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Blackburn Rovers 0-0 Huddersfield Town

Jordan Rhodes
Rhodes, who spent three years with Huddersfield, has scored four goals this season

Jordan Rhodes missed a penalty as Huddersfield hung on to earn a point against a wasteful Blackburn Rovers.

Rovers striker Rhodes fired wide against his former side with the best chance of the match in the second half after Grant Holt handled the ball.

But the hosts will rue numerous other missed chances in a game they bossed.

Terriers goalkeeper Alex Smithies made fine saves from Rhodes and Lee Williamson, while the visitors went close late on through Nahki Wells.

Wells headed a glorious opening wide with the goal at his mercy, but an away win for a rejuvenated Huddersfield would have been incredibly harsh on a Blackburn side who have now only managed one win in their last five games.

Rovers hold the upper hand
Blackburn are now unbeaten in the last nine meetings in all competitions, winning six. Huddersfield's last win was 3-2 at home in the old Division One in August 1999.

Blackburn created countless opportunities - particularly in the second half - but the visitors combined good luck with quality defending to ensure they have now lost just once in five games.

Wells did have a strike deflected wide after good work by Jack Robinson but Rovers were the more threatening.

Tom Cairney dragged a shot wide on the counter-attack, Joshua King nodded over when well placed and Grant Hanley's header just missed the target.

King also saw a header clip the top of the bar following a lovely lofted cross from Ben Marshall.

But Rhodes squandered the best of all their chances when he shot wide of the left-hand post after Holt's handball.

Rhodes forced Smithies into a smart save soon after as the home side began to pile on the pressure.

Smithies then produced a wonderful save after to parry Lee Williamson's fierce 15-yard strike and Craig Conway shot narrowly wide with another powerful effort.

And the keeper also kept out King's low strike before Wells wasted a chance to steal the points late on.

Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer: "Jordan Rhodes has won us loads of games since he's been here and he's going to win us loads more in the future. It's disappointing for the lad that he's missed it, but it wasn't just down to that. We've had enough goal attempts in the game to have won easily.

"There are a lot of positives for us to take. We're a young group and we're still learning about the Championship."

Huddersfield manager Chris Powell: "After the week we've had, seven points is a very good return for us, especially with two games away, this one and against Wolves on Wednesday, at very tricky places.

"The resilience and commitment from the players was there for all to see.

"I suppose with Jordan being an ex-Huddersfield player, we've earned that luck.

"It's a good week for us leading up to the international break and I've got to be very proud of their efforts today."

Line-ups

Blackburn

  • 30Steele
  • 12Marshall
  • 5HanleyBooked at 54mins
  • 22Duffy
  • 14Olsson
  • 32Conway
  • 10Cairney
  • 7King
  • 17WilliamsonBooked at 71mins
  • 25TunnicliffeSubstituted forTaylorat 88'minutes
  • 11Rhodes

Substitutes

  • 2Henley
  • 4Kilgallon
  • 13Eastwood
  • 16Varney
  • 19Taylor
  • 20Songo'o
  • 26Lenihan

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 27Smith
  • 4Hudson
  • 33Lynch
  • 17Robinson
  • 7Scannell
  • 8Butterfield
  • 10Coady
  • 30Bunn
  • 16HoltBooked at 11mins
  • 21WellsSubstituted forPeltierat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dixon
  • 11Ward
  • 13Murphy
  • 14Stead
  • 15Wallace
  • 37Peltier
  • 45Majewski
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
14,662

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home20
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Huddersfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Huddersfield Town 0.

Foul by Chris Taylor (Blackburn Rovers).

Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Markus Olsson with a cross.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Chris Taylor replaces Ryan Tunnicliffe.

Attempt missed. Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jacob Butterfield with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Ben Marshall.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Lee Peltier replaces Nahki Wells.

Attempt missed. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Grant Hanley.

Attempt blocked. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Robinson.

Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Harry Bunn following a set piece situation.

Foul by Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers).

Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joel Lynch.

Attempt missed. Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Grant Holt.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Alex Smithies.

Attempt saved. Joshua King (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Hand ball by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt missed. Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Craig Conway with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Tommy Smith.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Blackburn Rovers).

Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Lee Williamson (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lee Williamson (Blackburn Rovers).

Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Joshua King.

Joshua King (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt saved. Lee Williamson (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Joshua King.

Attempt blocked. Joshua King (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Craig Conway.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Grant Hanley.

Attempt saved. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Marshall.

Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town).

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot is close, but misses to the left. Jordan Rhodes should be disappointed.

Penalty conceded by Grant Holt (Huddersfield Town) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

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