Huddersfield Town left looking over their shoulders

Huddersfield Town still need five points to guarantee survival and although it is unlikely they will get relegated, this performance will concern Terriers fans, whose team have lost four of their last six.

Exasperated: Huddersfield head coach Carlos Corberan. Picture: Tony Johnson

Head coach Carlos Corberan said there were too many mistakes in a “negative” performance while opposite number Tony Mowbray praised the influence of “brilliant” Adam Armstrong after his second hat-trick of the season for Blackburn.

Corberan said: “Very negative performance in a lot of moments of the game. Very negative result.

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“Very disappointing feeling because we wanted to come here and get the points that were necessary to hit our target (safety). We didn’t do it.

“We started really badly, conceded two goals we had to avoid. We finished with a little better feeling in the last minute of the first half. After, we wanted to go for the game, take some risks and attack more because we knew the most important thing for us was to try and go for the three points.”

Armstrong reached 25 in all competitions. His first came from a close-range header before he played a part in Ben Brereton finishing off a neat team move.

An own goal by Ryan Nyambe halved the deficit but Rovers blitzed Town with three goals in six second-half minutes. Brereton provided for Armstrong, who set up Sam Gallagher to hammer home. Armstrong completed his hat-trick after more shocking defending. Josh Koroma curled a consolation into the corner.

Blackburn Rovers: Kaminski, Nyambe (Bennett 74), Lenihan, Harwood-Bellis; Bell, Travis (Davenport 64), Evans, Brereton, Rothwell (Buckley 74); Gallagher (Elliott 74), Armstrong (Dolan 74). Unused substitutes: Holtby, Pears, Douglas, Trybull.

Huddersfield Town: Schofield, Pipa (Rowe 58), Keogh (Edmonds-Green 66); Sarr, Toffolo, Eiting (Holmes 58), Hogg (High 69), Koroma, O’Brien; Bacuna (Aarons 58), Ward.

Unused substitutes: Subs Not Used: Stearman, Thomas, Joel Pereira, Sanogo.

Referee: T Robinson (West Sussex).

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