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Thank goodness - the international break is behind us and Huddersfield Town are back!

It's been a long two weeks since Town saw off Leeds 4-1 at Elland Road with a stunning second half display that left Leeds reeling.

Now they must do similar against another Yorkshire side when they welcome Sheffield Wednesday and Carlos Carvalhal to the John Smith's Stadium.

The Owls were the opposition in David Wagner's first game in charge back in November , when Town competed well and took the lead but fell short in the stamina needed to see the game out.

Wagner will be hoping his charges show the progress they have made in the last five months, especially after telling the press this week that his team can and have played better than they did at Elland Road.

And what better way to lay down a marker than to halt the promotion charge of a Yorkshire rival?

Stick with us for all the build-up and live commentary, and send me your thoughts to @alex_examiner or @examinerHTAFC on twitter.

FT Town 0-1 Wednesday

The visitors take the points thanks to Forestieri’s second half strike.

Town chances

86. Lee had to clear off the line from Town before Scannell forced a good save from Westwood with a header.

Wednesday take the lead

83. Forestieri taps home from Joao’s cross for the opening goal.

Town 0-1 Wednesday.

Scannell on

80. Scannell is Wagner’s final sub, replacing Harry Bunn. Forestieri fired wide two minutes ago with both teams still unable to find the breakthrough.

Wednesday change

71. Gary Hooper replaced by Atdhe Nuhiu in the first change for the visitors.

Town chance

70. Good opportunity for Town to open the scoring. Joe Lolley’s effort is well blocked and the ball falls to Paterson, who looks a bit surprised by it and his follow-up flashes wide.

Town chance

70. Good opportunity for Town to open the scoring. Joe Lolley’s effort is well blocked and the ball falls to Paterson, who looks a bit surprised by it and his follow-up flashes wide.

Spicy occasion

65. Not that many chances in this game but both sets of fans riled up with plenty of fierce challenges flying in!

Stoppage now for Ross Wallace to get some treatment after a clash with Husband and David Wagner trying to calm his players down.

Second Town change

58. Nice move from Wagner! Hudson subbed straight away in place of Cranie. No red card for Hudson today...

Off the line!

56. Hearts in mouths! Town can’t seem to clear the free kick, which bounces around the box and McGeady’s eventual shot looks very ominous only to be cleared off the line by Joel Lynch.

It remains 0-0!

Hudson last chance?

55. Long talking to for Hudson after he brings down Forestieri but no card. He’s already been booked so cheers from the Town fans and boos from the away end. Free kick coming.

Town chance

53. Paterson already having an impact here. His free kick is decent looking for Hudson, but Wednesday able to clear.

Lolley over the bar

48. First action of the second half sees Joe Lolley let fly but his shot is some way over.

Second half

Apologies for the connection issues. We have just kicked off for the second half and it remains goalless.

One change at half time - Jamie Paterson on for Karim Matmour

HT Town 0-0 Wednesday

Fairly uneventful first 35 minutes but a bit more action at the end of the half. Goalless at the interval.

1 minute added

45. One more minute to be added on at the end of this first 45.

Hudson booked

44. Both skippers now in the book. Mark Hudson’s name taken for a foul on Forestieri.

Lolley driving

42. Lolley making good running here, skips past the covering defender and his through ball has just a bit too much on it for Wells.

Smith chance

40. The game has sparked into life at last! Big boos as the ref fails to blow for a Town free kick and Wednesday break down the other end, but then Wednesday are furious as the ref ignores Forestieri’s claims!

Back go Town and a nice attacking move comes to an end when Tommy Smith hits a decent effort on the half volley that is gathered by Kieran Westwood.

Best two minutes of the half.

Save Steer!

37. That is an excellent stop from Jed Steer. Forestieri is brought down by Whitehead 30 yards out and Ross Wallace’s effort is curling towards the corner but Steer dives across to gather on the floor.

Loovens booked

32. First yellow of the day goes to Wednesday captain Glenn Loovens for a foul on Nahki Wells on halfway.

Matmour well wide

31. Dear me. Some nice turns by Karim Matmour to get himself a yard of space, and then from range he has a go, but it’s a pea-roller that goes around 15 feet wide of the post.


27. Really important tackle from Philip Billing! The youngster makes a good intervention with Wednesday’s Aiden McGeady moving into Town’s penalty area.

Two pressing sides

22. Interesting tactical battle this. Both sides clearly like to press, and it’s interesting to watch them engage with similar tactics!

Not much action in either penalty area though, it’s all round the midfield area.


16. From the resulting corner, Billing heads towards goal but it’s cleared by a desperate Wednesday boot.

Town chance

15. Much better. Really nice turn from Billing to leave his marker for dead and start an attacking move. The ball eventually found Harry Bunn, and urged to shoot by the crowd he obliges but his shot is deflected wide.

Wednesday on top

12. The visitors putting some pressure on Town here and get forward again but the ref blows up for a push in the Town penalty area.

Town yet to really get their possession game going here.

Wednesday chance

7. First real action of the game as Wallace wins a corner with a powerful effort that deflects behind before it reaches Steer.

Town are able to clear but Wednesday still with the ball.

Hunt boos

4. Old Boy Jack Hunt feeling the ire from the stands in these early stages!

Wednesday only really pressuring Town once they get over the half way line. Lynch and Hudson not being harried much as yet.

Kick off

1. And off we go! Come on Town!