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Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Charlton Athletic

Blackburn Rovers made it six league wins on the spin, beating Charlton Athletic to keep the pressure on the top two.

An own-goal by Leon Best put his former side in front on the half hour and Danny Graham made the points safe in injury time.

Charlton had chances of their own but found Rovers goalkeeper David Raya in inspired form.

Bradley Dack miscued a good chance early on before the hosts took a 30th-minute lead when Charlie Mulgrew's testing free-kick was met by Best, who headed into his own net with Ben Amos stranded.

Derrick Williams then missed an even clearer chance for Rovers with the goal at his mercy before Best superbly set up Ben Reeves, who was denied by a fine sprawling save by Raya.

Moments after the restart, Raya pulled off an even better save, tipping away Chris Solly's low curling shot, as the visitors turned up the pressure.

But Rovers made the game safe in injury-time when Graham headed home Joe Nuttall's cross.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackburn

  • 1Raya
  • 2Nyambe
  • 25Downing
  • 14Mulgrew
  • 3Williams
  • 6Smallwood
  • 29EvansSubstituted forTomlinsonat 69'minutes
  • 32Conway
  • 9SamuelSubstituted forGrahamat 59'minutes
  • 20AntonssonSubstituted forNuttallat 59'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 23Dack

Substitutes

  • 4Harper
  • 10Graham
  • 13Leutwiler
  • 15Ward
  • 16Caddis
  • 28Tomlinson
  • 38Nuttall

Charlton

  • 1Amos
  • 20Solly
  • 6PearceBooked at 35mins
  • 15Konsa
  • 22Dasilva
  • 17Aribo
  • 19Forster-CaskeyBooked at 32mins
  • 10ClarkeSubstituted forBestat 27'minutes
  • 12Reeves
  • 7MarshallSubstituted forAhearne-Grantat 78'minutes
  • 9Magennis

Substitutes

  • 4Jackson
  • 8Best
  • 13Phillips
  • 18Ahearne-Grant
  • 21Dodoo
  • 23Sarr
  • 26Lennon
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
10,907

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 2, Charlton Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 2, Charlton Athletic 0.

Goal!

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 2, Charlton Athletic 0. Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Nuttall with a cross.

Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers).

Booking

Joe Nuttall (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Nuttall (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Leon Best (Charlton Athletic) header from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Hand ball by Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers).

Foul by Joe Aribo (Charlton Athletic).

Ryan Nyambe (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt saved. Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Karlan Ahearne-Grant replaces Mark Marshall.

Foul by Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers).

Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Willem Tomlinson replaces Corry Evans.

Attempt missed. Mark Marshall (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Downing (Blackburn Rovers).

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Nyambe.

Hand ball by Leon Best (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Mark Marshall (Charlton Athletic).

Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Joe Nuttall replaces Marcus Antonsson.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Danny Graham replaces Dominic Samuel.

Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt saved. Ben Reeves (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Derrick Williams.

Attempt blocked. Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic) header from very close range is blocked.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Paul Downing.

Attempt missed. Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Ezri Konsa Ngoyo.

Attempt blocked. Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Leon Best (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Ben Reeves (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

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1Wigan21153342123048
2Shrewsbury21135328141444
3Blackburn21134439192043
4Bradford2213363526942
5Scunthorpe22116528171139
6Charlton2110562926335
7Portsmouth2211292724335
8Oxford Utd228773527831
9Rotherham2293103632430
10Peterborough218583332129
11Walsall217772930-128
12Southend227782534-928
13Fleetwood217682932-327
14Blackpool227692730-327
15Oldham227693640-427
16Bristol Rovers2290133340-727
17MK Dons226882532-726
18Doncaster2266102227-524
19Gillingham225892025-523
20Northampton2264121838-2022
21Rochdale214982328-521
22Plymouth2256111831-1321
23Wimbledon2155111526-1120
24Bury2145121929-1017
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