Saturday 16 January 2016, 3:00pm at John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield
Huddersfield Town
1
Hudson 19'
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
McCormack 2'

19' Goal

Mark Hudson
Assist by Emyr Huws

32' Yellow Card

Mark Hudson Card was given for a foul

68' Yellow Card

Harry Bunn Card was given for a foul

79' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Duane Holmes
Off:Joe Lolley

89' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Joel Lynch
Off:Harry Bunn

90'+3 Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Florent Bojaj
Off:Nahki Wells

2' Goal

Ross McCormack

68' Yellow Card

Luke Garbutt

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Scott Parker
Off:Emerson Hyndman

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Moussa Dembele
Off:Alexander Kacaniklic

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Sakari Mattila
Off:Jamie O'Hara

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Ross McCormack gave Fulham a dream start but Huddersfield Town recovered to secure a share the points at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Ross McCormack gave Fulham a dream start but Huddersfield Town recovered to secure a share the points at the John Smith’s Stadium.

A second-minute gift from Terries centre-back Jonathan Hogg allowed McCormack to put the Whites ahead, but the hosts were level on 19 minutes after Mark Hudson slotted in from Emyr Huws' free-kick.

The only change from the Whites’ 3-0 defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers saw Emerson Hyndman replace Moussa Dembélé to help solidify the midfield against opposition who were coming off the back of a 5-0 victory over Charlton Athletic. The home side gave a full debut to ex-Fulham loanee James Husband at left-back.

After what was initially a slow-paced first 90 seconds, a suicide square ball from Terries centre-back Hogg left McCormack clean through on goal and the Whites’ top scorer added the simplest of finishes to give Fulham an ideal start with less than two minutes on the clock.

Slaviša Jokanović’s Team quickly settled into a 4-1-4-1 formation, with Jamie O’Hara protecting the back four behind a midfield four and McCormack leading the line, and Fulham frustrated the hosts early on. It took 10 minutes for Huddersfield to fashion their first chance, when Jamie Paterson cut in from the left and crashed a 25-yard shot back off Andrew Lonergan’s far post.

With Fulham enjoying a numerical advantage in midfield, Tom Cairney and Hynmdan moved the ball quickly to Jazz Richards in space on the right and Alexander Kačaniklić slotted the Welshman’s cross into the net, only for play to be brought back because of an offside flag against McCormack.

McCormack was up in arms a moment later due to another officiating decision. O’Hara played a precise through ball to the Scottish forward before a tackle from Hudson brought him tumbling to the ground. Referee Mr Christopher Saringson waved away the appeals and two minutes later, Huddersfield were level.

An in-swinging free-kick from Huws found Hudson, who escaped his marker, and the Terriers Captain slotted a right-footed finish beyond Lonergan’s outstretched hand in the 19th minute.

With the lightning-quick Nahki Wells playing off the shoulder of Fulham centre-backs Dan Burn and Shaun Hutchinson, the Whites were being tested on the counter-attack but the backline stood up well to the challenge. Joe Lolley was forced to try his luck from distance but the shot flew over on the half hour mark.

The Whites threatened on 33 minutes when O’Hara’s low free-kick found its way to McCormack at the far post and only a diving block from Hudson denied the striker the chance to double his tally. Another long range effort, this time from Huws, drifted comfortably wide of Lonergan’s post.

The Terries finally got in behind Fulham’s high defence line when Paterson raced on to a through ball on 39 minutes and Burn just about found the legs to deny his marker a one-on-one opportunity with a perfectly-timed challenge to concede a corner.

A smart move on the left, orchestrated by Luke Garbutt, resulted in a goal-mouth scramble on 42 minutes with Kačaniklić’s 12-yard strike blocked by three pairs of Huddersfield legs, as the Whites ended the first half in the ascendancy.

Scott Parker took the Captain’s armband and replaced Hyndman at half-time, before Lonergan made a terrific double save to keep the scores level on 50 minutes. First Wells and then Lolley fired the ball at goal from close-range but the Whites’ keeper reacted excellently to block both after hesitancy in the Fulham defence.

