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CharltonCharlton Athletic2QPRQueens Park Rangers0

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.

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."

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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).

  5. Booking

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Substitution

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

  9. Booking

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Paul Konchesky (Queens Park Rangers).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

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

  14. Booking

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Morgan Fox.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic).