James Paterson rescued a point for Walsall at Huddersfield with his first ever senior goal.

Jordan Rhodes was twice denied by Saddlers keeper David Grof and fired wide as the Terriers dominated the opening period.

The hosts got their breakthrough when Gary Roberts' cross was converted from close range by Lee Novak.

Substitute Paterson grabbed the leveller when he fired home a wonderful curled effort from Mat Sadler's pass.

Huddersfield are now 42 league games unbeaten, joint second with Nottingham Forest and seven behind Arsenal's English record.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark told BBC Radio Leeds:

"We've passed the ball very well and created numerous chances which, on another day, would be in the net and we'd have more than a goal advantage.

"It wasn't to be, I've told the lads their perfomance was good, just not clinical enough to take the three points.

"Walsall showed great guts and determination but in all honesty I think we deserved to win."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (3)

Huddersfield Town

  • 13 Bennett
  • 02 Woods
  • 05 P Clarke
  • 15 Cooper
  • 32 Hunt Booked
  • 07 Roberts
  • 14 Johnson
  • 16 Arfield
  • 18 Miller
  • 17 Rhodes
  • 21 Novak

Substitutes

  • 25 Colgan
  • 08 Kay
  • 20 McDermott
  • 22 Robinson
  • 09 Cadamarteri

Walsall

  • 21 Grof
  • 03 Sadler
  • 04 Butler
  • 12 Beevers
  • 14 Taundry
  • 18 Gnakpa (Jarvis - 87' )
  • 06 Smith
  • 19 Peterlin (Paterson - 55' )
  • 24 Wilson
  • 10 Macken (Grigg - 74' )
  • 16 Nicholls Booked

Substitutes

  • 31 Maher
  • 05 Lancashire
  • 08 Jarvis
  • 09 Grigg
  • 15 Paterson
Ref: Mathieson
Att: 13,005

Match Stats

Shots

23 5

On target

12 3

Corners

10 4

Fouls

12 14

Live Text Commentary

93:28 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +2:54

Scott Arfield produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.

90:00 +1:26 Booking

Booking Jack Hunt goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

89:13

Will Grigg takes a shot. Ian Bennett makes a save.

88:06

Lee Novak gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Beevers. Free kick taken by Lee Beevers.

86:18 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Jarvis on for Claude Gnakpa.

85:15

Corner taken by Gary Roberts from the left by-line, clearance by Emmanuele Smith.

83:58

Outswinging corner taken by Richard Taundry from the right by-line, clearance by Liam Cooper.

83:17

Jamie Paterson fouled by Damien Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Taundry delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save by Ian Bennett.

80:18

Effort from outside the penalty area by Jordan Rhodes goes wide left of the target.

79:20

Foul by Jordan Rhodes on Emmanuele Smith, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by David Grof.

78:49

Lee Beevers challenges Gary Roberts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Gary Roberts from left channel, clearance made by Andy Butler.

77:11

Mat Sadler provided the assist for the goal.

77:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamie Paterson - Huddersfld 1 - 1 Walsall Jamie Paterson gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Huddersfield 1-1 Walsall.

75:32

Corner taken by Richard Taundry played to the near post, clearance made by Jordan Rhodes.

75:02

Jordan Rhodes challenges Mark Wilson unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Grof takes the direct free kick.

74:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Will Grigg on Peter Clarke. Direct free kick taken by Liam Cooper.

73:20

Strike on goal comes in from Tommy Miller from the free kick.

73:20 Substitution

Substitution Will Grigg on for Jonathan Macken.

73:20

Mark Wilson challenges Damien Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

72:39

Gary Roberts takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Mark Wilson.

71:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Calum Woods by Claude Gnakpa. Free kick taken by Ian Bennett.

71:22

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jordan Rhodes. David Grof takes the free kick.

70:18

Scott Arfield challenges Mat Sadler unfairly and gives away a free kick. Centre by Mat Sadler, Claude Gnakpa has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the goal.

68:39

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jamie Paterson. Free kick taken by Calum Woods.

67:58

Jonathan Macken concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Clarke. Ian Bennett takes the direct free kick.

