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Huddersfield Town
1 - 0
Sheffield Wednesday

Galpharm Stadium

Monday, 3 January

Attendance: 17,024

Referee:

Huddersfield Town came out on top in today's Yorkshire Derby which see's The Terriers rise to 2nd place in the league one table

The win also completes the double for the season over Sheffield Wednesday and the margin of victory could have been greater with many opportunities going begging.

Town restored Jordan Rhodes, Gary Roberts, Scott Arfield and Anthony Pilkington to the starting 11 with Antony Kay also returning from suspension at the expense of Nathan Clarke, who must surely be set to leave the club in January.

Star Player

Anthony Pilkington - Returned to the starting line up and showed what why he doesn't want to be left on the becnch with a great display and a cracking goal for the cameras.

Player Ratings


Alex Smithies 7

Rarely troubled, but dealt with anything thrown his way admirably.

Lee Peltier 7

Heavy challenge early on looked like it may end his afternoon early, however he recovered and contributed well throughout

Liam Ridehalgh 6

Improves game by game, still learning but rarely troubled today.

Peter Clarke 7

Solid display from, the Captain

Antony Kay 6

Is much better at Centre Back than Centre Mid

Kevin Kilbane 8

Showed his class, some beautiful crossfield passes and not afraid of a challenge.. SUPERB

Scott Arfield 7

Unlucky not to score as Weaver denied the Scot from about 12 yards.

Gary Roberts 6

Will be pleased to have been back in the starting line up some great trickery but subbed early as Town looked to close the game out

Anthony Pilkington 8

Superb display, close run between him and Kilbane for MOM.

Simply stunning goal worthy of winning any game.

Jordan Rhodes 6

Will be dissapointed not to have scored, had the best chance on 21 seconds!

Lee Novak 7

Worked his socks off (as usual)

Tom Clarke 6

Kept things simple as he came on to replace Roberts and close out space in the midfield

Alan Lee 6

Came on and did a job, helped defensively and did cause some havoc at the other end.

Benik Afobe 6

Cameo appearance for the Arsenal Loanee

Lee Clark speaking to htafc.com

We have had a good couple of games - if you draw your away games and win your home ones you will generally find yourself in the promotion shake up,"

"There were lots of positives to take from the game. Four points in two games is good going and is a good enough start to 2011 for me. I was very satisfied with the way we played today; some of the football we played was of the highest calibre.

and on Pilkington's winner

"Anthony's (Pilkington) goal was worthy of winning any football match in any league. Then after the goal we defender excellently, from our attackers right through to Alex (Smithies) in goal.

and on Home Debutant Kevin Kilbane

"We showed all the elements today of what it takes to win games, battles and importantly derbies. Kevin Kilbane was a class act today, he proved why he is a record holder for his country, his quality on the ball was top draw.

"Kevin possesses a cool head and understands how to act in certain situations of the game. He will help us massively from now until the end of the season and I am very happy that he is now with us."


Writer:Terrier24
Date:Monday January 3 2011
Time: 3:10PM

Comments

0
great result... WE MUST PRESS ON NOW!!
Terrier24
03/01/2011 15:13:00
0
Very even game deserved to walk away with a point.
owlswfc
03/01/2011 16:04:00
0
haha - biased opinion i think mate, you were lucky it wasnt 2 or 3 to us, you keeper kept you in it... anyway cheers for the 6 points!!
Terrier24
03/01/2011 16:50:00
0
1st half we dominated, 2nd half was scrappy. Well worth the win, should have had a pen, johnson clearly stamped and novak was onside.
Impact
03/01/2011 19:08:00
0
Have to say though, Tom Clarke to me looked way off the pace.
Impact
03/01/2011 19:10:00
0
wasnt sure why he came on for roberts, tbh, but a win is what we required and we got it. Onto the next!! If you want to do a player ratings mate just send it to me will get it online:)
Terrier24
03/01/2011 19:46:00
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