Tranmere 0-2 Huddersfield

23 February 2010 10:58
Lee Novak scored twice as Huddersfield kept up their playoff charge with victory at struggling Tranmere.The visitors went ahead against the run of play when Novak headed in at the second attempt from a corner. [LNB]The hosts continued to attack with both Marvin Sordell and Craig Curran seeing shots saved by Alex Smithies. [LNB]But Novak latched on to a through ball from Antony Kay to fire home an angled shot as Huddersfield made it 10 league games without defeat. [LNB][LNB]Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark told BBC Radio Leeds: "To have three away games on the bounce and win them all and in the manner we have is excellent. [LNB] [LNB][LNB] "The players' performance and attitude was excellent and I'm delighted with that. [LNB]"Saying that, at half time it wasn't a happy dressing room because we weren't passing the ball enough and we were letting them get too many crosses into our box. [LNB]"But in the second half they had more fire in their bellies and passed the ball much better but we can still be more ruthless. [LNB]"Another clean sheet is also very pleasing and I thought our centre-backs were very good again tonight, they didn't miss a header." [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Tuesday, 23 February 2010[LNB] League One[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Tranmere 0-2 Huddersfield R (HT 0-1) Novak 8 Novak 48 Tranmere 01 Daniels 05 Goodison 08 Broomes 24 Bakayogo 28 O'Neill 04 Edds (Barnett 46) 06 McLaren 11 Welsh (Shuker 58) 09 Moore 25 Curran 27 Sordell (Gornell 75) Substitutes 13 Collister, 03 Cresswell, 18 McCready, 10 Mahon, 19 Barnett, 23 Shuker, 14 Gornell Huddersfield 01 Smithies 02 Peltier 05 P Clarke 13 Heffernan 35 Trotman 07 Roberts 08 Kay 19 Pilkington 25 Drinkwater 17 Rhodes 21 Novak Substitutes 26 Eastwood, 06 N Clarke, 12 T Clarke, 27 Pearce, 04 Collins, 09 Robinson, 36 Eccleston Ref: PennAtt: 5,793 TRANMERE HUDDERSFIELD Possession Tranmere 48% Huddersfield 52% Attempts on target Tranmere 7 Huddersfield 8 Attempts off target Tranmere 2 Huddersfield 2 Corners Tranmere 7 Huddersfield 6 Fouls Tranmere 7 Huddersfield 12 Final Result Full Time 90:00+4:13 The referee blows for the end of the match. 90:00+3:53 The assistant referee flags for offside against Lee Novak. Free kick taken by Luke Daniels. 90:00+2:56 Charlie Barnett takes a shot. Save made by Alex Smithies. Correction - 90:00+1:36 Corner taken right-footed by Chris Shuker. 90:00+1:36 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ian Thomas-Moore from the right by-line. 90:00+0:40 Unfair challenge on Zoumana Bakayogo by Gary Roberts results in a free kick. Marlon Broomes takes the direct free kick. 87:09 Corner from the right by-line taken by Anthony Pilkington, Lee Novak takes a shot. Save made by Luke Daniels. 86:37 Shot from 18 yards by Lee Novak. Save made by Luke Daniels. 86:22 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Thomas-Moore by Peter Clarke. Paul McLaren takes the free kick. 82:10 Jordan Rhodes fouled by Marlon Broomes, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Heffernan takes the direct free kick. 81:40 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Luke Daniels. 81:22 The ball is swung over by Craig Curran, Alex Smithies makes a comfortable save. 79:08 Anthony Pilkington takes a shot. Save by Luke Daniels. 78:20 The assistant referee signals for offside against Ian Thomas-Moore. Alex Smithies takes the indirect free kick. 78:00 Foul by Gary Roberts on Paul McLaren, free kick awarded. Paul McLaren takes the free kick. 77:06 Neal Trotman challenges Ian Thomas-Moore unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul McLaren takes the free kick. 76:06 Anthony Pilkington fouled by Charlie Barnett, the ref awards a free kick. Alex Smithies restarts play with the free kick. 74:03 Free kick taken by Alex Smithies. 74:03 Substitution Terry Gornell comes on in place of Marvin Sordell. 74:03 Zoumana Bakayogo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Novak. 73:31 Chris Shuker takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Peter Clarke manages to make a clearance. 72:10 Shot by Lee Novak from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target. 