Town draw at home
- Huddersfield Town draw 1-1 with Coventry City
- Danny Ward on the scoresheet
- Town travel to face Bristol City on Saturday 18 December 2021
A frustrating injury time goal saw Huddersfield Town split the Sky Bet Championship points with Coventry City at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Despite taking the lead through Danny Ward in the first half, Matt Godden’s 93rd minute header saw the spoils shared.
The game got off to an energetic start, with both sides pressing aggressively as they looked to gain possession.
It was the visitors who had the shot of the game, with Matt Godden sending a header straight at Lee Nicholls.
Town began to grow into the game, starting with an excellent run from Levi Colwill in the eighth minute. The centre-half bombed forward to get the edge of the box and feed Danny Ward, but saw his shot blocked for a corner. Unfortunately, it was well cleared.
Town continued to grow into the game with a couple of good balls up the left, before the deadlock was broken in the 18th minute! Lewis O’Brien drove forward, passing it on to Harry Toffolo, whose pass for Ward on the edge of the box set the striker up perfectly and send his first-time finish straight into the bottom corner!
Moments later, some sloppy work from Town almost saw the Sky Blues equalise on two occasions, but thankfully Nicholls was on hand to deny them.
Coventry had a great chance to equalise in 30th minute. The visitors worked the ball into the box, before Callum O’Hare tried his luck. Thankfully, Nicholls saved it superbly with his feet to keep Town’s lead.
The visitors continued to build on their newfound momentum, taking control of the game for a period until a poorly directed cross from Todd Kane went out of play.
The 45th minute saw the Terriers’ first yellow card of the game as Duane Holmes was booked for a coming together in midfield with Liam Kelly.
Town almost had the perfect start to the second half, as Holmes came incredibly close to getting the Terriers’ second! Josh Koroma cut inside and slipped the ball to Holmes, whose shot was fingertipped onto the post!
The Sky Blues almost found their equaliser moments later, with Jamie Allen taking a shot from the edge of the box. The ball beat Nicholls, but came out off the base of the post!
Town’s second booking came in the 61st minute, as O’Brien was booked for a foul on the edge of the box.
The resulting free kick saw another excellent save from Nicholls, who did superbly to tip Dominic Hyam’s effort over!
The Terriers had a HUGE chance to double their lead in the 75th minute. A Town corner saw Campell’s shout deflected up into the air, with Matty Pearson winning the looping ball inside the six-yard box, but he headed just wide!
A Coventry corner followed not long after, with Pearson doing well to block Ian Maatsen’s shot and deflect it over the bar.
The Terriers did well to block further Coventry corners, but the visitors found their equaliser in the third minute of injury time thanks to a Godden header.
The referee’s final whistle blew not long after, seeing the points split at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Town’s Line-Up (3-4-3)
Lee Nicholls; Levi Colwill, Tom Lees, Matty Pearson; Harry Toffolo, Lewis O’Brien, Scott High, Duane Holmes (Josh Ruffels, 90+1’); Josh Koroma (Ollie Turton, 61’), Danny Ward (Fraizer Campbell, 71’), Sorba Thomas
Ryan Schofield; Jordan Rhodes, Naby Sarr, Jon Russell