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Huddersfield Town 2-0 Hull City: Match Report

16 October 2021

Goals in each half condemned Hull City to a 2-0 defeat against Huddersfield Town at the John Smith Stadium.

Tom Lees and Duane Holmes’ finishes helped secure the Terriers the three points in the Sky Bet Championship.

Grant McCann made four changes to the starting XI that defeated Middlesbrough last time out. George Honeyman made his first start of the season, while Callum Elder, Lewie Coyle and Mallik Wilks also started.

Matt Ingram produced two good saves early in the fixture to deny Huddersfield. The Tigers’ goalkeeper reacted sharply to block Lees’ header, before pushing Sorba Thomas’ cross behind. The hosts opened the scoring after nine minutes as Thomas’ set-piece wasn’t fully cleared as Lees converted from close range.

The Tigers started to dictate play as Andy Cannon saw his cross-shot parried by Lee Nicholls, before the Huddersfield goalkeeper pushed away Keane Lewis-Potter’s curling free-kick. In the other goal, Ingram superbly clawed Danel Sinani’s deflected effort over the bar.

In the second half, Thomas saw his low cross parried by Ingram, while Holmes’ long-range effort was blocked by Di’Shon Bernard. Ingram saved again moments later, parrying Harry Toffolo’s low cross.

At the other end, Docherty won possession high up the pitch with the loose ball falling to Lewis-Potter, but the forward’s effort was blocked by Matty Pearson. Great passing play then followed between Lewis-Potter, Docherty and Coyle, but the latter’s volleyed cross was gathered by Nicholls.

Huddersfield doubled their lead in the 73rd minute as Holmes cut inside from the left wing to place a curling right-footed effort into the far corner.

The Tigers had chances late on in the fixture as Wilks saw his chance blocked by a sliding Naby Sarr, before Eaves flashed his shot narrowly wide after the striker’s run was picked out by Cannon. In stoppage time, Wilks drilled a low effort wide past the post.

 

Huddersfield Town: Lee Nicholls; Matty Pearson (Ollie Turton 71’), Tom Lees, Levi Colwill; Sorba Thomas (Naby Sarr 74’), Jonathan Hogg ©, Lewis O’Brien, Harry Toffolo; Danel Sinani (Scott High 64’), Danny Ward, Duane Holmes.

Subs Not Used: Nicholas Bilokapic, Josh Koroma, Rolando Aarons, Fraizer Campbell.

 

Hull City: Matt Ingram; Lewie Coyle, Di’Shon Bernard, Jacob Greaves, Callum Elder; Richie Smallwood © (Greg Docherty 55’), George Honeyman (George Moncur 70’), Andy Cannon; Mallik Wilks, Tyler Smith (Tom Eaves 67’), Keane Lewis-Potter.

Subs Not Used: Nathan Baxter, Josh Emmanuel, Sean McLoughlin, Josh Magennis.

 

Attendance: 17,510


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