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  • Date:15 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Banks's Stadium
  • Attendance:3,827
  • Nicholls (13) Richards (46)
  • Kilbane (18)
    McCombe (24) Clarke (76) Rhodes (90)
Goal!

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92:10 +2.10

A goal is scored by Jordan Rhodes from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Walsall 2-4 Huddersfield.Assist by Anthony Pilkington.

90:14 +0.14

Matthew Richards is adjudged to have handled the ball. Liam Ridehalgh restarts play with the free kick.

88:05

The referee shows Andy Butler a yellow card. Lee Peltier goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Andy Butler concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Pilkington. Peter Clarke takes the direct free kick.

86:27

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Julian Gray misses to the right of the target.

83:58

Foul by Darryl Westlake on Gary Roberts, free kick awarded. Liam Ridehalgh takes the direct free kick. The assistant referee flags for offside against Jamie McCombe. Indirect free kick taken by David Bevan.

83:23

The referee gives a free kick against Jonathan Macken for handball. Alex Smithies takes the free kick.

81:36

Alex Nicholls goes off and Jamie Paterson comes on.

80:16

Jonathan Macken takes a shot. Blocked by Jamie McCombe.

78:28

Shot on goal by Jordan Rhodes from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

76:24

A goal is scored by Peter Clarke from deep inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Walsall 2-3 Huddersfield.Gary Roberts fouled by Emmanuele Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Roberts takes the free kick. Short corner taken by Gary Roberts from the right by-line. Assist on the goal came from Peter Clarke.

73:26

Shot from long range by Matthew Richards goes over the bar.

72:47

Peter Clarke goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on William Grigg by Peter Clarke results in a free kick. Matthew Richards takes the direct free kick.

71:52

Shot from outside the area by Alex Nicholls misses to the left of the target.

67:56

Jordan Rhodes comes on in place of Alan Lee. Anthony Pilkington concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Butler. Matthew Richards takes the free kick.

62:09

Antony Kay challenges Jonathan Macken unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

61:08

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Paul Marshall.

58:30

Alex Smithies fouled by Andy Butler, the ref awards a free kick. Alex Smithies restarts play with the free kick.

56:23

Foul by Alex Smithies on Andy Butler, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul Marshall.

53:52

Effort on goal by Julian Gray from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

51:18

Scott Arfield takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

49:44

Julian Gray is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Alex Smithies.

48:22

Alan Lee concedes a free kick for a foul on Julian Gray. Andy Butler takes the free kick.

46:50 +1.50

Paul Marshall takes a shot. Save by Alex Smithies.

46:39

Matthew Richards finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Walsall 2-2 Huddersfield.Antony Kay concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Marshall.

46:00 +1.00

Julian Gray fouled by Alan Lee, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

Lee Novak leaves the field to be replaced by Gary Roberts.

43:24

Scott Arfield fouled by Paul Marshall, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Alex Smithies.

40:08

Tamas Kadar leaves the field to be replaced by Liam Ridehalgh. William Grigg is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Alex Smithies.

38:15

Andy Butler concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Lee. Lee Peltier takes the direct free kick.

35:23

Scott Arfield has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

32:45

Jonathan Macken takes a shot. Alex Smithies makes a comfortable save.

32:08

Alan Lee is caught offside. Matthew Richards takes the free kick.

30:56

The referee blows for offside. Alex Smithies restarts play with the free kick.

25:41

Lee Novak has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

24:02

Jamie McCombe finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Walsall 1-2 Huddersfield.The assist for the goal came from Anthony Pilkington.

22:55

Corner taken by Anthony Pilkington. Inswinging corner taken by Anthony Pilkington.

21:29

Alan Lee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Butler. David Bevan takes the free kick.

19:51

The referee blows for offside. Alex Smithies takes the indirect free kick.

18:23

Kevin Kilbane grabs a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Walsall 1-1 Huddersfield.

16:25

Shot from just outside the box by William Grigg misses to the left of the goal.

13:15

Alex Nicholls scores a goal from just outside the box low into the middle of the goal. Walsall 1-0 Huddersfield.

12:51

Anthony Pilkington is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Bevan takes the free kick.

10:45

Shot from just outside the box by Jonathan Macken goes over the bar.

9:52

Corner taken by Paul Marshall.

6:55

Shot from outside the box by William Grigg misses to the left of the goal.

4:43

Shot from just outside the box by Alan Lee goes over the crossbar.

1:01

Corner taken by Paul Marshall from the right by-line.

