Recap: Cardiff City 3-1 Huddersfield Town LIVE

Tom Marshall-Bailey brings you all the latest updates from the Cardiff City Stadium in the Terriers' latest Championship encounter

Cardiff City v Huddersfield Town

Tom Marshall-Bailey brings you all the latest updates from the Cardiff City Stadium in the Terriers' latest Championship encounter

1:45 pm
Tom Marshall-Bailey

Good afternoon! Welcome to the Cardiff City Stadium for live coverage of Huddersfield Town's trip to Cardiff City.

I'm Tom Marshall-Bailey and I will be providing you with all the team news, pictures, vines, match updates and much, much more this afternoon!

1:47 pm
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Why don't we start off with some of our pre-match content?

Here's everything you need to know about today's match.

Cardiff City v Huddersfield Town: Everything you need to know about the Terriers' trip to Ole Gunnar Solksjaer's side 

1:50 pm
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Today's meeting with the Bluebirds will be a tough test for the Terriers, and here are the three key battles which could decide the contest.

Cardiff City v Huddersfield Town: Three key battles which could decide Championship clash 

1:52 pm
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Huddersfield Town will wear the third kit today, this beautiful yellow number, and here's Conor Coady's shirt in the dressing room pre-match!

1:54 pm
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Here's Town writer Doug Thomson (@DougieTown) on today's game...

VIDEO: Huddersfield Town writer Doug Thomson previews Cardiff City clash 

1:55 pm
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We asked Huddersfield Town fans to pick their starting XI for today's game. Find out who they chose here!

Huddersfield Town fans' starting XI v Cardiff City: Jacob Butterfield handed debut and Joe Lolley features on the left 

1:57 pm
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And as the official club account reminds us, the actual team news is just 10 minutes away!

2:00 pm
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And our final piece of pre-match content is a recap of yesterday's press conference, with quotes from caretaker boss Mark Lillis and new midfielder Conor Coady.

Recap: Cardiff City v Huddersfield Town pre-match press conference LIVE 

2:00 pm
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Here's the Cardiff City Stadium ahead of kick-off, the pitch is in pristine condition!

2:02 pm
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Here are some of the Town fans predictions ahead of kick-off, some confident and some, err, not so confident...

2:03 pm
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2:05 pm
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The team news is out Town fans and there are five changes from the team that won 5-3 at Chesterfield on Tuesday night.

It looks like it will be a 4-3-1-2 formation for the Terriers: Smithies; Smith, Lynch, Wallace, Dixon; Butterfield, Coady, Hogg; Majewski; Stead, Wells.

2:06 pm
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And the substitutes: Murphy, Scannell, Ward, Hammill, Sinnott, Crooks, Bunn.

2:07 pm
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Explanations on absence of Lee Peltier here folks...

2:07 pm
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And Joe Lolley too...

2:13 pm
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Today's match programme...

2:14 pm
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@SivanJohn voices his views on the Huddersfield Town XI this afternoon.

2:18 pm
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The five changes for Huddersfield Town this afternoon are as follows: Alex Smithies, Joel Lynch, Jacob Butterfield - making his Terriers debut - Jonathan Hogg and Radoslaw Majewski replacing Joe Murphy, skipper Lee Peltier, Sean Scannell, Oliver Norwood and Danny Ward respectively.

2:19 pm
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Jacob Butterfield is the one nearest the corner flag, Town fans!

2:20 pm
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Huddersfield Town writer Doug Thomson's expert pre-match view:

2:20 pm
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And Kenwyne Jones v Joel Lynch just happens to be one of our three key battles...

Cardiff City v Huddersfield Town: Three key battles which could decide Championship clash 

2:22 pm
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Have your say on whether Town will win or not this afternoon in our poll below...

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2:25 pm
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Worth telling you about the Cardiff team, too, which shows two changes from the side that drew 1-1 at Blackburn Rovers last weekend.

