Ghana's No. 1

Huddersfield off bottom with point against Norwich

Published on: 15 March 2023

Neil Warnock's Huddersfield are six points from safety with nine games left

Norwich captain Grant Hanley's own goal helped Huddersfield earn a draw and move off the bottom of the Championship table.

The Terriers went into the contest having gone four games without a league goal - equalling their longest run since 2000 - and away goalkeeper Angus Gunn was not called into making a save.

But the unfortunate Hanley saw the ball ricochet off him into his own net from a yard after Martyn Waghorn's second-half lob had hit an upright.

And a frustrating night for the visitors was compounded when Marquinhos was sent off for an alleged elbow on Josh Ruffels in the second minute of stoppage time.

Earlier, the play-off chasing Canaries had taken a 1-0 lead into the break following Brazilian attacker Gabriel Sara's third goal in four outings.

But David Wagner, returning to the club he won promotion to the Premier League with in 2017, was forced to settle for a share of the spoils.

Norwich dominated possession during the opening exchanges and went close just before the quarter-hour mark when Kenny McLean and Josh Sargent traded passes through the left channel only for the former to drill an eight-yard effort across the face of goal.

Midway through the first half, centre-back Ben Gibson then carried the ball down the middle of the pitch unopposed before trying his luck with a rising 25-yard drive that Tomas Vaclik tipped over.

Moments later, McLean's near post-header from Sara's corner went the wrong side of the post before the Canaries took a deserved 26th-minute lead.

The impressive McLean was again involved sending Adam Idah sprinting down the left flank with Rarmani Edmonds-Green in hopeless pursuit.

Idah's cross to the far post was subsequently met with a controlled side-footed volley by Sara from eight yards out.

The Terriers managed their first goal attempt of the night just past the half-hour but Ben Jackson's edge-of-the-box strike was deflected away from the visitors' goal.

Seconds after the interval, Sara fired wide from 20 yards before Huddersfield's first spell of sustained pressure led to a couple of chances at the other end of the pitch, but Waghorn's free-kick cleared the crossbar and Danny Ward's angled drive was blocked and diverted past the near post by Max Aarons.

The hosts then levelled in the 65th minute when Josh Koroma won a tackle on the right flank and the ball broke for Waghorn on the edge of the penalty box.

He lofted a measured chip over an out-of-position Gunn and, after the ball hit the keeper's right-hand post, it struck a helpless Hanley and bounced back across the line.

Going back on the offensive, the Canaries saw a Teemu Pukki shot kicked over the bar by home midfielder Jack Rudoni.

Moments later, Rudoni almost made his presence count at the other end, narrowly clearing the crossbar from just outside the penalty area.

Substitute Christos Tzolis' near-post drive was then kept out by Vaclik before Marquinhos saw red.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

    Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text


Formation 4-4-2


    1Vaclík23Edmonds-Green32Lees39Helik14Ruffels10KoromaSubstituted forKasumuat 73'minutes6Hogg22Rudoni30Jackson49WaghornSubstituted forSimpsonat 83'minutes25WardSubstituted forDiarraat 83'minutes




Formation 4-1-4-1

28Gunn2Aarons5Hanley6Gibson30Giannoulis23McLean13Marquinhos19Sørensen17Gomes Sara11Idah24Sargent

    28GunnBooked at 64mins2AaronsBooked at 53mins5Hanley6GibsonSubstituted forOmobamideleat 34'minutes30GiannoulisSubstituted forMcCallumat 76'minutes23McLeanBooked at 90mins13MarquinhosBooked at 90mins19SørensenSubstituted forGibbsat 77'minutes17Gomes Sara11IdahSubstituted forPukkiat 42'minutes24SargentSubstituted forTzolisat 77'minutes



Referee:Keith StroudAttendance:18,116Match StatsHome TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamNorwichPossessionHome33%Away67%ShotsHome11Away12Shots on TargetHome0Away3CornersHome6Away8FoulsHome9Away10Live Text Post update

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Norwich City 1.

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Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Norwich City 1.

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Attempt missed. Rarmani Edmonds-Green (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.


Kenny McLean (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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Foul by Kenny McLean (Norwich City).

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Michal Helik (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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Delay in match because of an injury Josh Ruffels (Huddersfield Town).


Marquinhos (Norwich City) is shown the red card.

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Foul by Marquinhos (Norwich City).

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Josh Ruffels (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Grant Hanley (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Foul by Tyreece Simpson (Huddersfield Town).

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Attempt blocked. Michal Helik (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Brahima Diarra.

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Attempt blocked. Sam McCallum (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Tyreece Simpson.

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Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Tomás Vaclík.

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Attempt saved. Christos Tzolis (Norwich City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Teemu Pukki.

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Attempt blocked. Jack Rudoni (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Brahima Diarra.

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Attempt missed. Tyreece Simpson (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Josh Ruffels.

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