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Huddersfield Town 2-0 Bristol City: Terriers finish third as Harry Toffolo scores again

Harry Toffolo
Harry Toffolo has been in brilliant form for Huddersfield

Left-back Harry Toffolo scored his fifth goal in seven games as Huddersfield ended the regular season with a resounding win against Bristol City.

Toffolo skilfully jinked his way into the box and fired home to put his side ahead just after the half-hour mark.

The Terriers, already sure of a play-off place, doubled their lead shortly before half-time when Duane Holmes' low cross from the right was bundled over the line by Danny Ward.

The result means Huddersfield finish third in the Championship table and will face sixth-placed Luton in the play-off semi-finals over two legs.

City, who finished 17th, started well and keeper Jamal Blackman denied them the lead by producing a fine save to deny Antoine Semenyo at the far post.

But the hosts took control after Toffolo's opener and a Robins comeback never looked likely after Ward's 14th goal of the season.

City have endured a disappointing campaign but boss Nigel Pearson will be encouraged that they managed to win three of their final five games.

Huddersfield, meanwhile, will go into the play-offs in fine form, having won six of their past seven matches and scored 64 league goals in an impressive season.

It is their biggest goal tally since 1970 - when they were promoted to the top flight.

Huddersfield boss Carlos Corberan told BBC West Yorkshire:

"The highest position we could achieve at the start of the day was to finish third in the table, so to achieve that position is pleasing.

"When you go to play a play-off game you don't have any type of preference (about who you play) because we know every type of game is going to be demanding.

"Against Luton it will be very demanding. If we had played Sheffield United it would have been very demanding. There isn't any type of favourite or advantage.

"The only important thing is that we finished in the highest position that, in the last week, we could finish, and this is for me an important achievement.

"But anything that we have done in the past doesn't matter for what is going to happen in the future. Now we are going to arrive in a different moment.

"The season is over and what we need to do is to try to learn a lot from the things we have been doing, to be the most competitive team we can be in the next two games."

Bristol City manager manager Nigel Pearson told BBC Radio Bristol:

"We've had a difficult set of circumstances to try and solve the conundrum of how we move forward.

"We're going to have an interesting summer, let's put it like that. We're not going to be flush with big spending, but we can be very competitive next year I think.

"Hopefully there will be a number of additions and it will also depend on our ability to retain the players that we have as well.

"It's about building a team. It's about being as frank with players as you can be, to make sure that they understand the situation."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

Formation 3-5-2

  • 18Blackman
  • 20Turton
  • 6HoggSubstituted forLeesat 45'minutes
  • 23Sarr
  • 2ÁvilaBooked at 35mins
  • 19Holmes
  • 37Russell
  • 48EitingBooked at 83mins
  • 3ToffoloSubstituted forColwillat 53'minutes
  • 24SinaniSubstituted forAnjorinat 58'minutes
  • 25Ward

Substitutes

  • 7Anjorin
  • 9Rhodes
  • 10Koroma
  • 14Ruffels
  • 21Nicholls
  • 26Colwill
  • 32Lees

Bristol City

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Bentley
  • 24CundySubstituted forIdehenat 74'minutes
  • 25KloseSubstituted forKingat 77'minutes
  • 5Atkinson
  • 36ScottBooked at 53mins
  • 6James
  • 42MassengoSubstituted forTannerat 54'minutes
  • 3Dasilva
  • 14Weimann
  • 9Martin
  • 18Semenyo

Substitutes

  • 10King
  • 12O'Leary
  • 19Tanner
  • 21Wells
  • 31Idehen
  • 33Bell
  • 37Conway
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
17,797

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home5
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Huddersfield Town 2, Bristol City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 2, Bristol City 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matty James (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Alex Scott.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Faustino Anjorin (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonathan Russell (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Carel Eiting with a cross following a corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Robert Atkinson.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Antoine Semenyo (Bristol City).

  9. Post update

    Jonathan Russell (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Faustino Anjorin (Huddersfield Town).

  11. Post update

    Robert Atkinson (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Booking

    Carel Eiting (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Alex Scott (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Carel Eiting (Huddersfield Town).

  15. Post update

    Andy King (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Turton (Huddersfield Town).

  17. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by George Tanner.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Andy King replaces Timm Klose.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Duncan Idehen replaces Robbie Cundy because of an injury.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Scott (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Antoine Semenyo.

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