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Huddersfield v Albion from the John Smith's Stadium
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Town sent on holding midfielder Gobern for Scannell early in added time of at least five added minutes.
Andrews angled a ball into the box and Ulloa got his head to it but the ball boucned through to Smithies.
The hosts sent on Bunn for Hammill.
Full-time: Huddersfield 1 Albion 1
Albion sent on David Lopez for Lingard for the final stages.
The visitors were still dominating in terms of possession and territory.
Albion levelled when an angled ball seemingly towards Ulloa ran all the way through to BRUNO beyond the far post. He held off a challenge and hooked a shot across Smithies and just inside the far post.
Still Smithies was not being tested - and Kuszczak had to parry a Wells shot as the hosts countered.
Stephens was next in the book for a foul on Clayton after losing possession to the Huddersfield player.
Greer was booked for knocking the ball out of the hands of one of the Huddersfield coaches as he delayed over giving it back when it had gone out of play.
Mackail-Smith quickly won a couple of corners, the second of which saw him head into the side-netting from a tight angle.
Norwood was booked for delaying a free-kick after he had pushed March.
Suddenly Huddersfield steppped up a gear, helped by some poor defending down the Albion left. Kuszczak held a Hammill drive and Kuszczak then had to come out to block at Scannell's feet after a weak headed back-pass by Ward.
A foul right on the edge of the box by Dunk gave Norwood a golden free-kick chance.
His blast was brilliantly saved by Kuszczak, who recovered quickly to swat away the rebound as it dropped near goal.
Albion sent on Mackail-Smith to replace LuaLua.
Home fans demanded a card for Andrews after he shoved Wells, who was not releasing the ball for an Albion throw-in.
Referee Davies administered a talking-to for both men and left it at that.
Huddersfield got Wells away on a one-on-one with Dunk but the latter produced a great bit of defending to take the ball off him and find Bruno.
Woods was booked for catching Ward late in the opening minutes of the half but curled his free-kick straight at Smithies, who held at the second attempt.
Wells sent an effort high and wide at the other end.
Then Kuszczak's poor kick put Albion in trouble. Lingard tracked back and fouled Dixon, whose subsequent inswinging free-kick was dangerous did not get a take in the goalmouth.
Second half is under way. I've corrected the p word in the last line of the first half report to possession. Most of it wasn't really pressure!
It had developed into a feisty affair with home fans demanding a physical approach from their side.
They won a corner which Stephens headed away late in the half.
Albion, for all their possession from about the ten-minute mark, had lacked a cutting edge.
Half: Huddersfield 1 Albion 0
Ulloa won a free-kick on the right and Stephens then slid the set-piece into his run - but the striker could not control and the chance was lost.
Clayton immediately conceded anoter free-kick which LuaLua drilled into the wall from 30 yards.
Albion thought Clayton should have been booked and were unhappy when Dunk saw yellow for a similar offence at the other end.
Albion cleared the free-kick and March was wrestled to the ground by Hogg as he raced away, earning another booking.
Albion were now having a lot of the ball against a somewhat nervy home side.
But promptings from Lingard and March were bringing no reward.
That flurry of pressure brought three quickfire corners, the third of which was powered past Smithies by Ulloa's header. But referee Davies had spotted pushing on Gerrard by Dunk and disallowed the goal.
Greer got Albion out of danger with a great tackle on the edge of his own box on Hammill.
Home fans were adamant it was a foul - and their mood was not helped when Wallace was booked for a foul on Lingard on the counter attack.
Dunk nodded the resulting free-kick dangerously back across goal and it was touched behind for a corner as Albion enjoyed a spell of pressure.
Albion had come more into the game and Huddersfield were relieved to clear a low cross from Lingard after nice build-up and then the resulting long throw by Bruno.
When Albion at last managed to get on the ball, Bruno threaded a nice pass down the right and Lingard ran at his marker - before beating himself with his trickery and running the ball out for a goal kick.
Huddersfield's reward came in only the sixth minute when Andrews was penalised 25 yards out. NORWOOD thumped a superb free-kick past Kuszczak and just inside the post.
Albion looked rattled and Dunk headed a hopeful up-and-under past Kuszczak and behind for another needless corner - but Ulloa again headed away.
There was early alarm for Albion when Kuszczak came for a free-kick and was beaten to it by Dunk, who headed over his own goal. Ulloa headed the resulting clearance away.
But it was an energetic start by the hosts who were pressing Albion in possession.
Albion defending the away end - and the shaded goal - in this first half.
The teams are out, so is the sun and there is a bit at stake here in West Yorkshire this afternoon.
Albion are looking to add points to their play-off bid which ahas been reinvigorated by wns in their last two games.
And Huddersfield are after the first win in ten which would take them to the brink of safety.
There's not a bad following in the away end away to my right. I'm sure many over there have had a pretty trying trip up the M1.
But they made it and we are almost ready to go.
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