Championship

FA Cup

TIMELINE

Result: Brownhill strikes to knock Premier League strugglers Huddersfield out of the cup

Sky Bet Championship side Bristol City extended their unbeaten run to nine games.
By Phil Blanche, | 17d

Bristol City added to Huddersfield's Premier League troubles by knocking them out of the FA Cup with a 1-0 win at Ashton Gate.

A third-round tie low on quality was settled by Josh Brownhill's 72nd-minute strike, the midfielder dispatching his fourth goal of the season after twisting and turning in a congested penalty area.

Until then, after a largely forgettable first half, Huddersfield had looked the more likely winners with half-time substitutes Alex Pritchard and Steve Mounie adding pace and purpose to their attacks.

But Huddersfield are bottom of the Premier League for a reason, they have scored only 13 times in 21 top-flight games and have little, if any, confidence in front of goal.

Against Bristol City, opponents unbeaten in eight Sky Bet Championship games, and increasingly finding form as the season unfolds, it was to prove their undoing.

The Robins were a constant set-piece threat through Adam Webster and, although their goal attempts were sporadic, Callum O'Dowda's first-half header did strike the woodwork.

Huddersfield handed a debut to Jason Puncheon following his loan move from Crystal Palace on Friday, and the veteran slotted in alongside Terriers skipper Jonathan Hogg in midfield.

Both sides struggled to find any fluency with much of the first half played almost at walking pace at times.

The tedium was only lifted by a muscular battle between City striker Famara Diedhiou and Huddersfield defender Mathias Jorgensen, which referee Peter Bankes had to keep a close check on.

Diedhiou rushed an opportunity when well-placed and Juninho Bacuna was similarly wasteful at the other end.

Chris Lowe's advances from left-back offered Huddersfield hope, but it was the hosts who had the first real chance of note after 36 minutes.

O'Dowda directed Jack Hunt's cross onto the bar and Diedhiou sent the rebound over under pressure from Jorgensen and Jon Gorenc Stankovic.

Jamie Paterson's fierce 25-yard drive then just cleared the bar before Huddersfield responded with their first incisive attack of the half.

Hogg slipped in Erik Durm and his cross was begging for a decisive touch, but the stretching Laurent Depoitre skewed it wide from four yards.

Depoitre and Bacuna were replaced at half-time as Terriers boss David Wagner, no doubt keen to avoid a replay with a relegation battle to face, sent on Pritchard and Mounie.

Pritchard appealed for a penalty within moments of his arrival after tumbling in the box, and there was suddenly more purpose about Huddersfield's play.

Lowe and Hogg fired wide and City were grateful for Bailey Wright's intervention after Mounie had lifted the ball over goalkeeper Niki Maenpaa and seemed certain to break the deadlock.

Pritchard wasted another promising opportunity, and it proved fateful as Huddersfield failed to clear a corner and Brownhill fired home past Ben Hamer at his near post.

Brownhill almost added a second when denied by a diving Hamer save, but City held on to take their place in round four.



amp_article_346063 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2019-01-05 23:18:55:
html db last update - 2019-01-21 03:00:23 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html
Share this article now:

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Loading ...
Recommended Next on SM
Huddersfield boss Wagner expects to complete Puncheon loan signing soon
Search mission retains hope Sala escaped on life raft
Liverpool to rival United, Spurs for Bergwijn?
Chelsea join race for Antoine Semenyo?

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool23193154134160
2Manchester CityMan City23182362174556
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs23170648232551
4Chelsea23145440192147
5Arsenal23135548321644
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd23135546331344
7Watford239683232033
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves239592731-432
9Leicester CityLeicester2394102929031
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2394103034-431
11Everton238693433130
12Bournemouth2393113342-930
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2375112532-726
14Crystal Palace2364132332-922
15Southampton2357112540-1522
16Burnley2364132343-2022
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2356121931-1221
18Cardiff CityCardiff2354141944-2519
19Fulham2335152151-3014
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2325161340-2711
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool23193154134160
2Manchester CityMan City23182362174556
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs23170648232551
4Chelsea23145440192147
5Arsenal23135548321644
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd23135546331344
7Watford239683232033
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves239592731-432
9Leicester CityLeicester2394102929031
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2394103034-431
11Everton238693433130
12Bournemouth2393113342-930
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2375112532-726
14Crystal Palace2364132332-922
15Southampton2357112540-1522
16Burnley2364132343-2022
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2356121931-1221
18Cardiff CityCardiff2354141944-2519
19Fulham2335152151-3014
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2325161340-2711
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
X

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.