Huddersfield v Blackpool
- FT 90 +5
- HT 0-0
Blackpool snatched a point at Huddersfield as substitute Nathan Delfouneso netted a stoppage-time equaliser at the John Smith's Stadium.
The home side looked on course to record a first win in eight games when Anthony Gerrard headed home in the 66th minute - his first goal for the club.
But the points were shared when Delfouneso fired in from six yards following good work by Thomas Ince.
It leaves Huddersfield 15th, two points and four places below Blackpool.
Huddersfield are on the longest current winless sequence in the Championship of eight matches (D4, L4), and lie at the foot of the division's 'form' table.
Blackpool dominated the entire first half but failed to make the most of the many chances they created.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher shot wide when through on goal after 90 seconds, before Wes Thomas shot wide and Isaiah Osbourne failed to find the target from six yards.
Calum Woods cleared Ince's effort off the line, before Gerrard blocked a goalbound shot by Alex Baptiste.
Blackpool resumed their dominance after the break, but found themselves behind when Gerrard opened his Huddersfield account by heading in Adam Clayton's corner.
Huddersfield grew in confidence after that and Jermaine Beckford's speculative effort from 30 yards almost made it 2-0.
But Ince, a target for Liverpool, got the better of two Huddersfield players to reach the by-line and feed a pass to Delfouneso, who struck from close range to secure a point for Blackpool.
Huddersfield manager Simon Grayson:
"I certainly would have taken a point after the first 45 minutes.
"We never got out of the traps and Blackpool could have been out of sight by half-time.
"When you get 1-0 up into injury time you think 'we'll take the result, not the performance', and if we'd got three points it would have only papered over the cracks of how poor we were in the first half.
To get a point out of that first-half performance is the only positive really."
Blackpool manager Michael Appleton:
"When you've get a set of players like we have who are very creative, good footballers, good technique, eventually I do believe someone will take a tonking.
"I'm not sure who, where or when, but someone's going to take an absolute tonking off us.
"I said to the players, 'don't enjoy the game until we're in front', because it was almost too easy at times we were playing so well.
"A lapse of concentration, a free header from a set play, and you're up against it for a while because they've got their backs up and something to hold on to."
- 01 Smithies
- 02 Woods (Wallace - 52' )
- 05 P Clarke
- 06 Gerrard
- 32 Hunt
- 04 Norwood (Atkinson - 52' )
- 08 Clayton
- 24 Southern
- 07 Scannell (Hammill - 81' )
- 18 Vaughan
- 21 Beckford
- 13 Bennett
- 15 Wallace
- 14 Hammill
- 16 Arfield
- 31 Atkinson
- 09 Novak
- 20 Church
- 01 Gilks
- 03 Crainey Booked
- 15 Baptiste Booked
- 17 Basham
- 20 Cathcart
- 42 Broadfoot
- 08 Gomes (K Phillips - 86' )
- 18 Osbourne Booked
- 11 Ince
- 12 Taylor-Fletcher (Dicko - 81' )
- 39 Thomas (Delfouneso - 70' )
- 21 Halstead
- 05 Eardley
- 33 Harris
- 31 Angel
- 09 K Phillips
- 38 Dicko
- 40 Delfouneso
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.90:00 +2:47
Assist by Thomas Ince.90:00 +2:47 Goal scored
Goal! - Nathan Delfouneso - Huddersfld 1 - 1 Blackpool Nathan Delfouneso finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Huddersfield 1-1 Blackpool.89:32
Foul by Stephen Crainey on James Vaughan, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Adam Clayton.87:39
Murray Wallace gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Delfouneso. The ball is delivered by Stephen Crainey, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Craig Cathcart goes harmlessly over the crossbar.85:32 Substitution
Substitution Tiago Gomes goes off and Kevin Phillips comes on.82:29
Shot by Jermaine Beckford from a long way out goes over the target.81:47
The official flags Nathan Delfouneso offside. Free kick taken by Alex Smithies.80:28 Substitution
Substitution Nouha Dicko comes on in place of Gary Taylor-Fletcher.80:05 Substitution
Substitution Adam Hammill is brought on as a substitute for Sean Scannell.78:45
Centre by Alex Baptiste.76:32
Header from deep inside the area by Gary Taylor-Fletcher goes over the bar.72:57
Adam Clayton takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Chris Basham.69:36 Substitution
Substitution Wes Thomas leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Delfouneso.65:10
Adam Clayton provided the assist for the goal.65:10 Goal scored
Goal! - Anthony Gerrard - Huddersfld 1 - 0 Blackpool Anthony Gerrard scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Huddersfield 1-0 Blackpool.64:39
Outswinging corner taken by Adam Clayton from the right by-line,64:09 Booking
Booking The referee shows Stephen Crainey a yellow card.64:02
The free kick is swung in right-footed by Adam Clayton, clearance made by Kirk Broadfoot.64:02 Booking
Booking Alex Baptiste goes into the book.
