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Huddersfield Town 4-2 Blackpool

Chris Powell
Chris Powell's Huddersfield are four games unbeaten

Huddersfield winger Harry Bunn scored twice in five minutes to set up his side's victory over Blackpool.

Grant Holt put the Terriers ahead with a scruffy header before two quickfire strikes from Bunn gave the hosts a 3-0 lead inside 16 minutes.

Joe Lewis saved two goalbound headers from Holt before Tony McMahon's free-kick and a Donervon Daniels rifled shot reduced the arrears before half-time.

But Jacob Butterfield's 20-yard strike put the result beyond doubt.

The victory extends Huddersfield's unbeaten run to four games and moves them up to 17th in the Championship.

They could have been 6-0 ahead at half-time but for excellent saves from goalkeeper Lewis, who is on loan from Cardiff City.

Blackpool drop to the bottom of the table and have yet to win any of their seven away games in all competitions this season, losing five.

They can at least take solace from scoring twice, which takes their tally to eight league goals this season.

Huddersfield manager Chris Powell: "I thought the first 35 minutes were the best we have played all season. We were outstanding and it could have been four or five.

"Grant Holt [striker, on loan from Wigan] is enjoying his football and training well and he has certainly made an impact for the team, squad and supporters. I hope something could be organised and sorted out. He is a focal point for the team and long may it continue."

Blackpool boss Jose Riga: "I still trust my players. I will not speak about my players when they don't get a result. I don't want to be hard on them. I am very proud of what they have done already.

"I have three loan players and I hope for more. The squad has to be helped. When you look at the experience of the players you can see we need more. I hope we can do that."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 27SmithBooked at 36mins
  • 4Hudson
  • 33Lynch
  • 17Robinson
  • 6HoggBooked at 88mins
  • 10Coady
  • 8Butterfield
  • 7Scannell
  • 16HoltSubstituted forWardat 83'minutes
  • 30BunnSubstituted forPatersonat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Ward
  • 13Murphy
  • 15Wallace
  • 21Wells
  • 24Paterson
  • 37Peltier
  • 45Majewski

Blackpool

  • 1Lewis
  • 29McMahonBooked at 58mins
  • 2Daniels
  • 6Clarke
  • 16DielnaSubstituted forRentmeisterat 16'minutes
  • 15MendySubstituted forMellisat 80'minutes
  • 4Perkins
  • 24LundstramBooked at 68mins
  • 23OriolSubstituted forZokoat 65'minutes
  • 14DelfounesoBooked at 90mins
  • 17Miller

Substitutes

  • 7Cywka
  • 8Mellis
  • 11Orlandi
  • 13Zoko
  • 21Parish
  • 28Rentmeister
  • 39Blackman
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
14,238

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home11
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 4, Blackpool 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 4, Blackpool 2.

Booking

Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool).

Conor Coady (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Danny Ward tries a through ball, but Martin Paterson is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Alex Smithies (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

Offside, Blackpool. Tony McMahon tries a through ball, but Donervon Daniels is caught offside.

Booking

Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Peter Clarke (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Jeffrey Rentmeister (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Martin Paterson replaces Harry Bunn.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Danny Ward replaces Grant Holt.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Jacob Mellis replaces Formose Mendy.

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Alex Smithies tries a through ball, but Grant Holt is caught offside.

Attempt saved. John Lundstram (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Donervon Daniels.

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Grant Holt is caught offside.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Attempt saved. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Formose Mendy with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Ishmael Miller (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nathan Delfouneso with a headed pass.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Ishmael Miller.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Jeffrey Rentmeister.

Foul by Francois Zoko (Blackpool).

Jack Robinson (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Blackpool).

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

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

Booking

John Lundstram (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by John Lundstram (Blackpool).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Francois Zoko replaces Edu Oriol.

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Blackpool).

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

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 4, Blackpool 2. Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Jeffrey Rentmeister (Blackpool).

goal

As It Stood

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