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30 April 2023

Town win for the first time at the Cardiff City Stadium

- Cardiff City 1-2 Huddersfield Town
- Second half goals from Joe Hungbo and Matty Pearson
- Isaak Davies got a late goal back for the Bluebirds

An important Sky Bet Championship game against Cardiff City saw Town take home all three points thanks to second half goals from half-time substitute Joe Hungbo and Matty Pearson!

A crucial game for the Terriers at the Cardiff City Stadium saw Lee Nicholls return to the starting line-up after a lengthy injury. Town created some brilliant chances and take a 0-2 lead in the second half due to goals from Joe Hungbo and Matty Pearson, as well the confidence from our travelling supporters, Town were victorious in securing all three away points.

Town started as they meant to go on with an early chance in the second minute on the counter-attack as Jaheim Headley was sent down the left wing and crossed the ball into Brahima Diarra inside the box, the young midfielder cut the ball back to Danny Ward and the striker shot from the centre of the box. His shot forced a great save out of Jak Alnwick, who denied Town the lead.

The Bluebirds were forced to make an early change as Kion Etete was replaced by Sory Kaba in the 13th minute after he picked up a knock.

A good spell from Town forced our hosts to sit deep in their own half and resulted in multiple crosses put into the box, however, Cardiff City defended well and blocked the crosses.

Jaden Philogene fancied his chances once he had sight of goal and shot from well outside the Town area, but this shot went well high and wide and went out for a Town goal kick.

Shortly after this, Cardiff City found another chance to break, which lead to a shot from Romaine Sawyers from the edge of the box, bit this also fired high over bar of Nicholls' goal.

The Terriers had a chance through Jack Rudoni blocked by Sawyers at the other end of the pitch after Brahima Diarra sent a great pass to Jaheim Headley in the box, who knocked it to Rudoni, but Cardiff produced a great block.

A huge chance for Cardiff came in the 40th minute as Philogene tried to chip Nicholls, but the ball hit the side netting.

The last chance for either side in the first half fell to Josh Koroma as he shot from a narrow angle – Alnwick stood strong and made the save, which meant the second half began goalless.

The second half saw Hunbgo come on for Diarra at half time, he then scored his first away goal for the Terriers in the 61st minute after a great spell of play. Rudoni stole the ball from Sawyers, which meant Hungbo could run onto the ball inside the box – he then carried further into the centre and finished in the top corner.

Pearson made it two less than 10 minutes later – in the 69th minute Pearson scored his sixth goal of the season. Rudoni crossed the ball into the box and found the head of our defender by the far post and he nodded it home.

Town almost made it three in the 76th minute as Josh Koroma and Headley both hit the woodwork. Koroma ran the ball into the box and struck in space, but the ball hit the post and deflected back to Headley, who’s attempt hit the bar.

Cardiff City got a goal back in the 83rd minute from Isaak Davies following a corner. The corner was played short to the edge of the box and then played through for Davies to knock into the back of the Town net.

As they tried to find their equaliser, Philogene shot from outside the box, but this went well wide of the Town goal.

Great save from Nicholls on his return from injury as Ruben Colwill’s shot from outside the box was heading into the top right corner, but this was put round the post for a corner ball.

Despite an intense five minutes of injury time, Town leave Cardiff with all three points to take back to Huddersfield.

Town’s Team (4-2-3-1)
Lee Nicholls; Matty Pearson, Tom Lees, Michał Helik, Jaheim Headley; Jonathan Hogg (c), Jack Rudoni; Josh Koroma (David Kasumu, 82’), Brahima Diarra (Joe Hungbo, 46’), Josh Ruffels; Danny Ward (Jordan Rhodes, 65’)

Unused Subs
Tomáš Vaclík, Rarmani Edmonds-Green, Ben Jackson, Martyn Waghorn

Goal Scorers
Joe Hungbo (61’), Matty Pearson (69’)

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