Championship
CharltonCharlton Athletic1QPRQueens Park Rangers0

Charlton Athletic 1-0 Queens Park Rangers

Charlton captain Johnnie Jackson scores the winner against QPR

QPR's automatic promotion hopes took another blow as they were beaten by relegation battlers Charlton.

Johnnie Jackson headed in a stoppage-time winner from a tight angle at the far post to secure an Addicks victory.

Earlier on, Ravel Morrison - making his QPR debut after a loan move from West Ham - wasted his side's best chance when he shot wide.

Modibo Maiga also wasted a promising opening for the visitors before Jackson punished those misses with his goal.

The winner secured Charlton's first league win since Boxing Day, while QPR have have now lost three games in a row and are seven points off the top two with a game in hand.

Although QPR played the more intricate and neat football in the early stages, it was Charlton who could have gone ahead after 12 minutes.

A long range Jordan Cousins strike struck a post before Reza Ghoochannejhad's follow-up also hit the woodwork.

QPR defender Nedum Onuoha went over in the box under a Michael Morrison challenge, but failed to win a penalty.

Visiting manager Harry Redknapp tried to shake things up by replacing the ineffective Junior Hoilett with on-loan Manchester United youngster Will Keane.

Moments later Rangers squandered their best opening when an unmarked Morrison lashed a 14-yard shot well wide.

The visitors passed up another gilt-edged chance when substitute Maiga was gifted the ball by the Yohann Thuram-Ulien.

However, after going around the Charlton goalkeeper, the Rangers substitute lost control and the ball went out of play.

Those misses were compounded after Jackson's last-gasp goal left Charlton a point and a place from safety, with three games on hand over the four teams above them.

Charlton manager Chris Powell:

"This is the benchmark for what is to come over the next 17 games, I will make sure of that.

"One or two things went in our favour, which is about time because we have had many, many things go against us for some while now.

"People look for the captain to lead the team and with John it is his goals. It was apt he scored the goal.

QPR assistant manager Kevin Bond:

"If you start looking at the table mathematically then we don't get beat at Charlton.

"All we can do now is look at Leeds United and look to get back on track. Get back to where we were earlier in season.

"As soon as we start looking at bigger picture and promotion then we could be in trouble. We need to focus on next game and getting a point."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 21Thuram-Ulien
  • 23Wilson
  • 16Wiggins
  • 24Cousins
  • 5Morrison
  • 6Dervite
  • 7GreenSubstituted forAjdarevicat 64'minutes
  • 39Poyet
  • 9ChurchSubstituted forHarriottat 89'minutes
  • 8GhoochanneijhadSubstituted forTudgayat 64'minutes
  • 4JacksonBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Hamer
  • 10Sordell
  • 11Harriott
  • 15Wood
  • 18Tudgay
  • 36Fox
  • 42Ajdarevic

QPR

  • 1Green
  • 18Hughes
  • 3Traore
  • 6Hill
  • 5Dunne
  • 15Onuoha
  • 16Jenas
  • 10CarrollSubstituted forBenayounat 81'minutes
  • 14DoyleSubstituted forMaigaat 70'minutes
  • 23HoilettSubstituted forKeaneat 59'minutes
  • 4Morrison

Substitutes

  • 12Keane
  • 13Yun
  • 20Henry
  • 26Murphy
  • 35Benayoun
  • 36O'Neil
  • 40Maiga
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
17,333

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home33%
Away67%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Queens Park Rangers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Queens Park Rangers 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Armand Traore (Queens Park Rangers).

  4. Post update

    Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Booking

    Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Charlton Athletic 1, Queens Park Rangers 0. Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Astrit Ajdarevic with a cross following a corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Robert Green.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Diego Poyet.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marcus Tudgay (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Harriott.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Callum Harriott replaces Simon Church.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Aaron Hughes.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Yossi Benayoun (Queens Park Rangers).

  15. Post update

    Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Yossi Benayoun replaces Tom Carroll.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Tudgay (Charlton Athletic).

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rhoys Wiggins.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester32225559322771
2Burnley321712350262463
3Derby32187760402061
4QPR31168737251256
5Nottm Forest321413553351855
6Reading321481050371350
7Wigan31147103729849
8Brighton31121093327646
9Blackburn31121093835346
10Ipswich32111294337645
11Leeds31127124339443
12Watford321012104439542
13Middlesbrough32913104136540
14Huddersfield32117144044-440
15Sheff Wed31812113838036
16Birmingham3299143941-236
17Bournemouth3199133751-1436
18Blackpool32811132944-1535
19Bolton32712133749-1233
20Doncaster3279162848-2030
21Millwall32610163160-2928
22Charlton2969142438-1427
23Barnsley31511153051-2126
24Yeovil3167182747-2025
View full Championship table

Top Stories