League One
Swindon3Charlton0

Swindon Town 3-0 Charlton Athletic

Tim Sherwood
Tim Sherwood had been out of football since being sacked by Aston Villa in October 2015

Tim Sherwood's reign as Swindon Town's director of football began with an impressive victory over mid-table Charlton Athletic.

Jon Goddard and Sean Murray had good early chances for the Robins before Murray's deflected shot gave them a deserved lead shortly before half-time.

Lloyd Jones made it two soon after the break as he converted Michael Doughty's flick-on from a corner.

Goddard sealed the win, thumping home Yaser Kasim's pass from eight yards.

The win was only Swindon's fifth in League One this season and first in five games in all competitions, while Charlton lost for the first time in seven and conceded more than two goals for the first time this term.

Sherwood was brought in by Swindon on Thursday to support head coach Luke Williams in a move described by the club's chairman Lee Power as "one of the biggest appointments the club has ever made."

Swindon celebrate Sean Murray's opener
Sean Murray is mobbed by his teammates as he scores the first goal of the Tim Sherwood era
Les Ferdinand and Brendan Rodgers
Queens Park Rangers director of football Les Ferdinand and Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers were among those at the County Ground...
Ina Holloway
...as was new QPR manager Ian Holloway

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 20Furlong
  • 29Rossi Branco
  • 28Jones
  • 3Ormonde-Ottewill
  • 8Kasim
  • 4ThomasBooked at 40minsSubstituted forRodgersat 73'minutes
  • 7DoughtySubstituted forIandoloat 90'minutes
  • 10Goddard
  • 22Murray
  • 33NorrisSubstituted forDelfounesoat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Rodgers
  • 12Henry
  • 14Iandolo
  • 15Smith
  • 18Evans
  • 23Delfouneso
  • 27Barry

Charlton

  • 1Rudd
  • 20Solly
  • 5Bauer
  • 16Pearce
  • 21Fox
  • 2FoleySubstituted forHanlanat 45'minutes
  • 8Crofts
  • 17Ulvestad
  • 4JacksonBooked at 81minsSubstituted forChicksenat 84'minutes
  • 30Novak
  • 10Ajose

Substitutes

  • 3Chicksen
  • 13Phillips
  • 15Konsa
  • 26Lennon
  • 28Hanlan
  • 31Umerah
  • 50Teixeira
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
6,599

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home18
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 3, Charlton Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 3, Charlton Athletic 0.

Attempt missed. Anton Rodgers (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

John Goddard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Ellis Iandolo replaces Michael Doughty.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 3, Charlton Athletic 0. John Goddard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Yaser Kasim.

Foul by Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Swindon Town).

Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Adam Chicksen replaces Johnnie Jackson.

Attempt saved. Nathan Delfouneso (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco.

Booking

Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Darnell Furlong (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic).

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

Foul by John Goddard (Swindon Town).

Delay in match Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Sean Murray (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Michael Doughty (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Nathan Delfouneso (Swindon Town).

Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Nathan Delfouneso replaces Luke Norris because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Anton Rodgers replaces Conor Thomas.

Attempt blocked. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Crofts (Charlton Athletic).

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Luke Norris.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill.

Michael Doughty (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt saved. Nicky Ajose (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Darnell Furlong (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Chris Solly.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Lloyd Jones.

Foul by Michael Doughty (Swindon Town).

Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 2, Charlton Athletic 0. Lloyd Jones (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Doughty following a corner.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Patrick Bauer.

goal

As It Stood

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2Bradford1788126141232
3Bolton169432011931
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5Bristol Rovers177552627-126
6Port Vale177462225-325
7Northampton176652825324
8Millwall167362927224
9Wimbledon176652321224
10Rochdale177371922-324
11Peterborough166552619723
12Southend176562226-423
13Fleetwood176472423122
14Walsall165742122-122
15Charlton164841817120
16Bury176292529-420
17Gillingham175572430-620
18Coventry174761518-319
19Swindon175481923-419
20Oxford Utd175481822-419
21MK Dons174582126-517
22Oldham17377918-916
23Shrewsbury173591829-1114
24Chesterfield1633101624-812
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