Match Day Thread Huddersfield Town v Preston North End John Smith's Stadium 24/10/2020

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    JOHN SMITH'S STADIUM

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    LAST SEASON

    HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 0 PRESTON NORTH END 0
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    LAST TIME OUT

    HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 1 DERBY COUNTY 0

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    QUEENS PARK RANGERS 0 PRESTON NORTH END 2

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    form guide MAX 25

    HUDDERSFIELD 13 PNE 12

    First ever meeting on Yorkshire sod was on 12/10/1912 it ended all square 1-1, reults went the home sides way until 19/1/1935 when North End won 4-3. The last time won I was there a 2-1 at Leeds Road on 1/2/1992, as we trudged back to the car park the outline of the new stadium was taking shape, but was funny was the council estate all had garden sheds in the tiny gardens that they had.

    Newbies at Town

    Pipa from Espanyol only one signed for a fee, also got Dnny Ward on a free.

    MANAGER

    Carlos Corberán Vallet (born 7 April 1983) is a Spanish football coach and former youth player. He currently serves as the head coach of Championship club Huddersfield Town.

    Previously the head coach of Doxa and Ermis in the Cypriot First Division, Corberán made his coaching breakthrough with Leeds United, where he has held roles as first team assistant coach and was the manager of their under-23s side.

    FAMOUS HUDDERSFIELD PEOPLE

    Sir Jack Hibbert KCB (14 February 1932 – 23 August 2005) was a British statistician and director of the Central Statistical Office (CSO) of the United Kingdom, 1985–1992. He was knighted in the 1990 New Year Honours.

    Given the closed doors scenario Sir Jack cannot attend however he is one with nature and could not attend anyway

    MACS VIEW

    Town improving under Corberan, he is starting to impose his style of play as learned under Bielsa at Leeds give it time a blue bucket will soon be provided, Should be an interesting clash given our sexy away form perhaps it is as well we are not at home. Last season's draw was an odd game we dominated the first half before both sides settled for a tame 0-0 in the second half.
    Think changes will be made given the schedule.
     
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    North End make the short trip across the Pennines for their second away game of the week, as they take on Carlos Corberán’s Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon.

    The former Leeds United U23 coach took over at the John Smith’s Stadium in the summer and has done an excellent job so far, with the Terriers five games unbeaten in recent weeks.

    The last game between the two sides saw a goalless draw played out in July, our hosts then under the management of the Cowley brothers, but this one is set to be very different to the last one.



    A change of style has coincided with the change in results and it will be a tough test for PNE, who have one less recovery day after their midweek victory over Queens Park Rangers in the capital on Wednesday night.

    Team News
    Manager Alex Neil will again wait until last minute before checking on the availability of the two Ben’s, Pearson and Davies, who missed the trip to QPR in the week.

    Darnell Fisher and Louis Moult are the only other players who will definitely be absent, with no new injury concerns picked up during the game in London.

    For the hosts, Danny Ward needs more time for recovery and Álex Vallejo is in an isolation period, after signing at the end of the window, but Corberán has no other injury worries.

    Opposition View
    Carlos Corberán: “Alex Neil is working very well with Preston. They're a very aggressive team without the ball. You know they will press. This game will be a challenge and a demanding game."

    Richard Stearman: “Preston are a very hard working and well organised side. They got a good win the other night and their away form is pretty good.”

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    Match Officials
    Josh Smith will referee the game, his first ever game officiating either North End or Huddersfield and only his second ever Championship game, his first being the goalless draw between Barnsley and Coventry City last month.

    It is just his second year on the EFL lists and this will be his seventh game of the season, having so far issued 13 cautions and no red cards in the games refereed to this point.

    He will be assisted by Rob Merchant and Ian Cooper, with experience official David Webb the fourth official.
     
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    Same side as Wednesday
     
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    In the soup already Campbell for them
     
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    Two in a minute by Browne 2-1
     
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    Sarr sent off
     
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    And on Facebook, they are still grumbling! Off to bake a pizza joyously.
     
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    Huddersfield Town 1 Preston North End 2
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    A brilliant second half display saw North End come from a goal down to defeat Huddersfield Town 2-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium.

    Skipper Alan Browne scored both goals in a brilliant comeback as the Lilywhites reacted superbly to going behind early to Frazier Campbell’s eighth minute goal.

