Highlights from Town’s past three meetings with the Champions
Huddersfield Town hosts Sky Bet Championship champions Leicester City this weekend and as htafc.com builds up to the final home game of the season we take a look at some past encounters.
The Terriers played the Foxes four times last season and were on the end of two defeats in the Championship. Anthony Knockaert scored a brace at the John Smith’s Stadium in a two goal victory and repeated the feat again at the King Power Power Stadium in a 6-1 victory.
Town fared far better in the FA Cup though, and under the leadership of Mark Lillis and Steve Eyre beat the Foxes in the Fourth Round courtesy of a replay.
English FA Cup: Saturday 26 January 2013
Huddersfield Town 1 Leicester City 1
Chris Wood spoilt the party for Town as he cancelled out Lee Novak’s opener to earn his side a draw in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup.
The substitute’s equaliser came less than ten minutes after Novak had given Town the lead from the spot after Jack Hunt had been fouled.
Both teams pushed for a winner and Wood thought he had given his side one, but his effort was flagged offside.
English FA Cup: Tuesday 12 February 2013
Leicester City 1 Huddersfield Town 2
If this was to be the final game in charge of the First Team for caretaker bosses Mark Lillis and Steve Eyre, it was one to remember as an inexperienced and depleted Terriers progressed to the Fifth Round of the FA Cup thanks to a tremendous win at Leicester City.
You could get 8-1 on a Town win at the bookmakers ahead of the game, but Town defied the odds to produce an incredibly disciplined performance with an attacking edge – topped by superb goals for Adam Clayton and Sean Scannell either side of an equaliser from Michael Keane.
Sky Bet Championship: Saturday 19 October 2013
Leicester City 2 Huddersfield Town 1
Town’s failure to win at Leicester in the league since 1954 continued with a 2-1 defeat.
First half goals from Jamie Vardy and an own goal from Anthony Gerrard succumbed Town to its second successive defeat.
The introduction of Duane Holmes and Sean Scannell lifted Town and it was the latter who had a big hand in the goal, which Paul Konchesky got the final touch on. The Terriers went in search of an equaliser and it looked like they might grab one before James Vaughan was shown Town’s first red card of the season.
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