Town’s most memorable matches against the Sky Bet Championship teams
- Re-live Huddersfield Town’s 3-2 against Blackburn Rovers in August 1999
- Htafc.com look at memorable fixtures against Sky Bet Championship teams
- Watch #HTTV’s highlights for free
In the run up to Huddersfield Town’s 2019/20 season in the Sky Bet Championship, htafc.com will take a look at some of the most memorable fixtures against teams the Terriers will face – this time taking it back to 1999 against Blackburn Rovers.
Friday 13 August 1999 saw Huddersfield Town take on Blackburn Rovers, at what was then known as the McAlpine Stadium (now the John Smith’s Stadium).
After seven years in the Premier League, Rovers were relegated back down to Division One for the first time since 1992.
The game, which was shown live on Sky, began with an aggressive start from both sides, before Town took the lead in the 26th minute. Ironically, the goal was awarded to then-Rovers defender and former Town Manager Simon Grayson after a Marcus Stewart strike.
The striker then doubled his and Town’s tally in the 51st minute after a cool finish.
Blackburn Rovers, however, wouldn’t go down without a fight and pulled a goal back through midfielder Lee Carsley.
In the dying moments of the game the Town fans thought their side had let a two-goal lead slip as Marlon Broomes powered a header into the back of the net.
However, they were sent into pure delirium immediately after. A lovely team goal ended in Rob Edwards powering a strike into the bottom corner, meaning Town came away with three points.
WATCH the highlights from this adrenaline fuelled fixture below thanks to #HTTV!