2:26 pm
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The two changes are Guido Burgstaller and Tom Adeyemi in for Nicky Maynard and Aron Gunnarrsson. Here are the Bluebirds substitutes...

2:32 pm
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Town continue their warm-up ahead of today's tough-looking encounter with the Bluebirds...

2:34 pm
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How excited are you to see this man in action today Huddersfield Town fans? Tweet us using @ExaminerHTAFC to let us know!

Huddersfield Town's new signing Jacob Butterfield
Huddersfield Town's new signing Jacob Butterfield
 

2:36 pm
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And to whet the appetite still further, have a look at our stats piece on Jacob Butterfield from earlier this summer!

Behind The Numbers: Could Butterfield signing help to appease Huddersfield Town fans if Clayton departs? 

2:41 pm
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Here's the official teamsheet for today's game, with former Huddersfield Town loanee Sean Morrison on the Bluebirds bench.

Other ex-Town man Anthony Pilkington joined Morrison in signing yesterday, but is not involved this afternoon.

2:42 pm
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Joe Lolley has tweeted on missing out today at the Cardiff City Stadium...

2:45 pm
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Confirmation from Huddersfield Town that Joel Lynch, not Joe, will captain the Terriers today in Lee Peltier's absence.

2:48 pm
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If you missed the scoreline in the Leeds United v Middlesbrough game earlier, unfortunately the Whites sealed a 1-0 win thanks to new signing Billy Sharp's late winner.

We will be providing regular updates of the scores from around the division this afternoon.

2:49 pm
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More score predictions here...

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And here's another...

2:58 pm
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We are closing in on kick-off here at the Cardiff City Stadium, stick with us for all the latest developments as the Terriers look to bounce back from the opening-day defeat to Bournemouth and the departure of Mark Robins.

#UTT

2:58 pm
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We are almost ready to get underway here!

2:59 pm
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Huddersfield Town will kick us off, with Nahki Wells and Radoslaw Majewski ready for action!

1 min
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We are up and running here at the Cardiff City Stadium!

3 mins
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Neat passing from Town in the opening stages, with Radoslaw Majewski and then Nahki Wells combining to win the Terriers a corner.

From the left-wing delivery, Conor Coady nods down but the Bluebirds are able to scramble it clear.

5 mins
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The Town fans in the far corner are in a vociferous mood as they attempt to drown out the Cardiff City supporters with cries of "Huuuuuddersfield, Huuuuudersfield."

6 mins
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A fair point, this from our Town writer Doug Thomson (aka @DougieTown)...

8 mins
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Mats Daehli speeds off down the left but is met by a Tommy Smith challenge, and a fair one in referee Keith Hill's eyes, before the talented Norwegian winger slips in Adam Le Fondre but the striker's cross is blocked away for a corner by Joel Lynch.

Jonathan Hogg heads away the resulting delivery.

10 mins
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A couple of goals to tell you about in the opening stages of today's Championship games, with Bolton Wanderers taking the lead over Nottingham Forest through Joe Mason and a Jordan Cousins wonder-goal puts Charlton Athletic one up over Wigan Athletic.

11 mins
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SHOT! Guido Burgstaller, fresh from scoring the winner in Cardiff's midweek Capital One Cup win at Coventry City, unleashes an effort on goal, but Alex Smithies gathers the ball without any trouble.

14 mins
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Town writer Doug is impressed with Butterfield's early contribution!

16 mins
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Another Championship goal to bring to your attention and it's gone to Millwall, who lead Fulham 1-0 in a London derby thanks to Martyn Woolford's strike!

17 mins
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A missed tackle from Lynch allows Burgstaller to stride down the right and whip a ball towards the back post where Kenwyne Jones lurks but neither he, nor Mats Daehli, can keep the ball in play.

20 mins
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CHANCE! Crisp passing around the Cardiff area eventually leads to Radoslaw Majewski finding space from Butterfield's neat lay-off but the Pole drags his shot wide of David Marshall's right-hand post.

