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30 September 2019

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Some of Huddersfield Town’s best wins against Stoke City!

- A look back at Town’s previous encounters with Stoke City
- Includes wins from 1993, 1997 and 1998
- Two sides meet again on Tuesday 1 October 2019; 7.45pm kick-off

Ahead of the trip to Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium tomorrow (Tuesday 1st October 2019), is looking back at Huddersfield Town’s top four wins against the Potters.

Town have enjoyed some memorable wins over Stoke in recent years.

Here are some of our favourites!

Huddersfield Town 1-0 Stoke City – 07/04/1993

Having signed in the summer of 1992, newcomer Iain Dunn couldn’t have scored a better second goal for the Terriers!

He opened the scoring against the run of play against a dominant Stoke side who were leading the way in the old Division Two by eight points.

He struck in the 17th minute with a wonder goal. After one touch, he volleyed home a deep cross from Gary Barnett; he struck it so hard the ball stuck in the stanchion.

It was only goal of the game as Town came away with a valiant 1-0 win.

Huddersfield Town 2-1 Stoke City – 01/01/1997

Town fans New Year’s Day couldn’t have gone much better than an impressive 2-1 win against Lou Macari’s Stoke side. Coming off of a 2-0 home win against Ipswich, Brian Horton’s Town side were full of confidence.

The scoring opened with Lee Makel’s strike in the sixth minute before Mark Stein hit back with his fourth goal in his last four games only 12 minutes after Makel’s opener. Rob Edwards then popped up just after the hour mark to edge Town’s 2-1 home win in front of 11,919 people at the John Smith’s Stadium.

That win helped the Terriers jump up from 18th to 12th in the EFL First Division.

Huddersfield Town 3-1 Stoke City – 01/11/1997

This impressive 3-1 win over the Potters was the first of two wins against Stoke in the 1997/98 season.

Huddersfield Town were on a run of 14 games without a win leading to Brian Horton leaving his role as manager and being replaced by Peter Jackson on the 8 October. This run meant that Town were rooted to the foot of the table, five points adrift.

However, that didn’t deter the Terriers who took the lead through new signing Lee Richardson who opened the scoring moments after half-time in front of 10,916 people in attendance.

Andy Griffin eventually hit back in the 79th minute with the defender’s first goal of season.

The hard work then came to no avail as Marcus Stewart, Town’s eventual top goalscorer with 16 goals in all competitions, hit back moments after in the 80th minute.

The game was then put beyond doubt with Paul Dalton netting into the empty net in the 90th after the Stoke ‘keeper had come up for a Stoke corner looking for an equaliser.

This was then the start of ‘The Great Escape’.

Stoke City 1-2 Huddersfield Town – 07/03/1998

This win embarked Town on a six-game unbeaten run which hoisted them to 14th in the table and extended Stoke’s run of nine-games without a win.

Paul Barnes opened the scoring for Town in the 15th minute through his only goal of the season before Marcus Stewart scored moments later in the 18th minute with his 13th goal of the season in front of 12.594 people at the newly opened Britannia Stadium.

Danny Tiatto scored a consolation goal in the 90th minute.

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