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Huddersfield 1 Brighton 1 (Report)

Hudderfield
1 - 1
Brighton

John Smith's Stadium

18/4/14 - 3:00pm

Attendance: 13,460

Referee:

Brighton failed to take advantage of another slip by Reading but fought back from a goal down to claim a point at Huddersfield on Good Friday.

With Reading soundly beaten Albion would have moved into sixth place and left a play off place in our own hands, the 1-1 draw at he John Smith's Stadium was enough to take us sixth but opened the door for Ipswich if they took advantage on the Saturday.

Having not won in 10 we would have fancied our chances of winning this one but went behind early on.

Keith Andrews fouled Nahki Wells to give Huddersfield a freekick and from 25 yards Oliver Norwood drove home this freekick into the bottom corner and past the returning Tomasz Kuszczak, who missed the last game with illness.

Huddersfield felt they were denied a penalty before Albion twice threatened.

Dale Stephens looked to be in from Leo Ulloa's knockdown but Paul Dixon got back to make the clearance before the two combined again with Stephen supplying the cross from a corner that Ulloa powered home but his effort was disallowed for a foul.

Perhaps the moment that changed the game came around the hour.

Lewis Dunk had already been booked in the first half and when he brought down Adam Clayton Huddersfield felt he should have been booked again and sent off, he wasn't and came back to haunt Huddersfield later.

Norwood tried his luck again but this time Kuszczak saved as he went for the top corner.

The pressure was on with Kuszczak also saving us when he kept out effort from Adam Hammill and Sean Scannell.

Albion were threatening to draw level though as time went on.

The pressure grew, with Stephens at the heart of most of this. He had a freekick narrowly miss the goal with it hitting the roof of the net and Craig Mackail-Smith twice threatening with headers from his corners.

Tempers became frayed with Gordon Greer and the Huddersfield bench having a run in, this earned him a yellow card before we earned a point.

An unlikely source provided us our equaliser when Bruno scored his first of the season, getting forward from the back he beat two Huddersfield defenders before firing home having been set up by Dunk.

Kuszczak made a couple more last saves to secure our point with Dunk almost heading an injury time winner.

Securing a point could be important, how important we'll know by the time Ipswich play.


Writer:VitalSeagull
Date:Saturday April 19 2014
Time: 8:23AM

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C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
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