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  • Date:26 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Galpharm Stadium
  • Attendance:14,813
Goal!

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92:31 +2.31

Graham Carey goes off and Alan Lee comes on. Free kick awarded for a foul by Colin Larkin on Anthony Pilkington. Direct free kick taken by Alex Smithies.

89:19

Gary Liddle concedes a free kick for a foul on Antony Kay. Graham Carey takes the direct free kick.

87:04

Gary Roberts takes a shot. Jake Kean makes a fantastic save.

85:53

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Graham Carey played to the near post, Anthony Pilkington takes a shot. Save made by Jake Kean.

84:45

Booking for Colin Larkin. Unfair challenge on Jordan Rhodes by Colin Larkin results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Anthony Pilkington.

84:12

Armann Bjornsson takes a shot from inside the six-yard box clearing the crossbar.

82:50

Gary Roberts delivers the ball.

81:31

Armann Bjornsson comes on in place of Leon McSweeney.

80:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Rhodes on Sam Collins. Jake Kean restarts play with the free kick.

79:52

Evan Horwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Roberts. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gary Roberts from right channel.

78:36

Jamie McCombe produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

77:48

Gary Roberts takes a shot. Save made by Jake Kean.

77:11

Gary Roberts takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Andy Monkhouse.

75:32

Short corner taken by Anthony Pilkington from the left by-line, A cross is delivered by Graham Carey.

74:22

Steven Haslam takes a shot. Save by Alex Smithies.

73:41

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Leon McSweeney, save by Alex Smithies.

71:51

Paul Murray goes off and Steven Haslam comes on.

71:23

Colin Larkin takes a shot. Save by Alex Smithies.

70:00

Jordan Rhodes challenges Andy Monkhouse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Evan Horwood takes the free kick.

69:01

Colin Larkin is ruled offside. Graham Carey takes the free kick.

68:09

Joey Gudjonsson goes off and Lee Novak comes on. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon McSweeney by Joey Gudjonsson. Free kick taken by Jake Kean.

66:21

The ball is crossed by Gary Roberts.

65:09

Effort on goal by Jordan Rhodes from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

64:47

Graham Carey takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Andy Monkhouse.

64:37

Anthony Pilkington takes a shot. Sam Collins gets a block in.

59:08

James Brown leaves the field to be replaced by Colin Larkin.

57:35

Inswinging corner taken by Anthony Pilkington from the left by-line, Peter Hartley makes a clearance.

53:36

Benik Afobe is brought on as a substitute for Joe Garner.

48:05

Jordan Rhodes handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Evan Horwood, Jamie McCombe makes a clearance.

47:03 +2.03

Jordan Rhodes takes a shot. Jake Kean makes a save.

45:45 +0.45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Monkhouse by Scott Arfield. Jake Kean restarts play with the free kick.

42:00

Leon McSweeney gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Huddersfield 0-1 Hartlepool.The assist for the goal came from Evan Horwood.

40:52

Booking for Paul Murray for unsporting behaviour. Paul Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Arfield. Joey Gudjonsson restarts play with the free kick.

39:03

Anthony Pilkington takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

37:58

Inswinging corner taken by Graham Carey, Leon McSweeney manages to make a clearance.

37:33

Antony Kay takes a shot. Evan Horwood gets a block in.

36:22

Jordan Rhodes challenges Sam Collins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jake Kean takes the indirect free kick.

33:18

Antony Kay fouled by Gary Liddle, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Peter Clarke.

32:45

Jamie McCombe fouled by James Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Joey Gudjonsson takes the direct free kick.

31:52

Peter Hartley takes a shot. Comfortable save by Alex Smithies.

31:14

Inswinging corner taken by Leon McSweeney from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Joe Garner.

30:35

Corner from the right by-line taken by Evan Horwood, save by Alex Smithies.

28:49

Graham Carey concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon McSweeney. Free kick crossed left-footed by Evan Horwood from right channel, Jordan Rhodes makes a clearance.

28:15

Joey Gudjonsson fouled by Sam Collins, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Clarke.

27:33

Jordan Rhodes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Murray. Direct free kick taken by Evan Horwood.

26:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Graham Carey on Neil Austin. Peter Hartley delivers the ball, Andy Monkhouse produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

25:25

Gary Roberts takes a shot. Save by Jake Kean.

22:12

Caution for Andy Monkhouse. Andy Monkhouse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Pilkington. Free kick crossed left-footed by Graham Carey from right channel, Peter Hartley manages to make a clearance.

21:20

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jake Kean.

20:35

The assistant referee signals for offside against James Brown. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie McCombe.

19:06

James Brown has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

17:58

The ball is delivered by Gary Roberts.

17:04

James Brown takes a shot. Alex Smithies makes a comfortable save.

