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Huddersfield Town 1-1 Blackburn Rovers

Danny Graham got his head on the end of Liam Feeney's cross to score his seventh goal in eight games
Danny Graham looked to have won it when he headed his seventh goal in eight games

Huddersfield Town striker Nahki Wells rescued his side with an injury-time equaliser as Championship strugglers Blackburn Rovers were denied the chance to climb out of the bottom three.

In a game dominated by the hosts, Graham nodded in Liam Feeney's cross to put Rovers ahead on 81 minutes

But, after several near misses, Wells got it right in the 94th minute.

From a right-foot free-kick just outside the box, he bent his sixth goal of the season into the top left corner.

Although denied a first win since 26 November, Owen Coyle's Rovers did at least end the run of four straight defeats they had suffered since drawing 1-1 with Huddersfield at Ewood Park on 3 December.

They remain 22nd, two points adrift of safety, while Huddersfield edge a place up above West Yorkshire rivals Leeds United back into fourth.

The Terriers' run of four straight victories since the first Blackburn game came to an end, but they had enough chances to have maintained their winning run.

In the first minute, Rovers keeper Jason Steele made a double save from Rajiv van La Parra's volley and Kasey Palmer's bicycle kick from the rebound.

Eight shots rained in on the Blackburn goal inside the first half hour, while Wells twice shot over, But, although it looked like a classic hit and run when Rovers went ahead, David Wagner's men held their nerve,

Dean Whitehead
Terriers captain Dean Whitehead marked his 600th career appearance with his 117th yellow card

Huddersfield head coach David Wagner: "Nahki is a natural goalscorer and if he stays in the game and works hard then we stay in the game."

"If the opposite of disappointed is happy, then I am happy with the result.

"Few teams would have come back after playing as well as we did and then conceding a late goal. For that reason I am happy.

"The players still trusted and believed in themselves and they kept going right to the end."

Blackburn boss Owen Coyle: "You have to say it was a fantastic point for us against a team that's going well, who I expect to be in the top six at the end of the season.

"But we had given ourselves a great position to win the game and from that point of view it's hard to take.

"We were very disciplined and kept our shape. They had a couple of wonderful chances in the first half and Jason Steele made a couple of good saves, but they had little in the second half.

"We have proved we are capable of scoring goals but we must now start keeping clean sheets and when we are in a good position we must do what it takes to get over the line."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Ward
  • 2Smith
  • 44Hefele
  • 26Schindler
  • 15Löwe
  • 4WhiteheadBooked at 17minsSubstituted forHudsonat 86'minutes
  • 10Mooy
  • 9Kachunga
  • 45PalmerSubstituted forPayneat 59'minutes
  • 17van La ParraSubstituted forBunnat 59'minutes
  • 21Wells

Substitutes

  • 5Hudson
  • 8Billing
  • 11Bunn
  • 13Coleman
  • 14Cranie
  • 16Payne
  • 27Stankovic

Blackburn

  • 1Steele
  • 24Nyambe
  • 3Greer
  • 14Mulgrew
  • 5Williams
  • 7Feeney
  • 21Akpan
  • 29EvansSubstituted forBennettat 69'minutes
  • 32Conway
  • 12GrahamSubstituted forBrownat 89'minutes
  • 19Gallagher

Substitutes

  • 9Stokes
  • 17Emnes
  • 28Mahoney
  • 30Brown
  • 31Bennett
  • 33Raya
  • 42Travis
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
21,311

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamBlackburn
Possession
Home73%
Away27%
Shots
Home20
Away3
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Blackburn Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Blackburn Rovers 1.

Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Wes Brown (Blackburn Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Blackburn Rovers 1. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Jack Payne (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers).

Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Liam Feeney tries a through ball, but Sam Gallagher is caught offside.

Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Elliott Bennett tries a through ball, but Sam Gallagher is caught offside.

Foul by Chris Löwe (Huddersfield Town).

Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Wes Brown replaces Danny Graham.

Attempt missed. Hope Akpan (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town).

Gordon Greer (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Michael Hefele (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Aaron Mooy with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Mark Hudson replaces Dean Whitehead.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Ryan Nyambe.

Attempt blocked. Jack Payne (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Chris Löwe (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Jason Steele.

Attempt saved. Jack Payne (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Chris Löwe.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 0, Blackburn Rovers 1. Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town).

Hope Akpan (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers).

Jack Payne (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Hope Akpan (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Payne.

Foul by Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town).

Ryan Nyambe (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Gordon Greer tries a through ball, but Sam Gallagher is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Elliott Bennett replaces Corry Evans because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nahki Wells.

Attempt blocked. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Elias Kachunga.

Foul by Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town).

goal

As It Stood

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3Reading2313463330343
4Huddersfield2413472928143
5Leeds2413383124742
6Sheff Wed2412572824441
7Derby2411762415940
8Fulham2399540281236
9Barnsley2410594237535
10Aston Villa2481152623335
11Birmingham249872932-335
12Norwich24104103837134
13Preston249693232033
14Ipswich248792427-331
15Brentford2486102930-130
16Wolves2477103234-228
17Bristol City2483133132-127
18Nottm Forest2475123744-726
19QPR2475122235-1326
20Burton2467112633-725
21Cardiff2366112638-1224
22Blackburn2456132840-1221
23Wigan2447132030-1019
24Rotherham2434172552-2713
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