22 mins
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A corner for Town after Nahki Wells takes on Matthew Connolly but the Bluebirds clear before a break in play after Kenwyne Jones took a whack in the goalmouth melee.

23 mins
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While we wait for play to resume, let's have another look at the other Championship scores, with Wigan Athletic equalising at Charlton through Callum McManaman.

26 mins
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CLOSE! The nearest we have come to an opener so far here and it's the hosts who almost find the breakthrough.

Conor Coady's clearance only finds Burgstaller, who works it wide to the menacing Daehli, with the winger's low cross somehow managing to go through the legs of Kenwyne Jones in the middle.

28 mins
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GOAL! Cardiff City have started to crank up the pressure and it has finally told with Peter Whittingham opening the scoring.

The central midfielder advances forward and unleashes a rocket which sails past Alex Smithies from all of 30 yards. Cruel on Town.

30 mins
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Le Fondre escapes down the right and wins a corner off Lynch and, while Jonathan Hogg clears the first delivery from under his own crossbar, the next ball in is a real tester for Smithies and the ball has to be hacked clear in a hurry.

32 mins
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CHANCE FOR TOWN! Tommy Smith gets a yard of space on the right flank and uses it to his advantage by crossing in for Jonathan Stead, but the striker cannot quite steer his header on target.

35 mins
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GOAL! If the first was harsh on Town, then this is far crueller.

Kenwyne Jones is the scorer, somehow, but only after his initial strike had been superbly kept out by a low Alex Smithies save, only for the Town defence to see the ball spin back to the striker, whose second effort deflects into the back of the net.

37 mins
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Some goals from elsewhere to tell you about, with Bolton and Nottingham Forest going goal crazy with the scoreline now 2-2, Blackburn Rovers are winning 1-0 at Blackpool thanks to Rudy Gestede and Norwich City and Reading are 1-0 up over Watford and Ipswich Town respectively.

39 mins
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Town fashion a set piece on the left side and Butterfield's latest delivery is a good one, but goalscorer Jones positions himself perfectly at the near post to head the ball away from goal.

41 mins
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Some more neat, intelligent play from Town with Smith, Butterfield and Majewski all involved but the former's cross is eventually cleared by a Cardiff head and the Bluebirds look comfortable at the moment.

44 mins
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WHAT A CHANCE! Majewski has had two presentable openings for Town now, but has sadly squandered both.

It's more great passing in and around the Cardiff box that opens some space for the Pole, but his finish is hurried and it skews just wide of the far post.

45 + 2 mins
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GOAL! Town are right back in it here at the Cardiff City Stadium as Murray Wallace fires through a cluster of players to make it 2-1.

Nahki Wells won Town a corner which Jacob Butterfield sent into the area to find Hogg, whose header fell to Coady and the recent signing cut back for Wallace to drive the ball through the crowd and into the back of the net.

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HALF-TIME: Cardiff City 2-1 Huddersfield Town.

What a time for the Terriers to find a goal and haul themselves back into the contest as Wallace reduces the deficit after a wondergoal from Whittingham and Jones' fortuitous strike looked set to send the Bluebirds in two to the good at the interval.

But Wallace had other ideas, lashing home from a corner and restoring hope ahead of the second period.

3:53 pm
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Can Town leave the Cardiff City Stadium with at least a point, or maybe even more than that, this afternoon? Let us know in our poll below!

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3:56 pm
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Here's Town writer Doug's half-time report...

Murray Wallace struck in first-half stoppage time to get Huddersfield Town back into contention at Cardiff City.

The home side had struck twice in six minutes, through Peter Whittingham and Kenwyne Jones, to leave Town facing an uphill task in their Championship clash.

Caretaker manager Mark Lillis made five changes from Tuesday's Capital One Cup first round winning side at Chesterfield.

