Charlton v Blackpool
Jackson 23′ Wagstaff 45′
- FT 90 +4
- HT 2-0
Goals from Johnnie Jackson and Scott Wagstaff gave Charlton victory over managerless Blackpool.
The Seasiders, who saw Michael Appleton quit to take charge of Blackburn 24 hours before the game, fell behind when Jackson's 25-yard shot bobbled in.
Wagstaff made it 2-0 before half-time when he pounced after Yann Kermorgant's header was saved.
Blackpool dominated after the break but did not reply until Nathan Eccleston drilled home in injury time.
It was a frustrating afternoon for their assistant manager Steve Thompson, who was in temporary charge following Appleton's exit.
Home comfort for Charlton
Charlton's three previous league victories at the Valley this season were all recorded on a Tuesday night.
Veteran striker Kevin Phillips, one of those in the frame for the permanent job, missed a great chance to put the visitors ahead after just two minutes when he missed the target with a close-range header from a Nathan Delfouneso cross.
Charlton responded well and Delfouneso was involved at the other end when he nodded a Matt Taylor header off the line.
The Addicks did not have to wait long to take the lead, however, with Jackson finding the net from the edge of the area after Chris Solly's pass was deflected into his path.
Blackpool went close to an equaliser through Isaiah Osbourne and Tom Ince before Wagstaff struck in first-half stoppage time.
The Seasiders could not turn their possession into chances after the break, with Ince guilty of some wayward finishing.
So when Eccleston came off the bench to pull one back in the 93rd minute, it was only a consolation for the visitors as Charlton won at home on a Saturday for the first time this season.
Charlton manager Chris Powell:
"It's Saturday and we've won a game. It's been a long time coming.
"I've been saying if we can improve our home form just a little bit we could have a better position in the league.
"The fans come to the Valley and want to see their team do well to set up their week, and we've done that against a decent Blackpool team."
Blackpool caretaker boss Steve Thompson:
"You try not to give players excuses, but it's not the perfect scenario when yet again these lads are coming in and there is no manager.
"The manager has worked with them for the last two months on how he wants them to play, and the next minute he's gone.
"It's my job to galvanise the players and get their belief back because they have had the stuffing knocked out of them again.
"We need someone in rapidly because January will be massive for this club."
- 01 Hamer
- 03 Evina
- 05 Morrison
- 06 Taylor
- 20 Solly
- 04 Jackson
- 08 Stephens Booked (Fuller - 87' )
- 11 Wagstaff (Harriotts - 74' )
- 14 Pritchard
- 23 Wilson
- 18 Kermorgant
- 27 Button
- 36 Fox
- 39 Ajayi
- 07 Green
- 32 Harriotts
- 10 Wright-Phillips
- 19 Fuller
- 01 Gilks
- 03 Crainey
- 05 Eardley
- 15 Baptiste
- 17 Basham
- 42 Broadfoot
- 14 Sylvestre
- 18 Osbourne (Taylor-Fletcher - 59' )
- 09 K Phillips (Gomes - 77' )
- 11 Ince
- 40 Delfouneso (Eccleston - 68' )
- 21 Halstead
- 20 Cathcart
- 33 Harris
- 08 Gomes
- 31 Angel
- 12 Taylor-Fletcher
- 41 Eccleston
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.90:00 +3:01
Callum Harriott fouled by Neal Eardley, the ref awards a free kick. Callum Harriott takes the free kick.90:00 +2:20
Stephen Crainey provided the assist for the goal.90:00 +2:20 Goal scored
Goal! - Nathan Eccleston - Charlton 2 - 1 Blackpool Nathan Eccleston finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Charlton 2-1 Blackpool.90:00 +2:01
The ball is sent over by Stephen Crainey, clearance made by Matthew Taylor.90:00 +1:10
Centre by Nathan Eccleston.90:00 +0:08
A cross is delivered by Stephen Crainey, Chris Basham takes a shot. Ben Hamer makes a save.89:50
Stephen Crainey delivers the ball, Cedric Evina manages to make a clearance.89:21
Yann Kermorgant sends in a cross.86:46 Substitution
Substitution (Charlton) makes a substitution, with Ricardo Fuller coming on for Dale Stephens.81:33
Inswinging corner taken by Dale Stephens, save by Matt Gilks.79:41
Johnnie Jackson handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Matt Gilks takes the free kick.78:59
Stephen Crainey concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Solly. Johnnie Jackson crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Stephen Crainey.78:19
Shot from just outside the box by Dale Stephens goes over the bar.77:06
Tiago Gomes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dale Stephens. Ben Hamer restarts play with the free kick.76:28 Substitution
Substitution Tiago Gomes on for Kevin Phillips.76:12
Thomas Ince produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.74:59
Corner taken right-footed by Dale Stephens from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.74:30
Corner taken by Dale Stephens played to the near post, clearance by Stephen Crainey.73:04
Ben Hamer takes the direct free kick.
