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Huddersfield Town 1-1 Brighton & Hove Albion

Jacob Butterfield
Jacob Butterfield joined Huddersfield from Middlesbrough in August 2014

Huddersfield Town recovered from conceding a goal inside the first minute to draw with Brighton.

Beram Kayal made it 1-0 to the Seagulls after 17 seconds before Town had even touched the ball.

Jacob Butterfield equalised for the hosts after the break with a powerful strike from a tight angle.

Huddersfield, without a win this season, pressed for a winner but visiting keeper David Stockdale saved well from Terriers striker Nahki Wells.

Brighton stat

Town, who had taken just one point from their opening two games, made the worst start imaginable when Israeli Kayal curled home after good work by Sam Baldock from the kick-off.

Chris Powell's side could have fallen further behind when another Kayal shot was deflected out for a corner.

Town improved as the half wore on with Butterfield, the target of two bids from Derby County, going close with a free-kick before Ishmael Miller forced a fine save from Stockdale after the interval.

Butterfield equalised for the hosts with a ferocious effort after Brighton failed to clear a corner.

Wells twice went close to winning it for Huddersfield, while substitute Chris O'Grady headed just over for the Seagulls in an exciting end to the game.

Huddersfield manager Chris Powell:

"The goal rocked us in the first period and everyone was stunned. We couldn't get ourselves going and we needed half-time.

"We are a work in progress. We have a few new players and we showed here what we showed last season, that we have to play to our maximum.

"Other teams have spent some money and we know we are in no position to do that."

Brighton boss Chris Hughton:

"If you had said that to me at the start of the season, with two of the three games away from home, I would have been delighted.

"We couldn't have made a better start to the game and it was one of those strikes that as soon as he hit it you knew it was going in.

"There were too many occasions when the first pass went astray. Overall a draw was a fair result but the best two chances of the game fell to us."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 13Murphy
  • 2Smith
  • 5Hudson
  • 33LynchBooked at 7mins
  • 3Davidson
  • 8ButterfieldBooked at 82mins
  • 4Whitehead
  • 6Hogg
  • 21Wells
  • 11MillerSubstituted forVaughanat 78'minutes
  • 17Bunn

Substitutes

  • 9Vaughan
  • 14Cranie
  • 15Wallace
  • 18Lolley
  • 22Dempsey
  • 25Hammill
  • 26Allinson

Brighton

  • 13Stockdale
  • 2BrunoBooked at 90mins
  • 3Greer
  • 4Hünemeier
  • 12BongBooked at 39mins
  • 20MarchSubstituted forMurphyat 81'minutes
  • 7Kayal
  • 6StephensBooked at 45mins
  • 30Lua Lua
  • 10HemedSubstituted forInceat 62'minutes
  • 9BaldockSubstituted forO'Gradyat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mäenpää
  • 5Dunk
  • 11O'Grady
  • 15Murphy
  • 18Forster-Caskey
  • 23Rosenior
  • 24Ince
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
10,168

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamBrighton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dale Stephens.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jason Davidson.

  5. Booking

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris O'Grady (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jamie Murphy with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jason Davidson (Huddersfield Town).

  10. Post update

    Chris O'Grady (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Jonathan Hogg.

  12. Booking

    Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town).

  14. Post update

    Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Jamie Murphy replaces Solly March.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. James Vaughan replaces Ishmael Miller.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Chris O'Grady replaces Sam Baldock.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Huddersfield Town. Jonathan Hogg tries a through ball, but Jason Davidson is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by David Stockdale.