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Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot. Save made by Alex Smithies.
Goal scored by Gary Jones from outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Huddersfield 2-1 Rochdale.
Chris O'Grady is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Alex Smithies takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by Scott Arfield on Chris O'Grady, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Brian Barry-Murphy.
Effort on goal by Alan Lee from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Benik Afobe takes the inswinging corner, Owen Fon Williams makes a comfortable save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Lee by Brian Barry-Murphy. Gary Roberts crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Owen Fon Williams.
Benik Afobe concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Dawson. Owen Fon Williams takes the direct free kick.
Shot from outside the area by Jason Kennedy misses to the left of the target.
Brian Barry-Murphy takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Benik Afobe manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Kevin Kilbane on Gary Jones, free kick awarded. Marcus Holness takes the direct free kick.
Benik Afobe takes a shot. Owen Fon Williams makes a comfortable save.
Danny Cadamarteri concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris O'Grady. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Will Atkinson from left wing, clearance by Jamie McCombe.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Brian Barry-Murphy, Peter Clarke manages to make a clearance.
Gary Jones takes a shot. Jamie McCombe gets a block in.
Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro is brought on as a substitute for Liam Dickinson.
Gary Roberts is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Owen Fon Williams takes the indirect free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Will Atkinson.
Will Atkinson takes a shot. Alex Smithies makes a comfortable save.
Inswinging corner taken by Brian Barry-Murphy, Alan Lee manages to make a clearance.
Joe Widdowson fouled by Danny Cadamarteri, the ref awards a free kick. Will Atkinson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, comfortable save by Alex Smithies.
Alan Lee replaces Anthony Pilkington.
Danny Cadamarteri joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jordan Rhodes.
Handball decision goes against Liam Dickinson. Stephen Jordan restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from deep inside the area by Will Atkinson misses to the right of the target.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Will Atkinson, Marcus Holness takes a shot. Peter Clarke manages to make a clearance.
Header from deep inside the area by Jordan Rhodes goes over the bar.
Will Atkinson decides to take the corner short. Chris O'Grady has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Effort from just inside the area by Gary Jones hits the post.
Liam Dickinson has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Antony Kay goes off and Jamie McCombe comes on.
Gary Jones takes a shot. Save by Alex Smithies.
Foul by Scott Arfield on Jason Kennedy, free kick awarded. Brian Barry-Murphy takes the free kick.
Jordan Rhodes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Marcus Holness takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Will Atkinson, Antony Kay manages to make a clearance.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Jordan Rhodes. Marcus Holness takes the free kick.
Gary Roberts finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Huddersfield 2-0 Rochdale.
Liam Dickinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Antony Kay. Antony Kay restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Brian Barry-Murphy from the right by-line to the near post, Jordan Rhodes makes a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy from the left by-line, clearance by Jordan Rhodes.
A goal is scored by Benik Afobe from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Huddersfield 1-0 Rochdale.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Anthony Pilkington from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Gary Jones.
Outswinging corner taken by Gary Roberts, clearance made by Craig Dawson.
Outswinging corner taken by Brian Barry-Murphy from the left by-line, clearance made by Peter Clarke.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Will Atkinson by Gary Roberts. Direct free kick taken by Owen Fon Williams.
Craig Dawson challenges Jordan Rhodes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Jordan.
Benik Afobe has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy played to the near post, Chris O'Grady takes a shot. Alex Smithies makes a fantastic save.
Outswinging corner taken by Anthony Pilkington, Peter Clarke produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Jordan Rhodes is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Marcus Holness.
Chris O'Grady is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Alex Smithies.
Jason Kennedy has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide left.
Jason Kennedy challenges Jordan Rhodes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Roberts delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.
Corner taken by Gary Roberts from the left by-line to the near post, Jason Kennedy manages to make a clearance.
Peltier missing for Terriers
Huddersfield defender Lee Peltier will miss the home game with Rochdale as he starts a four-match suspension.
The right-back, shown a straight red card in Saturday's 1-1 draw at former club Yeovil after allegedly elbowing Dean Bowditch, was banned for an extra game as he was sent off earlier in the season in the Carling Cup at Everton.
Manager Lee Clark, already without left-back Gary Naysmith due to a long-term calf injury, could recall Tom Clarke or Jamie McCombe to his back four.
Midfielder Joey Gudjonsson missed out on Saturday due to a hamstring strain and remains doubtful, while striker Lee Novak was forced out of the action at Yeovil with a similar problem and faces a late fitness test.
Teenager Benik Afobe, on loan from Arsenal, could start if Novak doesn't play, as could leading goalscorer Jordan Rhodes, who returned as an unused substitute at the weekend following illness. Danny Cadamarteri is still struggling with a back injury.
Rochdale boss Keith Hill has no injury or suspension concerns.
Hill`s play-off hopefuls saw their 11-match unbeaten run emphatically ended by a 4-1 home defeat to MK Dons on Saturday.
Yet Hill felt his side were simply second-best on the day and is unlikely to make wholesale changes for the clash with Lee Clark`s men.
Saturday`s defeat left Dale 10 points adrift of the play-off places but they have games in hand on all of their rivals and Hill is not overly concerned by the weekend reverse.
He said: "They were the better side in every department but I won't take anything away from our lads and what they have achieved this season.
"Hopefully it was a blip and we will move onto Huddersfield on Tuesday."
Pilkington injury mars Town win
A sickening injury suffered by winger Anthony Pilkington spoiled Huddersfield`s 2-1 victory at home to Rochdale.
The winger fell over in his own penalty area following an innocuous looking challenge but sustained what looked to be a badly broken leg.
The game was delayed while Pilkington received treatment before being rushed straight to hospital as nine minutes of stoppage time were added on.
Earlier, Town's Benik Afobe finished neatly from close range when a Jordan Rhodes shot bounced off a Rochdale defender and into his path.
Huddersfield's Gary Roberts produced an exquisite chip out of nothing to make it 2-0 in the 33rd minute. He was surrounded by three Rochdale players on the edge of the box but managed to find the net from a seemingly impossible position.
Rochdale though nearly grabbed a point. Will Atkinson had already served notice of the visitors" attacking threat by hitting the post from distance in the first half.
Town goalkeeper Alex Smithies produced a brilliant save in the first half to deny Chris O'Grady.
Smithies was beaten in the seventh minute of stoppage time by a Gary Jones shot which took a wicked deflection. Smithies then preserved Town's victory with a brilliant save, tipping over a bullet header from Jean-Louis Akpro in the ninth minute of stoppage time.
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