The FA Cup - Third Round
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Bolton Wanderers 1-2 Huddersfield Town

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Highlights: Bolton 1-2 Huddersfield

Huddersfield scored two goals in two second-half minutes to beat Championship side Bolton and progress to the FA Cup fourth round.

After a dull first half, substitute Rajiv van la Parra gave the Premier League side the lead when he bundled in from close range following a corner.

And straight from kick-off, Danny Williams' deflected 30-yard strike caught out the Bolton goalkeeper.

Derik Osede gave Bolton hope, heading in a corner, but Huddersfield held on.

Bolton's priorities lie elsewhere

The Trotters, 20th in the Championship and one point above the relegation, made it clear what competition their main focus is on by making seven changes for this fixture.

They had the best chance of the first half when Aaron Wilbraham somehow managed to head wide from close range when unmarked.

Following their promotion from the Championship last season, Huddersfield are in the FA Cup as a top-flight side for the first time since 1972, when they progressed to the sixth round.

And in the second half their quality told, with Williams almost adding a third when his rising strike from distance flew just over the bar.

New boy Kongolo impresses for Huddersfield

Terence Kongolo
Monaco signed Kongolo for a reported £11.4m from Feyenoord last summer

Huddersfield are surpassing many people's expectations in the Premier League as they currently sit 11th in the table.

But they are just four points above the drop zone and boss David Wagner was quick to bolster his squad earlier this week as he looks to keep his side in the the top flight, bringing in Dutch defender Terence Kongolo on loan from Monaco,

Kongolo made his debut at Bolton and, despite making just six appearances for Monaco this season, looked sharp. He was calm on the ball, willing to bring it out from the back and helped build attacks. He also coped well with the physicality of the Terriers' opponents.

The pace of the Premier League will provide a difference challenge but, on this showing, Kongolo looks an astute addition to Wagner's squad.

What the managers said

Bolton boss Phil Parkinson: "I thought we deserved more. At half time, we came in having had the best chance to open the scoring and in the second half, apart from two minutes when they've scored both their goals, I thought we acquitted ourselves very well.

"With the changes we've had to make and the disruption we've had this week with the loan players and injuries to key players, I thought the lads who came in did really well.

"We can hopefully get the loan players we've been missing today back with us which will be key, look at the injuries we've got and make sure that we've got a good number of players to choose from next weekend."

Huddersfield manager David Wagner: "I love what I've seen today. This group hasn't played together, and we've had players who have had less training sessions.

"Hefele was only in training for a little bit more than a week after he was out more or less the last six months. Terence Kongolo who made his debut and only trained two or three times.

"This was a very solid, focused and concentrated performance. This looked professional today and everyone knows how difficult it can be in the cup if you're not on it; but the players were on it and I really liked what I've seen."

What next?

Bolton continue their push to climb the Championship table when they travel to Brentford on Saturday, 13 January (15:00 GMT). Huddersfield, meanwhile, entertain West Ham in the Premier League on the same day (also 15:00 GMT).

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 33Howard
  • 2LittleSubstituted forHallat 85'minutes
  • 5Beevers
  • 17Derik
  • 31Wheater
  • 15Robinson
  • 10AmeobiBooked at 54minsSubstituted forNooneat 76'minutes
  • 6VelaBooked at 18minsSubstituted forKingat 85'minutes
  • 22Morais
  • 9Le Fondre
  • 18Wilbraham

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 12Noone
  • 13Alnwick
  • 23Darby
  • 34King
  • 35Hall
  • 38Earing

Huddersfield

  • 13ColemanBooked at 88mins
  • 2Smith
  • 5Kongolo
  • 44HefeleBooked at 40minsSubstituted forWhiteheadat 85'minutes
  • 3Malone
  • 18LolleySubstituted forBillingat 76'minutes
  • 6Hogg
  • 19Williams
  • 11Sabiri
  • 20Depoitre
  • 23QuanerSubstituted forvan La Parraat 39'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Whitehead
  • 8Billing
  • 17van La Parra
  • 24Mounie
  • 28Green
  • 33Hadergjonaj
  • 39O'Brien
Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
11,574

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home7
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Huddersfield Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Huddersfield Town 2.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by David Wheater.

Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jeff King (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Philip Billing (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Terence Kongolo (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Wilbraham (Bolton Wanderers).

Booking

Joel Coleman (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town).

Connor Hall (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Craig Noone (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from long range on the right is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Connor Hall replaces Mark Little.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jeff King replaces Josh Vela.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Dean Whitehead replaces Michael Hefele.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Mark Beevers.

Attempt blocked. Danny Williams (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Terence Kongolo.

Attempt blocked. Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Michael Hefele (Huddersfield Town).

Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Craig Noone replaces Sammy Ameobi.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Philip Billing replaces Joe Lolley.

Foul by Joe Lolley (Huddersfield Town).

David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Derik (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Danny Williams (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers).

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Mark Howard.

Attempt saved. Danny Williams (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Huddersfield Town 2. Derik (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Filipe Morais with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Danny Williams.

Attempt blocked. Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town).

Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Scott Malone (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

goal

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