Huddersfield Town leapfrogged Blackpool to move into second place in the Championship with a deserved victory.

Lee Novak fired the Terriers into a 13th minute lead when he raced onto James Vaughan's flick-on and coolly finished under Matt Gilks.

The Tangerines pulled level in the 26th minute when Gary Taylor-Fletcher prodded home from eight yards.

James Vaughan headed Huddersfield back in front on half-time before Oliver Norwood hit a third from a free-kick.

Huddersfield, managed by former Tangerines boss Simon Grayson, troubled the home side's defence from the opening minutes with Gilks called upon to make two desperate clearances.

But he had no chance with the opener as Novak outsprinted Ian Evatt to stroke the ball into the bottom corner.

Midfielder Tom Ince was Blackpool's biggest threat and set up the equaliser when he found space in the box and turned cleverly to squeeze in a cross that Taylor-Fletcher tapped in.

Huddersfield were soon back in front on the stroke of half-time when Vaughan powered home a header from six yards from Norwood's free-kick.

Norwood added the third three minutes into the second half when he whipped in another dangerous free-kick that was misjudged by Gilks and dropped into the corner of the net with the keeper failing to get a touch.

Vaughan had two goals disallowed for offside and headed wide from six yards as Huddersfield pushed for a fourth.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 03 Crainey Booked
  • 05 Eardley (Dicko - 78' )
  • 06 Evatt
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 08 Gomes (M Phillips - 64' )
  • 16 Ferguson (K Phillips - 64' )
  • 18 Osbourne
  • 11 Ince
  • 12 Taylor-Fletcher
  • 40 Delfouneso

Substitutes

  • 21 Halstead
  • 42 Broadfoot
  • 07 M Phillips
  • 14 Sylvestre
  • 31 Angel
  • 09 K Phillips
  • 38 Dicko

Huddersfield

  • 01 Smithies
  • 03 Dixon Booked
  • 05 P Clarke
  • 06 Gerrard
  • 32 Hunt
  • 04 Norwood Booked (Woods - 85' )
  • 08 Clayton
  • 11 Ward
  • 24 Southern (Arfield - 90' )
  • 09 Novak
  • 18 Vaughan Booked (Scannell - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Bennett
  • 02 Woods
  • 15 Wallace
  • 16 Arfield
  • 22 Robinson
  • 07 Scannell
  • 19 Lee
Ref: Bates
Att: 13,886

Match Stats

Shots

11 12

On target

3 6

Corners

5 3

Fouls

12 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:46 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +5:35

A cross is delivered by Thomas Ince, Scott Arfield manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +4:06

Daniel Ward decides to take a short corner.

90:00 +2:36

Jack Hunt restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:36 Substitution

Substitution Scott Arfield replaces Keith Southern.

90:00 +2:36

Unfair challenge on Sean Scannell by Stephen Crainey results in a free kick.

89:27

Alex Baptiste sends in a cross, Adam Clayton gets a block in. Corner taken by Thomas Ince, Calum Woods manages to make a clearance. Alex Baptiste takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Gerrard. Inswinging corner taken by Thomas Ince from the right by-line played to the near post, Matt Phillips has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

84:40

Matt Phillips takes the direct free kick.

84:40 Substitution

Substitution Calum Woods replaces Oliver Norwood.

84:40

Matt Phillips fouled by Keith Southern, the ref awards a free kick.

84:05

The ball is delivered by Matt Phillips.

83:57

The ball is sent over by Stephen Crainey.

82:36

A cross is delivered by Daniel Ward, Stephen Crainey manages to make a clearance. A cross is delivered by Adam Clayton, Headed effort from inside the box by Sean Scannell misses to the right of the target.

81:09

Nouha Dicko delivers the ball, Effort on goal by Nathan Delfouneso from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

79:34 Substitution

Substitution Sean Scannell is brought on as a substitute for James Vaughan.

79:34

Ian Evatt has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

78:58

Free kick taken by Matt Phillips.

78:58 Booking

Booking Oliver Norwood is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

78:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Phillips by Oliver Norwood.

77:22 Substitution

Substitution Neal Eardley goes off and Nouha Dicko comes on.

76:44

The ball is delivered by Isaiah Osbourne.

76:32

The ball is crossed by Stephen Crainey, Paul Dixon manages to make a clearance.

75:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Isaiah Osbourne by Oliver Norwood. Free kick taken by Neal Eardley.

75:16

A cross is delivered by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

73:25

Shot by James Vaughan from a long way out goes over the net.

71:42

The ball is sent over by Stephen Crainey, clearance by Oliver Norwood.

71:09

The assistant referee flags for offside against James Vaughan. Free kick taken by Matt Gilks.

70:22

Unfair challenge on Gary Taylor-Fletcher by Keith Southern results in a free kick. Neal Eardley takes the direct free kick.

68:21

Alex Smithies restarts play with the free kick.

68:21 Booking

Booking Stephen Crainey is booked.

68:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Crainey on Jack Hunt.

66:38

Matt Phillips has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

65:06

James Vaughan sends in a cross.

61:52 Substitution

Substitution Kevin Phillips is brought on as a substitute for Barry Ferguson.

