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Brighton & Hove Albion 0-0 Huddersfield Town

Brighton striker Ashley Barnes

Brighton missed the opportunity to move into the play-off spots with a goalless draw against a determined Huddersfield.

Striker Ashley Barnes went closest to securing a third Championship win in a row for the Seagulls, but wasted two second-half chances.

Huddersfield had been denied a first-half penalty when James Vaughan was fouled during a rare foray forward.

Brighton remain outside the top six after failing to take advantage of their nearest rivals dropping points.

Leeds and Nottingham Forest played out stalemates against Barnsley and Birmingham, while Reading were defeated by Wigan. The results mean Brighton, who have only been beaten once in their last 10 games, are two points off the final play-off spot in eighth.

Huddersfield had been thrashed 4-1 on their last visit to Amex Stadium, and were immediately under pressure as Barnes' header at the near post was scrambled away by Martin Paterson following a Bruno corner.

The clearest chance of the game came on 50 minutes when Barnes shot over when Kemy Agustien's diving header was parried to him by the excellent Alex Smithies. Barnes then headed wide at the far post, before substitute Kazenga LuaLua was denied by Smithies after beating two defenders.

Mid-table Huddersfield's dogged display saw them avoid a third consecutive defeat, while ending Brighton's 11-match run of scoring in consecutive home matches in all competitions this season.

Brighton head coach Oscar Garcia:

"We are where we deserve to be. We are focused on the next game and you can't think about two or three months after today, we just must control what happens tomorrow.

"We played really well in this game and the only thing we needed was to put the ball in the net. On the positive side we have played well away from home and got some good results.

"Sometimes we play better at home but the results don't show it. We need to do everything to win games and I am happy with the performance: we played really well."

Huddersfield manager Mark Robins:

"Brighton is a very difficult place to come and play and there's no doubt we were up against a top team in this division. Along with Derby, they are the form team and having lost 4-1 on our last visit I'm delighted with a point this time.

"It's a great pitch and a great stadium but we did not capitulate. Barnes had a couple of chances for them, but there were not loads of chances in the match, although we tried to make a game of it.

"We are a work in progress and we have got to try to be economical, we've got to try to maximise what we have. There is more to come from the youngsters but I'm pleased with the way it's going."



Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Brezovan
  • 2Bruno
  • 17Ward
  • 26BridcuttBooked at 90mins
  • 6El-Abd
  • 20Upson
  • 38Ince
  • 10AgustienSubstituted forLua Luaat 65'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 9Barnes
  • 21López Moreno
  • 30BuckleySubstituted forUlloaat 78'minutes


  • 4Andrews
  • 5Dunk
  • 8Crofts
  • 14Calderón
  • 19Ulloa
  • 25Lua Lua
  • 29Kuszczak


Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Smithies
  • 12HammillSubstituted forWoodsat 82'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 3DixonBooked at 31mins
  • 15M Wallace
  • 39Gerrard
  • 27SmithBooked at 90mins
  • 10Gobern
  • 8ClaytonSubstituted forHolmesat 60'minutes
  • 9Vaughan
  • 17PatersonSubstituted forWardat 59'minutes
  • 4Norwood


  • 2Woods
  • 7Scannell
  • 11Ward
  • 13Bennett
  • 14Stead
  • 16Southern
  • 38Holmes
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Huddersfield Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Huddersfield Town 0.

  3. Booking

    Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town).

  6. Booking

    Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion).

  8. Post update

    Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Upson (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by David López with a cross following a corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

  11. Booking

    Calum Woods (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Calum Woods (Huddersfield Town).

  14. Booking

    Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion).

  16. Post update

    Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Bruno.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Adam El-Abd (Brighton and Hove Albion).

  19. Post update

    Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Calum Woods replaces Adam Hammill.