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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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

Formation 4-4-1-1

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

Substitutes

  • 3M Wallace
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Millwall 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Millwall 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Leonard (Millwall).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jaden Brown (Huddersfield Town).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Tommy Elphick (Huddersfield Town).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Mahlon Romeo.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

  13. Post update

    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.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Alex Pearce.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Murray Wallace (Millwall).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Tom Bradshaw (Millwall).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Ben Thompson replaces Connor Mahoney.