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Effort from outside the penalty box by David Perkins goes wide left of the goal.
Joe Garner concedes a free kick for a foul on David Mooney. David Mooney restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Clarke by David Mooney. Ian Bennett takes the free kick.
David Mooney takes the inswinging corner, Ian Bennett makes a save.
Liam Henderson produces a curled left-footed shot from 25 yards. Ian Bennett makes a save.
Kayode Odejayi is caught offside. Free kick taken by Ian Bennett.
Red card for Lee Croft. Lee Croft gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Williams. Free kick taken by Kemal Izzet.
A goal is scored by Jordan Rhodes from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Colchester 0-3 Huddersfield.Joe Garner provided the assist for the goal.
Kayode Odejayi joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ashley Vincent.
Lee Croft goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
Brian Wilson takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Joey Gudjonsson.
Outswinging corner taken by Brian Wilson from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Andy Bond misses to the left of the target.
Andy Bond gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Garner. Free kick taken by Damien Johnson.
Joe Garner joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alan Lee.
Alan Lee is ruled offside. Ben Williams takes the indirect free kick.
Ashley Vincent takes a shot. Ian Bennett makes a save.
Ian Henderson leaves the field to be replaced by Liam Henderson.
Jordan Rhodes comes on in place of Lee Novak.
Ian Henderson booked.
Lee Croft takes a shot. Save made by Ben Williams.
Peter Clarke receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Handball by Peter Clarke. Kemal Izzet restarts play with the free kick.
Magnus Okuonghae challenges Graham Carey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Joey Gudjonsson from the free kick, Ben Williams makes a save.
David Mooney has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
Shot on goal by Graham Carey from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Inswinging corner taken by Graham Carey.
Ashley Vincent concedes a free kick for a foul on Graham Carey. Direct free kick taken by Ian Bennett.
Lee Croft comes on in place of Anthony Pilkington.
David Mooney takes a shot.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ian Henderson, Peter Clarke makes a clearance.
Anthony Pilkington finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Colchester 0-2 Huddersfield.Assist by Lee Novak.
Damien Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on David Perkins. Free kick taken by Paul Reid.
Joey Gudjonsson has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
Alan Lee fouled by Magnus Okuonghae, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Graham Carey from the free kick, save by Ben Williams.
Foul by Ashley Vincent on Liam Ridehalgh, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ian Bennett.
Lee Novak fires in a goal from outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Colchester 0-1 Huddersfield.
Corner taken right-footed by Joey Gudjonsson from the left by-line, save by Ben Williams.
Inswinging corner taken by Joey Gudjonsson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graham Carey by Kemal Izzet. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Joey Gudjonsson, Andy Bond gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Lee by Paul Reid. Graham Carey has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Ben Williams.
Handball decision goes against Andy Bond. Ian Bennett takes the free kick.
Shot by Ian Henderson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joey Gudjonsson played to the near post, clearance by Ashley Vincent.
Corner taken by Joey Gudjonsson from the left by-line.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joey Gudjonsson from the left by-line.
The referee cautions Alan Lee for unsporting behaviour.
Lee Novak is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
Joey Gudjonsson takes a shot. Blocked by Brian Wilson.
Corner from right by-line taken by Graham Carey.
Ian Henderson takes the outswinging corner, Liam Ridehalgh makes a clearance.
Lee Peltier booked for unsporting behaviour. Lee Peltier is adjudged to have handled the ball. Magnus Okuonghae takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken by Graham Carey from the right by-line played to the near post, Ashley Vincent makes a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ian Henderson from the right by-line, Peter Clarke makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside. Ben Williams takes the free kick.
The match begins.
It is the end of the first-half.
The match restarts for the second half.
The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Trio set for United return
Colchester should welcome back three defenders for the visit of Huddersfield.
Right-back Brian Wilson has resumed training this week after nearly a month on the sidelines with an ankle injury.
Centre-half Paul Reid (dead leg) and left-back Tommy Williams (calf) also missed the midweek Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat by Wycombe and are expected to return.
But Pat Baldwin is still struggling with a foot injury and Marc Tierney is recovering from a dislocated shoulder.
Ben Williams got the nod in goal on Tuesday night but Mark Cousins has been the preferred choice this season and should start.
Midfielder John-Joe O'Toole and defender Morten Knudsen (both knee) are still on the sidelines and not expected back until the new year.
Huddersfield defender Jamie McCombe will return to contention for the clash.
But manager Lee Clark will be without midfielder Scott Arfield again as he is still on duty with Scotland Under-21s.
McCombe missed the Johnstone's Paint Trophy win over Peterborough on Tuesday due to a one-game ban after receiving two yellow cards in the weekend defeat to Bristol Rovers.
Goalkeeper Alex Smithies has returned early from the England Under-21s squad with a leg injury and is doubtful, so Ian Bennett will continue if he fails to make it.
Clark has no other new injury or suspension problems but Gary Naysmith (foot), Tom Clarke (knee) and Gary Roberts (broken arm) remain sidelined.
Terriers tear up form book
Huddersfield ended a run of three successive league defeats with a 3-0 victory which shattered Colchester's unbeaten record in League One.
The Terriers saw their penalty claims turned down early on when Ashley Vincent appeared to handle Peter Clarke's header on the line.
U's goalkeeper Ben Williams then prevented team-mate Magnus Okuonghae from scoring an own goal, before fellow custodian Ian Bennett denied David Perkins at the other end.
Huddersfield took the lead 11 minutes before half-time through Lee Novak, who planted a low decisive shot past Williams from 20 yards after David Mooney had given away possession.
And the Terriers doubled their advantage three minutes prior to the break when Anthony Pilkington clinically finished from Novak's pass.
Colchester started the second half well and Mooney crashed a 30-yard effort against the crossbar.
But substitute Jordan Rhodes sealed Huddersfield's victory with 11 minutes remaining after polishing off Joe Garner's flick-on.
And although another Terriers substitute Lee Croft was dismissed for two bookable offences with 10 minutes to go, it was all academic.
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