69:55 Foul by Antony Kay on Charlie Barnett, free kick awarded. Luke Daniels takes the free kick. 68:14 Corner taken by Paul McLaren from the right by-line, Peter Clarke makes a clearance. 67:14 Paul McLaren takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Ian Goodison takes a shot. Alex Smithies makes a comfortable save. 65:13 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Rhodes on Charlie Barnett. Luke Daniels restarts play with the free kick. 63:41 Shot by Jordan Rhodes. Save by Luke Daniels. 63:23 The ball is sent over by Anthony Pilkington, Ian Goodison makes a clearance. 62:59 Corner taken short by Anthony Pilkington. 62:27 The assistant referee flags for offside against Neal Trotman. Luke Daniels restarts play with the free kick. 61:37 Antony Kay takes a inswinging corner. 60:28 The assistant referee flags for offside against Marvin Sordell. Free kick taken by Alex Smithies. 59:04 Lee Peltier gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Curran. Luke O'Neill takes the free kick. 57:42 Substitution (Tranmere) makes a substitution, with Chris Shuker coming on for John Welsh. 49:48 Ian Thomas-Moore takes a shot. Blocked by Daniel Drinkwater. 47:05 The assist for the goal came from Antony Kay. 47:05 GOAL - Lee Novak:Tranmere 0 - 2 Huddersfield Lee Novak scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tranmere 0-2 Huddersfield. 46:11 Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Save made by Alex Smithies. 45:01 The second half kicks off. 45:01 Substitution Charlie Barnett on for Gareth Edds. Half Time 45:00+2:57 The ref blows to end the first period. 43:04 Unfair challenge on Marvin Sordell by Dean Heffernan results in a free kick. Paul McLaren takes the direct free kick, Ian Thomas-Moore takes a shot. Alex Smithies makes a comfortable save. 41:16 Dean Heffernan fouled by Craig Curran, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Clarke takes the direct free kick. 39:56 Marvin Sordell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Heffernan. Free kick taken by Alex Smithies. 37:03 Lee Novak takes a shot. Save made by Luke Daniels. 32:25 Unfair challenge on Zoumana Bakayogo by Jordan Rhodes results in a free kick. Ian Goodison takes the free kick. 31:52 John Welsh produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target. 29:54 Foul by Jordan Rhodes on Ian Goodison, free kick awarded. Luke Daniels takes the direct free kick. 27:07 Inswinging corner taken by Paul McLaren from the left by-line, save made by Alex Smithies. 20:59 Effort on goal by Ian Goodison from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target. 20:15 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul McLaren from the right by-line, clearance by Peter Clarke. 19:23 Short corner taken by Paul McLaren. 17:02 Shot by Daniel Drinkwater from a long way out goes over the crossbar. 16:24 Anthony Pilkington fouled by Zoumana Bakayogo, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Peltier takes the direct free kick. 15:32 Ian Thomas-Moore takes a shot. Alex Smithies makes a save. 12:42 Shot from 20 yards from Marvin Sordell. Alex Smithies makes a save. 11:24 Corner taken left-footed by Gary Roberts from the right by-line, clearance made by Paul McLaren. 10:39 Inswinging corner taken by Gary Roberts, clearance by Ian Goodison. 7:46 Assist on the goal came from Gary Roberts. 7:46 GOAL - Lee Novak:Tranmere 0 - 1 Huddersfield Lee Novak finds the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Tranmere 0-1 Huddersfield. 7:42 Gary Roberts produces a cross, 6:27 Corner taken short by Gary Roberts, 6:10 Centre by Daniel Drinkwater, Jordan Rhodes takes a shot. Save by Luke Daniels. 5:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Zoumana Bakayogo by Jordan Rhodes. Luke Daniels takes the free kick. 3:59 The assistant referee signals for offside against Marvin Sordell. Alex Smithies restarts play with the free kick. 1:34 Ian Goodison challenges Jordan Rhodes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neal Trotman takes the direct free kick. Dean Heffernan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zoumana Bakayogo. Direct free kick taken by Craig Curran. 0:00 The referee gets the match started. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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