "We started the game well. The personal mistake in the goal that we conceded broke our spirit.

"In the second half we gave everything and tried to play positive and to create chances. And the problem today was our aggression in the defence. We played a little bit without aggression and also it was reflected in attack."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Henderson
  • 20Solly
  • 26Ben Haim
  • 22Johnson
  • 21FoxBooked at 84mins
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 17BuyensSubstituted forChurchat 83'minutes
  • 24Cousins
  • 8BulotSubstituted forEaglesat 73'minutes
  • 14Vetokele
  • 32Watt

Substitutes

  • 2Wilson
  • 3Gomez
  • 6Bikey Amougou
  • 9Eagles
  • 12Diarra
  • 18Church
  • 36Dmitrovic

Blackburn

  • 30SteeleBooked at 56mins
  • 2Henley
  • 23HenrySubstituted forSpearingat 70'minutes
  • 15Baptiste
  • 3Spurr
  • 12Marshall
  • 17WilliamsonSubstituted forEvansat 63'minutes
  • 10Cairney
  • 32ConwaySubstituted forTaylorat 21'minutes
  • 11Rhodes
  • 9BrownBooked at 77mins

Substitutes

  • 13Eastwood
  • 19Taylor
  • 20Songo'o
  • 25Spearing
  • 26Lenihan
  • 29Evans
  • 39Gestede
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
14,888

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamBlackburn
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Blackburn Rovers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Blackburn Rovers 3.

Foul by Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic).

Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Chris Eagles (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jay Spearing following a set piece situation.

Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).

Chris Brown (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).

Tom Cairney (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Simon Church replaces Yoni Buyens.

Foul by Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic).

Alex Baptiste (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Tal Ben Haim.

Attempt blocked. Chris Taylor (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Brown.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 1, Blackburn Rovers 3. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Chris Brown (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Taylor (Blackburn Rovers).

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Stephen Henderson.

Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Corry Evans.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Chris Eagles replaces Frédéric Bulot.

Foul by Tal Ben Haim (Charlton Athletic).

Chris Brown (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Roger Johnson.

Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Brown.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Stephen Henderson.

Attempt saved. Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Jay Spearing replaces Doneil Henry because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Doneil Henry (Blackburn Rovers) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Igor Vetokele.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Corry Evans replaces Lee Williamson.

Attempt blocked. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tony Watt.

Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Frédéric Bulot with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

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2Watford372161076453169
3Middlesbrough37209858273169
4Derby371910869402967
5Norwich37199971403166
6Brentford371951359481162
7Ipswich3717101057431461
8Wolves371611105145659
9Nottm Forest371412115951854
10Blackburn371412114946354
11Sheff Wed371214113335-250
12Charlton371115114248-648
13Leeds37139153946-748
14Cardiff371211144549-447
15Birmingham371114124353-1047
16Bolton37128174555-1044
17Reading37128174058-1844
18Huddersfield371110164663-1743
19Brighton37914144246-441
20Fulham37117194865-1740
21Rotherham37913153855-1740
22Wigan37810193449-1534
23Millwall37710203162-3131
24Blackpool37410232974-4522
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