Signing Off

Well that is all from me tonight on what has turned out to be a very cold and miserable evening in Shrewsbury.

If you made the trip down, safe journey back and I will see you again on Saturday afternoon when we travel to Newcastle United.

Until then, Keep the Faith!

Wagner Speaks!

The German offered no excuses for his sides defeat tonight at the hands of Shrewsbury Town.

Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner offered no excuses to his sides defeat to Shrewsbury Town.
Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner offered no excuses to his sides defeat to Shrewsbury Town.

Match Report

Here’s Doug Thomson’s take on tonight’s 2-1 defeat at the Greenhous Meadow Stadium.

Elias Kachunga in action for Huddersfield Town against Shrewsbury Town during the First Round of the League Cup.
Elias Kachunga in action for Huddersfield Town against Shrewsbury Town during the First Round of the League Cup.

Coming Up...

Stick with us folk - we’ll have all the post-match reaction and analysis from the Greenhous Meadow Stadium.

FT: Shrewsbury Town 2 Huddersfield Town 1

After the fabulous start to the season on Saturday, David Wagner’s men come crashing down to reality tonight - after letting in a goal as early as the first minute it was all Huddersfield but too many times the Terriers were unable to take their chances.

Elias Kachunga levelled the score just before half time but David Wagner will be disappointed his side didn’t kick-on in the second period and eventually succumbed to a sloppy goal.

Final Whistle

And that is it! The whistle blows and Huddersfield Town have been dumped out of this season’s League Cup by Shrewsbury Town...

Booking

Ivan Paurevic cynically brings down Ethan Jones as the Shrews player looks to break.

Town Pushing...

There’s a scramble in the Shrewsbury box but the ball is cleared and Toney races down the field but his shot is well saved by Danny Ward.

The Shrewsbury fans are in good voice now - they sense a cup scalp is beckoning....

Stoppage Time

There will be FOUR minutes of additional time.

C’MON TOWN! YOU CAN SALVAGE THIS!!!

Shrews On Top

There is three minutes left of normal time remaining but despite Town searching for a winner it looks more likely Shrewsbury will grab a third on the break...

Substitution

But they do not get their wish - Michael Hefele is instead the third and final substitute for David Wagner’s men, replacing Chris Löwe.

Substitution

And Louis Dodds reward for that goal? Being replaced by Abu Ogogo.

Meanwhile, the Town fans call out for Nahki Wells...

Shrewsbury Town 2 Huddersfield 1

Searching for the winner, Town are stretched at the back as the Shrews break - Toney leading the surge forward before the ball finds Dodds who’s shot squeezes into the bottom corner after Danny Ward is unable to control.

Spoke Too Soon

No sooner do I post that Shrewsbury Town retake the lead!!! Louis Dodds with the strike which Danny Ward fumbles to see the ball trickle into his own net.

All to do for Town now...

15 Mins To Go

Is it time for Nahki to grab a winner for Huddersfield?

Away Days (and Nights)

Nice shot of the Huddersfield Town end tonight...

Fan Reaction

Agree - Palmer in particular has looked immense since he has come on

68 Mins

And it’s still 1-1 here at the Greenhous Meadow....much more open second half with Kasey Palmer in particular looking lively.

We just need a winner now - before I get hypothermia....it’s chilly here tonight and I am struggling to type!

Chance!

A surging run forward by Chris Schindler brings about a foul and a free-kick just outside the area for Town....Up steps Palmer but his audacious curling free-kick is well saved by Leutwiler in the Shrews goal...

Fan Chant

The young midfielder is greeted by Kasey Kasey Kasey Kasey Kasey Kasey Kasey PALMER! from the Pro-Vision CCTV Stand to my right.

Good Stuff from the travelling faithful.

Substitution

Jack Payne is replaced Kasey Palmer - last time he came on he scored the winner.

Can he do it again tonight?

Kasey Palmer celebrates Town's winning goal against Brentford and will be hoping to get into the action against Shrewsbury
Kasey Palmer celebrates Town's winning goal against Brentford and will be hoping to get into the action against Shrewsbury

End To End

This game has really opened up in the second half - end to end stuff as Shrewsbury Town’s manager Micky Mellow has clearly urged his side to be braver in the second half and have a go at Town.

Other than the opening goal they offered nothing in the first 45 minutes.

Attendance

Not quite the 3,000 that was initially predicted - 2,862 (with 652 from Huddersfield ).

Déjà Vu

Shades of the first-half as Shrewsbury nearly retake the lead in the opening minutes - Louis Dodds hits a snapshot which Danny Ward spills for a minute before collecting....

Substitutions

One apiece at the interval - Jonathan Hogg is replaced by Ivan Paurević while Shrewsbury give a debut to new signing Ivan Toney in place of goalscorer AJ Leitch-Smith.

Second Half

And Huddersfield kick us off for the second half - more of the same please Town!

Analysis

I spoke to Doug Thomson during the Half Time break to see what he made of it....

HT: Shrewsbury Town 1 Huddersfield Town 1

After going down 1-0 after only 21 seconds, Huddersfield Town dominated the first 45 minutes and got a well-earned equaliser through the head of Elias Kachunga.

Great to see the side so disciplined and composed after an early set-back that could have shaken them and, if Jack Payne had a bit more composure in front of goal could have been out of sight by now.

Aaron Mooy

The Australian was named in the Championship Team Of The Week for his performance against Brentford and has been impressive again tonight.

I haven’t seen him mis-place a single pass so far in his Town career so far.

Aaron Mooy
Aaron Mooy

Shrewsbury Town 1 Huddersfield Town 1

A great team goal finished with another fantastic header from Elias Kachunga....

Rajiv van La Parra plays the ball into Aaron Mooy who surges into the box before playing a delight cross that hangs perfectly in the air for the forward to make it 1-1.