10-man Stoke City cling on for Huddersfield draw


Huddersfield (1) 1 Stoke (1) 1 – 30/1/21 3pm

10-man Stoke clung on for a 1-1 draw against a Huddersfield side they should probably have beaten. That’s now only 1 win in 13 games. Here’s how the game unfolded in real time:

Gunn for Joe??! Hope Michael O’Neill knows what he’s doing with his keepers, against a club that have lost their last 5 games. Expectations high.

4.12 0-1 !! Stoke caught cold, Pipa’s shot deflecting off Mikel, Gunn rooted to the spot. Will Huddersfield attempt to hold on to the lead for 90 minutes?

21.15 Fraizer Campbell gets another free header, but how is Harry getting beaten in the air all the time? Has he shrunk in the wash or something??! Angus Gunn rooted to the spot…again!!

22.25 Penalty!! Jack Clarke caught on the edge of the box! Totally unnecessary challenge.

23.30 1-1 !!! Fletcher converts, sending the keeper the wrong way. Stoke’s first penalty goal of the season???!

27.50 Gunn comes running out and slices a clearance pathetically wide. What is he doing?!

41.50 40+ passes by Stoke results in Collins & Clarke shots & a corner. Possession Football. For Stoke! Extraordinary.

45+2 Red card!! Norrington-Davies gets the ball in the tackle, but catches Bacuna who flips over. Stoke down to 10 men.

HT 1-1.

56.28 Tackle by Clarke could easily have been a penalty, and replay looks like Jack was lucky.

58.10 Brown on for Fletcher. New legs required, in a deeper position.

58.51 As Town hit the bar, Gunn is rooted to the spot. Actually, Angus might’ve got a finger to it.

63.37 McClean makes incredible headed clearance as Gunn is ROOTED TO THE SPOT AGAIN! He’d never pass the audition for TreeBeard (the living tree in Lord Of The Rings).

68.01 Bacuna launches a shot towards Leeds. Feeble. Huddersfield with 76% possession.

79.10 McClean robs a defender & charges into the box, winning a corner. But he should have pulled the trigger sooner.

89.01 Cousins, thinking he’s conceded a foul, grabs ball on the floor, but ref instead gives handball.

90.00 Campbell dives in penalty area as Gunn pulls out of challenge. Campbell deserves a card. Stoke are lucky ref wasn’t deceived though.

FT Final score Huddersfield 1 Stoke 1