61:52 Substitution

Substitution Matt Phillips on for Tiago Gomes.

61:52

Gary Taylor-Fletcher concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Clayton. Oliver Norwood produces a cross, James Vaughan has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

61:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Ward by Neal Eardley. Oliver Norwood takes the free kick.

58:34

Neal Eardley delivers the ball, Close range header by Alex Baptiste goes over the crossbar.

58:34 Booking

Booking Paul Dixon receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

58:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Dixon on Thomas Ince.

55:53

Unfair challenge on Adam Clayton by Stephen Crainey results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Oliver Norwood from right wing, Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.

54:08

Neal Eardley crosses the ball.

53:33

Unfair challenge on Keith Southern by Gary Taylor-Fletcher results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Alex Smithies.

51:33

Corner taken by Tiago Gomes from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by James Vaughan. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Tiago Gomes, save by Alex Smithies.

49:57

A cross is delivered by Jack Hunt, Daniel Ward takes a shot. Neal Eardley gets a block in. Corner from left by-line taken by Oliver Norwood. James Vaughan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Alex Baptiste takes the free kick.

49:17

The ball is crossed by Stephen Crainey.

47:21

The assist for the goal came from Paul Dixon. Paul Dixon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Thomas Ince. Free kick taken by Thomas Ince.

47:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Oliver Norwood - Blackpool 1 - 3 Huddersfld Free kick scored by Oliver Norwood from outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Blackpool 1-3 Huddersfield.

46:52

Foul by Neal Eardley on Paul Dixon, free kick awarded.

45:31

The referee blows for offside. Peter Clarke takes the free kick.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +3:28 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:52

Matt Gilks restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +1:52 Booking

Booking Booking for James Vaughan.

45:00 +1:50

Matt Gilks fouled by James Vaughan, the ref awards a free kick.

44:43

The assist for the goal came from Oliver Norwood.

44:43 Goal scored

Goal! - James Vaughan - Blackpool 1 - 2 Huddersfld James Vaughan scores a headed goal from close range. Blackpool 1-2 Huddersfield.

44:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Crainey on Jack Hunt. Oliver Norwood crosses the ball,

43:06

Adam Clayton concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Ferguson. Barry Ferguson takes the direct free kick.

41:37

Effort from just outside the area by James Vaughan goes over the bar.

41:16

Barry Ferguson challenges Jack Hunt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jack Hunt.

39:43

A cross is delivered by Neal Eardley, clearance made by Peter Clarke.

38:33

The ball is swung over by Neal Eardley, blocked by Oliver Norwood.

38:17

Centre by Nathan Delfouneso, Peter Clarke makes a clearance.

37:38

The offside flag is raised against Lee Novak. Matt Gilks takes the indirect free kick.

36:45

Gary Taylor-Fletcher produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

36:00

James Vaughan challenges Neal Eardley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neal Eardley.

34:31

Effort from deep inside the area by Tiago Gomes misses to the left of the target.

31:09

Unfair challenge on Anthony Gerrard by Gary Taylor-Fletcher results in a free kick. Oliver Norwood restarts play with the free kick.

28:23

Stephen Crainey crosses the ball, Paul Dixon makes a clearance. Corner taken by Thomas Ince from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Lee Novak.

26:05

Assist by Thomas Ince.

26:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Gary Taylor-Fletcher - Blackpool 1 - 1 Huddersfld Goal scored by Gary Taylor-Fletcher from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Blackpool 1-1 Huddersfield.

24:22

The ball is delivered by Isaiah Osbourne, Anthony Gerrard gets a block in.

23:21

Daniel Ward has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

22:18

James Vaughan concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Evatt. Free kick taken by Tiago Gomes.

20:15

The referee blows for offside against James Vaughan. Free kick taken by Alex Baptiste.

19:03

The ball is crossed by Tiago Gomes, Thomas Ince takes a shot. Save by Alex Smithies.

17:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Vaughan by Isaiah Osbourne. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Oliver Norwood, save by Matt Gilks.

16:12

Thomas Ince fouled by Oliver Norwood, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Thomas Ince from the free kick.

15:25

Unfair challenge on Isaiah Osbourne by Keith Southern results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Stephen Crainey, clearance made by Paul Dixon.

12:29

The assist for the goal came from James Vaughan.

12:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Novak - Blackpool 0 - 1 Huddersfld Lee Novak scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Blackpool 0-1 Huddersfield.

10:54

Oliver Norwood takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Matt Gilks. Daniel Ward takes a shot. Matt Gilks makes a save.

9:31

Lee Novak crosses the ball.

9:17

Stephen Crainey delivers the ball, blocked by Jack Hunt.

8:49

The ball is crossed by Stephen Crainey, Anthony Gerrard manages to make a clearance.

7:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Evatt on Lee Novak. Free kick crossed by Oliver Norwood, clearance made by Ian Evatt.

6:14

The ball is swung over by Lee Novak.

5:56

Centre by Tiago Gomes, Peter Clarke makes a clearance.

5:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Baptiste by James Vaughan. Free kick taken by Barry Ferguson.

4:01

Adam Clayton has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

1:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Isaiah Osbourne by Adam Clayton. Matt Gilks restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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