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For the second Saturday in a row, Huddersfield Town are at the John Smith's Stadium trying to get some points off a member of the top six.

Town's problems at getting results against the promotion-chasers has been well-documented this season, but David Wagner insists that this is their last chance to put that right this season - and they would like to seize the opportunity.

The manager will also be looking for a response to a lacklustre 3-0 defeat to Middlesbrough on Teesside in midweek.

James Husband can return to the starting line-up after being ineligible against parent club Boro, but this game comes too soon for Kyle Dempsey and Jonathan Hogg.

Although the bookies aren't convinced by Town's relegation credentials, one more win would calm the last of any nerves and Town will be keen to secure the points they need as early as possible.

Stick with us throughout the afternoon for all the build-up and all the action from this 3pm kick off.

Match report

A good point for Town, but an air of frustration as well.

Read Doug Thomson’s verdict on the afternoon here.

And we’ll be back next Saturday for Blackburn. Have a good week!

Sky Bet Championship - Huddersfield Town v Hull City - Jamie Paterson goal.
Sky Bet Championship - Huddersfield Town v Hull City - Jamie Paterson goal.

Wagner reacts

The boss insists he isn’t frustrated, because 2-2 was a fair result - although he admits the timing of the equaliser wasn’t the best!

He was pleased with the positive reaction after defeat to Middlesbrough.

FT Town 2-2 Hull

The points are shared after a frenetic ending to an entertaining game. Frustration for Town, with two poor lapses in defence costing three deserved points.

Goal - Hull level again

Adama Diomande heads Hull level again despite the best efforts of Steer to keep it out.

Six minutes added

90. SIX minutes to go! *bites nails*

GOAL! Town back ahead

89. Harry Maguire heads Harry Bunn’s cross into the back of his own net and Town lead again!

Aluko blazes over

86. Aluko’s pace and trickery giving Tommy Smith some bother. Another good burst and cross from him, but when the ball eventually comes back to him he can’t keep his effort on target.

Hudson down

83. Lengthy stoppage here as Hudson went down when clearing a cross. Head injury for the skipper, but he’s walking off to the sidelines unaided.

He’s ok to carry on now.

Third Town change

81. Martin Cranie withdrawn for Joel Lynch. Wagner’s final change of the day.

Town ruing missed chances

80. Right, ten minutes to go again.

Town had chances to get a second while on top and didn’t take them. And Sone Aluko set up Hernandez within minutes of being introduced.

A second needed for David Wagner’s men, but they’ll have to do it without the influential van La Parra.

Goal - Hull equalise

77. Hull get that equaliser immediately as Abel Hernandez fires home. Not pretty defensively from Town.

Double Hull change

75. Mo Diame and Robert Snodgrasss are the men withdrawn by Steve Bruce, with Adama Diomande and Sone Aluko sent on in search of the leveller.

Bunn on, RVLP off

72. Deserved standing ovation for the Dutch winger, who comes off in favour of Harry Bunn. Fair to say his home debut has been light and day from his club debut at Elland Road.

van La Parra involved again

71. It sums up van La Parra’s second half to see him chase 20 yards for a loose ball, win it ahead of Elmohamady, drive forward into the penalty area and play in Wells.

The bal’s deflected so Wells can’t get any power on the shot, but that looks a very promising combination for Town.

RVLP booked

68. van La Parra booked for taking down Snodgrass on the edge of the Town penalty area.

First Town change

66. Sean Scannell is the first sub from David Wagner, in place of Joe Lolley, who was working hard but not a lot coming off for him today.

van La Parra too quick

64. Change in fortunes for RVLP who has the eating of the Hull defence every time. Without an option on the half way line he takes it himself, beats two and then looks frustrated as he has got into a crossing position too quickly for his teammates to catch up.

He’s definitely catching the eye - and this time, for all the right reasons.

Maguire booked

61. Nahki Wells’ feet just a bit too quick for Maguire, and he brings him down to earn the game’s third booking.


58. Breathless stuff here, chances flying in all over the show. Huddlestone shapes his body to curl an effort home after some defensive confusion in the Town area but his effort cannons back off the crossbar, to the relief of the majority in the John Smith’s Stadium.


57. Careful Deano! is the shout from a spectator near me with the midfielder tempted to lunge in to a challenge on half way.

Good advice with Whitehead on a yellow, and heeded by Dean - who thinks better of it.


55. Again, Town close to a second! Emyr Huws with a free header from a corner but his effort is just tipped over the top!

That was McGregor’s third save in as many minutes - he’d had to deny Wells again after van La Parra had set up the Bermudian.

Town desperate for a second.

Town counter attack

53. Huddlestone allowed too much time on the edge of the box but as soon as he finds a teammate Dean Whitehead is in to win the ball back. van la Parra does brilliantly to chase the ball down the channel and find Wells, but the striker’s cross is into the gloves of McGregor.

Hull in the ascendancy

50. Visitors on top in the early stages of this half. Jed Steer can’t keep the ball in and it goes for a corner, which Husband clears but Town can’t get out and Hull have a dangerous-looking free kick as Lolley trips Maloney.

Fortunately, Maloney’s effort isn’t on target and Steer can comfortably watch that behind.

Second half under way

46. Back to the action with Town holding a 1-0 lead.

Sloppy and wasteful?

Certainly some chances missed on both sides - Alex Bruce really won’t want to watch that miss again. Goal gaping and total disbelief from Town fans that their team are still ahead.

However, end-to-end this certainly is and it’s great to watch. I’m sure you’d all swap it for a few more Town goals though.

HT - and Hull should level!

HT Town lead 1-0 at the break thanks to Paterson’s strike.

But right on the whistle Hull should have equalised, but Alex Bruce fires over from six yards out. Rush of blood to the head there...

Town chance

46. Another opportunity for Town as van La Parra crosses in for Lolley, but his volleyed attempt smacks Maguire in the face and goes behind.

Dawson subbed

46. Michael Dawson cannot continue so Shaun Maloney will come on in his place.

Three minutes added

45. Three more minutes to e added as pressure from Wells forces Hull to concede a throw-in. Some tireless work from him, Lolley and Huws this half.

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