    It was the same team for Alex Neil that had taken the points at Queens Park Rangers, but a change of shape, with Andrew Hughes, Patrick Bauer and Jordan Storey making up a back three.


    It meant that top scorer Scott Sinclair partnered Emil Riis in a two-pronged attack, with Daniel Johnson pulling the strings behind them.

    The Terriers took an early lead when Lewis O’Brien threaded a ball through and Frazier Campbell managed to stretch and toe-poke the ball under Declan Rudd after just eight minutes.

    However, the majority of the first half saw North End in the ascendency. On the quarter hour mark, a corner won by Riis saw Ryan Ledson cross and Bauer got a powerful header in, but it hit the back of Riis and flew over.

    Just after the half hour mark, a big chance came as Sinclair picked up a bouncing ball behind Richard Stearman and was in on goal, but he sliced a left foot shot just inches wide of the left-hand post from 15 yards.

    Shortly after, Riis brilliantly controlled Ledson’s ball from the left, chested it down and got off a vicious right foot shot, but Naby Sarr made a last-ditch block to put the ball behind.

    North End’s No.1 Declan Rudd was needed to make a good save just before the interval to deny Pipa, as the full back checked in from the right and curled a left foot shot towards the bottom left corner from the edge of the penalty area.

    But in the sixth minute of the second half, the greens were level, and it was skipper Alan Browne who scored a wonderful goal. Brad Potts did a great job down the left, pulled the ball back for the Irishman to win a tackle and get the ball back at the second attempt and curl a right-footed strike into the right corner.

    And less than two minutes later, the same man did it again! This time Joe Rafferty’s high and deep cross from the left came in to the back post, which Ben Hamer failed to claim, and Browne brilliantly hooked the ball back over his shoulder and into the empty net.

    On 65 minutes, North End looked to have a clear penalty when Brad Potts was sent through and Naby Sarr brought him down from behind, but nothing was given by referee Josh Smith. However, PNE continued to press and Riis followed in seconds later and saw his effort deflected behind for a brace of corners that eventually saw Browne’s on-target effort blocked.

    With 12 minuites left, the home side went down to ten men when Riis was clear through on goal, but he was pulled down by Naby Sarr, with the match official no choice but to pull out the red card.

    Riis continued to cause all sorts of problems and combined with Potts with nine minutes left and hit a vicious shot that Hamer did brilliantly to palm up and then claim.

    Injury time – where the referee played seven after signalling five – was frenetic! Barkhuizen was somehow denied by Hamer and then Riis smashed the crossbar with a brilliant effort from 18 yards, but the game remained 2-1 and North End made it three straight away wins.

    Huddersfield Town line-up: Hamer, Pipa, Toffolo, Hogg, Bacuna, O’Brien (Eiting, 58), Stearman, Mbenza (Koroma 71), Campbell, Sarr, Schindler (c) (Diakhaby, 58). Subs not used: Pereira, Pritchard, Duhaney, Crichlow.

    PNE line-up: Rudd, Rafferty, Hughes, Ledson (Harrop, 90), Bauer, Storey, Potts, Browne (c), Riis, Johnson (Maguire, 85), Sinclair (Barkhuizen 72). Subs not used: Ripley, Bayliss, Stockley, Huntington.

    Referee: Mr J Smith
     
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    And on Facebook some are still complaining! Must be Lashers.
     
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    Canoot satisfy them all
     
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    Preston North End manager Alex Neil:

    "Our boys deserve unbelievable credit. We got back at 3am from London in midweek. Huddersfield had an extra day's rest.

    "When you play Huddersfield, who run and run, that extra day's rest is important. For us to churn out what we did was brilliant.They left everything on the pitch.

    "We have never lacked confidence and belief, we have never given up. We are not short of team spirit that's for sure."

    Huddersfield Town boss Carlos Corberan:

    "We scored the goal, they reacted and then we finished the first half well. We created chances and it was a positive start.

    "We knew we had to start the second half well and we didn't. After that we saw the spirit and had to take risks.

    "The first 10 minutes of the second half meant we couldn't get something from this game. We need to learn from this. We talked about the importance of the first minutes of the second half."
     
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    <applause> Well done chaps. Great win.
     
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