Lyle Taylor’s improvised finish earned Championship newcomers Charlton Athletic a battling victory over Blackburn Rovers.

Taylor flicked the ball in for the winner from Jason Pearce’s powerful header following a corner with just over 10 minutes remaining.

The Addicks had to withstand strong Rovers pressure before then, but led just before the break thanks to Ben Purrington’s close-range finish.

Rovers continued to dominate possession in the second half and equalised when debutant Bradley Johnson’s header was cleared off the line but rebounded off goalkeeper Dillon Phillips for an unfortunate own goal.

Further home pressure went unrewarded and Taylor ensured a winning return for Lee Bowyer’s side on their return to the second tier after a three-year absence.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Blackburn

  • 1Walton
  • 31Bennett
  • 26Lenihan
  • 14Mulgrew
  • 17Bell
  • 4Johnson
  • 27TravisSubstituted forBuckleyat 80′minutes
  • 19DowningSubstituted forRothwellat 69′minutes
  • 23Dack
  • 7ArmstrongSubstituted forGrahamat 68′minutes
  • 9Gallagher

Substitutes

  • 2Nyambe
  • 8Rothwell
  • 10Graham
  • 13Leutwiler
  • 20Brereton
  • 29Evans
  • 39Buckley

Charlton

  • 1Phillips
  • 5Lockyer
  • 6Pearce
  • 23SarrBooked at 8minsSubstituted forGallagherat 66′minutes
  • 2Dijksteel
  • 32LapslieBooked at 80minsSubstituted forOshilajaat 90′minutes
  • 8Forster-CaskeyBooked at 73mins
  • 15Pratley
  • 3Purrington
  • 7Substituted forMorganat 80′minutes
  • 9Taylor

Substitutes

  • 4Oshilaja
  • 11Gallagher
  • 13Amos
  • 17Bonne
  • 19Morgan
  • 20Solly
  • 40Sarpeng-Wiredu
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
14,184

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home12
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 1, Charlton Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 1, Charlton Athletic 2.

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Albie Morgan tries a through ball, but Lyle Taylor is caught offside.

Foul by Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers).

Albie Morgan (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Adedeji Oshilaja replaces George Lapslie.

Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Darragh Lenihan tries a through ball, but Danny Graham is caught offside.

Foul by Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers).

Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Amari’i Bell (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt saved. Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Albie Morgan.

Foul by Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers).

Ben Purrington (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by John Buckley (Blackburn Rovers).

George Lapslie (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. John Buckley replaces Le Travis.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Albie Morgan replaces Jonathan .

Booking

George Lapslie (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Joe Rothwell (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Lapslie (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt blocked. George Lapslie (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonathan .

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Anfernee Dijksteel.

Bradley Johnson (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 1, Charlton Athletic 2. Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jason Pearce following a corner.

Attempt missed. Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Forster-Caskey with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Amari’i Bell.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Charlie Mulgrew.

Attempt blocked. Conor Gallagher (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anfernee Dijksteel.

Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Elliott Bennett tries a through ball, but Danny Graham is caught offside.

Booking

Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Bradley Johnson (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic).

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Ben Purrington.

Hand ball by Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers).

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Anfernee Dijksteel.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Joe Rothwell replaces Stewart Downing.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Danny Graham replaces Adam Armstrong.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Jonathan .

goal

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