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Elliott Bennett takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Elliott Bennett takes a shot. Save by Alex Smithies.
Corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line, Benik Afobe makes a clearance.
Elliott Bennett takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Peter Clarke.
Foul by Lee Peltier on Marcos Painter, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.
Francisco Sandaza on for Gary Dicker.
Corner taken right-footed by Anthony Pilkington, Antony Kay has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
Jamie McCombe scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Huddersfield 2-1 Brighton.Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Roberts by Ashley Barnes. Free kick crossed left-footed by Gary Roberts from left wing.
Adam El-Abd receives a yellow card. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan Rhodes by Adam El-Abd. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Anthony Pilkington from right channel, save made by Casper Ankergren.
Short corner worked by Elliott Bennett.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Roberts by Elliott Bennett. Anthony Pilkington crosses the ball in from the free kick, Adam El-Abd makes a clearance.
The referee shows Gordon Greer a yellow card for dissent. Foul by Adam El-Abd on Benik Afobe, free kick awarded. Anthony Pilkington fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Ashley Barnes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jamie McCombe takes the free kick.
Glenn Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Ridehalgh. Alex Smithies takes the free kick.
Jamie Smith joins the action as a substitute, replacing Radostin Kishishev.
Glenn Murray produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
Gary Roberts produces a right-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Benik Afobe concedes a free kick for a foul on Gordon Greer. Gordon Greer restarts play with the free kick.
(Brighton) makes a substitution, with Ashley Barnes coming on for Chris Wood.
Peter Clarke concedes a free kick for a foul on Glenn Murray. Free kick taken by Adam El-Abd.
Corner taken by Gary Roberts, Gordon Greer manages to make a clearance.
Effort on goal by Anthony Pilkington from a long way out goes over the bar.
Joe Garner leaves the field to be replaced by Benik Afobe. Foul by Liam Bridcutt on Jordan Rhodes, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Joey Gudjonsson.
Jordan Rhodes scores a headed goal from close in. Huddersfield 1-1 Brighton.Unfair challenge on Antony Kay by Radostin Kishishev results in a free kick. The assist for the goal came from Gary Roberts.
Glenn Murray finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Huddersfield 0-1 Brighton.Assist on the goal came from Elliott Bennett.
Gary Roberts challenges Radostin Kishishev unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary Dicker.
Effort from deep inside the area by Chris Wood misses to the left of the goal.
Liam Ridehalgh on for Graham Carey.
Antony Kay takes a shot. Save made by Casper Ankergren.
Glenn Murray takes a shot. Save by Alex Smithies.
Antony Kay concedes a free kick for a foul on Radostin Kishishev. Liam Bridcutt restarts play with the free kick.
Jordan Rhodes handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Casper Ankergren takes the free kick.
Foul by Lee Peltier on Radostin Kishishev, free kick awarded. Gary Dicker takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Chris Wood by Peter Clarke results in a free kick. Radostin Kishishev restarts play with the free kick.
Joey Gudjonsson replaces Damien Johnson.
Glenn Murray has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Roberts by Gary Dicker. Alex Smithies restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line to the near post, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Gordon Greer misses to the right of the target.
Anthony Pilkington decides to take a short corner.
Peter Clarke is cautioned. Glenn Murray fouled by Peter Clarke, the ref awards a Penalty. A save by Alex Smithies from penalty by Glenn Murray. Huddersfield 0-0 Brighton.
Inigo Calderon is cautioned. Unfair challenge on Graham Carey by Inigo Calderon results in a free kick. Graham Carey crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Casper Ankergren.
The offside flag is raised against Glenn Murray. Alex Smithies takes the direct free kick.
Jordan Rhodes concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam El-Abd. Free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.
Jamie McCombe takes a shot. Casper Ankergren makes a save.
Chris Wood has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Unfair challenge on Glenn Murray by Peter Clarke results in a free kick. Liam Bridcutt restarts play with the free kick.
Chris Wood produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Glenn Murray on Peter Clarke. Free kick taken by Alex Smithies.