Impressive footwork in the centre circle from Lasse Vigen Christensen helped set Garbutt away on the left on 56 minutes and the left-back rifled a strike wide of goal when perhaps he was better placed to cross. A few minutes later, Kačaniklić burst through the Town defence and pulled a left-footed shot wide.

That would be Kačaniklić’s last action, as he was substituted for Moussa Dembélé on the hour mark as the Whites switched to a 4-4-2. The match was becoming a cagey affair and there were few openings until Paterson crept around the back to the by-line on 71 minutes and slammed an effort which Lonergan had to parry around the post.

The Whites threatened on 75 minutes when Parker’s stampeding run through the middle had Huddersfield retreating. He tried the one-two with Dembélé on the edge of the area, but the return ball was just beyond his reach.

Hutchinson made a vital saving header right underneath his own crossbar when Wells attempted to pick out Paterson in the 77th minute and Sakari Mattila came on for O’Hara with 10 remaining. With neither team throwing caution to the wind, there was little inspiration from either side in the closing stages as Jokanović watched his Team secure his first Sky Bet Championship point as Fulham Head Coach.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 16 January 2016
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 12,039

Referee: Chris Sarginson

Huddersfield Town

Line-up: Steer; Smith, Hudson, Cranie, Husband; Hogg, Huws; Bunn (Lynch 89'), Paterson, Lolley (Holmes 79'); Wells (Bojaj 90')

Unused substitutes: Murphy, Davidson, Billing, Miller

Manager: David Wagner

Fulham

Line-up: Lonergan; Jazz Richards, Hutchinson, Burn, Garbutt; Christensen, Hyndman (Parker 45'), O'Hara (Mattila 81'), Cairney, Kacaniklic (Dembele 61'); McCormack

