Signing off

Time to get back on the horse - and quickly in just three days’ time when Rotherham are our visitors.


Until then, enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for following along.

Match report

Read Doug Thomson’s official view from a disappointing afternoon at the John Smith’s Stadium.


Match report

Full time

FT Huddersfield Town 1-2 Bristol City.


Harry Bunn’s goal not enough to spark a comeback and a bad day ends with a bad result for the Terriers.

93. Town going long and even Mark Hudson has joined the attack but Bristol City are pumping away every ball back towards Steer.

Four minutes added

90. Four minutes for Town to drag a point out of the bag from somewhere.

87. That was the one! Two advancing on goal and Dempsey shoots too close to the keeper before Bunn is also thwarted. It was close in I’m not sure how that hasn’t gone in to be honest.

85. Roars from the crowd sensing blood here. Another cross blocked but Town have it again and keep coming. Free kick on the left hand side reaches Scannell who pokes it on and a City leg just intervenes there.

Huddersfield goal!

84. Harry Bunn gets one back! Long range effort from a full 25 yards gets Town back in it!


Can a second arrive?

80. Argh! Plenty around me thought Town had scored there. Kyle Dempsey oh so narrowly wide after a neat exchange with Bunn. Easily the highlight of the second half and barring the penalty probably Town’s best attack of the game.

Bristol sub

78. Simon Cox on, scorer Jonathan Kodjia off.

76. Town haven’t responded at all well this half - and in many ways have struggled more in the second 45. They’ve had more chances but City have sat back and let them. Few periods of possession have looked like they will bring a goal they desperately need.


Ultimately, Bristol City haven’t ever looked panicked. They’ve let Town come at them and answered every question with aplomb so far.


Just under 15 minutes to change that.

Bristol change

75. Wilbraham leaves the field to be replaced by Kieran Agard for the visitors.

Stat attack

71. Here is the crux of the issue - 19 shots for Town, 5 on target.


Bristol City have been clinical, Town haven’t.

68. Ooof! Freeman shoots after Steer miskicks straight to him but fortunately it’s a long way over.



Chance!

66. Another shot that goes narrowly wide of the post - this one from Joe Lolley. Came out of nowhere that as momentum is drifting away. Lack of energy in some quarters.

64. Kyle Dempsey goes into the book for a late challenge on Marlon Pack. Looked to be pure frustration that one.

Final Town change

60. Nahki Wells departs and Harry Bunn is on, the final throw of Wagner’s dice.

Chance!

59. Scannell unable to get good purchase on the rebound after Fielding can only punch away Wells’ effort. Closer...

58. The perils of being 2-0 down (apart from the obvious!), are that Town’s opponents can pack the penalty area. Chilwell just had a shot blocked by one of 18 or so limbs between him and the goal.


Will be interesting to see if Town get desperate and start going long. The most likely architect of a comeback looks to be Scannell on the right hand side, although Chilwell is putting in a big shift on the left as well.

Chance for Town!

51. Just wide!


Chilwell drags a shot just wide of the post from Smith’s cross. Miller has hit a shot out for a throw-in and Steer has clawed away Bryan’s dangerous looking cross in a lively opening to the half.

48. Been all Town since the break but only one Bristol City player has ever been in front if the ball so not a big surprise!


What City have they intend to hold and it will be up to Town to break them down and cause some panic to creep into the back line.

Second half

46. Back under way here at the John Smith’s Stadium. Can Town turn this around?

Ishmael Miller on

Half time change is Ishmael Miller on for Jamie Paterson. Will certainly give more physicality up front.

Dougie's verdict

Midfield issues

I think some of the impetus going forward from midfield has been lost, which is causing more widespread issues. Whitehead was a big loss and that was made worse when Huws was lost to injury after just 17 minutes.


Set pieces an obvious issue at the back as well.


Other than that, crossing has been wayward and Bristol are sticking 11 men behind the ball which is adding to tricky, heavy conditions.


However, I don’t think Town have been that bad, they have been architects of their own downfall. One goal in their favour could make a lot of difference.


On the other side of the coin, this hasn’t been as good as against Middlesbrough two weeks’ ago and certainly not in the same bracket as the one at Birmingham last Saturday.

A kind score?


Miller Time?

HT Huddersfield Town 0-2 Bristol City

Half time and Town are 2-0 down. I don’t think they’ve been as bad as some are suggesting, but they aren’t clicking in attack. At the other end, a few moments of lapsed concentration at set pieces have been massively damaging.

45. Three minutes before half time.


That should be three to Bristol City with another free shot ballooned over the bar after Town fail to deal with another set piece - a corner this time. Need to be more organised.

Save!!

42. That’s more like it!


A fantastic defence-splitting pass for Wells and he forces a great save from Fielding. You sense one Town goal and this game changes dramatically.