The FA Cup - Third Round
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Bristol City 1-0 Huddersfield in FA Cup third round

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Highlights: Bristol City 1-0 Huddersfield

Huddersfield's defeat by Championship side Bristol City in the FA Cup third round is "very, very difficult to take", said manager David Wagner.

Huddersfield, who are bottom of the Premier League, have now lost nine games in a row and Wagner said the loss "doesn't help" their survival bid.

Josh Brownhill beat Ben Hamer at his near post following a good solo run for the only goal at Ashton Gate.

"We missed getting the winning feeling back," Wagner said.

"Nothing is better than the winning feeling.

"We were not good enough to win this game. It was a tight and even game but I expected more. The dressing room is quiet.

"We were not good enough. We haven't had a clean sheet in nine games."

Huddersfield's best chance came in the 65th minute when Steve Mounie lobbed goalkeeper Niki Maenpaa and the ball was cleared by Bailey Wright.

Bristol City's Callum O'Dowda headed Jack Hunt's cross against the bar with the game goalless.

Huddersfield's only shot in the first half came from Laurent Depoitre, who diverted Erik Durm's cross over.

They improved in the second half but Chris Lowe and Alex Pritchard also missed the target with shots from inside the area.

Brownhill almost added a second late on when his powerful shot from the right side of the box was saved by Hamer.

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson said: "I'm very proud of the team.

"We put in a controlled performance and were composed. Huddersfield are a great side on the ball.

"We had the lion's share of possession - not a mean feat against a Premier League team."

The predictable cup upset

Huddersfield players
Huddersfield last won on 25 November

Huddersfield's recent form is such that defeat by lower-league opposition does not feel like a surprise.

They have won only twice in 21 league games this season and are eight points from safety.

Meanwhile, Bristol City, who beat Premier League Watford, Stoke, Crystal Palace and Manchester United en route to the League Cup semi-finals last season, are unbeaten in eight Championship matches this term.

Huddersfield were abject in the first half and it took the introduction of Pritchard and Mounie at half-time for them to show a serious threat going forward.

Bristol City's goal came following Huddersfield's best spell of the match after Lowe, Mounie and Pritchard went close.

Although Brownhill showed good skill in the penalty area, Hamer should have saved his shot.

"We had chances but didn't work the keeper," Wagner said.

"It looked like one goal would decide the game. You saw what happens when you hit the target. We were in better positions in the game but didn't hit the target."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 33Mäenpää
  • 32Hunt
  • 5Wright
  • 4Webster
  • 3Dasilva
  • 19EliassonSubstituted forKalasat 66'minutes
  • 8Brownhill
  • 28Morrell
  • 20PatersonSubstituted forTaylorat 67'minutes
  • 11O'Dowda
  • 9DiedhiouSubstituted forWeimannat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Taylor
  • 14Weimann
  • 17Kelly
  • 22Kalas
  • 24O'Leary
  • 31Pearson
  • 40Eisa

Huddersfield

  • 12Hamer
  • 37Durm
  • 25M Jorgensen
  • 27Stankovic
  • 15Löwe
  • 7BacunaSubstituted forPritchardat 45'minutes
  • 6Hogg
  • 9Kachunga
  • 42Puncheon
  • 11DiakhabySubstituted forMbenzaat 73'minutes
  • 20DepoitreSubstituted forMounieat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lössl
  • 5Kongolo
  • 8Billing
  • 18Mbenza
  • 21Pritchard
  • 24Mounie
  • 33Hadergjonaj
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
12,179

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 1, Huddersfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Huddersfield Town 0.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Josh Brownhill.

Joe Morrell (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt missed. Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Jason Puncheon (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Adam Webster (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Jack Hunt (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Joe Morrell (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Foul by Josh Brownhill (Bristol City).

Alex Pritchard (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Andreas Weimann replaces Famara Diedhiou.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Isaac Mbenza replaces Adama Diakhaby.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 1, Huddersfield Town 0. Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jason Puncheon.

Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Famara Diedhiou (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zanka (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Matty Taylor replaces Jamie Paterson.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Tomas Kalas replaces Niclas Eliasson.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jon Gorenc Stankovic.

Attempt saved. Steve Mounie (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Steve Mounie (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Bailey Wright (Bristol City).

Steve Mounie (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Chris Löwe (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Foul by Jack Hunt (Bristol City).

Adama Diakhaby (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Adam Webster (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jason Puncheon.

Niclas Eliasson (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Adam Webster (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steve Mounie (Huddersfield Town).

Foul by Jack Hunt (Bristol City).

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