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Walsall   2 - 4   Huddersfield

Walsall 2-4 Huddersfield

Walsall 2-4 Huddersfield

Huddersfield needed two late goals to see off rock-bottom Walsall.

Alex Nicholls put the hosts in front when his shot from 20 yards squirmed under Terriers keeper Alex Smithies.

The visitors turned the game around through a brilliantly taken goal from Kevin Kilbane before Jamie McCombe's back-post header gave them the lead.

Matt Richards' deflected free-kick equalised for Walsall but an overhead kick by Peter Clarke and Jordan Rhodes' strike gave Huddersfield the win.

The result means Huddersfield climb into the League One automatic promotion places after Southampton could only draw with Notts County.

Walsall drop back to the bottom of the table, seven points off safety.


Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark told BBC Radio Leeds:
"The last few weeks we haven't been playing at our full potential and the way we'd like to play.

"But what we are doing is winning football matches, which is what it's all about ultimately if we want to achieve what we want to do.

"The lads stuck in and showed good character. When we did show flashes of our potential and passing the ball and getting our wide men and forward players on the ball, we created opportunities."

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Saturday, 15 January 2011

Npower League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Walsall 2-4 Huddersfield FT
(HT 1-2)
  • Nicholls 14
  • Richards 47
  • Kilbane 19
  • McCombe 25
  • P Clarke 77
  • Rhodes 90+3

Walsall

  • 21 Bevan
  • 02 Westlake
  • 32 Butler yellow card
  • 03 Lescott
  • 06 Smith
  • 08 Richards
  • 12 Marshall
  • 18 Gray
  • 10 Macken
  • 11 Nicholls (Paterson 82)
  • 19 Grigg

Substitutes

  • 29 Walker,
  • 04 McDonald,
  • 05 Lancashire,
  • 23 McGivern,
  • 20 Geddes,
  • 07 Jones,
  • 15 Paterson

Huddersfield

  • 01 Smithies
  • 02 Peltier yellow card
  • 05 P Clarke yellow card
  • 18 McCombe
  • 28 Kadar (Ridehalgh 41)
  • 08 Kay yellow card
  • 11 Pilkington
  • 16 Arfield
  • 20 Kilbane
  • 19 Lee (Rhodes 68)
  • 21 Novak (Roberts 46)

Substitutes

  • 13 Bennett,
  • 12 T Clarke,
  • 29 Ridehalgh,
  • 04 Gudjonsson,
  • 07 Roberts,
  • 31 Atkinson,
  • 17 Rhodes
Ref: CrossleyAtt: 3,827
WALSALL
HUDDERSFIELD

