Huddersfield 1-1 Birmingham: Blues earn late point at John Smith’s Stadium
Huddsf’ld vs Birm’ham
Sky Bet Ch’boat
3:00pm Saturday 23rd November
The John Smith’s Stadium
Marc Roberts’ header cancelled out Fraizer Campbell’s opener and earned that a draw against Huddersfield in the John Smith’s Stadium to Birmingham.
Although they are just three points above the relegation zone town’s unbeaten run at home extends to five games.
For Birmingham, this is a rarity in that it was just another stalemate at 17 league matches and they stay in mid-table.
The opening trades were squeezed with lots of hard, but honest tackles flying in, even though the game was shy.
Huddersfield fashioned the very first chance of the game and they were gifted it.
He can blaze a shot across the bar from the edge of their box, although lukas Jutkiewicz failed to shield the ball but cheaply gifted possession to Elias Kachunga.
Birmingham’s first meaningful effort came although Jude Bellingham waltzed through the defence but smashed over the Town crossbar.
Out Alex Pritchard the fizzed center of Karlan Grant picked Towards the flip side, making his first start since August. He attached nicely with a volley however found it blocked.
Huddersfield came closest to this breakthrough 10 minutes but were refused by some fine plucky defending and goalkeeping.
Blues’ stopper Connal Trueman pulled off a wonderful reaction stop until Campbell’s follow-up attempt was billed from Roberts, to maintain the header of Kachunga out of close-range.
Trueman had to be awake again before the interval when he tipped from long-range behind Pritchard’s free-kick.
Campbell created the breakthrough the game badly required after 55 minutes. Trevoh Chalobah’s specialist through-ball picked out him and he finished Trueman for his second aim of the season.
Going a goal down motivated Birmingham to be creative moving after being teed up by the center of Jacques Maghoma on the hour mark, and Bellingham blazed over.
Jutkiewicz remained a hazard and he put a header broad on 71 minutes.
He awakened a decent chance to fire a shot directly although the top scorer Grant of town was a peripheral figure for the majority of the match.
Huddersfield ultimately paid the cost to their wastefulness in front of goal on 78 minutes and it arrived from the first effort of Birmingham on goal.
A free-kick was swung in by dan Crowley and Roberts nodded the ball home off colleague Jutkiewicz inside the box by means of a deflection.
City could have pinched the win on but replacement Alvaro Gimenez saw his attempt draw on a fine stop from home goalkeeper Kamil Grabara since the match.