66:03

The assist for the goal came from Gary Roberts.

66:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Novak - Huddersfld 1 - 0 Walsall Lee Novak grabs a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Huddersfield 1-0 Walsall.

65:45

Corner taken by Gary Roberts,

65:35

Scott Arfield takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Beevers.

63:48

Jack Hunt fouled by Jonathan Macken, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Gary Roberts from right wing, save made by David Grof.

62:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Wilson by Calum Woods. Free kick taken by Lee Beevers.

58:57

Jamie Paterson takes a shot. Save by Ian Bennett.

58:08

Jordan Rhodes is caught offside. Free kick taken by David Grof.

57:23

Corner taken left-footed by Gary Roberts to the near post, clearance made by Richard Taundry.

57:12

Tommy Miller takes a shot. Lee Beevers gets a block in.

53:55

Lee Beevers restarts play with the free kick.

53:55 Substitution

Substitution Anton Peterlin goes off and Jamie Paterson comes on.

53:55

Liam Cooper concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Macken.

49:50

The ball is delivered by Gary Roberts, Peter Clarke produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

49:50 Booking

Booking Booking for Alex Nicholls for unsporting behaviour.

49:41

Jack Hunt fouled by Alex Nicholls, the ref awards a free kick.

48:42

Jonathan Macken is ruled offside. Ian Bennett takes the free kick.

47:26

Foul by Alex Nicholls on Jack Hunt, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Gary Roberts, clearance by Lee Beevers.

45:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Butler on Gary Roberts. Free kick crossed left-footed by Gary Roberts.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +0:44 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +0:01

Shot from deep inside the area by Gary Roberts goes over the bar.

40:08

Jordan Rhodes takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

39:31

Claude Gnakpa challenges Gary Roberts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Calum Woods.

38:58

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Lee Novak misses to the left of the goal.

37:43

Damien Johnson takes a shot. Save by David Grof.

36:47

Jordan Rhodes takes a shot. David Grof makes a save.

34:51

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Richard Taundry from the right by-line, clearance made by Liam Cooper.

34:01

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary Roberts, clearance made by Andy Butler.

33:47

Lee Novak has an effort at goal. Blocked by Mat Sadler.

33:04

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Richard Taundry from the right by-line, clearance made by Peter Clarke.

31:08

Jordan Rhodes takes a shot. Comfortable save by David Grof.

30:11

Inswinging corner taken by Gary Roberts, Peter Clarke takes a shot. David Grof makes a save.

28:35

Scott Arfield has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

25:15

Jonathan Macken takes a shot. Save by Ian Bennett.

22:27

Unfair challenge on Tommy Miller by Richard Taundry results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Clarke.

21:47

Calum Woods produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

20:46

Jack Hunt fouled by Alex Nicholls, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Gary Roberts from right channel, clearance by Andy Butler.

20:11

Corner from the left by-line taken by Gary Roberts, Lee Novak takes a shot. Claude Gnakpa manages to make a clearance.

19:35

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary Roberts, Liam Cooper takes a shot. Save by David Grof.

19:27

Scott Arfield takes a shot. Andy Butler gets a block in.

17:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Calum Woods on Claude Gnakpa. Lee Beevers takes the direct free kick.

16:54

Gary Roberts takes a shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the net.

14:58

Damien Johnson challenges Jonathan Macken unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Emmanuele Smith.

12:12

Alex Nicholls gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Hunt. Ian Bennett takes the direct free kick.

11:30

Anton Peterlin fouled by Gary Roberts, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Emmanuele Smith.

7:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Butler by Scott Arfield. Free kick taken by David Grof.

6:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Calum Woods by Alex Nicholls. Ian Bennett restarts play with the free kick.

6:14

Jordan Rhodes challenges Emmanuele Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Grof restarts play with the free kick.

3:04

Effort from just outside the box by Lee Novak goes over the bar.

1:53

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary Roberts.

1:26

Corner taken left-footed by Gary Roberts, Andy Butler manages to make a clearance.

1:17

Jordan Rhodes takes a shot. Save made by David Grof.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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