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  • Date:26 Dec 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:John Smith's Stadium
  • Attendance:16,832
  • Gerrard (65)
  • Delfouneso (90)

Live Commentary

92:47 +2.47

Goal scored by Nathan Delfouneso from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Huddersfield 1-1 Blackpool.The assist for the goal came from Thomas Ince.


James Vaughan fouled by Stephen Crainey, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Clayton.


Murray Wallace challenges Nathan Delfouneso unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Crainey sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Craig Cathcart goes harmlessly over the crossbar.


Tiago Gomes leaves the field to be replaced by Kevin Phillips.


Effort on goal by Jermaine Beckford from long range goes over the bar.


Nathan Delfouneso is caught offside. Alex Smithies takes the indirect free kick.


Nouha Dicko replaces Gary Taylor-Fletcher.


Sean Scannell goes off and Adam Hammill comes on.


The ball is delivered by Alex Baptiste.


Header on goal by Gary Taylor-Fletcher from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.


Corner taken right-footed by Adam Clayton to the near post, Chris Basham manages to make a clearance.


(Blackpool) makes a substitution, with Nathan Delfouneso coming on for Wes Thomas.


Adam Clayton takes the outswinging corner, Anthony Gerrard finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Huddersfield 1-0 Blackpool.The assist for the goal came from Adam Clayton.


Booking for Stephen Crainey for time wasting.


Alex Baptiste is penalised for a handball. Alex Baptiste booked. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adam Clayton from left channel, Kirk Broadfoot makes a clearance.


Unfair challenge on Jack Hunt by Isaiah Osbourne results in a free kick. Isaiah Osbourne booked. Free kick taken by Jack Hunt.


Header by Jermaine Beckford from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.


Chris Basham produces a cross.


The referee blows for offside against Wes Thomas. Direct free kick taken by Anthony Gerrard.


Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Comfortable save by Alex Smithies.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Clayton on Chris Basham. Matt Gilks takes the direct free kick.


Murray Wallace joins the action as a substitute, replacing Calum Woods. Oliver Norwood goes off and Chris Atkinson comes on.


Unfair challenge on Tiago Gomes by Jack Hunt results in a free kick. Tiago Gomes takes the free kick.


The referee blows for offside. Isaiah Osbourne takes the direct free kick.


Stephen Crainey takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Anthony Gerrard.


Isaiah Osbourne takes a shot. Save by Alex Smithies.

46:55 +1.55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Beckford by Isaiah Osbourne. Free kick crossed by Oliver Norwood, Kirk Broadfoot makes a clearance.

46:05 +1.05

Foul by Wes Thomas on Jack Hunt, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Peter Clarke.


Inswinging corner taken by Stephen Crainey from the right by-line.


Corner taken by Stephen Crainey, clearance by Anthony Gerrard.


The offside flag is raised against James Vaughan. Matt Gilks takes the free kick.


Thomas Ince takes a shot. Save made by Alex Smithies.


Thomas Ince takes a shot. Clearance by Calum Woods.


Keith Southern concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Basham. Direct free kick taken by Craig Cathcart.


Corner taken by Stephen Crainey from the left by-line, Effort from deep inside the area by Alex Baptiste clears the bar.


Wes Thomas produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.


Shot by Isaiah Osbourne from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.


Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Oliver Norwood from the left by-line, clearance made by Craig Cathcart.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Kirk Broadfoot on Jermaine Beckford. Free kick taken by Keith Southern.


Wes Thomas produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.


Stephen Crainey takes the outswinging corner, Anthony Gerrard manages to make a clearance.


Thomas Ince produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.


Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Stephen Crainey.


Chris Basham is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Peter Clarke.


The offside flag is raised against Jermaine Beckford. Indirect free kick taken by Matt Gilks.


Close range headed effort by Gary Taylor-Fletcher goes wide of the left-hand post.


Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

Match Preview

Terriers duo banned Huddersfield defender Anthony Gerrard is suspended for the visit of Blackpool on Boxing Day. Gerrard was shown a red card for his lunge at Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie 10 minutes from the end of Saturday's 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park. Alan Lee serves the second game of a three-match ban for violent conduct but fellow forwards Jermaine Beckford and Sean Scannell are both expected to start against the Seasiders. Beckford was back in the starting XI for the first time in six games following a hamstring injury while Scannell returned to action against his former club Palace after also recovering from a hamstring complaint. On-loan winger Adam Hammill is pressing for a start after replacing Oliver Norwood at half-time against the Eagles. Midfielder Oscar Gobern remains a long-term absentee following ankle surgery as Simon Grayson's side chase their first league win in eight matches. Blackpool boss Michael Appleton will assess Craig Cathcart and Neal Ardley ahead of the trip. Seasiders boss Appleton was without centre-back Cathcart for Friday night's 2-1 home defeat to Wolves due to illness, while the same bug left right-back Eardley unused on the bench as midfielder Chris Basham featured at full-back. Fellow defender Ian Evatt (knee) and winger Matt Phillips (toe) remain sidelined. "Cathers had sickness and diarrhoea and Neal Eardley almost wasn't in the squad and probably shouldn't have been on the bench because he was struggling for a few days as well," said Appleton. "There was a couple of other lads with flu-type symptoms so hopefully they'll be refreshed come Boxing Day and from an injury point of view we're still pretty much where we are. "Matt Phillips is still a way away, Ian Evatt's quite a way away yet. Even though we've got a big squad there's only a certain amount of players that I've been using that I think can affect things in the first team. "We're a little bit light but we'll see what happens over the next couple of games." The loss to Wolves was their first in eight games since Appleton succeeded Ian Holloway in the Bloomfield Road hotseat.

Formation:442Manager: Simon Grayson


Formation: 433Manager: Michael Appleton


  • Alex Smithies
  • Jack Hunt
  • Peter Clarke
  • Anthony Gerrard
  • Calum Woods
  • Sean Scannell
  • Keith Southern
  • Oliver Norwood
  • Adam Clayton
  • James Vaughan
  • Jermaine Beckford
  • SUBS
  • Ian Bennett
  • Lee Novak
  • Adam Hammill
  • Murray Wallace
  • Simon Church
  • Chris Atkinson
  • Scott Arfield



Match Report

Form Guide

  • Huddersfield
  • VS
  • Blackpool

Last Meetings

  • Blackpool
  • 1 - 3
  • Huddersfield
  • 24/09/2012
  • Blackpool
  • 1 - 1
  • Huddersfield
  • 17/02/1973
  • Huddersfield
  • 1 - 0
  • Blackpool
  • 12/08/1972
  • Blackpool
  • 2 - 0
  • Huddersfield
  • 13/12/1969
  • Huddersfield
  • 2 - 0
  • Blackpool
  • 13/09/1969
  • Blackpool
  • 0 - 0
  • Huddersfield
  • 26/12/1968

Top Scorers


  • J Vaughan 4
  • L Novak 4
  • J Beckford 3
  • O Norwood 3
  • A Lee 1
  • K Southern 1
  • S Church 1
  • J Lynch 1
  • A Hammill 1
  • A Clayton 1
  • S Scannell 1
  • D Ward 1
  • C Atkinson 1


  • T Ince 10
  • N Dicko 5
  • N Delfouneso 4
  • G Taylor-Fletcher 3
  • K Phillips 2
  • E Grandin 2
  • W Thomas 2
  • M Phillips 2
  • K Broadfoot 1
  • A Baptiste 1
  • I Osbourne 1
  • C Cathcart 1
  • L Sylvestre 1



    • Total goals 65
    • Goals per game 29
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 76
    • Goals per game 40
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 12 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins