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Tranmere   0 - 2   Huddersfield

Tranmere 0-2 Huddersfield

Tranmere 0-2 Huddersfield

Lee Novak scored twice as Huddersfield kept up their play-off charge with victory at struggling Tranmere.

The visitors went ahead against the run of play when Novak headed in at the second attempt from a corner.

The hosts continued to attack with both Marvin Sordell and Craig Curran seeing shots saved by Alex Smithies.

But Novak latched on to a through ball from Antony Kay to fire home an angled shot as Huddersfield made it 10 league games without defeat.


Tranmere manager Les Parry told BBC Radio Merseyside:
"You can't have any complaints really, they scored at good times.

"The second-half performance was understandable because we're 2-0 down and we're chasing the game.

"It's the wrong team to be chasing the game against because they are an exceptional side, they've got good players and they're going to punish you all the time."

Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark told BBC Radio Leeds:
"To have three away games on the bounce and win them all and in the manner we have is excellent.

"The players' performance and attitude was excellent and I'm delighted with that.

"Saying that, at half time it wasn't a happy dressing room because we weren't passing the ball enough and we were letting them get too many crosses into our box.

"But in the second half they had more fire in their bellies and passed the ball much better but we can still be more ruthless.

"Another clean sheet is also very pleasing and I thought our centre-backs were very good again tonight, they didn't miss a header."

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Tuesday, 23 February 2010

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Tranmere 0-2 Huddersfield FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Novak 8
    • Novak 48

    Tranmere

    • 01 Daniels yellow card
    • 05 Goodison
    • 08 Broomes
    • 24 Bakayogo
    • 28 O'Neill
    • 04 Edds (Barnett 46)
    • 06 McLaren
    • 11 Welsh (Shuker 58)
    • 09 Moore
    • 25 Curran
    • 27 Sordell (Gornell 75)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Collister,
    • 03 Cresswell,
    • 18 McCready,
    • 10 Mahon,
    • 19 Barnett,
    • 23 Shuker,
    • 14 Gornell

    Huddersfield

    • 01 Smithies
    • 02 Peltier
    • 05 P Clarke
    • 13 Heffernan
    • 35 Trotman
    • 07 Roberts
    • 08 Kay
    • 19 Pilkington
    • 25 Drinkwater
    • 17 Rhodes
    • 21 Novak

    Substitutes

    • 26 Eastwood,
    • 06 N Clarke,
    • 12 T Clarke,
    • 27 Pearce,
    • 04 Collins,
    • 09 Robinson,
    • 36 Eccleston
    Ref: PennAtt: 5,793
    TRANMERE
    HUDDERSFIELD

