As Blackburn Rovers saw out a 1-0 win, Lewis Travis entered the game in the 78th minute helping them grasp three points against Dimitrios Goutas’ Cardiff City.
Liam Palmer featured on the bench for Sheffield Wednesday in a 1-0 loss to hosts Watford. Jacob Chapman was not in the team in Huddersfield’s 2-1 win over QPR.
Dimitrios Goutas started the game, managing to keep a clean sheet until the 53rd minute when Blackburn found the net via Rankin-Costello, who was later subbed off for Lewis Travis in the 78th minute.
Although Blackburn dominated possession with 62.2% against Cardiff’s 37.8%, it was roughly equal on shots (9 v 11). However, only a combined three were on target - the standard of finishing in the game abysmal.
Lewis Travis was brought on late in the game in a tactical substitution to help preserve the lead.
Blackburn built on their demolition of QPR last time around and climb further up the table to 15th, whilst Cardiff miss out on crucial points and remain 11th.
|Blackburn Rovers||vs||Cardiff City|
|0.99||Expected Goals (xG)||0.57|
|1||Shots on Goal||2|
Liam Palmer was on the bench for Sheffield and witnessed them go down in disappointing collapse late on in the game.
Watford controlled the game on possession with 59% to Sheffield’s 41%. Both sides managed to record ten or more shots. With the game staying at 0-0 for the majority of tme, a late strike from Asprilla sealed the win for Watford.
The defeat sent Sheffield packing even more into the rock bottom with only three points in 12 games.
Jacob Chapman was absent from the squad as Huddersfield recorded a 2-1 win over rivals QPR.
Despite QPR dominating possession with 61.3%, Huddersfield came out the winners thanks to chances taken well - with 4 shots on target as opposed to QPR’s one.
Huddersfield advance to 18th, leaving QPR lying 22nd.
Blackburn Rovers will go down to Millwall, while Cardiff will travel up to Huddersfield on the 24th October. Sheffield Wednesday have a long trip to Plymouth Argyle a day later.
Huddersfield Town — Cardiff City
Millwall — Blackburn Rovers
Plymouth Argyle — Sheffield Wednesday