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BlackburnBlackburn Rovers3CharltonCharlton Athletic0

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.

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 3, Charlton Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    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.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Conor McAleny.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Tom Lawrence (Blackburn Rovers).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic).

  9. Substitution

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

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Lee Williamson replaces Corry Evans.

  11. 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.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Chris Solly.

  13. Post update

    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.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Adam Henley.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Hope Akpan replaces Danny Guthrie.