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Huddersfield 1-0 Sheff Wed: Match Report

03 January 2011 02:44
Pilkington stunner sinks Owls Huddersfield winger Anthony Pilkington scored a wonder goal to settle a thrilling all-action televised top-of-the-table Yorkshire derby with Sheffield Wednesday at the Galpharm Stadium. Pilkington, who recently signed a new two-year deal, curled in an exquisite shot from 25 yards midway through the first half. The visitors, who had not played since losing 5-1 to Exeter 16 days ago, were denied an equally-spectacular leveller when Clinton Morrison`s stunning volley after 50 minutes was ruled out for offside. The game started like lightning, with Town`s Jordan Rhodes being foiled by a great save from Owls goalkeeper Nicky Weaver straight from the kick-off. The Terriers were then denied what looked a certain penalty when Morrison handled from the resulting corner. Huddersfield goalkeeper Alex Smithies made a brilliant double save to keep out Darren Purse and Jermaine Johnson after 31 minutes as Wednesday hit back. Weaver was then at it again with an equally-brilliant save to keep out Scott Arfield`s piledriver late on. The second half was marred by several bad-tempered confrontations but Huddersfield clung on to register a first league win in four outings and a first double of the season following a 2-0 win at Hillsborough in November.

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Source: DSG