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Blackburn Rovers 0-2 Huddersfield Town

Nahki Wells
Nahki Wells has scored 16 Championship goals for Huddersfield this season

Nahki Wells' volley and a Matt Kilgallon own goal helped Huddersfield earn a comfortable win at Blackburn.

Blackburn defender Shane Duffy misjudged a header back to his own keeper to allow Wells to fire the Terriers ahead before half-time.

The visitors extended their lead after the break, Kilgallon turning in Harry Bunn's cross under pressure from Wells.

Danny Graham headed wide from 12 yards out for Blackburn, who have now not won in four games.

Paul Lambert's side dropped to 18th in the table - nine points clear of the relegation zone - while Huddersfield climbed to sixth courtesy of a first win at Ewood Park since 1986.

Simeon Jackson fired over early on for Rovers, who continued to create chances after falling two goals behind.

However, they rarely tested goalkeeper Jed Steer as Huddersfield recorded a third successive clean sheet away from home.

Blackburn manager Paul Lambert:

"The thing was we were the architects of our own downfall today. The first goal was a catalyst.

"One thing about the game of football, you've got to play with enthusiasm and be ready for matches and their two goals summed up our afternoon.

"I thought there was a lack of energy today."

Huddersfield head coach David Wagner:

"Of course the first goal was a mistake but Nahki Wells showed a good nose that he smelled something could happen and he was there, so all in all I think it was a good performance.

"I'm very proud, happy and satisfied with what we showed today and the result. I think we deserved it.

"As important that Nahki scores again today, is that, like in the past, he's our first defender.

"Nahki helps the team massively with his work in the defence and the team try to help him get chances and score."

Line-ups

Blackburn

  • 30Steele
  • 10Marshall
  • 22DuffyBooked at 80mins
  • 5HanleyBooked at 61mins
  • 4Kilgallon
  • 26LenihanBooked at 73mins
  • 31BennettSubstituted forLoweat 45'minutes
  • 16Grimes
  • 14Jordi Gómez
  • 35JacksonSubstituted forBrownat 45'minutes
  • 12GrahamSubstituted forAkpanat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Henley
  • 6Lowe
  • 9Brown
  • 15Ward
  • 21Akpan
  • 29Evans
  • 33Raya

Huddersfield

  • 1Steer
  • 2Smith
  • 5Hudson
  • 33Lynch
  • 3Davidson
  • 4WhiteheadSubstituted forBillingat 89'minutes
  • 16Huws
  • 18LolleySubstituted forMatmourat 62'minutes
  • 17BunnSubstituted forDempseyat 82'minutes
  • 24van La Parra
  • 21Wells

Substitutes

  • 7Scannell
  • 10Matmour
  • 14Cranie
  • 22Dempsey
  • 26Allinson
  • 29Billing
  • 36Bojaj
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
15,061

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Huddersfield Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Huddersfield Town 2.

Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Grimes (Blackburn Rovers).

Foul by Karim Matmour (Huddersfield Town).

Matt Grimes (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Karim Matmour (Huddersfield Town).

Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Philip Billing replaces Dean Whitehead.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Jed Steer.

Attempt saved. Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Kyle Dempsey replaces Harry Bunn.

Booking

Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers).

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jordi Gómez.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Hope Akpan replaces Danny Graham.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

Booking

Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt missed. Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jordi Gómez.

Attempt saved. Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Marshall.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

Attempt missed. Emyr Huws (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Matthew Kilgallon.

Attempt saved. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Karim Matmour replaces Joe Lolley.

Booking

Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Emyr Huws (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Marshall.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Mark Hudson.

Attempt blocked. Jordi Gómez (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

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5Derby422013961382373
6Sheff Wed421815961421969
7Cardiff421616105244864
8Ipswich421613134848061
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10Preston421415134040057
11QPR421317125248456
12Leeds421315144452-854
13Brentford41158185862-453
14Wolves421314154954-553
15Reading421312174851-351
16Huddersfield421310195659-349
17Bristol City421212184665-1948
18Blackburn421114173942-347
19Nottm Forest421114173643-747
20Fulham421114176372-947
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