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Three games to go, three games David Wagner would love to win.

It's good to be back on home turf after two away trips to Blackburn and Rotherham, and it's great to see Town fans back back in the South Stand.

With fans back behind that goal, plus safety mathematically confirmed, there should be a real positive atmosphere inside the John Smith's Stadium today and it's up to the players to respond.

They will of course be wearing pink today, with this match dedicated to the Huddersfield Town Foundation.

The programmes are pink as well, with the extra 50p from each sale going straight to the Foundation.

Lots of good stuff happening off the pitch then, now time for that to be matched on it!

Can Town go four games unbeaten?

David Wagner would love a win today against the team he beat back in December to kick start the first of his 10 wins as manager. And a win today would be a first double over the Blues since 1967.

Sound good? Great.

Stick with me throughout the afternoon for all the build-up and live commentary, and get in touch by tweeting @ExaminerHTAFC.

Ta ra

Right, that’s all from me folks.

Frustration at those missed chances but always good to get a late-ish equaliser. Can Town go one better at Bristol on Saturday?

I’ll be back to guide you through all 90 minutes from Ashton Gate. Until then, stay on the site for all the reaction.


Match report

Get Doug Thomson’s verdict on the game here.

Sky Bet Championship - Huddersfield Town (1) v Birmingham City (1) - Joel Lynch celebrates his equaliser with Mark Hudson.
Sky Bet Championship - Huddersfield Town (1) v Birmingham City (1) - Joel Lynch celebrates his equaliser with Mark Hudson.

What a picture!

Sky Bet Championship - Huddersfield Town (1) v Birmingham City (1) - Joel Lynch celebrates his equaliser with Mark Hudson.
Sky Bet Championship - Huddersfield Town (1) v Birmingham City (1) - Joel Lynch celebrates his equaliser with Mark Hudson.

FT Town 1-1 Birmingham

That’s it. Matmour’s chance the last action and the points are shared.

Save!

That is a wonderful reaction stop from the Birmingham keeper to keep out an overhead kick from Matmour! Agonising for Town.

Matmour impressive

Really good work from Matmour to win a ball most people assumed he had no chance to and put in a great cross. No Town head on the end of it but the Algerian is happy to go again. He’s made a positive impact in these closing minutes.

Four minutes added

90. Four minutes for someone to find a winner....

Final Birmingham change

88. Paul Robinson on for David Cotterill for these final few minutes.

Town chance!

86. Oof! Inches from a second!

Fantastic ball into the six yard box from Karim Matmour, but Bunn is unable to reach it. It only needed a touch from the sub.

Offside Scannell

85. Ground bouncing as Town win a corner and push for a second. It’s half cleared and comes back, Matmour feeds Scannell but he is offside and the flag goes up.

Great finish

That is a pretty good finish - Joel Lynch is a centre back after all! The Birmingham players are FURIOUS with that as they reckon he was offside. Scannell’s shot was deflected, and he instinctively placed it beyond the keeper.

Town deserve to be level at least.

GOAL! Town equalise

82. Thoroughly deserved equaliser from Joel Lynch!!

Town change

Immediate sub from Wagner. Lolley off, Scannell on to try and help Town find the equaliser.

Goal - Birmingham take the lead

74. Really stupid free kick to give away as Dean Whitehead brings down Buckley 20 yards out and that’s a special free kick from David Cotterill that leaves Steer helpless.

Town 0-1 Birmingham

Over the bar

68. That effort still rising from David Davis! The ball falls to him on the edge of the box and it looked ominous, but he didn’t hit it as he would have liked. An understatement that, to be honest.

Birmingham change

65. Boos around the ground for Fabbrini as he is replaced by Will Buckley. Lafferty also off for the visitors, his replacement is Viv Solomon-Otabor.

Just before that change Lolley curled another effort off target. About the third time he’s tried that today!

Town the better side

61. Town have been the better side since the interval and have been on the front foot for the majority of this second half. But they have been unable to find the breakthrough as yet, which always leaves the door open.

Town free kick off target

59. Set piece specialist needed?

Wells brought down right on the edge of the area on the right hand side, but Lolley goes for goal with the free kick and is off target.

Lolley effort deflected wide

58. Joe Lolley has worked really hard today on that right wing. He dances into the box and lets loose a curling effort that is deflected behind for a corner. The away side can once again clear the set piece though.

Double change

57. Two changes from David Wagner - Rajiv van La Parra and Jamie Pateson depart, to be replaced by Harry Bunn and Karim Matmour.

Town go close... through Morrison

54. Nearly a nightmare for the Birmingham skipper! Morrison turns Wells’ cross behind, but it’s only inches wide of his own net.

Davis booked

49. Another deserved yellow for the visitors. This time it is Davis who takes down van La Parra to stop him linking up with Wells. Ref plays advantage as Wells remains in position but he has no support so has to shoot from a very wide position.

Lafferty booked

48. Kyle Lafferty can have few complains about that one. Just an ugly challenge on Jamie Paterson who was driving forward.

Second half

46. Back to the action at the John Smith’s where we await the first goal. No changes at the break.

Half time entertainment

Dean Hoyle proved he’s frustrated penalty taker here, taking about four extras once he had already won the contest with Birmingham’s representative.

Asked about Wagner to Celtic rumours as he leaves the pitch - the club taking all of that in rather good spirits which probably tells you all you need to know!

Happy Birthday Matt!

Not much love for Fabbrini, unsurprisingly...

HT Town 0-0 Birmingham

Scoreless at the break although both sides have had chances. That header from Huws the closest Town have come.

One minute added

45. One minute of stoppage time to be played

Wide from Wells

43. Wells, who is hanging on the shoulder of the back line, races on to a flick from Paterson but he shoots wide. Most of the chances going the way of those in pink and white, but Birmingham pose a threat when they go forward.