With skipper Lee Peltier out with a groin problem, Joel Lynch came in at centre-back and wore the captain's armband.

There was also a debut for Jacob Butterfield, Town's new £750,000 midfield signing from Middlesbrough.

Keeper Alex Smithies and midfielders Jonathan Hogg and Radi Majewski were the others to come in for the clash with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

The opening stages were competitive, with Town looking far more solid than in last Saturday's home defeat by Bournemouth.

Cardiff's Austrian midfielder Guido Burgstaller got in a low drive in the 12th minute, but Smithies stooped to make the save.

Butterfield picked out Majewski with a neat pass in the 20th minute, but the Pole's shot was well off target.

Town had an escape when the well-placed Jones couldn't connect with Mats Daehli's cross, but it wasn't long before Cardiff struck.

There was little Smithies could do as midfielder Whittingham unleashed a low long-range effort in the 29th minute which nestled in the right-hand corner of the net.

Cardiff were stepping on the gas, and they went two up six minutes later when Jones netted at the second attempt after Smithies parried his initial effort from John Brayford's cross.

Majewski had another good chance when Nahki Wells dummied Paul Dixon's cross, but once again, couldn't get his shot on target.

However defender Wallace made no mistake when he lashed the ball home after Cardiff failed to clear a Butterfield corner.

4:01 pm
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The half-time thoughts of one Town supporter...

4:01 pm
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Former Town winger and new Cardiff City signing Anthony Pilkington has just been introduced to his new surroundings!

4:04 pm
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Town are back out for the second half!

46 mins
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And we are back underway here at the Cardiff City Stadium as Town look to seal a second successive comeback result after the 5-3 win at Chesterfield in midweek.

48 mins
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Paul Dixon's left-wing cross towards the back post is knocked down but Hogg is accused of leaning in on Matthew Connolly and the Bluebirds win a free-kick as cries of "Mark Lillis' barmy army" come from the Town section of the ground.

49 mins
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GREAT HIT! Majewski works himself some space just outside the area and lets fly with a venomous strike which Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall does well to turn away.

51 mins
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After Jones nods wide at one end for the hosts, Town force a corner when Majewski's shot is deflected behind for a corner.

Jacob Butterfield claps the travelling Town supporters before launching two consecutive deliveries which are both cleared away by the Bluebirds.

53 mins
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Some goals from elsewhere to tell you about, with Birmingham City beating Brighton and Hove Albion 1-0 and Blackburn 2-1 up at Blackpool.

54 mins
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Aron Gunnarrsson comes on to replace Burgstaller for Cardiff.

56 mins
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GOAL! Another desperately cruel blow on Town as Jones makes it 3-1 with his second of the game.

Tom Adeyemi's strike from range was deflected around the penalty area and it fell invitingly for Jones, who steadied himself and slotted past Smithies with a composed finish.

58 mins
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We have a stop in play as Joel Lynch goes down in the aftermath of another Cardiff chance, as substitute Gunnarrsson heads over Daehli's teasing cross.

Adam Hammill and Danny Ward are being readied by Town and should come on imminently.

60 mins
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BOOKING! Jonathan Hogg enters the book, somewhat harshly, for a routine foul but it looks like it may be his final contribution with subs on the way...

61 mins
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SUBSTITUTIONS: Adam Hammill and Danny Ward do take to the field and it is Majewski and Hogg, just booked of course, who make way for the wide duo.

63 mins
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CLOSE! Jones comes within inches of his side's fourth and his own hat-trick as his header from Le Fondre's deep cross hits the side netting, with Town keeper Smithies stranded.

65 mins
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CLOSE! Cardiff are well on top now and are dictating the tempo of the game, with Town struggling to get the ball off the home side.

The lively Daehli is the latest to go close, weaving his way through tackles before seeing his shot held by Smithies.

67 mins
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Cardiff make their second substitution of the afternoon as summer signing Javi Guerra replaces two-goal Kenwyne Jones, who has been a thorn in the side of Town's defence.

