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Charlton Athletic 2-0 Queens Park Rangers

Charlton's Tony Watt
The half-time introduction of Tony Watt (left) proved decisive for Charlton

Goals by Tony Watt and Morgan Fox ensured a winning start to the season for Charlton as QPR were beaten on their return to the Championship.

Six minutes after coming on, Watt fired a low shot past Robert Green after Simon Makienok's dummy set him up.

Fox made it 2-0 with his first goal for the Addicks, a thumping 20-yard effort.

Charlie Austin - a reported Premier League target - and Tjaronn Chery had QPR's best chances in the first half before Austin was taken off late on.

The visitors had the better of the opening exchanges without testing goalkeeper Nick Pope too much.

Austin rattled a post and Chery had a fine shot from distance kept out just before the break but shortly after the restart Watt put the hosts in front.

Having just come on for Karlan Ahearne-Grant, the former Celtic striker found the target with a right-footed effort which beat Green at his near post, despite the ex-England goalkeeper getting a hand on it.

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Defender Fox wrapped up the points with just under 20 minutes remaining.

And there was still time for Johann Berg Gudmundsson to come close to adding a third, his free-kick hitting the crossbar.

Charlton manager Guy Luzon: "It was the perfect start. It was great for our team and great for our supporters.

"Some players made their debut in the Championship and they played well. We passed this obstacle. I'm sure we will improve and get better and better."

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QPR manager Chris Ramsey: "It's disappointing as we started very well. We didn't take the chances we created, which will come back to bite you as time goes on.

"Charlton are a very resilient side and I'm sure they were happy that they weathered the storm when they did. They had their time and they took their two chances."

Charlton's Ahmed Kashi closes down Tjaronn Chery
Charlton's Ahmed Kashi closes down Tjaronn Chery
Charlton's Morgan Fox celebrates
Morgan Fox's first goal for Charlton sealed the win
QPR manager Chris Ramsey
Chris Ramsey did not enjoy his first experience of managing in the Championship

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 30Pope
  • 20Solly
  • 12DiarraBooked at 57mins
  • 5Bauer
  • 21Fox
  • 7Berg GudmundssonSubstituted forCeballosat 90'minutes
  • 3Kashi
  • 22BaBooked at 60minsSubstituted forBergdichat 76'minutes
  • 8Cousins
  • 18Ahearne-GrantSubstituted forWattat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Makienok

Substitutes

  • 4Jackson
  • 10Ceballos
  • 19Bergdich
  • 24Charles-Cook
  • 26Lennon
  • 27Mitov
  • 32Watt

QPR

  • 1Green
  • 24Perch
  • 5Onuoha
  • 6HillBooked at 84mins
  • 15KoncheskyBooked at 89mins
  • 21Luongo
  • 20HenrySubstituted forFaurlinat 71'minutes
  • 8CherySubstituted forEmmanuel-Thomasat 71'minutes
  • 7Phillips
  • 9AustinSubstituted forPolterat 85'minutes
  • 12Mackie

Substitutes

  • 4Hall
  • 13Lumley
  • 14Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 16Doughty
  • 18Faurlin
  • 23Hoilett
  • 33Polter
Referee:
Robert Madley
Attendance:
19,469

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away11
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Queens Park Rangers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Queens Park Rangers 0.

Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).

Booking

Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic).

Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Cristian Ceballos replaces Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

Booking

Paul Konchesky (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Paul Konchesky (Queens Park Rangers).

Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Sebastian Polter replaces Charlie Austin.

Booking

Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers).

Foul by Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic).

Alejandro Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Morgan Fox.

Foul by Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic).

Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Zakarya Bergdich (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt missed. Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Zakarya Bergdich replaces El-Hadji Ba.

Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers).

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Chris Solly.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Chris Solly.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 2, Queens Park Rangers 0. Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tony Watt.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas replaces Tjaronn Chery.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Alejandro Faurlin replaces Karl Henry.

Attempt blocked. Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Morgan Fox.

Attempt missed. Patrick Bauer (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 James Perch.

Foul by Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic).

Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left. Assisted by Karl Henry.

Foul by Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1MK Dons11004133
2Charlton11002023
3Hull11002023
4Sheff Wed11002023
5Birmingham11002113
6Wolves11002113
7Brighton11001013
8Brentford10102201
9Ipswich10102201
10Burnley10101101
11Cardiff10101101
12Fulham10101101
13Leeds10101101
14Bolton10100001
15Derby10100001
16Middlesbrough00000000
17Preston00000000
18Blackburn100112-10
19Reading100112-10
20Nottm Forest100101-10
21Bristol City100102-20
22Huddersfield100102-20
23QPR100102-20
24Rotherham100114-30
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