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Huddersfield Town 1-1 Swansea City

Jay Fulton scores for Swansea
Jay Fulton's first goal of the season gave Swansea City the lead against the run of play

Huddersfield Town and Swansea City had to settle for a draw after a lively encounter at the John Smith's Stadium.

Swansea took the lead against the run of play through Jay Fulton, before Karlan Grant equalised just before half-time.

As both sides pressed for a late winner, the hosts were reduced to 10 men when Trevoh Chalobah was sent off for a headbutt.

But on this occasion the Swans could not find a stoppage time winner.

They move up a position to fifth in the Championship, while Huddersfield remain 19th.

The home side made an aggressive start, pressing Swansea high up the pitch and forcing errors.

They could have taken an early lead had Grant connected to Juninho Bacuna's inviting cross, but it was the visitors who drew first blood with their first sniff at goal.

Ben Wilmot's header deflected into the path of Fulton who fired into the roof of the net from the tightest of angles for his first goal of the season.

Mike Van Der Hoorn of Swansea City injured
Mike van der Hoorn goes down under the challenge of Fraizer Campbell

Things then got heated in the cold Yorkshire air, fuelled by Fraizer Campbell's late challenge on Mike van der Hoorn from which he never recovered. He was later replaced by Ben Cabango who made his Football League debut.

Huddersfield equalised in the aftermath of the incident, just a few minutes before the break.

A stroke of luck saw the ball deflected into the path of Grant who made no mistake at the second time of asking, firing past Freddie Woodman into the bottom corner for his 10th of the campaign.

Both sides pressed for a winner in the second half and Swansea's chances were boosted by the late dismissal of Chalobah who took exception to the challenge of George Byers, but they could not take advantage of the extra man in the dying minutes.

They make the long trip back to south Wales with a point and their unbeaten run away from home in the Championship extended to 10 games.

Trevoh Chalobah is red carded
Trevoh Chalobah received a straight red card for raising his head towards George Byers

Huddersfield boss Danny Cowley told BBC Radio Leeds:

"Against a good Swansea team who like to build from the back and control possession, I thought we dominated them and played the majority of the game in their half.

"When you concede after 15 minutes having been the dominant team - in pretty much their first time in our box - it's obviously disappointing but I was pleased with the response as we showed real resilience.

"Our goal is a little bit fortuitous but when you spend enough time in the opposing team's territory, you expect the ball to break - and you're always pleased when the ball breaks in the box to Karlan because he's such a clean finisher.

"Even after going down to 10 men, I still thought we had good control in the game. To that point Trevoh was outstanding, probably his best performance in a Huddersfield shirt. He is a young player and he will learn from this experience."

Swansea manager Steve Cooper said: "I never want to say I'm happy with a draw because we come to win games home and away.

"It's a tough place to come. People don't mind me saying they lost their way a little bit and it's been turned around by the new management team. We've seen them play a lot lately and we knew this was going to be a tough game and it proved to be that.

"I don't want to criticise referees too much but I thought he was a bit disappointing for both teams and I thought he did affect what should have been a much better game than what it was.

"We've come here, we've really competed, we've tried to play when we can, we scored a decent goal and we take the point and move on."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Grabara
  • 7Bacuna
  • 26Schindler
  • 27StankovicBooked at 62mins
  • 39O'Brien
  • 8ChalobahBooked at 86mins
  • 6HoggBooked at 12mins
  • 9Kachunga
  • 21PritchardSubstituted forDiakhabyat 79'minutes
  • 16GrantSubstituted forHadergjonajat 88'minutes
  • 22CampbellBooked at 31minsSubstituted forMounieat 69'minutes

Substitutes

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

Swansea

  • 27Woodman
  • 23Roberts
  • 20Wilmot
  • 5van der HoornSubstituted forCabangoat 45'minutes
  • 24Bidwell
  • 6Fulton
  • 8Grimes
  • 22A Ayew
  • 10CelinaSubstituted forByersat 62'minutesBooked at 66mins
  • 11PetersonSubstituted forSurridgeat 68'minutes
  • 9BastónBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Nordfeldt
  • 7McKay
  • 19Surridge
  • 21Dhanda
  • 26Naughton
  • 28Byers
  • 44Cabango
Referee:
Jarred Gillett
Attendance:
20,062

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamSwansea
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home11
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Swansea City 1.

Full Time

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

Attempt blocked. Jay Fulton (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by George Byers.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Adama Diakhaby.

Attempt blocked. Sam Surridge (Swansea City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Bidwell.

Attempt missed. Steve Mounie (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Florent Hadergjonaj with a cross.

Booking

Borja Bastón (Swansea City) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Borja Bastón (Swansea City).

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

Foul by Borja Bastón (Swansea City).

Foul by Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town).

André Ayew (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Swansea City. Connor Roberts tries a through ball, but Sam Surridge is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Juninho Bacuna (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Florent Hadergjonaj replaces Karlan Grant.

Dismissal

Trevoh Chalobah (Huddersfield Town) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Attempt saved. Sam Surridge (Swansea City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Wilmot.

Offside, Swansea City. Matt Grimes tries a through ball, but Borja Bastón is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Jon Gorenc Stankovic (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Karlan Grant with a cross.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

Attempt missed. Ben Cabango (Swansea City) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Grimes with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Jonathan Hogg.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Ben Wilmot.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Adama Diakhaby replaces Alex Pritchard.

Attempt missed. Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Elias Kachunga following a set piece situation.

Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jay Fulton (Swansea City).

Attempt saved. Alex Pritchard (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonathan Hogg.

Foul by Steve Mounie (Huddersfield Town).

Ben Cabango (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Steve Mounie replaces Fraizer Campbell.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Sam Surridge replaces Kristoffer Peterson.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Matt Grimes.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Connor Roberts.

Booking

George Byers (Swansea City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by George Byers (Swansea City).

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Ben Wilmot.

goal

As It Stood

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3Fulham1895429181132
4Preston1794431181331
5Swansea188642318530
6Nottm Forest168532013729
7Bristol City177822521429
8Brentford178362213927
9Sheff Wed177462216625
10Cardiff186752625125
11Millwall186752224-225
12QPR177372732-524
13Derby186661924-524
14Charlton186572523223
15Hull176562523223
16Birmingham177281722-523
17Blackburn176382326-321
18Reading175391922-318
19Huddersfield184682026-618
20Luton1852112533-817
21Wigan1844101628-1216
22Middlesbrough172871523-814
23Stoke1842121931-1214
24Barnsley1716101836-189
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