Blackburn's winless run was extended to three games as they were held to a goalless draw by Huddersfield.

The game featured the two top scorers in the Championship - Blackburn's Jordan Rhodes and Huddersfield's James Vaughan - but both players were kept largely kept quiet throughout.

Rhodes had the home side's best chance but he headed over when unmarked against his former club.

Adam Hammill went closest for Huddersfield but his header was saved.

Huddersfield, now unbeaten in three, are ninth with 12 points from eight games while Rovers are 14th with nine.

The visitors, without a win at Ewood Park since 1986, started with plenty of vigour. Jazz Richards fed Hammill but the midfielder shot wide and Vaughan, searching for his 10th goal of the season, saw a header cannon back off the crossbar, with the flag already raised for offside.

Tommy Spurr and Scott Dann both shot over for the hosts and Rhodes should have done better when he was unmarked inside the area, but the striker headed over from Tom Cairney's inviting cross.

A draw looked increasingly likely as the second half progressed with few notable chances.

Blackburn's Chris Taylor had the brightest moment of the later stages, surging into the area from the right, but sent his lobbed effort just over.

Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer said:

"I'm happy with the clean sheet because it's our first of the season and that was against the leading goalscorer in the Championship, which was a positive for us.

"But at the other end I think for long spells we dominated the game in terms of possession. Crosses and shots stats weigh heavily in our favour but we haven't been cute enough in the final third.

"If you look at the game itself, Huddersfield changed their formation four times so that's a massive compliment to us and the air of disappointment around the place shows how far we've come so quickly with this young team."

Huddersfield manager Mark Robins said:

"You wouldn't have bet on a 0-0 but we've got one and the reason for that was because we allowed them to play in the first half but didn't allow it in the second and created the better opportunities.

"We came here last year and got nothing. They're a strong outfit, have a decent squad and I'm pleased with the point.

"It was one of those games where had we upped our tempo five per cent we would have won the game. Had they done the same, they may have done so. It was a little bit of a stalemate."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Blackburn Rovers

  • 34 Kean
  • 02 Kane
  • 03 Spurr
  • 05 G Hanley
  • 16 Dann
  • 06 Lowe
  • 07 King
  • 19 Taylor (Judge - 75' )
  • 29 Evans (Best - 75' )
  • 11 Rhodes
  • 45 Cairney (Williamson - 80' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 13 Eastwood
  • 04 Kilgallon
  • 12 Marshall
  • 14 Olsson
  • 17 Williamson
  • 25 Judge
  • 09 Best

Huddersfield Town

  • 01 Smithies
  • 05 Clarke
  • 33 Lynch (Woods - 79' )
  • 39 Gerrard
  • 03 Dixon (Paterson - 69' )
  • 06 Hogg
  • 08 Clayton
  • 12 Hammill
  • 21 Richards
  • 09 Vaughan
  • 14 Stead (Gobern - 52' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 13 Bennett
  • 02 Woods
  • 04 Norwood
  • 10 Gobern
  • 07 Scannell
  • 17 Paterson
  • 26 Carr
Ref: Stephen Martin
Att: 14,582

Match Stats

Shots

14 8

On target

1 2

Corners

8 4

Fouls

10 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:26 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +3:12

Clearance by Calum Woods.

90:00 +3:08

Todd Kane sends in a cross.

90:00 +2:39

Clearance by Adam Clayton.

90:00 +2:10

Peter Clarke makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:39

Scott Dann makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:13

Todd Kane restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Best by Oscar Gobern.

90:00 +0:03

Clearance made by Peter Clarke.

89:39

Free kick taken by Alex Smithies.

89:18

Foul by Joshua King on Oscar Gobern, free kick awarded.

89:11

Clearance by Anthony Gerrard.

88:40

Free kick taken by Jake Kean.

88:33

Unfair challenge on Jake Kean by James Vaughan results in a free kick.

88:27

Calum Woods crosses the ball.

88:18

Clearance by Todd Kane.

88:16

Clearance by Scott Dann.

88:11

The ball is sent over by Ashley Richards.

88:00

Clearance by Scott Dann.

87:57

The ball is swung over by Ashley Richards.

87:10

Ashley Richards makes a clearance.

87:03

Alan Judge crosses the ball in from the free kick.

86:38

Foul by Ashley Richards on Joshua King, free kick awarded.

86:22

Clearance by Adam Clayton.

86:20

The ball is swung over by Tommy Spurr.

86:10

Alan Judge produces a cross.

85:59

Anthony Gerrard manages to make a clearance.

85:39

Corner taken by Alan Judge from the right by-line.

85:24

Chance falls to Grant Hanley who heads at goal. Oscar Gobern gets a block in.

