EFL Cup - First Round
HuddersfieldHuddersfield Town1Notts CountyNotts 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

Formation 3-4-3

  • 13Murphy
  • 14Cranie
  • 33Lynch
  • 15M WallaceBooked 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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Notts County 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Roy Carroll.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. James Spencer replaces Jon Stead.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Adam Hammill replaces Jason Davidson.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Civard Sprockel (Notts County).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ishmael Miller (Huddersfield Town).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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