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Hogg's red a 'game-changer' in stalemate

Jonathan Hogg is sent off
Jonathan Hogg's sending-off - his second in the Premier League - turned the tide in the match

Huddersfield Town captain Jonathan Hogg's red card against Cardiff was a "game-changer", said the Terriers' manager David Wagner.

After enjoying the best of the possession and chances in the first hour, the Terriers were forced into a rearguard action to defend a point following Hogg's sending-off for a clash with Harry Arter.

"The incident with the red card was soft but, to make it totally clear, Hoggy has to solve the situation better," said Wagner.

"It was two aggressive players. One was much more clever than the other and unfortunately the clever one was not my player."

After Hogg had been dismissed for thrusting his forehead toward Arter, his team came under heavy pressure.

Bluebirds captain Sean Morrison headed into the hoardings from six yards before substitute Bobby Reid's glancing effort drifted narrowly wide as the breakthrough refused to arrive for the visitors.

Laurent Depoitre could have stolen all three points at the end for Huddersfield, however, with Sol Bamba doing just enough to deny the Belgian a clear sight of goal at the end of a swift counter-attack.

Both sets of players slumped to the turf at the final whistle, exhausted and frustrated at failing to take three points against opposition who may well be rivals in the fight against relegation come May.

Going the whole Hogg

Harry Arter and Jonathan Hogg
Arter (left) saw yellow for his part in the incident

Huddersfield had 72% possession before Hogg's sending-off and just 30% in the wake of his red card.

It was the pivotal point in the game, with the midfielder needlessly putting himself at the mercy of referee Michael Oliver's discretion.

The Terriers' captain's tussle with Arter at a corner seemed initially innocuous, with Cardiff's on-loan Bournemouth midfielder appealing half-heartedly for a penalty as they jostled for position.

But Hogg reacted angrily as Arter regained his feet after the corner had been cleared and, as the pair exchanged words, pushed him back to the floor with a combination of a headbutt and a shove.

After picking up nine yellow cards and a red last season, it was an early and almost costly blemish on his record for this season.

Toothless Terriers, tame Bluebirds

Steve Mounie
Steve Mounie scored seven Premier League goals last season after his £11.5m move from Montpellier

It may be a lack of attacking quality that limits both sides this season.

Cardiff had failed to hit the target despite taking 23 shots in their opening two Premier League games. Huddersfield, meanwhile, had scored only once in their previous seven matches at the John Smith's Stadium despite a total of 98 efforts.

For most of the match, with the two sides both still with 11 players, that trend continued.

The willing Steve Mounie brought a good save out of Neil Etheridge with a header but, as the hosts' lone striker, he was often short of support and supply.

Kenneth Zohore was a less obvious presence in the Cardiff attack before he was replaced by Danny Ward.

Josh Murphy - signed from Norwich for about £11m in the summer - had some bright moments for the visitors, but the wait for his side's first goal back in the top flight continues.

Man of the match - Terence Kongolo (Huddersfield)

Danny Ward challenges Terence Kongolo
Left-back Kongolo had the second-most number of touches for Huddersfield, had two shots at goal and was full of attacking intent

'Unfortunately it was my player who wasn't clever' - what they said

Huddersfield boss David Wagner: "I think, the first hour, we controlled the game. There was one team who wanted to do something in the offence and create opportunities and this was my team. We have known that in the last 10-15 minutes if we keep the tempo high, we will get the space, but unfortunately this was not the case because we went one man down.

"In the end this was a good point for us, the lads fought."

Cardiff boss Neil Warnock: "We have got to take chances. Even before they went down to 10 men I thought we started the second half better, we should have scored and should have won the game.

"If you'd have said a point away from home before the game you'd take it but I'm disappointed not to get all three.

"Overall I thought the lads did all right. The longer the game went on, the better we became."

One from 15 for Warnock - the stats

  • Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock has won just one of his last 15 Premier League games as a manager and none of the last nine.
  • Huddersfield Town have scored just one goal in their last eight matches at the John Smith's Stadium in all competitions, despite attempting 103 shots.
  • Since the start of last season, Huddersfield Town have failed to score in 23 of their 41 Premier League games - more than any other team in this period.
  • Cardiff City have won just one of their last 18 away games in the Premier League.

What's next?

Huddersfield visit Stoke in the EFL Cup on Tuesday (20:00 BST) before travelling to Everton in the Premier League on Saturday (15:00).

Cardiff host Norwich in the EFL Cup on Tuesday (19:45) and are at home again next Sunday, to Arsenal in the Premier League (13:30).

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 12HamerSubstituted forLösslat 13'minutes
  • 33Hadergjonaj
  • 25M Jorgensen
  • 26Schindler
  • 5Kongolo
  • 8Billing
  • 6HoggBooked at 63mins
  • 11DiakhabySubstituted forMbenzaat 68'minutes
  • 10Mooy
  • 17van La Parra
  • 24MounieSubstituted forDepoitreat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lössl
  • 2Smith
  • 15Löwe
  • 18Mbenza
  • 20Depoitre
  • 21Pritchard
  • 27Stankovic

Cardiff

  • 1Etheridge
  • 5Ecuele Manga
  • 4Morrison
  • 22Bamba
  • 3Bennett
  • 8Ralls
  • 19Mendez-LaingSubstituted forPatersonat 10'minutes
  • 21CamarasaSubstituted forReidat 75'minutes
  • 7ArterBooked at 63mins
  • 11Murphy
  • 10ZohoreSubstituted forWardat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Peltier
  • 9Ward
  • 12Smithies
  • 13Paterson
  • 14Reid
  • 18Cunningham
  • 24Madine
Referee:
Michael Oliver
Attendance:
21,193

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamCardiff
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home5
Away14
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Cardiff City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Cardiff City 0.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Sol Bamba.

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Zanka.

Attempt blocked. Bobby Reid (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Paterson.

Attempt missed. Harry Arter (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bruno Ecuele Manga.

Foul by Isaac Mbenza (Huddersfield Town).

Joe Bennett (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Josh Murphy (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Bobby Reid.

Attempt missed. Bobby Reid (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Callum Paterson with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Laurent Depoitre replaces Steve Mounie.

Attempt missed. Sol Bamba (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Josh Murphy.

Attempt missed. Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Ralls with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Rajiv van La Parra.

Attempt blocked. Josh Murphy (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Bobby Reid replaces Víctor Camarasa.

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Jonas Lössl.

Attempt saved. Danny Ward (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Víctor Camarasa.

Offside, Cardiff City. Callum Paterson tries a through ball, but Danny Ward is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Sol Bamba (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Sean Morrison.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Isaac Mbenza replaces Adama Diakhaby.

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Steve Mounie.

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Philip Billing.

Attempt blocked. Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Ward.

Dismissal

Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Booking

Harry Arter (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Callum Paterson (Cardiff City).

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Florent Hadergjonaj.

Foul by Steve Mounie (Huddersfield Town).

Josh Murphy (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Philip Billing (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harry Arter (Cardiff City).

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Danny Ward replaces Kenneth Zohore.

Hand ball by Kenneth Zohore (Cardiff City).

Foul by Florent Hadergjonaj (Huddersfield Town).

Josh Murphy (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town).

Callum Paterson (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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