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  • English Npower Championship
  • 19 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Ewood Park
  • Attendance: 13,647
BlackburnBlackburnvCharltonCharlton
1
  • Rhodes, 48
2
  • Stephens, 26
  • Kermorgant, 64

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Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 1, Charlton Athletic 2.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 1, Charlton Athletic 2.

90+4 mins:Attempt saved. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

90+3 mins:Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Callum Harriott replaces Lawrie Wilson.

90+2 mins:Attempt missed. Martin Olsson (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

90+2 mins:Corner, Blackburn Rovers.

90+1 mins:Attempt missed. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

90+1 mins:Corner, Blackburn Rovers.

90 mins:Attempt blocked. Todd Kane (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

89 mins:Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Charlton Athletic).

89 mins:Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

82 mins:Foul by Danny Murphy (Blackburn Rovers).

82 mins:Yann Kermorgant (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick.

81 mins:Foul by Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers).

81 mins:Cedric Evina (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Dorian Dervite replaces Scott Wagstaff because of an injury.

78 mins:Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Nuno Gomes replaces Rubén Rochina.

76 mins:Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Charlton Athletic).

76 mins:Danny Murphy (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

70 mins:Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Morten Gamst Pedersen replaces Simon Vukcevic.

69 mins:Foul by Rubén Rochina (Blackburn Rovers).

69 mins:Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick.

66 mins:Attempt missed. Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

65 mins:Attempt saved. Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

64 mins:Goal! Blackburn Rovers 1, Charlton Athletic 2. Yann Kermorgant (Charlton Athletic) header from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Bradley Pritchard with a cross.

64 mins:Corner, Charlton Athletic.

63 mins:Corner, Charlton Athletic.

61 mins:Corner, Blackburn Rovers.

60 mins:Attempt saved. Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

59 mins:Offside, Charlton Athletic. Yann Kermorgant tries a through ball, but Yann Kermorgant is caught offside.

55 mins:Foul by Simon Vukcevic (Blackburn Rovers).

55 mins:Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick.

54 mins:Foul by Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers).

54 mins:Matt Taylor (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick.

54 mins:Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Charlton Athletic).

54 mins:Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

52 mins:Foul by Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic).

52 mins:Rubén Rochina (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

51 mins:Foul by Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic).

51 mins:Rubén Rochina (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

51 mins:Attempt missed. Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

50 mins:Attempt blocked. Bradley Pritchard (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

48 mins:Goal! Blackburn Rovers 1, Charlton Athletic 1. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) header from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Colin Kazim-Richards with a cross.

46 mins:Attempt missed. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

Second Half begins Blackburn Rovers 0, Charlton Athletic 1.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Charlton Athletic 1.

44 mins:Foul by Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic).

44 mins:Simon Vukcevic (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

42 mins:Foul by Simon Vukcevic (Blackburn Rovers).

42 mins:Bradley Pritchard (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick.

41 mins:Foul by Bradley Pritchard (Charlton Athletic).

41 mins:Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Foul by Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers).

37 mins:Yann Kermorgant (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Simon Vukcevic tries a through ball, but Simon Vukcevic is caught offside.

34 mins:Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Charlton Athletic).

34 mins:Danny Murphy (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

30 mins:Foul by Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic).

30 mins:Rubén Rochina (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Attempt saved. Yann Kermorgant (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

28 mins:Attempt saved. Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

26 mins:Goal! Blackburn Rovers 0, Charlton Athletic 1. Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

25 mins:Foul by Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers).

25 mins:Bradley Pritchard (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick.

24 mins:Attempt saved. Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved. Assisted by Rubén Rochina.

23 mins:Corner, Blackburn Rovers.

15 mins:Foul by Matt Taylor (Charlton Athletic).

15 mins:Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

12 mins:Foul by Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers).

12 mins:Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick.

8 mins:Attempt missed. Simon Vukcevic (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

6 mins:Foul by Todd Kane (Blackburn Rovers).

