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Brighton & Hove Albion 0-0 Huddersfield Town

Brighton striker Ashley Barnes

Brighton missed the opportunity to move into the play-off spots with a goalless draw against a determined Huddersfield.

Striker Ashley Barnes went closest to securing a third Championship win in a row for the Seagulls, but wasted two second-half chances.

Huddersfield had been denied a first-half penalty when James Vaughan was fouled during a rare foray forward.

Brighton remain outside the top six after failing to take advantage of their nearest rivals dropping points.

Leeds and Nottingham Forest played out stalemates against Barnsley and Birmingham, while Reading were defeated by Wigan. The results mean Brighton, who have only been beaten once in their last 10 games, are two points off the final play-off spot in eighth.

Huddersfield had been thrashed 4-1 on their last visit to Amex Stadium, and were immediately under pressure as Barnes' header at the near post was scrambled away by Martin Paterson following a Bruno corner.

The clearest chance of the game came on 50 minutes when Barnes shot over when Kemy Agustien's diving header was parried to him by the excellent Alex Smithies. Barnes then headed wide at the far post, before substitute Kazenga LuaLua was denied by Smithies after beating two defenders.

Mid-table Huddersfield's dogged display saw them avoid a third consecutive defeat, while ending Brighton's 11-match run of scoring in consecutive home matches in all competitions this season.

Brighton head coach Oscar Garcia:

Oscar Garcia

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Post-match: Brighton coach Garcia

"We are where we deserve to be. We are focused on the next game and you can't think about two or three months after today, we just must control what happens tomorrow.

"We played really well in this game and the only thing we needed was to put the ball in the net. On the positive side we have played well away from home and got some good results.

"Sometimes we play better at home but the results don't show it. We need to do everything to win games and I am happy with the performance: we played really well."

Huddersfield manager Mark Robins:

"Brighton is a very difficult place to come and play and there's no doubt we were up against a top team in this division. Along with Derby, they are the form team and having lost 4-1 on our last visit I'm delighted with a point this time.

"It's a great pitch and a great stadium but we did not capitulate. Barnes had a couple of chances for them, but there were not loads of chances in the match, although we tried to make a game of it.

"We are a work in progress and we have got to try to be economical, we've got to try to maximise what we have. There is more to come from the youngsters but I'm pleased with the way it's going."

Line-ups

Brighton

  • 1Brezovan
  • 2Bruno
  • 17Ward
  • 26BridcuttBooked at 90mins
  • 6El-Abd
  • 20Upson
  • 38Ince
  • 10AgustienSubstituted forLua Luaat 65'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 9Barnes
  • 21D. López
  • 30BuckleySubstituted forUlloaat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Andrews
  • 5Dunk
  • 8Crofts
  • 14Calderón
  • 19Ulloa
  • 25Lua Lua
  • 29Kuszczak

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 12HammillSubstituted forWoodsat 82'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 3DixonBooked at 31mins
  • 15Wallace
  • 39Gerrard
  • 27SmithBooked at 90mins
  • 10Gobern
  • 8ClaytonSubstituted forHolmesat 60'minutes
  • 9Vaughan
  • 17PatersonSubstituted forD Wardat 59'minutes
  • 4Norwood

Substitutes

  • 2Woods
  • 7Scannell
  • 11D Ward
  • 13Bennett
  • 14Stead
  • 16Southern
  • 38Holmes
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
27,155

Match Stats

Home TeamBrightonAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Huddersfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Huddersfield Town 0.

Booking

Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town).

Booking

Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Matthew Upson (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by David López with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Booking

Calum Woods (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Calum Woods (Huddersfield Town).

Booking

Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Bruno.

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Calum Woods replaces Adam Hammill.

Attempt missed. Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by David López.

Attempt missed. Leonardo Ulloa (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by David López with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Attempt missed. Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Stephen Ward.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Leonardo Ulloa replaces William Buckley.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Tom Smith.

Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town).

Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Hammill.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Kazenga Lua Lua replaces Kemy Agustien.

William Buckley (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town).

Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt saved. Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kemy Agustien.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Duane Holmes replaces Adam Clayton.

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Clayton.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Daniel Ward replaces Martin Paterson.

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