Substitution Callum Harriott on for Scott Wagstaff.73:04
The referee blows for offside against Nathan Eccleston.71:21
Dale Stephens challenges Thomas Ince unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Stephen Crainey, Yann Kermorgant manages to make a clearance.70:22
Thomas Ince produces a left-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.67:28
Ben Hamer takes the direct free kick.67:28 Substitution
Substitution Nathan Eccleston joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nathan Delfouneso.67:28
Gary Taylor-Fletcher handles the ball and concedes a free kick.66:49
The ball is sent over by Bradley Pritchard, clearance made by Alex Baptiste.66:24
Scott Wagstaff gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Basham. Free kick taken by Neal Eardley.65:43
Thomas Ince takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Taylor.64:39
Corner taken by Johnnie Jackson from the right by-line, Lawrie Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Gilks. Matt Gilks takes the direct free kick.64:02
Johnnie Jackson takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Nathan Delfouneso.63:23
Inswinging corner taken by Dale Stephens, clearance made by Chris Basham.61:36
Bradley Pritchard produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.58:57 Substitution
Substitution Isaiah Osbourne leaves the field to be replaced by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.57:31
Short corner taken by Ludovic Sylvestre from the left by-line.57:19
Neal Eardley crosses the ball, Chris Solly makes a clearance.56:54
Nathan Delfouneso crosses the ball, Cedric Evina makes a clearance.56:16 Booking
Booking Caution for Dale Stephens.56:00
Dale Stephens concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Basham. Kirk Broadfoot restarts play with the free kick.53:45
Lawrie Wilson sends in a cross, save by Matt Gilks.52:41
Lawrie Wilson sends in a cross, Foul by Johnnie Jackson on Chris Basham, free kick awarded. Matt Gilks takes the free kick.50:21
Corner taken by Thomas Ince from the left by-line played to the near post, free kick awarded for a foul by Kirk Broadfoot on Yann Kermorgant. Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.49:21
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Phillips by Lawrie Wilson. Ludovic Sylvestre has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.49:13
The ball is swung over by Neal Eardley, clearance by Matthew Taylor.49:08
The ball is crossed by Neal Eardley, clearance by Johnnie Jackson.48:29
The ball is crossed by Stephen Crainey, clearance by Michael Morrison.47:05
Johnnie Jackson takes a shot. Kirk Broadfoot gets a block in.46:20
Kirk Broadfoot concedes a free kick for a foul on Yann Kermorgant. Direct free kick taken by Chris Solly.45:01
The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.45:00 +3:23 Half time
Half Time It is the end of the first-half.45:00 +2:24
The ball is swung over by Cedric Evina, clearance made by Alex Baptiste. Thomas Ince takes a shot. Save made by Ben Hamer.45:00 +0:55
Assist by Yann Kermorgant.45:00 +0:55 Goal scored
Goal! - Scott Wagstaff - Charlton 2 - 0 Blackpool Scott Wagstaff gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Charlton 2-0 Blackpool.45:00 +0:34
The ball is swung over by Lawrie Wilson, Yann Kermorgant takes a shot. Matt Gilks makes a save.40:03
Foul by Lawrie Wilson on Nathan Delfouneso, free kick awarded. Stephen Crainey takes the free kick, Centre by Alex Baptiste, save by Ben Hamer.38:43
Bradley Pritchard has an effort at goal. Kirk Broadfoot gets a block in. Dale Stephens takes the inswinging corner, Matt Gilks makes a save.38:12
The referee gives a free kick against Nathan Delfouneso for handball. Ben Hamer takes the indirect free kick.36:23
Free kick awarded for a foul by Johnnie Jackson on Thomas Ince. Neal Eardley crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.32:37
Nathan Delfouneso takes a shot. Clearance made by Michael Morrison.30:37
The ball is sent over by Chris Solly.24:35
Isaiah Osbourne takes a shot. Save made by Ben Hamer.24:24
The ball is sent over by Stephen Crainey, clearance made by Neal Eardley.22:15
The assist for the goal came from Chris Solly.22:15 Goal scored
Goal! - Johnnie Jackson - Charlton 1 - 0 Blackpool Goal scored by Johnnie Jackson from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Charlton 1-0 Blackpool.22:01
Scott Wagstaff crosses the ball, save made by Matt Gilks.21:19
The official flags Thomas Ince offside. Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.21:01
Matthew Taylor takes a shot. Nathan Delfouneso makes a clearance.20:37
Corner taken by Johnnie Jackson, save by Matt Gilks.20:11
Corner taken right-footed by Dale Stephens from the left by-line, clearance by Nathan Delfouneso.17:55
Thomas Ince crosses the ball, Cedric Evina makes a clearance.10:17
Bradley Pritchard challenges Isaiah Osbourne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Crainey takes the free kick.7:59
Yann Kermorgant is ruled offside. Stephen Crainey takes the direct free kick.5:54
Foul by Johnnie Jackson on Thomas Ince, free kick awarded. Thomas Ince restarts play with the free kick.5:18
Chris Basham has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.4:23
Foul by Isaiah Osbourne on Lawrie Wilson, free kick awarded. Ben Hamer takes the free kick.2:03
Header from close range by Kevin Phillips strikes the post.1:10
Dale Stephens has an effort at goal from 35 yards and missed to the right of the target.0:00
The game begins.
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