    Possession

    • Tranmere 48%
    • Huddersfield 52%

    Attempts on target

    • Tranmere 7
    • Huddersfield 8

    Attempts off target

    • Tranmere 2
    • Huddersfield 2

    Corners

    • Tranmere 7
    • Huddersfield 6

    Fouls

    • Tranmere 7
    • Huddersfield 12
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:13 The referee blows for the end of the match.
    • 90:00+3:53 Lee Novak (Huddersfield) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Luke Daniels (Tranmere) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 90:00+2:56 Shot by Charlie Barnett (Tranmere) drilled right-footed from left channel (20 yards), save (caught) by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).
    • 90:00+2:44 Attacking throw-in by Ian Goodison (Tranmere).
    • 90:00+2:40 Attacking throw-in by Craig Curran (Tranmere).
    • 90:00+2:34 Defending throw-in by Luke O'Neill (Tranmere).
    • 90:00+1:56 Defending throw-in by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere).
    • Correction - 90:00+1:36 Corner taken right-footed by Chris Shuker.
    • 90:00+1:36 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Chris Shuker (Tranmere) to centre, resulting in open play.
    • 90:00+0:40 Foul by Gary Roberts (Huddersfield) on Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere). Free kick taken right-footed by Marlon Broomes (Tranmere) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 90:00+0:05 Defending throw-in by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere).
    • 88:52 Defending throw-in by Dean Heffernan (Huddersfield).
    • 88:28 Defending throw-in by Luke O'Neill (Tranmere).
    • 87:09 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Anthony Pilkington (Huddersfield) to centre, header by Lee Novak (Huddersfield) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Luke Daniels (Tranmere).
    • 86:37 Shot by Lee Novak (Huddersfield) drilled right-footed from right channel (18 yards), save (parried) by Luke Daniels (Tranmere).
    • 86:22 Foul by Peter Clarke (Huddersfield) on Ian Thomas-Moore (Tranmere). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul McLaren (Tranmere) from own half, passed.
    • 85:55 Defending throw-in by Terry Gornell (Tranmere).
    • 85:43 Defending throw-in by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere).
    • 85:27 Defending throw-in by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere).
    • 84:46 Defending throw-in by Dean Heffernan (Huddersfield).
    • 84:15 Attacking throw-in by Luke O'Neill (Tranmere).
    • 84:06 Defending throw-in by Luke O'Neill (Tranmere).
    • 83:49 Defending throw-in by Luke O'Neill (Tranmere).
    • 83:12 Defending throw-in by Luke O'Neill (Tranmere).
    • 82:10 Foul by Marlon Broomes (Tranmere) on Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield). Free kick taken left-footed by Dean Heffernan (Huddersfield) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 81:40 Lee Novak (Huddersfield) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Luke Daniels (Tranmere) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 81:31 Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).
    • 81:22 Cross by Craig Curran (Tranmere), comfortable save (caught) by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).
    • 80:46 Attacking throw-in by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere).
    • 79:46 Defending throw-in by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere).
    • 79:08 Shot by Anthony Pilkington (Huddersfield) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), save (parried) by Luke Daniels (Tranmere).
    • 78:42 Attacking throw-in by Lee Peltier (Huddersfield).
    • 78:20 Ian Thomas-Moore (Tranmere) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 78:00 Foul by Gary Roberts (Huddersfield) on Paul McLaren (Tranmere). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul McLaren (Tranmere) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 77:38 Defending throw-in by Lee Peltier (Huddersfield).
    • 77:06 Foul by Neal Trotman (Huddersfield) on Ian Thomas-Moore (Tranmere). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul McLaren (Tranmere) from left channel, resulting in open play.
    • 76:06 Foul by Charlie Barnett (Tranmere) on Anthony Pilkington (Huddersfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 74:11 Free kick taken right-footed by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 74:11 Substitution Tranmere substitution: Marvin Sordell replaced by Terry Gornell (tactical).
    • 74:03 Foul by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere) on Lee Novak (Huddersfield).
    • 73:31 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Chris Shuker (Tranmere) to near post, clearance by Peter Clarke (Huddersfield).
    • 72:22 Goal kick taken long by Luke Daniels (Tranmere).
    • 72:10 Shot by Lee Novak (Huddersfield) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.
    • 71:12 Attacking throw-in by Dean Heffernan (Huddersfield).
    • 71:02 Attacking throw-in by Luke O'Neill (Tranmere).
    • 70:57 Defending throw-in by Dean Heffernan (Huddersfield).
    • 69:55 Foul by Antony Kay (Huddersfield) on Charlie Barnett (Tranmere). Free kick taken right-footed by Luke Daniels (Tranmere) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 69:25 Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).
    • 68:49 Attacking throw-in by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere).
    • 68:14 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Paul McLaren (Tranmere) to far post, clearance by Peter Clarke (Huddersfield).
    • 67:48 Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).