Possession

  • Walsall 54%
  • Huddersfield 46%

Attempts on target

  • Walsall 5
  • Huddersfield 4

Attempts off target

  • Walsall 7
  • Huddersfield 5

Corners

  • Walsall 3
  • Huddersfield 3

Fouls

  • Walsall 6
  • Huddersfield 8
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:14 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
  • 90:00+3:29 Booking The referee books Antony Kay for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+2:10 Assist by Anthony Pilkington.
  • 90:00+2:10 GOAL - Jordan RhodesWalsall 2 - 4 Huddersfield A goal is scored by Jordan Rhodes from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Walsall 2-4 Huddersfield.
  • 90:00+0:14 The referee penalises Matthew Richards for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Liam Ridehalgh.
  • 88:30 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Butler on Anthony Pilkington. Peter Clarke restarts play with the free kick.
  • 88:30 Booking The referee cautions Lee Peltier for unsporting behaviour.
  • 88:05 Booking Andy Butler goes into the referee's book.
  • 86:27 Headed effort on goal by Julian Gray from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.
  • 83:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Roberts by Darryl Westlake. Direct free kick taken by Liam Ridehalgh. The official flags Jamie McCombe offside. David Bevan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 83:23 The referee penalises Jonathan Macken for handball. Alex Smithies takes the free kick.
  • 81:36 Substitution Jamie Paterson is brought on as a substitute for Alex Nicholls.
  • 80:16 Jonathan Macken takes a shot. Jamie McCombe gets a block in.
  • 78:28 Effort on goal by Jordan Rhodes from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 76:24 Emmanuele Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Roberts. Free kick taken by Gary Roberts. Gary Roberts takes a short corner. Assist on the goal came from Peter Clarke.
  • 76:24 GOAL - Peter ClarkeWalsall 2 - 3 Huddersfield Peter Clarke gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area high into the middle of the goal. Walsall 2-3 Huddersfield.
  • 73:26 Matthew Richards produces a left-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 72:47 Peter Clarke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on William Grigg. Matthew Richards restarts play with the free kick.
  • 72:47 Booking Peter Clarke booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 71:52 Effort from outside the penalty box by Alex Nicholls goes wide left of the goal.
  • 67:56 Unfair challenge on Andy Butler by Anthony Pilkington results in a free kick. Matthew Richards takes the free kick.
  • 67:56 Substitution Alan Lee leaves the field to be replaced by Jordan Rhodes.
  • 62:09 Unfair challenge on Jonathan Macken by Antony Kay results in a free kick. Paul Marshall restarts play with the free kick.
  • 61:08 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Paul Marshall.
  • 58:30 Alex Smithies fouled by Andy Butler, the ref awards a free kick. Alex Smithies takes the free kick.
  • 56:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Butler by Alex Smithies. Paul Marshall takes the direct free kick.
  • 53:52 Shot by Julian Gray from outside the box goes over the net.
  • 51:18 Scott Arfield takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
  • 49:44 The referee blows for offside. Alex Smithies takes the free kick.
  • 48:22 Julian Gray fouled by Alan Lee, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Butler restarts play with the free kick.
  • 46:39 Antony Kay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Marshall.
  • 46:39 GOAL - Matthew RichardsWalsall 2 - 2 Huddersfield Matthew Richards scores a goal from outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Walsall 2-2 Huddersfield.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • 45:01 Substitution Gary Roberts is brought on as a substitute for Lee Novak.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:40 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 45:00+1:50 Paul Marshall takes a shot. Comfortable save by Alex Smithies.
  • 45:00+1:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Lee on Julian Gray. Direct free kick taken by Paul Marshall.
  • 43:24 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Arfield by Paul Marshall. Alex Smithies restarts play with the free kick.
  • 40:08 The referee blows for offside. Alex Smithies takes the indirect free kick.
  • 40:08 Substitution (Huddersfield) makes a substitution, with Liam Ridehalgh coming on for Tamas Kadar.
  • 38:15 Andy Butler challenges Alan Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Peltier.
  • 35:23 Scott Arfield has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 32:45 Jonathan Macken takes a shot. Comfortable save by Alex Smithies.
  • 32:08 The official flags Alan Lee offside. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Richards.
  • 30:56 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Alex Smithies.
  • 25:41 Shot from just outside the box by Lee Novak misses to the right of the goal.
  • 24:02 Assist by Anthony Pilkington.
  • 24:02 GOAL - Jamie McCombeWalsall 1 - 2 Huddersfield Jamie McCombe finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Walsall 1-2 Huddersfield.
  • 22:55 Corner from left by-line taken by Anthony Pilkington. Corner taken by Anthony Pilkington from the right by-line.
  • 21:29 Alan Lee challenges Andy Butler unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Bevan.
  • 19:51 Alex Nicholls is caught offside. Alex Smithies takes the free kick.
  • 18:23 GOAL - Kevin KilbaneWalsall 1 - 1 Huddersfield Kevin Kilbane gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Walsall 1-1 Huddersfield.
  • 16:25 William Grigg has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 13:15 GOAL - Alex NichollsWalsall 1 - 0 Huddersfield Alex Nicholls fires in a goal from just outside the area low into the middle of the goal. Walsall 1-0 Huddersfield.
  • 12:51 The offside flag is raised against Anthony Pilkington. David Bevan takes the free kick.
  • 10:45 Effort on goal by Jonathan Macken from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 9:52 Paul Marshall takes a outswinging corner.
  • 6:55 William Grigg has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.
  • 4:43 Shot by Alan Lee from just outside the area goes over the net.
  • 1:01 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Paul Marshall.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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Npower League One table snapshot

As it stood on 15 Jan 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Brighton 23 24 46
2 Huddersfield 25 10 42
3 Southampton 24 23 41
4 Bournemouth 24 18 39
5 Peterborough 23 0 36
6 MK Dons 24 -2 36
7 Charlton 23 4 35
8 Oldham 23 1 35
9 Sheff Wed 23 12 34
10 Colchester 22 1 34
11 Rochdale 23 4 32
12 Brentford 24 -2 32
13 Hartlepool 22 -4 32
14 Carlisle 22 9 31
15 Exeter 24 -7 31
16 Notts County 22 1 30
17 Plymouth 25 -9 30
18 Leyton Orient 22 -2 28
19 Swindon 24 -5 28
20 Tranmere 23 -10 26
21 Yeovil 23 -12 26
22 Bristol R 23 -18 23
23 Dag & Red 23 -14 21
24 Walsall 24 -22 19


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