Blackburn 0 Huddersfield 0: Rhodes fails to punish Town

Town manager Chris Powell.
Town manager Chris Powell.
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Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes missed a penalty against his former side as Rovers drew 0-0 with Huddersfield at Ewood Park.

Quite how no goals were scored is a mystery, but no chance was better than around the hour mark when Rhodes placed his spot-kick wide on his 100th league appearance for Blackburn.

The hosts peppered Huddersfield’s goal, especially in the second half, but Alex Smithies saved well from Rhodes and Lee Williamson in particular, while the visitors could have snatched the points late on as Nahki Wells headed over with the goal gaping.

The result continued Town’s upturn in form - Chris Powell’s side have lost one in their last five. Rovers meanwhile, have won just once in that time.

Wells was recalled by Huddersfield for the injured Jonathan Hogg in the only change from Wednesday’s 3-1 win at Wolves.

In a quiet opening, the visitors almost went ahead after Jack Robinson surged down the wing and found Wells, whose effort was deflected behind.

Rovers went close after 27 minutes when Joshua King set up Cairney on the counter, but he dragged wide.

Although not dominating, Rovers had two chances before the break, but King nodded over when well placed and Grant Hanley’s stooping header was just off target.

And they were given an even better chance to score on the hour mark as Grant Holt handled in the area.

But Rhodes put his penalty wide of the left post.

Neither side could force a winner but it capped a fine week for Huddersfield, who made it four points from two away games.