Handball by Alex Baptiste.62:32
Jack Hunt restarts play with the free kick.62:32 Booking
Booking Isaiah Osbourne receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.62:14
Foul by Isaiah Osbourne on Jack Hunt, free kick awarded.61:15
Headed effort from deep inside the area by Jermaine Beckford misses to the right of the goal.58:56
The ball is delivered by Chris Basham.55:55
The offside flag is raised against Wes Thomas. Anthony Gerrard takes the free kick.55:17
Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Save by Alex Smithies.52:43
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Clayton on Chris Basham. Direct free kick taken by Matt Gilks.51:36 Substitution
Substitution (Huddersfield) makes a substitution, with Chris Atkinson coming on for Oliver Norwood.51:36 Substitution
Substitution Murray Wallace replaces Calum Woods.49:45
Jack Hunt challenges Tiago Gomes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Tiago Gomes.49:33
Jermaine Beckford is caught offside. Isaiah Osbourne takes the free kick.48:53
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stephen Crainey from the right by-line to the near post, Anthony Gerrard makes a clearance.48:35
Isaiah Osbourne takes a shot. Save made by Alex Smithies.45:01
The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.45:00 +2:26 Half time
Half Time The first half comes to an end.45:00 +1:55
Foul by Isaiah Osbourne on Jermaine Beckford, free kick awarded. Oliver Norwood crosses the ball in from the free kick, Kirk Broadfoot makes a clearance.45:00 +1:05
Wes Thomas challenges Jack Hunt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Clarke takes the free kick.44:21
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stephen Crainey.43:18
Outswinging corner taken by Stephen Crainey, clearance by Anthony Gerrard.41:59
The assistant referee flags for offside against James Vaughan. Matt Gilks restarts play with the free kick.41:29
Thomas Ince takes a shot. Comfortable save by Alex Smithies.39:09
Thomas Ince takes a shot. Calum Woods manages to make a clearance.34:34
Foul by Keith Southern on Chris Basham, free kick awarded. Craig Cathcart takes the direct free kick.27:06
Corner taken by Stephen Crainey from the left by-line, Shot from deep inside the area by Alex Baptiste goes over the bar.26:23
Effort on goal by Wes Thomas from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.17:58
Isaiah Osbourne produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.16:26
Corner taken right-footed by Oliver Norwood, clearance by Craig Cathcart.15:12
Foul by Kirk Broadfoot on Jermaine Beckford, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Keith Southern.13:34
Wes Thomas has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.8:26
Corner from the left by-line taken by Stephen Crainey, Anthony Gerrard makes a clearance.6:40
Effort on goal by Thomas Ince from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.5:16
Outswinging corner taken by Stephen Crainey.3:10
Chris Basham is penalised for a handball. Peter Clarke restarts play with the free kick.2:34
The assistant referee flags for offside against Jermaine Beckford. Matt Gilks takes the free kick.1:43
Close range header by Gary Taylor-Fletcher goes wide of the left-hand upright.0:12
Shot on goal by Gary Taylor-Fletcher from just inside the area goes over the target.0:00
The ref blows the whistle to start the match.
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