EFL Cup - First Round
Huddersfield1Notts County2

Huddersfield Town 1-2 Notts County

Liam Noble
Former Sunderland youth player Liam Noble joined Notts County in June 2014

Liam Noble's spectacular 35-yard lob saw 10-man Notts County reach round two of the League Cup with victory at Championship side Huddersfield Town.

Murray Wallace headed Town into the lead from a corner before Noble equalised from 20 yards.

Midfielder Noble then amazed the crowd by spotting Joe Murphy off his line and audaciously lobbing him from distance.

County had Gill Swerts sent off but held on to make the second round for the third time in six years.

Jon Stead's fourth-minute header almost opened the scoring for County against his former club, while Harry Bunn had a couple of decent efforts for Town early on.

Wallace broke the deadlock with a powerful header from Bunn's corner, but Noble's shot soon after restored parity as he latched on to Kyle Da Silva's pass after some great work down the left.

And the former Carlisle man brought fans from both sides to their feet after he picked his spot spectacularly from long range.

Swerts was dismissed with 21 minutes to go for a second yellow card after he was adjudged to have deliberately handled the ball as Bunn tried to beat him.

Huddersfield boss Chris Powell:

"We have to handle the pressure.

"This is something that we did not want to happen. We wanted a win to get our season up and running but we came up against a keeper who rolled back the years."

Notts County manager Ricardo Moniz:

"It was fantastic to win against a Championship team and we scored two great goals.

"Even so, we know we can hold the ball up and play better. We are a new team and we just need to settle down.

"I want the players to play every game like it's their last. I want total commitment."

Murray Wallace
Murray Wallace is congratulated after putting the home side ahead
Liam Noble
Liam Noble celebrates his first goal as County equalise
Liam Noble
Noble takes the acclaim for his second - the first time he has scored two goals in a game since he was playing for Carlisle United back in April 2013

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 13Murphy
  • 14Cranie
  • 33Lynch
  • 15WallaceBooked at 66mins
  • 2SmithSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 65'minutes
  • 22DempseySubstituted forButterfieldat 65'minutes
  • 4Whitehead
  • 3DavidsonSubstituted forHammillat 82'minutes
  • 21Wells
  • 11Miller
  • 17BunnBooked at 39mins

Substitutes

  • 5Hudson
  • 6Hogg
  • 8Butterfield
  • 20Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 25Hammill
  • 26Allinson
  • 35Hanson

Notts County

  • 1Carroll
  • 28SwertsBooked at 70mins
  • 5Bennett
  • 32Sprockel
  • 31AudelBooked at 45mins
  • 15Thompson
  • 33Opoku AborahBooked at 31mins
  • 16Noble
  • 27Jenner
  • 30SteadSubstituted forSpencerat 83'minutes
  • 25De Silva

Substitutes

  • 6Hollis
  • 9Spencer
  • 11Snijders
  • 13Loach
  • 23Valencic
  • 24Campbell
  • 26Burke
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
4,238

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Notts County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Notts County 2.

Attempt missed. Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) header from the right side of the box is too high.

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

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

Stanley Aborah (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Roy Carroll.

Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Julian Jenner (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. James Spencer replaces Jon Stead.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Adam Hammill replaces Jason Davidson.

Attempt missed. Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Ishmael Miller (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Civard Sprockel (Notts County).

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Huddersfield Town).

Stanley Aborah (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

Stanley Aborah (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Scott Bennett (Notts County) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Joel Lynch.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Martin Cranie.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Joel Lynch.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Civard Sprockel.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Gill Swerts (Notts County) for a bad foul.

Hand ball by Gill Swerts (Notts County).

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Huddersfield Town).

Civard Sprockel (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town).

Jon Stead (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Gill Swerts (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Gill Swerts (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Jacob Butterfield replaces Kyle Dempsey.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila replaces Tommy Smith.

Attempt missed. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Kyle Dempsey (Huddersfield Town).

Curtis Thompson (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Huddersfield Town).

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