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Charlton Athletic 1-1 Blackburn Rovers

Harry Lennon celebrates his early goal
Harry Lennon (second right) has scored two goals for Charlton this season

Struggling Charlton's winless run in the Championship extended to 11 matches following a draw at home to Blackburn.

The Addicks went ahead on the half hour when Johann Berg Gudmundsson's free-kick fell to Harry Lennon, whose effort deflected past Jason Steele.

But Rovers levelled on the stroke of half-time when Jordan Rhodes nodded in Adam Henley's right-wing cross.

Craig Conway and Shane Duffy had headed chances for Rovers after the break while Igor Vetokele tested Steele.

Charlton, who conceded a total of 11 goals in their two previous Championship games, remain four points from safety.

Lennon's second goal for the club, and the first of Jose Riga's second spell as head coach, opened the scoring.

However, Rhodes brought the away side level with his first goal in 10 league games, and Blackburn's second in seven.

Rhodes was inches away from getting on the end of Hope Akpan's cross for a late winner before Steele bravely cleared with his head as Reza Ghoochannejhad looked to pounce on a loose ball.

Blackburn have not won in the Championship for seven games, but Paul Lambert's side are six points above the bottom three.

Addicks fans staged a protest aimed at owner Roland Duchatelet outside the boardroom at The Valley after the match.

Charlton head coach Jose Riga:

"The way the players, my squad, behaved, they worked hard to get that result. I'm happy, although I would have preferred a win.

"I'm just focused on the sporting mission. Surviving is the priority and this is a tough challenge.

"We receive support from the fans and that's the most important thing.

"Last time as manager I found out about the fans of Charlton and they want the same as I want - to stay up."

Blackburn manager Paul Lambert:

"We started the game so well. Charlton scored with their first attack of note and then we came back.

"The atmosphere was waiting to turn pretty bad but that's what happens when supporters don't like what they think is happening at their club."

On transfer speculation surrounding Jordan Rhodes: "It's the same situation as it was when I first came to the club.

"I've not heard anything. I chat with the chief executive and until someone tells me different then it's the same situation."

Jordan Rhodes
Jordan Rhodes levelled for Blackburn with his 11th goal of the season
Jason Steele and Reza Goochannejhand
Rovers keeper Jason Steele needed treatment after denying Reza Goochannejhand with his head
Charlton protest
Charlton Athletic fans protested outside the boardroom at The Valley after the match
Charlton protest
Addicks fans have formed an umbrella group called Coalition Against Roland Duchatelet to voice their opposition against Charlton's Belgian owner

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Henderson
  • 20Solly
  • 50Teixeira
  • 26Lennon
  • 21Fox
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 8Cousins
  • 4Jackson
  • 19BergdichSubstituted forHarriottat 75'minutes
  • 14VetokeleSubstituted forGhoochannejhadat 75'minutes
  • 32Watt

Substitutes

  • 9Makienok
  • 11Harriott
  • 16Ghoochannejhad
  • 22Ba
  • 28Johnson
  • 30Pope
  • 39Poyet

Blackburn

  • 30Steele
  • 2Henley
  • 22DuffyBooked at 90mins
  • 5Hanley
  • 3Spurr
  • 19TaylorSubstituted forBennettat 45'minutes
  • 21AkpanSubstituted forLenihanat 83'minutes
  • 29Evans
  • 32Conway
  • 11Rhodes
  • 12GrahamSubstituted forJacksonat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kilgallon
  • 15Ward
  • 16Lawrence
  • 26Lenihan
  • 31Bennett
  • 33Raya
  • 35Jackson
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
13,512

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamBlackburn
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Blackburn Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Blackburn Rovers 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Charlton Athletic. Jordan Cousins tries a through ball, but Reza Ghoochannejhad is caught offside.

  4. Booking

    Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers).

  6. Post update

    Reza Ghoochannejhad (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Hand ball by Simeon Jackson (Blackburn Rovers).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic).

  10. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  11. Post update

    Delay in match Jason Steele (Blackburn Rovers) because of an injury.

  12. Post update

    Delay in match Reza Ghoochannejhad (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

  13. Post update

    Jason Steele (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Reza Ghoochannejhad (Charlton Athletic).

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Simeon Jackson with a through ball.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Harry Lennon (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.