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Blackburn Rovers 3-0 Charlton Athletic

Jordan Rhodes
Jordan Rhodes has scored in each of his last three appearances for Blackburn

Jordan Rhodes scored a goal in each half as Blackburn beat Charlton to register their first win of the season.

Rhodes turned in Grant Hanley's header from a Craig Conway corner just before half-time to put the hosts ahead.

Substitute Tom Lawrence crossed from the right to set up Scotland international striker Rhodes for his fourth goal in three games.

And Lawrence finished an excellent team move with a powerful shot into the roof of the net for Blackburn's late third.

Charlton actually had the first clear chance of the game but Tony Watt's lob was not on target.

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Addicks 'keeper Nick Pope had twice denied Rhodes, before the striker gave Rovers the lead with a close-range header following Hanley's flick on.

Although behind, Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Watt both went close to equalising before Rhodes turned home at the near post to extend Rovers' lead.

Wales international Lawrence scored 10 minutes after coming on as Blackburn moved out of the relegation places with their first three points of the season.

Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer: "We know if we create the chances, we've got the best finisher in the league (Rhodes).

"They were terrific after a tough week, two trips to London and back, all the travelling. They were outstanding today, but that's what we were - ruthless in both boxes.

"There's a good feeling in the dressing room but it's just the start, we won't get carried away and hopefully now we can kick on because the level of performances has been sky high."

Charlton manager Guy Luzon: "I thought that our attitude today was good. We started the game well, organised in defence and in attack we created some good occasions in the first half.

"In this division it's very important to score the first goal and, unfortunately, Blackburn scored in the last minute of the half."

Charlton Athletic's Conor McAleny and Blackburn Rovers' Craig Conway
Blackburn have now won their last five games against Charlton in all competitions
Charlton players
Charlton have not won away from home in the Championship since March
Blackburn players
Jordan Rhodes (far left) scored his third consecutive league brace against the Addicks.

Line-ups

Blackburn

  • 30Steele
  • 2Henley
  • 22Duffy
  • 5HanleyBooked at 67mins
  • 14Olsson
  • 10Marshall
  • 23GuthrieSubstituted forAkpanat 78'minutes
  • 29EvansSubstituted forWilliamsonat 89'minutes
  • 32Conway
  • 8KoitaSubstituted forLawrenceat 75'minutes
  • 11Rhodes

Substitutes

  • 4Kilgallon
  • 7Delfouneso
  • 16Lawrence
  • 17Williamson
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 21Akpan
  • 33Raya

Charlton

  • 30Pope
  • 20Solly
  • 12Diarra
  • 5Bauer
  • 21Fox
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 8Cousins
  • 3Kashi
  • 19BergdichSubstituted forMcAlenyat 69'minutes
  • 31KennedySubstituted forVetokeleat 61'minutes
  • 32WattSubstituted forAhearne-Grantat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Jackson
  • 6Sarr
  • 14Vetokele
  • 18Ahearne-Grant
  • 22Ba
  • 27Mitov
  • 28McAleny
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
12,088

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 3, Charlton Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 3, Charlton Athletic 0.

Attempt saved. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ahmed Kashi.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Conor McAleny.

Foul by Tom Lawrence (Blackburn Rovers).

Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Adam Henley (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Karlan Ahearne-Grant replaces Tony Watt.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Lee Williamson replaces Corry Evans.

Goal!

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 3, Charlton Athletic 0. Tom Lawrence (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Adam Henley.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Chris Solly.

Attempt saved. Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Conway.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Adam Henley.

Attempt blocked. Conor McAleny (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tony Watt.

Foul by Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers).

Alou Diarra (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Hope Akpan replaces Danny Guthrie.

Delay in match Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 2, Charlton Athletic 0. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Lawrence with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Tom Lawrence replaces Bangaly-Fodé Koita.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Conor McAleny replaces Zakarya Bergdich.

Booking

Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers).

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

Attempt blocked. Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Patrick Bauer.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Patrick Bauer.

Attempt missed. Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Jordan Rhodes tries a through ball, but Bangaly-Fodé Koita is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Igor Vetokele replaces Mikhail Kennedy.

Attempt missed. Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jordan Rhodes.

Bangaly-Fodé Koita (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers).

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

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Morgan Fox tries a through ball, but Tony Watt is caught offside.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton8620115620
2Middlesbrough8521145917
3Hull8422116514
4Burnley7421118314
5Ipswich84221313014
6Reading8332126612
7Birmingham7331128412
8Cardiff8332119212
9QPR83321413112
10Leeds825198111
11Nottm Forest832388011
12Derby724176110
13Huddersfield8233910-19
14Sheff Wed82331012-29
15Charlton8233810-29
16Fulham7223111108
17Brentford72231113-28
18Wolves7223810-28
19Blackburn81439907
20MK Dons8215710-37
21Bolton8143410-67
22Preston813459-46
23Bristol City8125917-85
24Rotherham8125917-85
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