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Huddersfield Town 1-1 Brighton & Hove Albion

Jacob Butterfield (right) of Huddersfield celebrates scoring the opening goal with Tommy Smith
Jacob Butterfield (right) scored for the second successive game for Huddersfield

Huddersfield extended their unbeaten run to five Championship matches courtesy of a 1-1 draw with Brighton.

Jacob Butterfield gave them hope of victory by giving them an early lead with a powerful close-range shot.

But Brighton levelled before the break through a Lewis Dunk shot after Town had failed to fully clear a corner.

Albion, who are now nine league games without win, were reduced to 10 men in the 93rd minute when Kazenga LuaLua received a second yellow card.

However, despite dropping points at home, the Terriers can take some satisfaction with their impressive recent form under Chris Powell, which has seen them avoid defeat since losing 3-0 at Leeds on 20 September.

It is this that prompted Powell to name an unchanged line-up, for which he was rewarded in the 10th minute when a flowing move was ended by Butterfield firing in off the underside of the bar.

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Hyypia on Huddersfield v Brighton

However, they could not press home their advantage and were pegged back seven minutes before the break when Dunk struck.

This sparked Town back into life and Albion keeper David Stockdale had to be alert to keep out a shot from Jack Robinson before the break and a volley from on-loan Wigan striker Grant Holt early in the second half.

In what was their only attack of the second half, Brighton looked to have snatched all three points with just minutes remaining when Sam Baldock slotted home from close range but the assistant's flag was raised for offside.

And the officials were again called upon again deep into injury time as referee Gary Sutton showed LuaLua a second yellow card to cap a frustrating evening for Sami Hyypia's side.

Huddersfield manager Chris Powell: "It was a hard fought game and a point that I think both teams probably deserved in the end.

"It keeps momentum going for us and keeps the confidence high. We're unbeaten, which is obviously very good for the group.

"The players have responded, there's a good spirit in the group and I'm doing my best to keep everyone involved.

"The crowd are getting behind us too and it's just what the club needed. I came in and the the whole place was a bit disaffected which is understandable. But we're a work in progress and we're moving forward now."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 27Smith
  • 4Hudson
  • 33Lynch
  • 17Robinson
  • 6Hogg
  • 10Coady
  • 8Butterfield
  • 7ScannellSubstituted forWardat 87'minutes
  • 16Holt
  • 30Bunn

Substitutes

  • 3Dixon
  • 11Ward
  • 13Murphy
  • 15Wallace
  • 21Wells
  • 24Paterson
  • 37Peltier

Brighton

  • 13Stockdale
  • 14Calderon
  • 3GreerBooked at 79mins
  • 5DunkBooked at 27mins
  • 15Chicksen
  • 19GardnerBooked at 62mins
  • 22HollaSubstituted forInceat 74'minutes
  • 18Forster-Caskey
  • 9Baldock
  • 11O'GradySubstituted forColungaat 73'minutes
  • 25Lua LuaBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Hughes
  • 7Colunga
  • 10Agustien
  • 16Ankergren
  • 20McCourt
  • 24Ince
  • 28Toko
Referee:
Gary Sutton
Attendance:
10,817

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamBrighton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 1.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Grant Holt (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) for a bad foul.

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

Conor Coady (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Joel Lynch.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Alex Smithies.

Attempt saved. Adrián Colunga (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Baldock.

Foul by Adrián Colunga (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Conor Coady (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Danny Ward replaces Sean Scannell.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Gordon Greer.

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Kazenga Lua Lua tries a through ball, but Jake Forster-Caskey is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gary Gardner.

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

Foul by Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town).

Booking

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

Foul by Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

Foul by Grant Holt (Huddersfield Town).

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

Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Íñigo Calderón (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Attempt blocked. Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Íñigo Calderón.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Rohan Ince replaces Danny Holla.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Adrián Colunga replaces Chris O'Grady.

Attempt saved. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Robinson.

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

Foul by Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town).

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Gordon Greer.

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Gordon Greer tries a through ball, but Íñigo Calderón is caught offside.

Booking

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

Foul by Gary Gardner (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

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