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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Birmingham City 1.

Full Time

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

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

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

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

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

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Marc Roberts.

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

Foul by Jon Gorenc Stankovic (Huddersfield Town).

Foul by Josh McEachran (Birmingham City).

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

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Josh McEachran replaces Jude Bellingham.

Foul by Daniel Crowley (Birmingham City).

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

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.

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

Foul by Adama Diakhaby (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Terence Kongolo replaces Alex Pritchard.

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

Foul by Maxime Colin (Birmingham City).

Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Juninho Bacuna.

Attempt blocked. Adama Diakhaby (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Trevoh Chalobah.

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

Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jefferson Montero with a cross.

Attempt missed. Adama Diakhaby (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Karlan Grant following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Daniel Crowley (Birmingham City).

Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Adama Diakhaby replaces Fraizer Campbell.

Foul by Jude Bellingham (Birmingham City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Álvaro Giménez replaces Jérémie Bela.

Maxime Colin (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Karlan Grant (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Jefferson Montero replaces Jacques Maghoma.

Offside, Birmingham City. Jude Bellingham tries a through ball, but Jacques Maghoma is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Pritchard with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Karlan Grant (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Pritchard.

goal

As It Stood

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1West Brom17106131181336
2Leeds17104323101334
3Preston1794431181331
4Fulham178542618829
5Nottm Forest168532013729
6Swansea178542217529
7Bristol City177822521429
8Brentford178362213927
9Sheff Wed177462216625
10Millwall176652022-224
11Derby176651921-224
12QPR177372732-524
13Charlton176562421323
14Birmingham177281722-523
15Hull166462321222
16Cardiff175752525022
17Blackburn176382326-321
18Reading165381921-218
19Huddersfield174581925-617
20Wigan1743101426-1215
21Luton1742112332-914
22Stoke1742111930-1114
23Middlesbrough162771321-813
24Barnsley1716101836-189
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