The match gets underway.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Duo could return for Saddlers Richard Taundry and Jimmy Walker both stand a chance of being available as managerless Walsall play host to Huddersfield. Midfielder Taundry (ankle) will undergo a fitness test on Friday as he looks to make his return while the Saddlers are hopeful Walker could be in contention after he trained on Thursday following his lay-off with a hamstring complaint. Both would provide a big boost to caretaker manager Dean Smith as he looks to continue the club`s mini resurgence since taking over from sacked boss Chris Hutchings. Smith has led the Saddlers to away draws at fellow strugglers Tranmere and Bristol Rovers in his two games since taking charge and another positive result at home to the Terriers would really boost Walsall`s survival ambitions. Will Grigg and Julian Gray started at the Memorial Stadium on Tuesday in place of the benched Steve Jones and Jamie Paterson and it remains to be seen how Smith will line up this time around considering the potential returns of Taundry and Walker. That just leaves striker Darren Byfield (knee) out. Huddersfield will be without on-loan defender Graham Carey. The Scotland Under-21 international has returned to parent club Celtic following the end of his six-month loan spell. Town signed Newcastle defender Tamas Kadar on a one-month loan last week and he is expected to retain his place in the back four. Manager Lee Clark has no new injury or suspension worries, but could consider several changes after his side were booed off at half-time in the midweek win over Plymouth. Defender Gary Naysmith (foot), midfielders Damien Johnson and (knee), as well as Leigh Franks (hamstring) remain long-term absentees. Huddersfield clinched back-to-back wins on Tuesday to climb up to fourth place in the table, one point behind second-placed Southampton.

Formation:442Manager:

Walsall

Formation: 442Manager: Lee Clark

Huddersfield

  • David Bevan
  • Darryl Westlake
  • Emmanuele Smith
  • Andy Butler
  • Aaron Lescott
  • Alex Nicholls
  • Matthew Richards
  • Paul Marshall
  • Julian Gray
  • Jonathan Macken
  • William Grigg
  • SUBS
  • Jimmy Walker
  • Clayton McDonald
  • Oliver Lancashire
  • Steve Jones
  • Jamie Paterson
  • Sean Geddes
  • Ryan McGivern

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Match Report

Town march on as Saddlers suffer Huddersfield boosted their automatic promotion hopes with a 4-2 win at struggling Walsall. It all began so well for the Saddlers with Alex Nicholls hammering them ahead on 14 minutes after good work by Tony Macken. But Walsall's defensive weaknesses were exposed when Andy Butler, playing against his old club, gave the ball away and Kevin Kilbane strolled through to net a simple equaliser. Five minutes later big defender Jamie McCombe headed Town in front from an Anthony Pilkington corner. Walsall showed plenty of fight and equalised two minutes into the second half, top scorer Matt Richards grabbing his seventh of the season with a free-kick that took a deflection. But more defensive errors allowed Huddersfield to go on to clinch the points, central defender Peter Clarke putting them in front again with an overhead kick from a corner. Then a howler by home keeper David Bevan wrecked his team's chances when he gave the ball away and Gary Roberts crossed for substitute Jordan Rhodes to drive home his 16th of the season.

Form Guide

    LWLLDD
  • Walsall
  • VS
  • Huddersfield
  • WLLDWW

Last Meetings

  • Huddersfield
  • 1 - 0
  • Walsall
  • 30/10/2010
  • Huddersfield
  • 4 - 3
  • Walsall
  • 13/04/2010
  • Walsall
  • 2 - 1
  • Huddersfield
  • 29/09/2009
  • Walsall
  • 2 - 3
  • Huddersfield
  • 18/04/2009
  • Huddersfield
  • 2 - 1
  • Walsall
  • 06/12/2008
  • Huddersfield
  • 2 - 0
  • Walsall
  • 26/04/2008

Top Scorers

Walsall

  • M Richards 5
  • J Macken 4
  • J Gray 3
  • A Nicholls 2
  • A Lescott 1
  • D Byfield 1
  • M Devaney 1
  • A Butler 1
  • P Marshall 1
  • E Smith 1
  • W Grigg 1

Huddersfield

  • J Rhodes 9
  • A Pilkington 8
  • J McCombe 4
  • S Arfield 3
  • A Kay 2
  • P Clarke 2
  • G Roberts 2
  • L Novak 2
  • JK Gudjonsson 1

Goals

Walsall

    • Total goals 68
    • Goals per game 24
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Huddersfield

    • Total goals 82
    • Goals per game 38
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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