85:18

Alan Judge crosses the ball in from the free kick.

84:55

Lee Williamson fouled by Adam Hammill, the ref awards a free kick.

84:41

Clearance by Ashley Richards.

84:17

Clearance made by Ashley Richards.

84:16

The ball is delivered by Alan Judge.

84:11

Calum Woods manages to make a clearance.

83:36

Clearance by Scott Dann.

81:52

Free kick taken by Ashley Richards.

81:47

Lee Williamson is cautioned.

81:47 Booking

Booking

81:38

Lee Williamson is adjudged to have handled the ball.

81:22

Clearance made by Oscar Gobern.

81:16

Corner taken by Alan Judge.

81:03

Peter Clarke manages to make a clearance.

80:51

Corner from the right by-line taken by Alan Judge.

80:34

Clearance made by Calum Woods.

80:33

Centre by Alan Judge.

80:18

Clearance made by Peter Clarke.

79:42 Substitution

Substitution Lee Williamson is brought on as a substitute for Tom Cairney.

79:01

Centre by Tom Cairney.

78:53

Anthony Gerrard manages to make a clearance.

78:48

Corner taken by Alan Judge.

78:35

James Vaughan makes a clearance.

78:31

Corner from the right by-line taken by Alan Judge.

78:27 Substitution

Substitution Calum Woods replaces Joel Lynch.

77:38

The ball is swung over by Alan Judge.

77:34

Joel Lynch manages to make a clearance.

77:33

Alan Judge makes a clearance.

77:21

Clearance made by Anthony Gerrard.

76:57

Anthony Gerrard manages to make a clearance.

75:23

Alan Judge sends in a cross.

74:31 Substitution

Substitution Leon Best is brought on as a substitute for Corry Evans.

74:10 Substitution

Substitution Alan Judge replaces Chris Taylor.

73:06

Header by James Vaughan misses right.

73:00

Corner taken by Adam Hammill from the right by-line.

72:21

Adam Hammill delivers the ball.

72:00

Ashley Richards manages to make a clearance.

71:41

Corner from the left by-line taken by Adam Hammill.

71:20

Clearance by Tom Cairney.

71:15

The ball is crossed by Adam Hammill.

68:41

Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Anthony Gerrard. Corry Evans gets a block in.

68:08 Substitution

Substitution Martin Paterson comes on in place of Paul Dixon.

67:25

Grant Hanley challenges James Vaughan unfairly and gives away a free kick.

66:52

Joshua King produces a cross.

66:51

Peter Clarke manages to make a clearance.

66:44

Peter Clarke manages to make a clearance.

66:35

Peter Clarke makes a clearance.

66:31

Free kick taken by Corry Evans.

66:03 Booking

Booking

66:03

Oscar Gobern goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

65:53

Oscar Gobern gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Lowe.

64:51

Shot by Chris Taylor went harmlessly over the bar.

62:10

A cross is delivered by Chris Taylor.

61:54

Peter Clarke makes a clearance.

61:49

Corry Evans restarts play with the free kick.

61:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joel Lynch on Chris Taylor.

60:51

Shot by James Vaughan missed to the right of the target.

60:20

Tom Cairney manages to make a clearance.

60:16

Ashley Richards sends in a cross.

58:48

Paul Dixon produces a cross.

58:17

Joel Lynch takes the free kick.

57:48

Foul by Chris Taylor on Joel Lynch, free kick awarded.

57:43

Free kick taken by Joel Lynch.

57:18

Foul by Corry Evans on Adam Clayton, free kick awarded.

57:08

Clearance made by Anthony Gerrard.

57:07

The ball is crossed by Todd Kane.

56:43

Clearance by Anthony Gerrard.

56:43

The ball is crossed by Chris Taylor.

56:17

Free kick taken by Todd Kane.

56:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Dann by Adam Clayton.

55:32

Peter Clarke manages to make a clearance.

54:57

Peter Clarke makes a clearance.

54:51

Clearance made by Chris Taylor.

54:41

Clearance by Chris Taylor.

52:40

Paul Dixon has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

51:28 Substitution

Substitution (Huddersfield) makes a substitution, with Oscar Gobern coming on for Jon Stead.

51:03

Shot by Jason Lowe cleared the crossbar.

50:45

Clearance made by Anthony Gerrard.

50:10

Adam Hammill delivers the ball.

49:39

The ball is sent over by Adam Clayton.

49:03

Anthony Gerrard manages to make a clearance.

49:00

Clearance made by Peter Clarke.

47:33

Clearance by Joel Lynch.

47:02

Clearance made by Anthony Gerrard.

45:46

The ball is crossed by Paul Dixon.

