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Huddersfield 1-1 Birmingham: Marc Roberts' header earns point for Blues

Fraizer Campbell
Fraizer Campbell's second goal of the season put Huddersfield ahead

Marc Roberts' header cancelled out Fraizer Campbell's opener as Birmingham City earned a point at Huddersfield.

Campbell scored his second goal of the season in the 55th minute after latching on to a through ball from Trevoh Chalobah.

Blues equalised with 12 minutes left when Roberts met a flick-on from a corner to head past Kamil Grabara.

The Terriers' goalkeeper then made a smart stop to deny substitute Alvaro Gimenez a late winner.

Huddersfield began on the front foot with Elias Kachunga going close, before Jonathan Hogg and Jake Clarke-Salter were booked.

Blues caretaker head coach Pep Clotet dropped regular number one Lee Camp in favour of Connal Trueman for his first game in 15 months, and he was forced into a good save after 36 minutes.

The young goalkeeper reacted well to repel Kachunga's close-range header, before Campbell's rebound effort was blocked by a defender.

But Trueman could do nothing about the opening goal when Chalobah's ball found Campbell in space and the striker finished smartly.

Birmingham reacted well to going behind and had their reward 12 minutes from time when Roberts' header took a deflection and flew past Grabara.

The draw left Huddersfield three points above the relegation zone, with Birmingham 14th in the table.

Huddersfield manager Danny Cowley:

"In 13 or so years in football management, after about 800-odd games, that's probably the toughest team that I've had to select.

"To lose three of your back four in what is already an unbalanced squad has made it very, very difficult. But I have to credit the players, particularly the ones playing out of position.

"For their goal we didn't react quickly enough and that was the only real clear-cut chance they had - and that's the disappointing thing."

Birmingham caretaker boss Pep Clotet:

"Huddersfield are a very strong team at home and they use a certain style of pressing but we managed to establish possession and I think the result is a fair one.

"We believed in our football, went pressing and got out to the wide areas where we knew we could hurt Huddersfield.

"We always stuck to our plan and it's a good point for us."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Grabara
  • 7Bacuna
  • 26Schindler
  • 27Stankovic
  • 39O'Brien
  • 8Chalobah
  • 6HoggBooked at 10mins
  • 9Kachunga
  • 21PritchardSubstituted forKongoloat 77'minutes
  • 16Grant
  • 22CampbellSubstituted forDiakhabyat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Kongolo
  • 11Diakhaby
  • 13Coleman
  • 19Koroma
  • 24Mounie
  • 33Hadergjonaj
  • 41Daly

Birmingham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 27Trueman
  • 5Colin
  • 4Roberts
  • 14Clarke-SalterBooked at 26mins
  • 3Pedersen
  • 34Sunjic
  • 22BellinghamSubstituted forMcEachranat 80'minutes
  • 19MaghomaSubstituted forMonteroat 63'minutes
  • 7Crowley
  • 11BelaSubstituted forGiménezat 64'minutes
  • 10Jutkiewicz

Substitutes

  • 1Camp
  • 2Harding
  • 15Montero
  • 16McEachran
  • 17Villalba Rodrigo
  • 24Giménez
  • 26Davis
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
22,573

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamBirmingham
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home17
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Birmingham City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Birmingham City 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Jake Clarke-Salter.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Karlan Grant (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lewis O'Brien.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jon Gorenc Stankovic (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Karlan Grant with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Marc Roberts.

  8. Post update

    Álvaro Giménez (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jon Gorenc Stankovic (Huddersfield Town).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Josh McEachran (Birmingham City).

  11. Post update

    Trevoh Chalobah (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Álvaro Giménez (Birmingham City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kristian Pedersen.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Birmingham City. Josh McEachran replaces Jude Bellingham.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Crowley (Birmingham City).

  15. Post update

    Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Birmingham City 1. Marc Roberts (Birmingham City) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jefferson Montero with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

  17. Post update

    Jefferson Montero (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Adama Diakhaby (Huddersfield Town).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Terence Kongolo replaces Alex Pritchard.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Huddersfield Town. Kamil Grabara tries a through ball, but Karlan Grant is caught offside.