“Huddsf’ld earns a 2-2 draw against Blackburn”

Blackburn secures vital point with dramatic last-minute equalizer against Huddersfield

Coming off the bench, Ryan Hedges scored a dramatic late equalizer to keep Blackburn firmly in the play-off hunt with an enthralling 2-2 draw against Huddersfield. The Terriers, who had won each of their last three games, took the lead early on through Matty Pearson’s header and doubled it five minutes later with a smart finish from Jack Rudoni. However, Joe Rankin-Costello pulled one back for Rovers with a delicious chip just over a minute into the second half. With relentless pressure on Huddersfield, substitute Hedges popped up in stoppage time to secure a deserved point for Blackburn.

Blackburn stays sixth on 62 points with six games to play, ahead of the rest of Easter Monday’s action, with Huddersfield still in 19th, two points above the relegation zone with five games left.

How Blackburn Salvaged a Point from Defeat
Having lost three games on the spin in all competitions, Blackburn quickly seized control and dominated possession in the early stages. However, Huddersfield soon made a mockery of that statistic, taking the lead through Pearson’s header from a Rudoni corner. Vaclik’s long goal kick led to Rudoni’s clinical finish and a 2-0 lead. Despite the setback, Blackburn did not let their heads drop, and after a fast start in the second half, Rankin-Costello expertly chipped the ball over Tomas Vaclik from a tight angle to give Rovers a lifeline. Blackburn continued to pile on the pressure, and Hedges’ equalizer in stoppage time saved a crucial point for the team.

Player of the Match – Joe Rankin-Costello
Rankin-Costello was the standout player of the game, with his delightful chip to pull Blackburn back into the game and his relentless pressure on the Huddersfield defense. He was denied twice by Vaclik and played an instrumental role in the buildup that led to Hedges’ equalizer.

What’s Next?
Huddersfield travels to South Wales to take on Swansea, while Blackburn hosts Hull at Ewood Park, live on Sky Sports.

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