    • 67:14 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Paul McLaren (Tranmere) to near post, header by Ian Goodison (Tranmere) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).
    • 66:13 Attacking throw-in by Lee Peltier (Huddersfield).
    • 65:55 Attacking throw-in by Lee Peltier (Huddersfield).
    • 65:13 Foul by Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield) on Charlie Barnett (Tranmere). Free kick taken right-footed by Luke Daniels (Tranmere) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 64:18 Attacking throw-in by Luke O'Neill (Tranmere).
    • 63:41 Shot by Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield) volleyed right-footed from left channel (18 yards), save (caught) by Luke Daniels (Tranmere).
    • 63:23 Cross by Anthony Pilkington (Huddersfield), clearance by Ian Goodison (Tranmere).
    • 62:59 Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by Anthony Pilkington (Huddersfield).
    • 62:27 Neal Trotman (Huddersfield) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Luke Daniels (Tranmere) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 61:37 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Antony Kay (Huddersfield) to centre, resulting in open play.
    • 60:44 Defending throw-in by Luke O'Neill (Tranmere).
    • 60:28 Marvin Sordell (Tranmere) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 59:55 Defending throw-in by Lee Peltier (Huddersfield).
    • 59:50 Attacking throw-in by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere).
    • 59:04 Foul by Lee Peltier (Huddersfield) on Craig Curran (Tranmere). Free kick taken right-footed by Luke O'Neill (Tranmere) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 58:36 Attacking throw-in by Lee Peltier (Huddersfield).
    • 57:42 Substitution Tranmere substitution: John Welsh replaced by Chris Shuker (tactical).
    • 57:30 Defending throw-in by Dean Heffernan (Huddersfield).
    • 57:02 Attacking throw-in by Lee Peltier (Huddersfield).
    • 56:42 Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).
    • 55:45 Goal kick taken long by Luke Daniels (Tranmere).
    • 55:04 Attacking throw-in by Dean Heffernan (Huddersfield).
    • 54:24 Defending throw-in by Luke O'Neill (Tranmere).
    • 53:28 Attacking throw-in by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere).
    • 53:11 Defending throw-in by Lee Peltier (Huddersfield).
    • 52:46 Goal kick taken short by Luke Daniels (Tranmere).
    • 52:17 Defending throw-in by Lee Peltier (Huddersfield).
    • 51:55 Defending throw-in by Lee Peltier (Huddersfield).
    • 50:54 Defending throw-in by Luke O'Neill (Tranmere).
    • 50:37 Defending throw-in by Dean Heffernan (Huddersfield).
    • 50:33 Defending throw-in by Dean Heffernan (Huddersfield).
    • 50:02 Defending throw-in by Dean Heffernan (Huddersfield).
    • 49:48 Shot by Ian Thomas-Moore (Tranmere) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), blocked by Daniel Drinkwater (Huddersfield).
    • 47:05 Assist (pass) by Antony Kay (Huddersfield) from own half.
    • 47:05 GOAL - Lee NovakTranmere 0 - 2 Huddersfield Goal by Lee Novak (Huddersfield) volleyed right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Tranmere 0-2 Huddersfield.
    • 46:30 Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).
    • 46:11 Shot by Marvin Sordell (Tranmere) right-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), save (parried) by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).
    • 45:39 Attacking throw-in by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere).
    • 45:15 Attacking throw-in by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere).
    • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
    • 45:01 Substitution Tranmere substitution: Gareth Edds replaced by Charlie Barnett (tactical).
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:57 The ref blows to end the first period.
    • 45:00+2:42 Defending throw-in by Luke O'Neill (Tranmere).
    • 45:00+2:24 Attacking throw-in by Dean Heffernan (Huddersfield).
    • 45:00+1:35 Defending throw-in by Dean Heffernan (Huddersfield).
    • 45:00+1:12 Attacking throw-in by Luke O'Neill (Tranmere).
    • 45:00+0:45 Attacking throw-in by Ian Goodison (Tranmere).
    • 44:23 Defending throw-in by Luke O'Neill (Tranmere).
    • 44:15 Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).
    • 43:04 Foul by Dean Heffernan (Huddersfield) on Marvin Sordell (Tranmere). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul McLaren (Tranmere) from right channel, header by Ian Thomas-Moore (Tranmere) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).
    • 41:16 Foul by Craig Curran (Tranmere) on Dean Heffernan (Huddersfield). Free kick taken left-footed by Peter Clarke (Huddersfield) from left channel, passed.
    • 39:56 Foul by Marvin Sordell (Tranmere) on Dean Heffernan (Huddersfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 39:52 Attacking throw-in by Marvin Sordell (Tranmere).
    • 39:15 Attacking throw-in by Dean Heffernan (Huddersfield).
    • 38:41 Attacking throw-in by Lee Peltier (Huddersfield).
    • 38:14 Attacking throw-in by Lee Peltier (Huddersfield).
    • 37:41 Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).
    • 37:19 Attacking throw-in by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere).
    • 37:16 Goal kick taken long by Luke Daniels (Tranmere).
    • 37:03 Shot by Lee Novak (Huddersfield) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Luke Daniels (Tranmere).
    • 36:33 Defending throw-in by Lee Peltier (Huddersfield).
    • 33:52 Goal kick taken long by Luke Daniels (Tranmere).
    • 32:25 Foul by Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield) on Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere). Free kick taken right-footed by Ian Goodison (Tranmere) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 31:52 Shot by John Welsh (Tranmere) volleyed right-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed right.