Antony Kay goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Antony Kay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Bridcutt. Casper Ankergren takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Peter Clarke on Glenn Murray, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gary Dicker, The ball is swung over by Jamie McCombe, Peter Clarke manages to make a clearance.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Joe Garner. Adam El-Abd restarts play with the free kick.
Long range effort from Antony Kay misses to the left of the goal.
The referee penalises Radostin Kishishev for handball. Free kick taken by Damien Johnson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Inigo Calderon on Anthony Pilkington. Free kick taken by Peter Clarke.
Unfair challenge on Gary Roberts by Elliott Bennett results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Anthony Pilkington, save by Casper Ankergren.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Glenn Murray on Lee Peltier. Lee Peltier takes the direct free kick.
Short corner worked by Anthony Pilkington, clearance made by Elliott Bennett.
Gary Roberts takes a shot. Radostin Kishishev gets a block in.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Jordan Rhodes. Free kick taken by Gary Dicker.
Graham Carey decides to take the corner short. The ball is sent over by Graham Carey.
Inswinging corner taken by Graham Carey from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Chris Wood.
Corner from right by-line taken by Graham Carey.
The game begins.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Benik to start
Benik Afobe should start up front when Huddersfield face leaders Brighton at the Galpharm.
The Arsenal striker extended his loan deal with the Terriers this week and, after scoring on his return to the starting XI in Town's last match, the 6-0 FA Cup win over Macclesfield on November, 27, he is likely to keep his place.
Left-back Gary Naysmith is still out with a foot injury that has kept him out since August but he has resumed full training and could be involved in an arranged practice match with former club Everton at Goodison Park next week.
Tom Clarke (foot) and Lee Novak (hamstring) are also still sidelined but both players are set to return ahead of schedule and are expected to line up alongside Naysmith against the Toffees.
Midfielder Scott Arfield is pushing for a return to the starting line-up after being dropped to the bench for the emphatic cup success.
Huddersfield have responded well following the 1-0 home defeat to Exeter on November 20, winning their next two Galpharm fixtures scoring 10 goals and conceding one.
Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes, Gary Dicker and Casper Ankergren return for Brighton.
West Brom loanee Wood was ineligible to face FC United in the FA Cup in midweek while fellow striker Barnes and midfielder Dicker were not included as they are both one yellow card away from a suspension.
Goalkeeper Ankergren was also rested for the 4-0 replay victory and will come back in for Peter Brezovan.
Defender Adam El-Abd came through the full 90 minutes unscathed following his thigh injury and will keep his place.
Boss Gus Poyet has a virtually full-strength squad at his disposal with Alan Navarro the only absentee.
The midfielder is continuing his recovery from a cruciate injury and hopes to be back in February.
Terriers edge feisty encounter
Defender Jamie McCombe headed in his fifth goal of the season as Huddersfield came from behind to win 2-1 in a tempestuous top of the table thriller against Brighton at the Galpharm Stadium.
McCombe pounced when Joey Gudjonsson's shot was deflected into the air and he sent a looping header over goalkeeper Casper Ankergren and into the net seven minutes from time.
Brighton striker Glenn Murray had made up for a first half penalty miss by toe-poking the visitors in front after 54 minutes.
The lead lasted barely two minutes as Huddersfield's Jordan Rhodes scored his fourth goal in three games with a powerful header from a Gary Roberts free-kick.
Murray missed a penalty after he was brought down by Town skipper Peter Clarke, who was lucky to be shown only a yellow card for a late lunge.
The contest threatened to boil over at times due to a series of bad fouls. Brighton's Inigo Calderon and Huddersfield's Antony Kay were both fortunate not to be sent off for late challenges.
Brighton, who have now failed to win in four league matches, went closest before the goals went in when Chris Wood hit the outside of the post from a tight angle after being put through by Elliott Bennett after 51 minutes .
The game was summed up after the final whistle by ugly scenes as both sets of players squared up to each other. Staff from both clubs had to separate the players.
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