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Corner taken left-footed by Julian Gray, Clayton McDonald has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.
Clayton McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Garner. Joey Gudjonsson restarts play with the free kick.
Julian Gray is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Bennett.
Corner taken by Joey Gudjonsson.
Shot from long distance by Richard Taundry goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Unfair challenge on Ryan McGivern by Scott Arfield results in a free kick. Matthew Richards delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Peter Clarke makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Julian Gray from the left by-line, clearance by Anthony Pilkington.
Corner taken right-footed by Steve Jones from the right by-line, clearance made by Joe Garner.
Reuben Reid challenges Peter Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Bennett restarts play with the free kick.
Scott Arfield is brought on as a substitute for Graham Carey.
Emmanuele Smith takes a shot. Save made by Ian Bennett.
Reuben Reid fouled by Peter Clarke, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Steve Jones from right channel, Peter Clarke manages to make a clearance.
Reuben Reid is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Ian Bennett.
Joe Garner takes a shot. Save made by Jimmy Walker.
Joe Garner on for Jordan Rhodes.
Alex Nicholls replaces Aaron Lescott.
Joey Gudjonsson takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Clayton McDonald.
The referee shows Emmanuele Smith a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Reuben Reid joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jonathan Macken. Emmanuele Smith challenges Jordan Rhodes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Clarke restarts play with the free kick.
Jonathan Macken is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Bennett.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Lee Peltier. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick.
Jonathan Macken gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Pilkington. Antony Kay takes the direct free kick.
Effort from outside the area by Joey Gudjonsson goes wide right of the goal.
Steve Jones booked for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Steve Jones on Jordan Rhodes, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ian Bennett.
Outswinging corner taken by Steve Jones, clearance made by Peter Clarke.
Aaron Lescott takes a shot. Ian Bennett makes a save.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Jordan Rhodes. Free kick taken by Clayton McDonald.
Jordan Rhodes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Clayton McDonald restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Emmanuele Smith by Anthony Pilkington results in a free kick. Jimmy Walker takes the direct free kick.
Shot from just outside the box by Matthew Richards misses to the left of the target.
Goal scored by Anthony Pilkington from 30 yards to the bottom right corner of the goal. Huddersfield 1-0 Walsall.
Julian Gray concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Peltier. Free kick taken by Joey Gudjonsson.
Jonathan Macken takes a shot. Save by Ian Bennett.
The offside flag is raised against Antony Kay. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick.
Anthony Pilkington fouled by Ryan McGivern, the ref awards a free kick. Graham Carey crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joey Gudjonsson from the left by-line, clearance made by Clayton McDonald.
Alan Lee is shown a red card for violent conduct. Alan Lee challenges Emmanuele Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.
Alan Lee concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Lescott. Direct free kick taken by Ryan McGivern.
Effort on goal by Graham Carey from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
Ryan McGivern is given a yellow card. Ryan McGivern challenges Anthony Pilkington unfairly and gives away a free kick. Antony Kay restarts play with the free kick.
Alan Lee fouled by Clayton McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Antony Kay takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Aaron Lescott on Jordan Rhodes, free kick awarded. Antony Kay restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Ian Bennett takes the free kick.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Steve Jones goes wide left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan McGivern by Jordan Rhodes. Ryan McGivern takes the free kick.
The referee starts the match.
The referee blows for half time.
The second half has started.
The referee ends the match.
Mixed news for Terriers
Huddersfield will be without striker Lee Novak for the home clash with Walsall, but midfielder Damien Johnson is back in contention.
Novak has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a hamstring injury sustained in Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Plymouth.
Joe Garner stepped off the bench at Home Park and could be a straight replacement, but Jordan Rhodes provides manager Lee Clark with an alternative option.
Johnson is expected to return to the starting line-up after being ineligible to play against parent club Plymouth last Saturday.
Anthony Pilkington (hamstring) and Lee Peltier (calf) came through unscathed last week after nursing respective injuries, but winger Gary Roberts (broken arm) and defenders Gary Naysmith (foot) and Tom Clarke (knee) remain sidelined.
Walsall will be without captain Darren Byfield and centre-back Andrew Davies for the daunting trip as time runs out for under-pressure manager Chris Hutchings.
Striker Byfield (knee) had looked set for a return from his lengthy absence at any time now but he has suffered a minor setback in training which will rule him out of the trip to the Galpharm Stadium, although he remains hopeful of being ready for Tuesday's visit of Peterborough.
On-loan Stoke defender Davies was on Thursday ruled out for around three weeks having suffered a slight tear in his thigh muscle, meaning Clayton McDonald is likely to come into the heart of defence.
Hutchings is living on borrowed time after last weekend's 4-1 home defeat to Tranmere and knows he and his players have to turn things around quickly, although a trip to fifth-placed Huddersfield is hardly ideal.
Terriers pile misery on Saddlers
Winger Anthony Pilkington scored his sixth goal in five games as 10-man Huddersfield condemned struggling Walsall to another defeat. Pilkington, who seemed to have little on when he collected a loose ball in midfield on 35 minutes, romped forward and belted a 30-yard strike past keeper James Walker.
Town were already a man down by then as striker Alan Lee was given a straight red after 24 minutes for a suspected elbow in the face on Walsall's Manny Smith.
Walsall, looking for a first ever win in Huddersfield, started well and nearly took an early lead when Steve Jones fired just wide. But the sluggish Terriers were ignited by Lee's red card and they soon went in front when Pilkington netted for the fifth successive match.
The Saddlers, who persisted in playing with one up front even though they were trailing to 10 men, nearly equalised after 49 minutes.
Skipper Aaron Lescott drilled in a 25-yard drive which Town stopper Ian Bennett did well to tip around the post.
Walsall, who have now won just once in 12 matches, dominated the second half but rarely threatened after Lescott's effort until substitute Alex Nicholls headed over in stoppage time when unmarked at a corner.
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