Signing Off

Well sadly I’ve got to dash for a train but thanks once again for following our LIVE Blog tonight.

They certainly don’t make it easy for us do they?

We’re back on Saturday as the Terriers face Barnsley at the John Smith’s Stadium - until then, keep following the Examiner for all the latest Town Talk.

Safe Journey back as well!

Match Report

Relive all the action from tonight’s game here.

Michael Hefele celebrates scoring a late equaliser for Huddersfield Town against Aston Villa on Tuesday night.
Michael Hefele celebrates scoring a late equaliser for Huddersfield Town against Aston Villa on Tuesday night.

FT: Aston Villa 1 Huddersfield Town 1

What another fantastic result for Huddersfield Town - David Wagner’s substitutions have once again paid dividends for the Terriers.

From looking completely hopeless and battered in the first half it was a totally different display in the second half and, with a bit of luck thrown into the mix, Town come away with a draw!

Stay with us for all the post match reaction and analysis!!

Managerial Masterstroke

It’s becoming quite a habit isn’t it? One I certainly don’t want to kick!

Added Time

Four Minutes to be added on here at Villa Park.

Hold on Lads - this would be such a great smash and grab draw!!

Aston Villa 1 Huddersfield Town 1

The ball goes out of play and both Aston Villa and Hudderfield Town make substitutions - for Town, Michael Hefele comes on for Chris Lowe.

No sooner is the big German on the pitch he is chasing a loose ball back to the Aston Villa keeper who smacks the ball directly into him and the ball shoots into the back of the net!

Bizarre goal to score but who cares??!! They all count!! GET IN TOWN!

GET IN THERE TOWN!!

WHAT A FREAK EQUALISER!! THE MAN HAS ONLY BEEN ON THE FIELD FOR LESS THAN A MINUTE BUT MICHAEL HEFELE HAS EQUALISED FOR TOWN - OFF HIS BACKSIDE AS WELL IT SEEMS!!

Fan Reaction

Definitely Noel - I’m yelling them on here in the Press Box!!!

C'mon Boys!

All the noise is from the Away End at the moment as Aaron Mooy whips in an inviting ball but Sean Scannell is unable to connect.

C’MON TOWN!!!!

Hits The Post!

And the Bermudian hits the post!!! Town so close to an equaliser - great curling free-kick with the Villa keeper completely beaten but the Post comes to his aid!

All Town now with just under 10 minutes to go!

Restless

The Villa fans are just sitting a little uncomfortably at the moment - Huddersfield Town seeing more of the ball and Nahki Well’s has just earned a free-kick just outside the penalty area.

Looks like he is going to take it too...

Substitution

Aston Villa make their first of the evening - goalscorer Ross McCormack is replaced by Andre Green.

Naturally the ex-Leeds United man is booed off by the Town faithful.

Unbelievable!!!

With 15 minutes to go, Town are still in this game!

And, whisper it, starting to play the ball around and pose the Villa backline a few problems.

Attendance

Official attendance at Villa Park is 34,924 - nearly 20,000 less than at St James’ Park on Saturday but a much better atmosphere from the home fans.

They really have got behind their side from the first minute of this game.

What A Save

Great save from Danny Ward from a Rudy Gestede header - the Welsh stopper crashes into Mark Hudson to make it but the skipper is back on his feet.

70 Minutes

Aston Villa 1 Huddersfield Town 0

Nasty Altercation

Tommy Elphick is booked for a nasty altercation with Elias Kachunga with the Town fans baying for a sending-off.

Must admit I missed the incident myself so couldn’t say whether the initial challenge was malicious but there was certainly a bit of handbags afterwards.

Match Action

Aston Villa's Rudy Gestede and Huddersfield Town's Tommy Smith battle for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship clash.
Aston Villa's Rudy Gestede and Huddersfield Town's Tommy Smith battle for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship clash.

Chance!

The introduction of Wells has really sparked this game into life - the Terriers finally look like they have an attacking impetus.

The change has also had a positive effect on Kachunga who now doesn’t look so isolated - he tries an audacious overhead kick that is fabulously tipped over the bar by Gollini.

Match Action

Aston Villa's Jack Grealish and Huddersfield Town's Jonathan Hogg battle for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship clash.
Aston Villa's Jack Grealish and Huddersfield Town's Jonathan Hogg battle for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship clash.

Fan Reaction

Perhaps, but Villa still look more than capable to extend their lead with their quick breaks...

Chance!

And the Bermudian goes straight into the thick of things - Aaron Mooy has his shot blocked and Villa keeper Pierluigi Gollini just gets to the rebound before Wells.

The chance has sparked the Town fans into song - urging their side on and chanting the name of Nahki Wells.

Substitution

Nahki Wells replaces Jack Payne - this should make things interesting....

Harsh

Aaron Tshibola goes into the referees notebook for a bit of a nothing foul on Rajiv van La Parra.

Aston Villa still on top at the start of this half but it’s not been as dominant as the first half proceedings so far.

Technical Difficulties

Apologies for the delay - wifi gremlins at the start of the second half.

Still Aston Villa 1 Huddersfield Town 0 with Sean Scannell coming on for Joe Lolley.

Town Back Out

Huddersfield Town’s players are back on the field ahead of the second half - no sign of Aston Villa yet.

Sean Scannell does look like he is coming on in this second half though.

Second Half Sub

Sean Scannell looks like he has been warming-up intensely- whether that would be the right change or not I’m not too sure.

Certainly Town have to pose more of a threat upfront, but they need the ball first!!

Fan Views

Expert Analysis

Doug Thomson gives his view...

HT: Aston Villa 1 Huddersfield Town 0

An important team talk now for David Wagner in the next 15 minutes as his side were lucky to escape that half with only a 1-0 deficit.

Aston Villa came out quickly from the traps and the Terriers were never able to settle, creating few chances and often playing long, hopeless balls upfront to an isolated Elias Kachunga.

Can the German Head Coach conjure another tactical masterclass in the second 45 minutes?