Huddersfield Town 3-2 Blackburn Rovers: Danny Ward double earns Terriers thrilling win

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Danny Ward increased his season goal total to three

Huddersfield Town's double victory over Blackburn Rovers saw Danny Ward's second goal end Blackburn Rovers' five match unbeaten streak. This was after a thrilling second half at John Smith's Stadium.

Town took a well-deserved half-time lead when Alex Vallejo scored a first-time goal in the bottom corner.

Joe Rothwell's 40-yard slaloming run brought Ben Brereton Diaz level from close range. However, Ward's powerful header quickly restored Town to the lead.

Brereton diaz scored a controversial penalty, but Ward sailed in unmarked to win the game late.

Rovers started the season in good form, having won five consecutive matches and coming off a 5-1 win over Cardiff. Town, meanwhile, had suffered three losses in their first four games.

The hosts dominated the first half. Danel Sinani, who was found by Thomas in a good position, blazed over the goal line after only two minutes. Lewis O'Brien hit the post with a fierce drive, which resulted in Vallejo's first Huddersfield goal, following the excellent work of Sorba Thomas.

Blackburn had scored nine goals in their four previous starts but had done little. Town's goalkeeper Lee Nicholls saved the day when BreretonDiaz's head was about to be sent off.

Both teams attacked and produced a thrilling second-half. Breton Diaz seemed to have saved a point with an 8-minute brace either side Ward's down header.

Town was upset by BreretonDiaz's penalty for what appeared to be a 50-50 match between Naby Sarr (in-form Chile striker) but Ward received salvation late on when Ollie Turton's flick allowed Ward a free header.

Huddersfield remains seventh, but Blackburn moved level on points with them. Blackburn remain sixth in goal difference.

Huddersfield boss Carlos Corberan told BBC Radio Leeds:

"Today's team has displayed a great personality and an intense desire to attack.

"When they score again and draw (level), you need to have a lot personality to go again. I am proud of my players today because of their character and confidence in themselves.

"The most important thing was to show we are an important team of players. I have other important players who can compete at the same level as they did today.

Tony Mowbray, Blackburn manager, spoke to BBC Radio Lancashire

"I believe the spirit of the team can be seen, and the ability to fight back in the game.

"We are obviously very disappointed by the goals that we lost. It was not like our team for us to lose those kind of goals. Two simple balls into the box.

"It was an entirely different defence, and I try not to assign too much blame." "I thought the team did a great job.