    • 31:35 Attacking throw-in by Luke O'Neill (Tranmere).
    • 31:09 Attacking throw-in by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere).
    • 29:54 Foul by Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield) on Ian Goodison (Tranmere). Free kick taken right-footed by Luke Daniels (Tranmere) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 29:33 Goal kick taken long by Luke Daniels (Tranmere).
    • 28:24 Goal kick taken long by Luke Daniels (Tranmere).
    • 28:21 Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).
    • 27:54 Attacking throw-in by Lee Peltier (Huddersfield).
    • 27:07 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Paul McLaren (Tranmere) to centre, comfortable save (caught) by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).
    • 26:50 Attacking throw-in by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere).
    • 26:24 Defending throw-in by Lee Peltier (Huddersfield).
    • 26:03 Defending throw-in by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere).
    • 25:28 Defending throw-in by Lee Peltier (Huddersfield).
    • 25:00 Defending throw-in by Lee Peltier (Huddersfield).
    • 24:42 Defending throw-in by Lee Peltier (Huddersfield).
    • 24:23 Attacking throw-in by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere).
    • 24:07 Attacking throw-in by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere).
    • 23:22 Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).
    • 22:25 Defending throw-in by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere).
    • 22:05 Attacking throw-in by Lee Peltier (Huddersfield).
    • 21:11 Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).
    • 20:59 Shot by Ian Goodison (Tranmere) left-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), over the bar.
    • 20:15 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Paul McLaren (Tranmere) to centre, clearance by Peter Clarke (Huddersfield).
    • 19:23 Corner from left by-line taken short left-footed by Paul McLaren (Tranmere).
    • 19:11 Attacking throw-in by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere).
    • 19:02 Attacking throw-in by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere).
    • 18:46 Attacking throw-in by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere).
    • 17:40 Attacking throw-in by Luke O'Neill (Tranmere).
    • 17:22 Goal kick taken long by Luke Daniels (Tranmere).
    • 17:02 Shot by Daniel Drinkwater (Huddersfield) drilled left-footed from left channel (30 yards), over the bar.
    • 16:24 Foul by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere) on Anthony Pilkington (Huddersfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Lee Peltier (Huddersfield) from right wing, passed.
    • 15:32 Shot by Ian Thomas-Moore (Tranmere) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).
    • 14:44 Defending throw-in by Luke O'Neill (Tranmere).
    • 14:12 Attacking throw-in by Lee Peltier (Huddersfield).
    • 13:17 Defending throw-in by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere).
    • 12:42 Shot by Marvin Sordell (Tranmere) drilled left-footed from right channel (20 yards), save (caught) by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).
    • 11:59 Defending throw-in by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere).
    • 11:24 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Gary Roberts (Huddersfield) to centre, clearance by Paul McLaren (Tranmere).
    • 10:39 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Gary Roberts (Huddersfield) to centre, attacking throw-in by Gary Roberts (Huddersfield). Clearance by Ian Goodison (Tranmere).
    • 9:57 Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).
    • 9:49 Goal kick taken long by Luke Daniels (Tranmere).
    • 8:44 Defending throw-in by Lee Peltier (Huddersfield).
    • 7:52 Booking Luke Daniels (Tranmere) booked for dissent.
    • 7:46 Assist (header) by Gary Roberts (Huddersfield) from centre of penalty area.
    • 7:46 GOAL - Lee NovakTranmere 0 - 1 Huddersfield headed goal by Lee Novak (Huddersfield) (high centre of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Tranmere 0-1 Huddersfield.
    • 7:42 Cross by Gary Roberts (Huddersfield),
    • 6:27 Corner from right by-line taken short right-footed by Gary Roberts (Huddersfield).
    • 6:10 Cross by Daniel Drinkwater (Huddersfield), header by Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield) from right side of penalty area (12 yards), save (tipped over) by Luke Daniels (Tranmere).
    • 5:07 Foul by Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield) on Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere). Free kick taken right-footed by Luke Daniels (Tranmere) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 3:59 Marvin Sordell (Tranmere) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 2:49 Goal kick taken long by Luke Daniels (Tranmere).
    • 1:34 Foul by Ian Goodison (Tranmere) on Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Neal Trotman (Huddersfield) from own half, resulting in open play. Foul by Dean Heffernan (Huddersfield) on Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere). Free kick taken right-footed by Craig Curran (Tranmere) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 0:57 Attacking throw-in by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere).
    • 0:37 Attacking throw-in by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere).
    • 0:16 Defending throw-in by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere).
    • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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