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Huddersfield Town 1-1 Derby County

Huddersfield's Martin Paterson

Derby County's seven-match winning run came to an end after Martin Paterson's late equaliser for Huddersfield.

The Rams were on course for an eighth straight win when Craig Bryson put them ahead with a tap-in.

But Paterson lobbed keeper Lee Grant from just inside the area three minutes from time following substitute Duane Holmes's through ball.

Derby missed a penalty when Alex Smithies saved Chris Martin's attempt when the game was goalless.

Despite conceding late, County are now unbeaten in eight games and well placed to challenge for an automatic promotion spot.

Huddersfield, who are 14th in the Championship table, are without a win in four but have drawn their last two games.

The game burst into life after 26 minutes when a penalty was awarded for a foul by Huddersfield substitute Joel Lynch on Jamie Ward.

Steve McClaren

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Post-match: Derby coach McClaren

But Smithies, making his 200th appearance for the Terriers, dived low to his left to parry Martin's spot-kick.

Steve McClaren's side took the lead four minutes later, midfielder Bryson scoring for the fourth successive game with a tap-in.

Huddersfield substitute Holmes created chances for Danny Ward and Adam Clayton before the hosts levelled.

Holmes played a one-two with Clayton and then set up Paterson for his stunning lob.

Huddersfield manager Mark Robins:

"I thought we were good value for a point.

"Derby are not just one of the best teams in the division, they're one of the best in the country at the moment.

"I was glad when we were only 1-0 down at the break. We changed a few things and it got us back in the game."

Derby manager Steve McClaren:

"The first half was the best we've played in terms of controlling a match and chances created. We knew at half-time that 1-0 wouldn't be enough as Huddersfield would look to take risks to get back in the game.

"I think we lost a bit of impetus when Will Hughes had to go off but overall I'm pleased with how we played.

"Huddersfield are a good side, especially at home, and it was a tough battle. We had to dig in in the second half and grind out a result."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 12HammillBooked at 77minsSubstituted forScannellat 80'minutes
  • 3DixonBooked at 65mins
  • 15WallaceBooked at 7mins
  • 39GerrardSubstituted forLynchat 22'minutes
  • 27Smith
  • 6HoggBooked at 53minsSubstituted forHolmesat 58'minutes
  • 8Clayton
  • 17Paterson
  • 11D Ward
  • 4Norwood

Substitutes

  • 2Woods
  • 7Scannell
  • 10Gobern
  • 13Bennett
  • 14Stead
  • 33Lynch
  • 38Holmes

Derby

  • 1Grant
  • 33Wisdom
  • 3Forsyth
  • 4Bryson
  • 38Keane
  • 25Buxton
  • 14Eustace
  • 19HughesSubstituted forCisséat 76'minutes
  • 9MartinSubstituted forSammonat 84'minutes
  • 10Ward
  • 32DawkinsSubstituted forRussellat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Russell
  • 17Freeman
  • 18Sammon
  • 20Bennett
  • 26Legzdins
  • 27Whitbread
  • 34Cissé
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
18,159

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home25
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Derby County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Derby County 1.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Lee Grant.

Attempt saved. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Duane Holmes.

Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Bryson (Derby County).

Attempt missed. Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Daniel Ward with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Michael Keane.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Jake Buxton.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Martin Paterson.

Foul by Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town).

Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Derby County 1. Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Duane Holmes.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

Delay in match Craig Forsyth (Derby County) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Conor Sammon replaces Chris Martin.

Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Ward (Derby County).

Attempt missed. Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Andre Wisdom.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Sean Scannell replaces Adam Hammill.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Lee Grant.

Attempt saved. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt blocked. Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Duane Holmes.

Booking

Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Johnny Russell (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Kalifa Cissé replaces Will Hughes.

Johnny Russell (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt saved. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Dixon.

Johnny Russell (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt missed. Michael Keane (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Craig Bryson with a cross following a set piece situation.

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Johnny Russell replaces Simon Dawkins.

Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

goal

As It Stood

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6Leeds221057935
7Ipswich22976934
8Reading22976534
9Brighton22886632
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12Watford22787629
13Wigan21858129
14Huddersfield22778128
15Bournemouth228410-1028
16Middlesbrough22688226
17Bolton22688-326
18Birmingham22679025
19Charlton225710-822
20Millwall225611-2121
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