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18 December 2021

Match Reports


18 December 2021

Town win on the road

- Huddersfield Town beat Bristol City 2-3
- First win at Ashton Gate since 2013
- Goals from Duane Holmes, Danel Sinani and Danny Ward

Huddersfield Town secured their first win at Ashton Gate since 2013 on Saturday afternoon, beating Bristol City 2-3.

It was the hosts who got out of the blocks fastest, opening the scoring within 90 seconds. Levi Colwill lost the ball on the corner of the box, allowing Bristol to square across the box for Andreas Weimann to tap in.

Town were handed a penalty just moments later following a foul on Lewis O’Brien. Danny Ward stepped up to take it, but Dan Bentley guessed correctly to save his shot.

The game slowed for a period, with both sides struggling to find a foothold in the game.

Bristol had a half chance in the 19th minute, courtesy of Antoine Semenyo, but he fired his shot wide.

The first yellow card of the game came just minutes later, as Sorba Thomas was booked for dissent.

The 24th minute saw Lee Nicholls make a solid save to deny Semenyo.

Town’s first chance of the half came nine minutes later. Thomas crossed well, but Ward couldn’t quite reach it and Harry Toffolo was unable to make a connection as it dropped towards him.

The Terriers found their equaliser in the 41st minute! Danel Sinani played a great ball through to Toffolo, who’s low cross was collected by Duane Holmes and rolled straight past Bentley!

The second half got off to a flying start, this time courtesy of Town! Thomas carried the ball up the right before finding Ward in the middle just outside the box. The striker fed Sinani, who fired across the keeper into the opposite corner to give Town the lead!

Bristol had a chance to get themselves back into the game in the 54th minute, but Weimann's effort hit the post!

Town responded instantly to the potential threat, getting themselves a third goal! Thomas’ low cross was knicked by a Bristol defender, but looped up onto Ward’s head to send it in from point blank range!

O’Brien got the Terriers’ second booking of the game in the 57th minute for a foul just inside the Town half.

Nicholls made a great save not long after to deny Han-Noah Massengo’s shot. Matty Pearson then did brilliantly to get there in time to deny Weimann the rebound.

A break in play followed, as Bristol fans prevented Town from taking a corner by throwing projectiles onto the field. The eventual corner was well claimed by Bentley.

A flash of danger from Bristol in the 85th minute as Semenyo shot to the near post from a narrow angle. Thankfully, Nicholls got a touch on it to deflect it across the face of goal.

Weimann bagged his brace in the seventh minute of injury time.

The referee blew his whistle just seconds later, to see Town walk away with all three Sky Bet Championship points.

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Town’s Line-Up (3-4-3)

Lee Nicholls; Levi Colwill, Tom Lees, Matty Pearson; Harry Toffolo, Lewis O’Brien, Scott High, Sorba Thomas (Ollie Turton, 83’); Danel Sinani, Danny Ward (Jordan Rhodes, 77’), Duane Holmes (Josh Koroma, 89’)

Unused Subs

Ryan Schofield; Josh Ruffels, Naby Sarr, Aaron Rowe

Town Scorers

Duane Holmes (41’), Danel Sinani (46’), Danny Ward (55’)

Town Bookings

Sorba Thomas (21’), Lewis O’Brien (57’)

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