Unused substitutes: Lewis, Stearman, Fredericks, Ream

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Middlesbrough 26 55
2 Hull City 27 53
3 Derby County 27 49
4 Burnley 27 48
5 Brighton and Hove Albion 27 47
6 Sheffield Wednesday 27 45
7 Ipswich Town 27 45
8 Birmingham City 27 43
9 Cardiff City 27 40
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 37
11 Brentford 27 36
12 Nottingham Forest 27 35
13 Preston North End 27 35
14 Reading 27 34
15 Queens Park Rangers 27 34
16 Huddersfield Town 27 32
17 Leeds United 27 32
18 Blackburn Rovers 26 29
19 Fulham 27 28
20 Milton Keynes Dons 27 26
21 Rotherham United 27 24
22 Bristol City 27 24
23 Charlton Athletic 27 20
24 Bolton Wanderers 27 17
Goals
1
1
Total Shots
9
13
Shots On Target
3
3
Passing Accuracy
66%
69%
Fouls
11
11
Corners
7
2
Offsides
6
1
Bookings
2
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Huddersfield Town (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Jed Steer
  • 2Tommy Smith
  • 5Mark Hudson
  • 14Martin Cranie
  • 15James Husband
  • 6Jonathan Hogg
  • 16Emyr Huws
  • 17Harry Bunn
  • 8Jamie Paterson
  • 18Joe Lolley
  • 21Nahki Wells
Substitutes
  • 13Joe Murphy
  • 3Jason Davidson
  • 33Joel Lynch
  • 19Duane Holmes
  • 29Philip Billing
  • 36Florent Bojaj
  • 11Ishmael Miller
Manager
  • David Wagner
Fulham (4-5-1)
  • 24Andy Lonergan
  • 2Jazz Richards
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 3Luke Garbutt
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 28Emerson Hyndman
  • 23Jamie O'Hara
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 11Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 44Ross McCormack
Substitutes
  • 12Joe Lewis
  • 5Richard Stearman
  • 7Ryan Fredericks
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 14Sakari Mattila
  • 25Moussa Dembele
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+4' Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+3' Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Florent Bojaj replaces Nahki Wells.
  • 90' Foul by Sakari Mattila (Fulham).
  • 90' Emyr Huws (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 89' Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Joel Lynch replaces Harry Bunn because of an injury.
  • 86' Foul by Moussa Dembele (Fulham).
  • 86' Emyr Huws (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 86' Foul by Sakari Mattila (Fulham).
  • 86' Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 84' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 84' Delay in match Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.
  • 83' Dan Burn (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 83' Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).
  • 82' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 82' Foul by Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town).
  • 81' Substitution, Fulham. Sakari Mattila replaces Jamie O'Hara.
  • 80' Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Dan Burn.
  • 80' Attempt blocked. Jamie Paterson (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tommy Smith.
  • 79' Offside, Huddersfield Town. Martin Cranie tries a through ball, but Jamie Paterson is caught offside.
  • 79' Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Duane Holmes replaces Joe Lolley.
  • 78' Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jamie Paterson with a cross following a corner.
  • 78' Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Jazz Richards.
  • 77' Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.
  • 74' Moussa Dembele (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 74' Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).
  • 72' Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Andy Lonergan.
  • 70' Attempt missed. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen with a cross.
  • 68' Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 68' Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 68' Foul by Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town).
  • 68' Luke Garbutt (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 67' Foul by Luke Garbutt (Fulham).
  • 67' Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 67' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen.
  • 66' Offside, Huddersfield Town. Mark Hudson tries a through ball, but Nahki Wells is caught offside.
  • 65' Foul by Ross McCormack (Fulham).
  • 65' Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 63' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 63' Foul by Jamie Paterson (Huddersfield Town).
  • 61' Substitution, Fulham. Moussa Dembele replaces Alexander Kacaniklic.
  • 60' Attempt missed. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 60' Attempt missed. Luke Garbutt (Fulham) left footed shot from long range on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Jamie O'Hara.
  • 57' Attempt saved. Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross.
  • 56' Luke Garbutt (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 56' Foul by Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town).
  • 54' Foul by Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham).
  • 54' Jamie Paterson (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 53' Attempt blocked. Jamie O'Hara (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 50' Foul by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham).
  • 50' Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 50' Attempt saved. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 50' Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.
  • 49' Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.
  • 48' Attempt blocked. Jamie O'Hara (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 47' Luke Garbutt (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 47' Foul by Emyr Huws (Huddersfield Town).
  • 46' Offside, Huddersfield Town. Jonathan Hogg tries a through ball, but Jamie Paterson is caught offside.
  • Second Half begins Huddersfield Town 1, Fulham 1.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Scott Parker replaces Emerson Hyndman.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Fulham 1.
  • 43' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 43' Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).
  • 42' Attempt blocked. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 42' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alexander Kacaniklic.
  • 41' Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 41' Foul by Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town).
  • 40' Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Dan Burn.
  • 38' Attempt missed. Emyr Huws (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.
  • 36' Offside, Huddersfield Town. Jonathan Hogg tries a through ball, but Jamie Paterson is caught offside.
  • 33' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 33' Attempt blocked. Jamie O'Hara (Fulham) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is blocked.
  • 32' Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 32' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 32' Foul by Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town).
  • 31' Attempt missed. Joe Lolley (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Mark Hudson following a set piece situation.
  • 31' Hand ball by Emerson Hyndman (Fulham).
  • 30' Offside, Huddersfield Town. Nahki Wells tries a through ball, but Jamie Paterson is caught offside.
  • 28' Offside, Huddersfield Town. Jamie Paterson tries a through ball, but Nahki Wells is caught offside.
  • 24' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by James Husband.
  • 22' Foul by Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town).
  • 22' Luke Garbutt (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 19' Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Fulham 1. Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Emyr Huws following a set piece situation.
  • 19' Emyr Huws (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 19' Foul by Jamie O'Hara (Fulham).
  • 17' Jamie Paterson (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 17' Foul by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham).
  • 17' Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 17' Foul by Emerson Hyndman (Fulham).
  • 15' Offside, Fulham. Lasse Vigen Christensen tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.
  • 14' Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.
  • 10' Attempt missed. Joe Lolley (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
  • 10' Jamie Paterson (Huddersfield Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Joe Lolley.
  • 6' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jonathan Hogg.
  • 6' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
  • 2' Goal! Huddersfield Town 0, Fulham 1. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.