70 mins
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Town fans continue to urge their side on but the players are starting to look ever so slightly dispirited, with sub Ward's wayward header from a dangerous Smith cross failing to bring about a much-needed second goal.

73 mins
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The only two other goals to bring to you from around the division are both at Carrow Road, where Norwich City have gone 3-0 up over Watford thanks to Lewis Grabban and Alexander Tettey.

74 mins
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POST! So, so close to a second for Town as Wells spins in the area from a low Hammill cross and fires an effort off the upright, with Bluebirds shot-stopper David Marshall seemingly beaten.

75 mins
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Harry Bunn comes on for Town to replace Jon Stead, who has failed to provide the Terriers with enough of a focal point up front this afternoon.

77 mins
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Goalscorer Wallace is the second Town player to enter referee Keith Hill's notebook after kicking the ball away in frustration after being penalised for a foul on Le Fondre.

80 mins
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Daehli comes off to a rapturous applause and is replaced by fellow Norwegian Magnus Wolff Eikrem.

81 mins
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Coady shows impressive strength to muscle his way through midfield but his shot is high and wide, with Marshall untroubled in the Cardiff goal.

83 mins
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Another long-range effort, this time from Butterfield, but Marshall gets both gloves behind it and holds on with the Bluebirds coasting to victory here.

86 mins
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CHANCE! A speculative ball down the line from Smith looks set to cause no danger but a poor backpass from Connolly puts Marshall in trouble and the ball falls invitingly for Bunn, whose effort deflects off a Bluebirds boot and spins over the bar.

The resulting set piece, however, sails straight out of play on the near side for a throw-in.

88 mins
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Whittingham wins his side a corner and sends it in but Gunnarsson jumps just too early and can only guide his header wide of the far post.

90 mins
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Five minutes of stoppage time will be played here. Meanwhile, here's today's attendance...

92 mins
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CHANCE! Butterfield's delivery causes havoc in the centre but the ball doesn't quite drop to a Town player and the Bluebirds swipe the loose ball away through Fabio.

94 mins
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It looked like it may initially have been a penalty but it's just a free-kick for the hosts after Lynch hauled down Le Fondre.

Whittingham drills the ball straight into the wall and it deflects behind for a corner.

We should be finished imminently, with the delivery cleared for a goal-kick...

95 mins
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That's it folks, it finishes 3-1 to Cardiff City despite a plucky performance from Huddersfield Town, who can be proud of a much-improved display this afternoon from the opening-day disaster against Bournemouth.

Peter Whittingham's stunning 30-yard strike put the Bluebirds in front on 28 minutes and they quickly doubled their lead as Kenwyne Jones fired home at the second time of asking.

Town responded though and Murray Wallace netted right on half-time to haul the Terriers right back into it but their hopes were killed by Jones' second, as he slotted calmly into the roof of the net past Smithies.

Stick with us for Town writer Doug Thomson's on-the-whistle report!

5:04 pm
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Here's a list of all the other full-time scores in the Championship this afternoon...

Leeds United 1-0 Middlesbrough

Birmingham City 1-0 Brighton

Blackpool 1-2 Blackburn Rovers

Bolton Wanderers 2-2 Nottingham Forest

Bournemouth 1-0 Brentford

Charlton Athletic 2-1 Wigan Athletic

Fulham 0-1 Millwall

Norwich City 3-0 Watford

Reading 1-0 Ipswich Town

Rotherham United 1-0 Wolves

Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Derby County

5:13 pm
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Here's our match report from the Cardiff City Stadium as Huddersfield Town went down 3-1 to a Kenwyne Jones-inspired Cardiff City side.

Match Report: Cardiff City 3-1 Huddersfield Town 

Be sure to join us for our LIVE coverage of Reading v Town on Tuesday night from the Madejski Stadium. See you then!

 

 

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