Town draw at Ewood Park
- Blackburn Rovers 0-0 Town
- Six unbeaten in Sky Bet Championship
- Back-to-back clean sheets for the Terriers
Huddersfield Town started the New Year off with a point, seeing out a 0-0 draw against Blackburn Rovers in the Sky Bet Championship.
An end-to-end game through, particularly in the second half, torrential rain wreaked havoc on the pitch at Ewood Park.
The first chance of the game fell to the hosts in the seventh minute. Reda Khadra got in behind Colwill, but saw his shot cannon straight back off the crossbar and out for a goal kick!
The pitch was causing havoc for Town, with an excellent run from Duane Holmes halted by the ball catching under his feet.
Scott High picked up the Terriers’ first yellow card of the game in the 14th minute following a late sliding tackle.
Town’s first chance of the game came in the 22nd minute, and it was a big one! Holmes got onto the end of cross from Harry Toffolo with a wonderful diving header, but it was straight at Thomas Kaminski.
The game slowed for a period, with both sides working hard to keep hold of the ball.
Danel Sinani tried his luck in the 43rd minute, but his left footed effort didn’t trouble Kaminski.
The second half got off to a much faster pace, with both sides taking it in turns to attack, but neither being able to find a clear-cut chance.
Another big chance fell Town’s way courtesy of Holmes in the 62nd minute. An excellent ball from Scott High allowed the midfielder to get free and clear in the box, but he could only hit the side netting!
The 76th minute saw Blackburn handed a free kick in a prime shooting position as Lewis O’Brien was penalised for a foul just outside the box. Thankfully, Joe Rothwell’s effort curled over the bar.
Town’s second yellow of the game followed moments later, as Holmes was booked for a foul on Tyrhys Dolan in the Blackburn box.
The game became end-to-end as the game came into its final 10 minutes, with Sorba Thomas showcasing an incredible block in the 82nd minute to clear Sam Gallagher’s header.
Just moments later, it was Matty Pearson’s turn to stop the hosts’ attack in its tracks!
Blackburn continued to pile on the pressure, with Lee Nicholls plucking Ben Brereton Diaz’s cross out of the air.
Gallagher found another effort for the hosts blocked, this time by Colwill!
Thankfully, Town did enough to keep off Blackburn, and start off the New Year with a Sky Bet Championship point.
Town’s Line-Up (3-4-3)
Lee Nicholls; Levi Colwill, Tom Lees, Matty Pearson; Harry Toffolo, Lewis O’Brien, Scott High (Ollie Turton, 71’), Sorba Thomas; Josh Koroma (Jordan Rhodes, 67’) Danel Sinani, Duane Holmes
Ryan Schofield; Pipa, Josh Ruffels, Aaron Rowe, Jon Russell
Scott High (14’), Duane Holmes (80’)