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MATCHDAY LIVE: Rovers v Huddersfield Town
Updated 5:59pm Saturday 21st September 2013 in Football
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- Welcome to Ewood Park for Blackburn Rovers v Huddersfield Town.
- Both sides make one change to the teams that started their respective midweek Championship matches.
- Chris Taylor replaces Ben Marshall for Rovers while Jazz Richards comes in for Sean Scannell for Huddersfield.
- Rovers: Kean, Kane, Hanley, Dann, Spurr, Taylor, Lowe, Cairney, Evans, King, Rhodes. Subs: Eastwood, Kilgallon, Best, Marshall, Olsson, Williamson, Judge.
- Huddersfield: Smithies, Clarke, Gerrard, Lynch, Richards, Hogg, Hammill, Clayton, Dixon, Vaughan, Stead. Subs: Bennett, Woods, Norwood, Scannell, Gobern, Paterson, Carr.
FULL-TIME Blackburn Rovers 0 Huddersfield Town 0. Short report to follow.
We're into four minutes of injury-time. Remains 0-0.
BOOKED Lee Williamson doesn't mess about, does he? Cautioned for handling the ball after Martin Paterson bungled past him. 82 mins. 0-0.
SUB final throw of the dice for Gary Bowyer as he brings on Lee Williamson for Tom Cairney. 'Derby hero' gets a rapturous reception. 80 mins. 0-0.
SUBS for Rovers as Leon Best and Alan Judge come on for Chris Taylor and Corry Evans. 75 mins. 0-0.
Attendance is 14,582.
SUB second chage for Huddersfield - and it's former Burnley striker Martin Paterson who is coming on for Paul Dixon. 69 mins. 0-0.
BOOKING Sub Oscar Gobern becomes first player to be cautioned for clumsy tackle on Jason Lowe. 66 mins. 0-0.
And Chris Taylor so nearly provides it. Right-winger drives in field, leaves Joel Lynch on his backside, and then clips 20-yard effort just over the angle of bar and post. 65 mins.
Huddersfield edging a low-key second half. Rovers need to find a spark. 64 mins. 0-0.
SUB first change of the game comes from Huddersfield; Oscar Gobern is on for former Rovers striker Jon Stead, who gets a warm reception from the home supporters. 52 mins. 0-0.
Second half is under way. No changes to either side. Rovers kicking toward Bryan Douglas Darwen End.
HALF-TIME Blackburn Rovers 0 Huddersfield Town 0. After a bright, open start it's gone a bit flat. Jordan Rhodes has passed up the best chance for Rovers while Jake Kean has made the save of the game to deny Adam Hammill.
Another chance goes begging for Rovers - and it's a surprise who missed it. Corner never cleared and ball eventually finds it way to Tom Cairney, whose inswinging cross finds Jordan Rhodes unmarked in the box. But the in-form forward heads over with no defenders around him. 39 mins. 0-0.
Save of the match so far. Jonathan Hogg cross into the box for Adam Hammill, whose flicked header was heading into the bottom corner until Jake Kean got a superb touch to turn it around the post. 34 mins. 0-0.
More good approach play from Rovers, Corry Evans slipping a pass inside to dangerman Josh King and his left-footed cross turned out by Joel Lynch. From resulting Tom Cairney corner, Scott Dean heads over. 33 mins. 0-0.
Chance Rovers. Tom Cairney corner nodded down by captain Scott Dann and Tommy Spurr - on his unfavoured right foot - drags shot over. 29 mins. 0-0.
Rovers dominating possession - 58% to Huddersfield's 42% - but the visitors have just had a penalty appeal waived away after Adam Hammill went down in the box under a challenge from Tommy Spurr. Moments earlier, Spurr crossed for Jordan Rhodes to head straight at Alex Smithies. 26 mins. 0-0.
Rovers go close. Patient build-up ends with Josh King playing a clever side-footed pass into the near post which Alex Smithies could only parry. It then hit Jordan Rhodes and went wide. 15 mins. 0-0.
Tom Cairney collects inside pass from Todd Kane and is allowed to run and run before firing left-footed past Alex Smithies' right-hand upright. Open game. 10 mins. 0-0.
Huddersfield rattle the woodwork as James Vaughan's flying header from a perfectly flighted Paul Dixon cross crashes back off the bar. It wouldn't have counted, though, as the Championship's top scorer was flagged offside. 7 mins. 0-0.
Josh King loses the ball in midfield and a Huddersfield attack ends with Adam Hammill shooting a few yards wide. 4 mins. 0-0.
We are under way at Ewood Park. Rovers are kicking toward the Ronnie Clayton Blackburn End.
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