45:41

The ball is sent over by Ashley Richards.

45:13

Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +0:59 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +0:31

Chris Taylor sends in a cross.

45:00 +0:11

Peter Clarke makes a clearance.

43:28

Jordan Rhodes takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

41:54

Todd Kane takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

41:48

Jonathan Hogg makes a clearance.

41:46

A cross is delivered by Chris Taylor.

39:56

Chris Taylor takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

39:50

Jonathan Hogg makes a clearance.

39:20

Clearance made by Adam Hammill.

38:53

Clearance by Ashley Richards.

38:52

A cross is delivered by Jordan Rhodes.

38:12

Header by Jordan Rhodes goes over the bar.

38:09

Todd Kane delivers the ball.

37:53

Clearance made by James Vaughan.

37:49

Corner from the right by-line taken by Tom Cairney.

37:23

Joel Lynch makes a clearance.

36:23

The ball is delivered by Paul Dixon.

35:13

Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.

35:11

Free kick taken by Adam Hammill.

34:32

Todd Kane gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Clarke.

34:27

Clearance made by Jason Lowe.

34:24

James Vaughan has an effort at goal. Grant Hanley gets a block in.

34:16

Short corner taken by Adam Hammill.

33:56

James Vaughan has a headed effort at goal. Fine finger tip save by Jake Kean.

32:59

Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.

32:51

Grant Hanley manages to make a clearance.

32:31

Header at goal by Scott Dann goes over the frame of the goal.

32:17

Corner taken by Tom Cairney.

31:46

Joshua King crosses the ball.

31:46

Clearance by Peter Clarke.

28:21

Shot by Tommy Spurr went over the bar.

28:15

Clearance made by Jon Stead.

28:09

Corner taken by Tom Cairney.

27:04

Peter Clarke takes the free kick.

26:57

Foul by Corry Evans on Ashley Richards, free kick awarded.

25:41

Jordan Rhodes gets a header at goal. Alex Smithies catches the ball.

25:33

Tommy Spurr crosses the ball.

25:22

Peter Clarke makes a clearance.

25:20

The ball is delivered by Joshua King.

24:23

Jon Stead gets a header at goal. Jake Kean catches the ball.

24:13

Clearance made by Scott Dann.

24:07

Corner from the left by-line taken by Adam Hammill.

23:35

Clearance made by Todd Kane.

23:31

The ball is swung over by Paul Dixon.

22:38

Clearance made by Anthony Gerrard.

22:37

Tommy Spurr delivers the ball.

21:17

Jake Kean takes the free kick.

20:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Vaughan on Grant Hanley.

18:15

Peter Clarke makes a clearance.

17:50

Clearance by Scott Dann.

16:34

Tommy Spurr crosses the ball.

14:59

Shot by Jordan Rhodes went wide of the left-hand upright.

14:58

The ball is crossed by Joshua King.

14:47

Paul Dixon makes a clearance.

14:44

Joshua King crosses the ball.

14:35

Ashley Richards manages to make a clearance.

12:52

Paul Dixon produces a cross.

12:34

Clearance by Anthony Gerrard.

12:31

The ball is crossed by Joshua King.

12:25

Corry Evans takes a shot. Peter Clarke gets a block in.

10:58

Clearance made by Grant Hanley.

9:56

Tom Cairney takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

9:15

Alex Smithies takes the free kick.

9:13

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jordan Rhodes.

9:13

Shot by Tom Cairney went wide of the left-hand post.

8:58

Clearance by Anthony Gerrard.

8:56

A cross is delivered by Tommy Spurr.

8:27

Jason Lowe restarts play with the free kick.

8:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Dixon on Tom Cairney.

7:54

Alex Smithies takes the free kick.

7:30

Jordan Rhodes challenges Ashley Richards unfairly and gives away a free kick.

7:14

Jake Kean restarts play with the free kick.

6:55

James Vaughan is ruled offside.

6:11

Chris Taylor sends in a cross.

6:05

Clearance made by Joel Lynch.

6:01

Clearance made by Paul Dixon.

6:01

Chris Taylor sends in a cross.

5:52

The ball is swung over by Tommy Spurr.

4:55

Free kick crossed by Adam Hammill.

4:14

Unfair challenge on Paul Dixon by Todd Kane results in a free kick.

3:25

Adam Hammill takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

2:57

Alex Smithies takes the free kick.

2:50

Chris Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Hogg.

2:44

Anthony Gerrard makes a clearance.

2:09

Jonathan Hogg restarts play with the free kick.

2:00

James Vaughan fouled by Todd Kane, the ref awards a free kick.

1:28

Anthony Gerrard makes a clearance.

0:00

The match begins.

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