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Huddersfield Town 1-1 Millwall: Terriers end losing run with home draw

Fraizer Campbell
Fraizer Campbell scored 12 Championship goals for Hull City last season

Huddersfield Town ended their seven-game losing run, but had to settle for a point as they were held to a draw at home by 10-man Millwall.

Fraizer Campbell put the Terriers ahead with his first goal for the club from Karlan Grant's cut-back.

But Millwall levelled when keeper Kamil Grabara failed to hold a corner seconds after superbly saving Ryan Leonard's 30-yarder, and Matt Smith forced home the equaliser.

Chances were scarce after the break, but Millwall had to hang on after Shane Ferguson was sent off for a foul on Adama Diakhaby, who curled the resulting free-kick just wide.

The point, Huddersfield's first under new manager Danny Cowley, lifted them off the bottom of the Championship above Stoke City on goal difference.

Cowley gave a debut to former Leicester full-back Danny Simpson, brought in as a free agent, who was a steadying influence in defence.

Jed Wallace went close for Millwall after a quick break, but the action moved to the other end and Campbell sidefooted into the corner of the net.

Elias Kachunga had a header saved by Bartosz Bialkowski before Smith brought Millwall level, tapping home on the goal-line after the ball slipped through Grabara's hands.

Huddersfield substitute Juninho Bacuna forced a low stop from Bialkowski in the second half, but the hosts could not make their numerical advantage count after Ferguson's dismissal, with Jaden Brown whistling an angled shot just wide.

Huddersfield manager Danny Cowley:

"We could easily have gone under after conceding the goal.

"If we'd carried on playing the way we did in the first half then we would have lost the game and not been able to have lived with ourselves.

"But we played with fortitude and I'm really proud of them in that second half."

Millwall manager Neil Harris:

"We've not won a game we quite fancied winning. The positive is that we've got a point, although I'm fully aware we've not won again and the critics will throw that at my team.

"But the reality is really setting in that every point we gain this year we're going to have to earn, I've said that to my players.

"It's a point gained and we will build on that momentum for the trip to Luton on Wednesday night."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Grabara
  • 17Simpson
  • 4Elphick
  • 26Schindler
  • 28Brown
  • 8Chalobah
  • 6Hogg
  • 9KachungaSubstituted forDiakhabyat 57'minutes
  • 39O'BrienSubstituted forBacunaat 67'minutes
  • 16Grant
  • 22CampbellBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 7Bacuna
  • 11Diakhaby
  • 18Mbenza
  • 24Mounie
  • 27Stankovic
  • 31Schofield
  • 33Hadergjonaj

Millwall

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 12Romeo
  • 15Pearce
  • 5Cooper
  • 11FergusonBooked at 80mins
  • 21MahoneySubstituted forThompsonat 86'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 6Williams
  • 7Wallace
  • 22O'BrienSubstituted forBradshawat 64'minutes
  • 10SmithSubstituted forWallaceat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Wallace
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 8Thompson
  • 9Bradshaw
  • 14Steele
  • 16Molumby
  • 32Burey
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
20,781

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home15
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Millwall 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Millwall 1.

Attempt blocked. Karlan Grant (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Juninho Bacuna (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Millwall).

Foul by Jaden Brown (Huddersfield Town).

Jed Wallace (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Tommy Elphick (Huddersfield Town).

Alex Pearce (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Mahlon Romeo.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

Attempt missed. Jaden Brown (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Juninho Bacuna following a corner.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Alex Pearce.

Adama Diakhaby (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Murray Wallace (Millwall).

Attempt saved. Adama Diakhaby (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Danny Simpson.

Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Bradshaw (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Ben Thompson replaces Connor Mahoney.

Attempt missed. Fraizer Campbell (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Juninho Bacuna with a cross.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Jake Cooper.

Attempt blocked. Trevoh Chalobah (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Simpson.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Murray Wallace replaces Matt Smith.

Foul by Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town).

Matt Smith (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Adama Diakhaby (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Booking

Fraizer Campbell (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Shane Ferguson (Millwall) for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Shane Ferguson (Millwall).

Foul by Juninho Bacuna (Huddersfield Town).

Ryan Leonard (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Juninho Bacuna (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Millwall).

Danny Simpson (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Pearce (Millwall).

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Jaden Brown.

Booking

Shane Ferguson (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1West Brom95401710719
2Swansea9531136718
3Nottm Forest9531148618
4Leeds9522135817
5Preston95221710717
6Charlton9522128417
7Sheff Wed9513158716
8Bristol City94411612416
9QPR95131414016
10Fulham9432147715
11Blackburn94141010013
12Cardiff93421112-113
13Birmingham9414912-313
14Derby92521113-211
15Hull92431313010
16Luton93151417-310
17Millwall9243712-510
18Middlesbrough9234913-49
19Brentford822456-18
20Reading92251012-28
21Wigan9225815-78
22Barnsley8125412-85
23Huddersfield9027818-102
24Stoke9027920-112
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