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Huddersfield grab late draw at Reading

Published on: 08 May 2021

Rarmani Edmonds-Green scored his second goal of the season to earn at a point against Reading

Rarmani Edmonds-Green scored an injury-time equaliser as Huddersfield Town ended their campaign with a draw at Reading.

The visitors went in front through Josh Koroma's free-kick, but Michael Olise levelled from the spot almost immediately.

Yakou Meite headed in Olise's cross to put the Royals ahead on 27 minutes.

Huddersfield applied late pressure and were rewarded when Edmonds-Green slipped the ball home.

Despite that goal, the Terriers finished with 49 points, their lowest tally outside of the Premier League since 2002-03, when they were relegated from the old Division Two.

    Relive the final day in the Championship

There were no such fears on the final day, despite a run of form that saw them pick up just one win from their last 10 games.

Reading, meanwhile, finished as the best of the rest outside the top six - their highest league finish in four seasons.

Olise - a reported target for Premier League clubs - got his seventh goal of the season when he converted from the spot after Alfa Semedo was fouled before setting up Meite to score.

In the closing seconds, Huddersfield sent goalkeeper Ryan Schofield up for a corner and when Reading failed to clear, Edmonds-Green pounced.

Reading manager Veljko Paunovic told BBC Radio Berkshire:

"The last two weeks were very difficult, since we lost our opportunity for the play-offs. But today we played good football.

"In the first half it was a good comeback from not a good start. We composed ourselves, re-established our good football, and were capable of flipping the result in our favour.

"I think we did a good job in the first 60-65 minutes. In the last 20 minutes, we lost the composure.

"Overall, I've learned a lot [this season] and improved as a coach. I can't wait to come back and apply everything I've learned and implement the new things I've been working on for this team."

Huddersfield Town head coach Carlos Corberan told BBC Radio Leeds:

"The start of the game was very positive for us, then after we scored we knew it was not easy to defend because they have a lot of ability.

"The team was trying to attack a lot, trying to change the game, and we were playing with a lot of personality and character.

"Fortunately today, we got a point. Even if it doesn't change anything in the table, it changes a lot of feeling that we have inside of ourselves.

"As a club, we want to grow and we want to improve the squad. I want to see a better profile of the team, better performances and better results."

    Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text

Line-upsReading

Formation 4-2-3-1

22Southwood2Pontes Esteves17Yiadom29Holmes3Richards30Semedo28Laurent8Rinomhota10Swift7Olise11Meite

    22Southwood2Pontes Esteves17Yiadom29Holmes3Richards30SemedoBooked at 14mins28Laurent8Rinomhota10SwiftSubstituted forTetekat 67'minutes7OliseSubstituted forMooreat 77'minutes11MeiteSubstituted forLucas Joãoat 67'minutes

Substitutes

    6Moore9Baldock15Gibson18Lucas João24Aluko31Boyce-Clarke34Tetek45Azeez50Camara

Huddersfield

Formation 3-5-2

31Schofield5Vallejo Mínguez15Keogh23Sarr16Aarons6Hogg8O'Brien49High19Koroma9Holmes25Ward

    31Schofield5Vallejo MínguezBooked at 80mins15Keogh23SarrSubstituted forEdmonds-Greenat 77'minutes16AaronsSubstituted forEitingat 60'minutes6Hogg8O'Brien49HighSubstituted forBacunaat 77'minutes19Koroma9HolmesSubstituted forThomasat 60'minutes25WardSubstituted forPhillipsat 70'minutes

Substitutes

    7Bacuna12Stearman14Eiting20Thomas27Crichlow35Edmonds-Green36Phillips38Headley44Castro Pereira

Referee:Jarred GillettMatch StatsHome TeamReadingAway TeamHuddersfieldPossessionHome49%Away51%ShotsHome13Away11Shots on TargetHome7Away4CornersHome3Away3FoulsHome5Away10Live TextPost update

Match ends, Reading 2, Huddersfield Town 2.

90'+4'Full Time

Second Half ends, Reading 2, Huddersfield Town 2.

90'+3'goalGoal!

Goal! Reading 2, Huddersfield Town 2. Rarmani Edmonds-Green (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Juninho Bacuna.

90'+2'Post update

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Andy Yiadom.

90'Post update

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Lewis O'Brien.

88'Post update

Foul by Tomás Esteves (Reading).

88'Post update

Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87'Post update

Attempt missed. Josh Koroma (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Carel Eiting.

84'Post update

Josh Laurent (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84'Post update

Foul by Juninho Bacuna (Huddersfield Town).

80'Booking

Álex Vallejo (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

80'Post update

Álex Vallejo (Huddersfield Town) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.

79'Post update

Attempt missed. Kieran Phillips (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Carel Eiting.

77'Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Rarmani Edmonds-Green replaces Naby Sarr.

77'Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Juninho Bacuna replaces Scott High.

77'Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Liam Moore replaces Michael Olise.

75'Post update

Attempt blocked. Carel Eiting (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

74'Post update

Attempt missed. Lucas João (Reading) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Olise with a cross following a corner.

73'Post update

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Naby Sarr.

72'Post update

Andy Yiadom (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Source: bbc.com

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