6 mins:Scott Wagstaff (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick.

2 mins:Attempt missed. Simon Vukcevic (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 19 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Ewood Park
  • Attendance: 13,647
BlackburnBlackburnvCharltonCharlton
1
  • Rhodes, 48
2
  • Stephens, 26
  • Kermorgant, 64

match report

Charlton grabbed their third consecutive npower Championship win with a 2-1 success at Blackburn to ensure Michael Appleton's first match in charge of Rovers ended in defeat.

A magnificent long-range half-volley from Dale Stephens gave Charlton a deserved lead and Rovers full-back Martin Olsson, a transfer target for West Ham, cleared off the line from Lawrie Wilson to prevent further damage.

Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes produced a superb diving header to level matters and net his 15th goal in 25 Blackburn appearances but, after Stephens spurned a glorious opportunity for his second, Yann Kermorgant leapt highest to decisively re-establish Charlton's lead in the 64th minute.

Chris Powell's Addicks leapfrog Blackburn to go 12th in the table, while the pre-season promotion favourites lie 10 points shy of the play-off places in 14th.

Simon Vukcevic and Ruben Rochina were off target with speculative efforts for Blackburn during the opening exchanges as Charlton failed to make an early impression in the final third.

Colin Kazim-Richards might have done better when he headed Rochina's corner into the arms of Addicks goalkeeper Ben Hamer before the visitors took a 26th-minute lead.

Charlton full-back Chris Solly burst clear of Kazim-Richards' attentions down the right and his cross was only partially cleared by Olsson, leaving Stephens to emphatically find the top corner from 25 yards.

It should have been two moments later when Rovers keeper Jake Kean denied Johnnie Jackson and Olsson hacked Wilson's follow-up off the line.

A Blackburn response was not forthcoming and boos could be heard from the terraces at the half-time whistle - an atmosphere that made an equaliser three minutes after the restart seem unlikely.

But Rhodes, starved of service during the opening period, had other ideas when he displayed supreme poaching instincts to plant a diving header from Kazim-Richards' right-wing cross beyond the out-stretched Hamer and into the bottom-left corner.

Presented with a far easier chance than the one he opened the scoring with, Stephens should have restored Charlton's advantage moments later but blazed wide with the goal at his mercy after Bradley Pritchard's shot was blocked.

Kazim-Richards drove towards the Charlton box with an hour played and looked to bend into the far corner, finding Hamer equal to the task as he produced an impressive touch behind.

Charlton had two corners of their own after Scott Dann almost diverted Cedric Evina's cross into his own net and they retook the lead when Rovers failed to clear the latter and Kermorgant looped a header home from Pritchard's first-time cross.

Blackburn's response to going behind was more positive on this occasion as Kazim-Richards nodded agonisingly wide at the far post, but their failure to test Hamer in the final 25 minutes was a damning indictment.

team line-up

34Jake Kean
22Todd Kane
31Grant Hanley
3Martin Olsson
16Scott Dann
33Simon Vukcevic70
6Jason Lowe
13Danny Murphy
23Rubén Rochina78
39Colin Kazim-Richards
11Jordan Rhodes

substitutes

21Nuno Gomes78
25David Goodwillie
12Morten Gamst Pedersen70
38Diogo Rosado
5Gaël Givet
30Sebastian Usai
24Josh Morris

referee

David Coote

team line-up

1Ben Hamer
3Cedric Evina
6Matt Taylor
20Chris Solly
5Michael Morrison
4Johnnie Jackson
23Lawrie Wilson93
11Scott Wagstaff78
14Bradley Pritchard
8Dale Stephens
18Yann Kermorgant

substitutes

7Danny Green
16Rhoys Wiggins
27David Button
19Ricardo Fuller
10Bradley Wright-Phillips
32Callum Harriott93
44Dorian Dervite78

referee

David Coote

match stats

possession %4951
shots on target36
shots off target61
corners42
tackles won00
offsides11