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Huddersfield Town 1-1 Birmingham City

Lukas Jutkiewicz
Lukas Jutkiewicz is Birmingham's top scorer with five league goals this season

Lukas Jutkiewicz's 73rd-minute header earned Birmingham City a hard-fought point against Huddersfield Town.

Elias Kachunga had put Huddersfield ahead just four minutes earlier with his fifth goal of the season when he combined with Tommy Smith to fire home.

Nahki Wells then struck the bar before Jutkiewicz netted the equaliser after the hosts failed to clear David Cotterill's dangerous free-kick.

The draw kept Huddersfield third, while Birmingham moved up to seventh.

Huddersfield started much the brighter side and Birmingham goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak was forced to save long-range shots from Wells and Chris Lowe.

Kuszczak also held onto Jonathan Hogg's 30-yard effort before Smith skimmed the bar with a rising shot as Town dominated possession.

But the Blues came to life after Kachunga's opener with Jutkiewicz heading in after Jonathan Grounds kept the ball alive, and they could have won it when Ryan Shotton headed wide late on.

Huddersfield's second draw of the season means they have not won in nine home league meetings against Birmingham - a run stretching back to October 1996.

Huddersfield manager David Wagner: "I always feel we are able to score and we had some good opportunities.

"There was a clear penalty and the free-kick for the goal was not a foul in my opinion, but we have to accept that. Overall the performance was good.

"We know that if we stick together and show our identity on the pitch in every game we are competitive in this league."

Birmingham manager Gary Rowett: "I would certainly have taken a point after the first half. In the first half we didn't do enough and didn't show Championship quality.

"In the second half I thought we grew into the game and we made two brave attacking substitutions. That looked like a very good decision when we scored, but not so good afterwards.

"It was a good point gained and another point to build on after the Aston Villa result last week."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Ward
  • 2Smith
  • 44Hefele
  • 26Schindler
  • 15Löwe
  • 6Hogg
  • 10Mooy
  • 7ScannellSubstituted forvan La Parraat 60'minutes
  • 45PalmerSubstituted forPayneat 60'minutes
  • 9Kachunga
  • 21Wells

Substitutes

  • 4Whitehead
  • 5Hudson
  • 8Billing
  • 12Holmes-Dennis
  • 13Coleman
  • 16Payne
  • 17van La Parra

Birmingham

  • 29Kuszczak
  • 23Spector
  • 28MorrisonBooked at 38mins
  • 5ShottonBooked at 83mins
  • 3Grounds
  • 11CotterillSubstituted forStewartat 75'minutes
  • 6Kieftenbeld
  • 8Gleeson
  • 26DavisSubstituted forFabbriniat 64'minutes
  • 9Donaldson
  • 15Jutkiewicz

Substitutes

  • 1Legzdins
  • 4Robinson
  • 10Fabbrini
  • 14Adams
  • 19Maghoma
  • 20Stewart
  • 25Cogley
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
20,200

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamBirmingham
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home20
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home20
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Birmingham City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Birmingham City 1.

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Jonathan Hogg.

Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Diego Fabbrini (Birmingham City).

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Diego Fabbrini (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Ryan Shotton (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Greg Stewart with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Tommy Smith.

Attempt missed. Michael Hefele (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Aaron Mooy with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Michael Morrison.

Attempt blocked. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tommy Smith.

Offside, Birmingham City. Jonathan Grounds tries a through ball, but Lukas Jutkiewicz is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Elias Kachunga.

Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Nahki Wells.

Booking

Ryan Shotton (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Shotton (Birmingham City).

Foul by Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town).

Michael Morrison (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City).

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Lukas Jutkiewicz.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Jack Payne (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stephen Gleeson (Birmingham City).

Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Greg Stewart with a cross following a set piece situation.

Hand ball by Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Greg Stewart replaces David Cotterill.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Diego Fabbrini (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Birmingham City 1. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonathan Grounds with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. David Cotterill (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town).

Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Aaron Mooy.

Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Löwe with a cross.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Diego Fabbrini (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Birmingham City 0. Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tommy Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Diego Fabbrini replaces David Davis.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newcastle16121334132137
2Brighton1610422591634
3Huddersfield169251718-129
4Reading168442018228
5Norwich168352827127
6Leeds168261917226
7Birmingham166732118325
8Fulham166642318524
9Bristol City167362319424
10Sheff Wed167361719-224
11Preston167272220223
12Brentford166462116522
13Barnsley166372724321
14Aston Villa164931716121
15Ipswich165651415-121
16Derby165561213-120
17QPR165561722-520
18Burton164661820-218
19Wolves164571921-217
20Nottm Forest164482530-516
21Cardiff164391425-1115
22Wigan163581419-514
23Blackburn163491625-913
24Rotherham1614111738-217
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