Championship: Blackburn v Huddersfield

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    Blackburn 2-1 Huddersfield

    Blackburn v Huddersfield

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    Huddersfield have been the masters of their own downfall here.

    The Terriers took an early lead through Karlan Grant’s penalty after Elliott Bennett took Adam Diakhaby in the area.

    However, a dreadful mistake from Town defender Tommy Elphick allowed Lewis Holtby to tap home a leveller before a beautiful low strike from Bradley Dack put the hosts in front.


    Blackburn 2-1 Huddersfield

    Blackburn midfielder Lewis Travis is the first player to pick up a yellow card today as the referee takes a disliking to his late challenge on Trevoh Chalobah on the halfway line.

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    Blackburn 2-1 Huddersfield

    Huddersfield have just grown into it again a little before we reach the break but, aside from fetch Karlan Grant’s penalty out of his net, home goalkeeper Christian Walton hasn’t had anything to do today.

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    Blackburn 2-1 Huddersfield

    This game has just completely changed since that Tommy Elphick mistake allowed Blackburn to score an equaliser in the 20th minute.

    Town have had next to nothing since then and, right now, they’re just holding on for half-time.

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    GOAL: Blackburn 2-1 Huddersfield

    Bradley Dack

    Now Blackburn have their second!

    Bradley Johnson plays the ball into Lewis Holtby on the edge of the area and the German just lets the ball bounce off him to allow Bradley Dack to run in and whip in a lovely low curled effort that Kamil Grabara in the Huddersfield goal has no chance with.

    The hosts have turned it around!

    Blackburn v Huddersfield

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    Blackburn 1-1 Huddersfield

    Close to a second for Blackburn and close to a second for Lewis Holtby!

    Bradley Johnson slides in a lovely pass behind the Town defence but Holtby screws his shot just past Kamil Grabara’s far post.

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    Blackburn 1-1 Huddersfield

    Brief stoppage here as Huddersfield winger Adama Diakhaby goes down off the ball needing a bit of treatment.

    Town will really hope they can get him patched up because every time he’s got running with the ball Blackburn have panicked.

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    GOAL: Blackburn 1-1 Huddersfield

    Lewis Holtby

    What on earth is Tommy Elphick doing?!

    My word, that is… That’s not good.

    A goal-kick is played to Elphick on the edge of the area and he tries a square pass across his own goal that’s intercepted.

    The ball is worked to Bradley Dack and he shows good composure to hit a low cross that Lewis Holtby can hardly miss.

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    Blackburn 0-1 Huddersfield

    It could be a long day for Rovers skipper Elliott Bennett up against Adama Diakhaby.

    The makeshift left-back got away with a late foul on the Frenchman in the first few minutes but he’s now conceded a penalty and the direct running and searing pace of the former Monaco man has made for an uncomfortable first 17 minutes.

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    GOAL: Blackburn 0-1 Huddersfield

    Karlan Grant

    Blackburn v Huddersfield

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    Huddersfield top goalscorer Karlan Grant makes no mistake from the spot and the Terriers lead.

    Blackburn v Huddersfield

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  11. PENALTY: Huddersfield

    Blackburn 0-0 Huddersfield

    Adam Diakhaby is up against two men on the byline and one way or another, he’s brought down by Blackburn’s left-back Elliott Bennett.

    Penalty for Town.

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    Blackburn 0-0 Huddersfield

    Worth noting that Blackburn are playing without a targetman today.

    Danny Graham, who has just one goal in 11 games this season, has been dropped to the bench with Rovers operating with three players in behind lone striker Adam Armstrong.

    The former Newcastle man has scored in his past two appearances but, at five foot eight inches, he’s not going to pose much of a threat in the air.

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    Blackburn 0-0 Huddersfield

    No clear chances in the opening exchanges.

    Blackburn looking to keep the ball moving quickly when they can but Huddersfield doing well to limit their forward passing options.

  14. KICK-OFF

    Blackburn 0-0 Huddersfield

    Blackburn get us under way in a bright and clear Lancashire.

  15. Owls miss chance to swoop in on top spot

    FT: Cardiff 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

    Lee Tomlin

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    Sheffield Wednesday were denied top spot in the Championship by Lee Tomlin’s late leveller for Cardiff on Friday night.

    The Owls, who had taken the lead through Julian Borner’s strike, needed to win by two goals to climb to the summit of the second tier but Tomlin’s free-kick meant they had to settle for a point.

    That was enough to move them up to sixth, while Cardiff remain 11th.

  16. Team news

    Blackburn v Huddersfield (12:30 BST)


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    Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray has made five changes to the side that fell to a 4-2 defeat at QPR last time out. Former Germany international Lewis Holtby comes in for his first start for the club.

    Unsurprisingly, after seven points from their past three games, Huddersfield are unchanged from their 3-0 win over Hull City.

    Blackburn XI: Walton, Nyambe, Williams, Adarabioyo, Bennett, Travis, Johnson, Dack, Holtby, Downing, Armstrong.

    Huddersfield XI: Grabara; Simpson, Schindler, Elphick, O’Brien; Hogg; Diakhaby, Chalobah, Brown, Kachunga; Grant.

  17. Can Rovers rock resurgent Terriers?

    Blackburn v Huddersfield (12:30 BST)

    Ewood Park

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    Good afternoon and welcome to live text coverage of today’s EFL action.

    From 15:00 BST we’ve got nine Championship games, eight League One matches and a full complement of 12 clashes in League Two.

    But, first up, it’s Blackburn v Huddersfield in the second tier, with kick off a mere 15 minutes away.

    Rovers are looking to end a three-game winless run, while the Terriers are looking to continue the good form that has seen them climb out of the relegation zone after a wretched start.

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