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Match Preview: Huddersfield Town (A)

17 August 2021

Both Preston North End and Huddersfield Town will be looking for their first victory of the Championship season when they come head to head on Tuesday evening.

Frankie McAvoy’s side are on the road for the third time in succession as they travel to the John Smith’s Stadium for a 7.45pm kick-off following away trips to Mansfield Town and Reading.

Match Information
Venue: John Smith’s Stadium
Date: Tuesday 17th August, 7.45pm kick-off
Competition: EFL Sky Bet Championship (Matchday 3/46)
Kit: Away kit – available to order here!

Supporter Information

Tickets for this game will stay on sale from the Deepdale ticket office both in person and over the phone until 3pm on Tuesday afternoon, while online sales will stop at 2pm.

Huddersfield have confirmed that cash-only tickets will be available to PNE supporters on the turnstiles, with full ticket information available in this link.

Fans who are unable to make it to the game, including UK and Ireland residents, will be able to stream live on iFollow PNE for a £10 match pass, which can be purchased here.

PNE Team News

Head coach Frankie McAvoy is hoping to have forward Ched Evans back available for selection after he missed the weekend’s defeat to Reading through injury.

Declan Rudd was on the bench for that fixture after making his return from a concussion injury, and he is set to be included again this weekend.

Tom Bayliss is back in training after returning from isolation, but Tom Barkhuizen will still be missing.

The Opposition

Huddersfield head into the game after a difficult weekend, on the end of a 5-1 defeat at home to recently-relegated Fulham.

Before that fixture they opened the season with a draw away at Derby County, with Naby Sarr’s equaliser just before half-time earning his side a point.

Sarr tends to operate at the middle of a back three in a 3-5-2, which head coach Carlos Corberan often opts for, with Jonathan Hogg anchoring midfield and the experience of Jordan Rhodes one of the striking options available.

Key Stats

Preston North End just edge the head-to-head record between these two sides over the years, with the Lilywhites winning 36 of the meetings, compared to Huddersfield’s 35.

The Terriers’ top scorer last season, Josh Koroma, netted eight goals in an injury-hit campaign, and now back fully-fit will be hoping to impress further this term.

In the past three seasons, PNE have enjoyed their time in front of goal against Huddersfield, scoring 13 goals in the last six meetings.

Our Last Meeting

North End’s last game against Huddersfield came in February at Deepdale, and they came out 3-0 winners on a dominant afternoon.

Brad Potts opened the scoring halfway through the first half and very almost got another in the second half, striking the crossbar from 25 yards.

PNE then bagged two brilliant goals, turning the Terriers around on the counter attack, with Ched Evans and Scott Sinclair finishing off great team moves.

Man In The Middle


James Linington is the man taking charge on Tuesday evening, with Daniel Leach and Rob Smith assisting, and James Bell will be fourth official.

Linington oversaw three of PNE’s fixtures last season, one of which was the aforementioned home victory against Huddersfield, while the most recent game he had the whistle for was the 0-0 draw away at Stoke City.

He has refereed one game so far this campaign, showing five yellow cards in the fixture between Coventry City and Nottingham Forest on the opening weekend of the Championship season.

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Terriers Victory

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Match Reports

Match Report: Huddersfield Town 1 PNE 0

17 August 2021

Huddersfield Town secured a 1-0 victory over Preston North End at the John Smith's Stadium.

The Terriers went ahead with just over 15 minutes left to play, as on-loan Liverpool man Sepp van den Berg inadvertently put the ball into the back of his own net when Duane Holmes went through on goal.

The Lilywhites made four changes from the weekend's trip to Reading, as Josh Earl, Ben Whiteman, Brad Potts and Ched Evans came into the starting line-up in West Yorkshire.

PNE enjoyed all the early chances, with Potts seeing a close range effort blocked just two minutes in, while Daniel Johnson had a left-footed strike deflected just wide on nine minutes after dispossessing Levi Colwill.

Evans was then not too far away himself when a Potts cross, flicked on by a Huddersfield head, fell to the forward but his volley flew over the top of goal.

Just after the half hour mark, Evans had the best chance of the game yet, as an Earl cross made its way through everybody in the box before reaching the Welshman, who took his time before taking aim, but Sarr was on the goal-line to keep it out.

At the other end, Josh Koroma took on a hopeful effort from just short of 30 yards which took a huge defection off of Andrew Hughes and that change of direction almost caught out goalkeeper Daniel Iversen, however, the ball landed wide of his right-hand post.

Lee Nicholls was then called into action five minutes before the break as Sarr’s block on Potts’ shot fell for Whiteman on the edge of the box, the No.4 curling a shot goalwards with the ‘keeper was equal to it.

PNE probably felt they edged the play as they headed into the break and they were certainly on top when they came back out, dominating proceedings in the first 15 minutes.

It was Huddersfield, though, who took the lead with 74 minutes on the clock, as van den Berg looked to nick in ahead of the on-rushing Holmes, but in doing so the ball was sent beyond Iversen in the PNE goal.

The hosts almost doubled their lead soon after, but Sorba Thomas’ effort cutting in from the left came back out off the post.

Frankie McAvoy made attacking changes after going a goal down, with Emil Riis, Scott Sinclair and Sean Maguire entering the fray, but the game ended with the score at 1-0.

Huddersfield line-up: Nicholls; Lees, Sarr, Colwill; Turton, High, Hogg, O’Brien (Holmes, 70), Thomas; Ward (Campbell, 46), Koroma.

Subs not used: Schofield, Vallejo, Rhodes, Sinani, Aarons.

PNE line-up: Iversen; Storey, Lindsay, Hughes; van den Berg, Whiteman, Browne, Johnson, Earl (Maguire, 89); Evans (Sinclair, 82), Potts (Riis, 74).

Subs not used: Rudd, Cunningham, Bauer, Ledson.

Referee: Mr J Linington

Attendance: 15,278 (1,205 away)

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