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Huddersfield 0-0 Brentford: Bees miss chance to go third after stalemate

Karlan Grant
Karlan Grant missed a big chance for Huddersfield, with the game ending goalless

Brentford missed the chance to climb to third in the Championship as they were held to a draw at Huddersfield Town, who ended a run of three defeats in a row in all competitions.

Kamil Grabara twice denied Said Benrahma as the London club threatened, while Trevoh Chalobah headed over the crossbar in reply before the break.

Karlan Grant fired over for a pumped-up Terriers following the resumption, and debutant Emile Smith Rowe saw efforts blocked by some stubborn defending.

Josh Dasilva hit the post with a late effort for Thomas Frank's side, but the Bees had to settle for a point.

With Leeds losing at QPR and West Brom not playing until Monday, this was a missed opportunity for the visitors to move two points off the automatic promotion places.

However, for only the third time in 12 games, the division's second-highest scorers were unable to add to their tally of 44 goals, and remain fourth below west London rivals Fulham.

Huddersfield boss Danny Cowley gave starting debuts to three new signings, with Richard Stearman and ex-Lincoln defender Harry Toffolo showing bright touches - the latter at the higher level - and Smith Rowe growing in confidence in the second half.

While the draw ended their losing run, they remain 20th in the table, but five points clear of the bottom three.

Huddersfield Town head coach Danny Cowley told BBC Radio Leeds:

"It was a hard-earned point against a very good team. A lot of our work against the ball was good and we pressed with aggression and energy.

"When we couldn't get the press on, we were in compact organised shape. We kept probably the most free-flowing team in the league to no clear-cut chances.

"When you consider we made three changes to the back four that is a positive. and there were signs of relationships building in the second-half, we found Emile Smith Rowe in spaces behind their midfield and if we'd take one of those chances in that period we could have got more from the game.

"We tired a little bit, and when you bring new players and some who haven't played much, that is going to happen. We'll take the point and move on."

Brentford manager Thomas Frank:

"We will find out at the end of the season whether that's a valuable point or not.

"Danny [Cowley] and his coaching staff have done a really good job since they've come into the club. It's not surprising that they were well-prepared for us and that they wanted to do everything they could to close us down.

"I think Huddersfield created absolutely nothing except for one really big chance, which was for me a clear misunderstanding from my centre-back."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Grabara
  • 17Simpson
  • 12Stearman
  • 26SchindlerBooked at 87mins
  • 3Toffolo
  • 8Chalobah
  • 39O'Brien
  • 9KachungaSubstituted forHadergjonajat 70'minutes
  • 32Smith RoweSubstituted forKingat 81'minutes
  • 16Grant
  • 22CampbellSubstituted forBacunaat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Bacuna
  • 13Coleman
  • 24Mounie
  • 27Stankovic
  • 28Brown
  • 29King
  • 33Hadergjonaj

Brentford

  • 1Raya
  • 22Dalsgaard
  • 23Jeanvier
  • 5Pinnock
  • 3Henry
  • 12MokotjoSubstituted forMarcondesat 76'minutes
  • 6Nørgaard
  • 14Dasilva
  • 19MbeumoSubstituted forValencia Castilloat 70'minutes
  • 11Watkins
  • 10Benrahma

Substitutes

  • 2Thompson
  • 16Valencia Castillo
  • 17Marcondes
  • 21Dervisoglu
  • 28Daniels
  • 31Zamburek
  • 35Rasmussen
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
20,874

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Brentford 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Brentford 0.

Foul by Josh Dasilva (Brentford).

Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Emiliano Marcondes (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town).

Josh Dasilva (Brentford) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Saïd Benrahma.

Booking

Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ollie Watkins (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Andy King replaces Emile Smith Rowe.

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Harry Toffolo tries a through ball, but Karlan Grant is caught offside.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Richard Stearman.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Emiliano Marcondes replaces Kamohelo Mokotjo.

Foul by César Joel Valencia Castillo (Brentford).

Harry Toffolo (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Lewis O'Brien.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Juninho Bacuna replaces Fraizer Campbell.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Florent Hadergjonaj replaces Elias Kachunga.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. César Joel Valencia Castillo replaces Bryan Mbeumo.

Ollie Watkins (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt saved. Josh Dasilva (Brentford) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Rico Henry (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fraizer Campbell (Huddersfield Town).

David Raya Martin (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fraizer Campbell (Huddersfield Town).

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Julian Jeanvier.

Attempt blocked. Emile Smith Rowe (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Henrik Dalsgaard.

Attempt missed. Karlan Grant (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Harry Toffolo with a cross.

Attempt missed. Saïd Benrahma (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Josh Dasilva.

David Raya Martin (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Fraizer Campbell (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt saved. Emile Smith Rowe (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Harry Toffolo.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Rico Henry.

Foul by Julian Jeanvier (Brentford).

Karlan Grant (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Christian Nørgaard (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town).

goal

As It Stood

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2Leeds28157643241952
3Fulham28146842301248
4Brentford28145944212347
5Swansea2812973431345
6Nottm Forest2612863526944
7Millwall28111163632444
8Bristol City2812884240244
9Preston2812793934543
10Sheff Wed28126103931842
11Blackburn28117104035540
12Hull28116114036439
13Cardiff2891273941-239
14QPR28115124651-538
15Derby2891092936-737
16Reading27106113431336
17Middlesbrough28810102835-734
18Birmingham2896133445-1133
19Charlton2878133741-429
20Huddersfield2878133144-1329
21Stoke2774163342-925
22Barnsley2859143551-1624
23Wigan2858152543-1823
24Luton2763183358-2521
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