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10 January 2016

Attacker reviews Emirates FA Cup stalemate

- Harry Bunn reviews Reading FA Cup draw
- Attacker thinks Town's performance merited win
- Bunn looking forward to replay

Harry Bunn believes Huddersfield Town deserves to be in the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round draw on Monday night after Saturday’s performance against Reading.

The Terriers dominated large spells of the game at the John Smith’s Stadium, but it took an added time Nahki Wells penalty to secure a 2-2 draw and ensure the Terriers’ name goes in the hat ahead of the replay at the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday 19 January.

“My full debut came there (at Reading), so I’m looking forward to going back and hopefully getting through to the next round,” Harry told

“We’re still in it after the draw, but I thought we probably deserved the win given how the game went. We would have been a bit disheartened had we gone out today.

“Now we have another chance to go down to Reading and get ourselves into the next round. If you ask any player they will tell you they’d rather play a game than train, so we’re looking forward to going down there.”

Bunn believes the Terriers should have had another penalty earlier in the game when goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi challenged Wells, which led to the Town man being shown a yellow card.

“We had a few chances to get a penalty and some decisions went against us. I’ve seen the decision (on Nahki Wells’ penalty claim) on a few replays and it did look like a penalty. On another day that would go for us and we’d win comfortably.” 

Bunn was involved in two other penalty decisions; one in the Town box when Reading wanted one for his alleged foul and one at the other, when he was felled by former Town man Oliver Norwood to give Wells the chance to equalise.

“They could have possibly had one too,” Harry admitted. “I was looking at the ball and it found its way through to one of the Reading players, who I ran into. Sometimes they are given and sometimes not.

“I thought the foul on me was inside the box. I haven’t watched it back yet so I can’t say for sure, but there was enough contact to make me go over and it was given. 

“It was a big moment for us, so it was nice to see the ball go in.” 

Wells’ spot kick was Town’s first to be converted this season at the second attempt. The FA Cup replay could go to penalties in theory – and Bunn says he would step forward.

“It could! I’d quite happily take one; I used to take them in the youth team at Man City and I’d be quite comfortable stepping up.”

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