15:33

Peter Clarke concedes a free kick for a foul on Antony Sweeney. Shot comes in from Evan Horwood from the free kick.

14:12

Anthony Pilkington takes a shot. Jake Kean makes a save.

10:58

The assistant referee flags for offside against Antony Sweeney. Alex Smithies takes the direct free kick.

4:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Roberts by Gary Liddle. Graham Carey has an effort direct from the free kick.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

The referee ends the match.

Match Preview

Peltier banned for Terriers Huddersfield defender Lee Peltier will sit out his one-game ban when Hartlepool visit. Peltier was due to miss the postponed game at Brentford last week but skipper Peter Clarke will return to the side following his suspension. Midfielder Damien Johnson, on loan from Plymouth, has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to cruciate knee ligament damage and defender Gary Naysmith must wait a little longer for his return from a lengthy absence due to a broken bone in his foot. Striker Benik Afobe, on loan from Arsenal, is expected to be recalled to the squad after recently returning to the Emirates Stadium to take part in an FA Youth Cup game for the Gunners. Hartlepool could welcome back Andy Rafferty into their squad. The goalkeeper has returned to training following a hand injury and is in contention, however, on-loan shotstopper Jake Kean is likely to retain his starting place. First-choice goalkeeper Scott Flinders is still missing with a problem similar to Rafferty's, while young striker Billy Greulich also remains on the treatment table with an ankle problem. Forward duo Denis Behan and Colin Larkin have not played since October and November respectively and although they have shaken off their injuries, they lack match fitness and are unlikely to start. Hartlepool will be looking for a fourth consecutive win at the Galpharm Stadium, having recorded victories at Tranmere and Bournemouth in npower League One and over Yeovil in the FA Cup.

Formation:442Manager: Lee Clark

Huddersfield

Formation: 451Manager:

Hartlepool

  • Alex Smithies
  • Scott Arfield
  • Jamie McCombe
  • Peter Clarke
  • Graham Carey
  • Gary Roberts
  • Joey Gudjonsson
  • Antony Kay
  • Anthony Pilkington
  • Jordan Rhodes
  • Joe Garner
  • SUBS
  • Ian Bennett
  • Nathan Clarke
  • Tom Clarke
  • Alan Lee
  • Lee Novak
  • Benik Afobe
  • Chris Atkinson

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Match Report

Sweeney nicks winner Antony Sweeney plundered a well-worked goal to light up the only League One match to beat the weather as in-form Hartlepool beat Huddersfield 1-0. A cute backheel from Andy Monkhouse after 43 minutes put Evan Horwood in the clear down the left channel and the full-back's cross was deftly hooked into the net by Sweeney. Huddersfield could have gone second in the table with a win but struggled to get going against a disciplined Hartlepool side. And when the Terriers did get going they found on-loan Blackburn keeper Jake Kean in fine form. The youngster dived at the feet of Gary Roberts after 26 minutes and also raced out to deny substitute Benik Afobe an equaliser late on. He also brilliantly turned away shots from Peter Clarke and Anthony Pilkington after Huddersfield had switched to three up front in search of a goal. Hartlepool could have won by more, with Huddersfield keeper Alex Smithies doing well to tip away Steve Haslam's dipping drive. Fellow substitute Colin Larkin also missed a sitter late on, blazing over the bar from close range when left unmarked at the far post from Horwood's cross.

Form Guide

    WWLLWW
  • Huddersfield
  • VS
  • Hartlepool
  • DDWLWW

Last Meetings

  • Hartlepool
  • 0 - 2
  • Huddersfield
  • 20/02/2010
  • Huddersfield
  • 2 - 1
  • Hartlepool
  • 21/11/2009
  • Huddersfield
  • 1 - 1
  • Hartlepool
  • 03/02/2009
  • Hartlepool
  • 5 - 3
  • Huddersfield
  • 21/10/2008
  • Hartlepool
  • 2 - 1
  • Huddersfield
  • 11/03/2008
  • Huddersfield
  • 2 - 0
  • Hartlepool
  • 06/11/2007

Top Scorers

Huddersfield

  • J Rhodes 8
  • A Pilkington 7
  • J McCombe 4
  • A Kay 2
  • G Roberts 2
  • S Arfield 2
  • G Carey 2
  • JK Gudjonsson 1
  • L Novak 1

Hartlepool

  • A Sweeney 4
  • G Liddle 3
  • A Monkhouse 2
  • P Murray 1
  • R Humphreys 1
  • A Boyd 1
  • J Gamble 1
  • N Austin 1
  • P Hartley 1
  • E Horwood 1
  • J Brown 1
  • L McSweeney 1

Goals

Huddersfield

    • Total goals 52
    • Goals per game 31
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hartlepool

    • Total goals 42
    • Goals per game 21
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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