Town pick up a point on the road
- Preston North End 0-0 Huddersfield Town
- Town make it 13 unbeaten in all competitions
- Third successive clean sheet for the Terriers
Huddersfield Town made it 13 unbeaten in all competitions as they held out for a 0-0 draw against Preston North End on Wednesday evening.
An end-to-end game, the Terriers worked hard to walk away from Deepdale with a point and their third successive clean sheet.
The hosts dominated possession in the opening exchanges, but without gaining any meaningful territory.
Ollie Turton unleashed a superb block in the ninth minute to deny Preston, throwing his body in the way of Alan Browne’s strike!
Town’s first half chance of the game came just moments later, but Danny Ward’s half volley went comfortably over Daniel Iversen’s crossbar.
The game proceeded to become livelier, with both sides settling and attacking with more intent.
Some great play from Town saw Jonathan Hogg intercept and set Lewis O’Brien away, who gathered excellently before feeding Duane Holmes. The latter’s cross found O’Brien, whose blocked shot was deflected to Harry Toffolo, who could only shoot wide from range.
As the clock continued to countdown to half-time, Lee Nicholls produced an excellent save to keep the scoreline level! Preston had a strike on goal from point blank range, but our ‘keeper stood up to it to deny Daniel Johnson!
Preston started the second half much as they had the first – quickly, with Town defending well.
In particular, the 55th minute saw Tom Lees make a brilliant block to keep Preston at bay following a dangerous looking cross.
Cameron Archer tried his luck for the hosts in the 57th minute, but Nicholls was down smartly to deny him.
The game became end-to-end, with both sides opening up and taking any chance they could to get forward. Despite lots of dangerous looking play from each team, neither were able to find the clear-cut chance they needed.
The 81st minute saw Town’s first yellow card of the game, with Holmes being booked for a foul in midfield.
Preston looked dangerous moments later, but had a fierce shot blocked by Toffolo!
Town’s second yellow card came in the 89th minute, with O’Brien’s name going into the referee’s book.
The fourth, and final, minute of added time saw Nicholls produce a HUGE save to deny Preston from inches out.
The referee blew the final whistle to see the Terriers head home with a point.
Town’s Line-Up (4-3-3)
Lee Nicholls; Tom Lees, Matty Pearson, Ollie Turton; Harry Toffolo, Lewis O’Brien, Jonathan Hogg, Sorba Thomas; Duane Holmes (Josh Koroma, 86’), Danny Ward (Jordan Rhodes, 84’), Danel Sinani (Carel Eiting, 66’)
Jamal Blackman; Josh Ruffels, Naby Sarr, Jon Russell
Duane Holmes (80’), Lewis O’Brien (89’)