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Ahead of the game | Terriers next Royals road-trip

A preview of our visit to the John Smith’s Stadium

23 August 2019

For the first time since our date at Wembley two years ago, Reading and Huddersfield will meet again this weekend when the Royals travel to the John Smith’s Stadium.

Huddersfield Town vs Reading
Saturday 24th August 2019, 3pm
John Smith’s Stadium
Sky Bet Championship

There has been plenty of change in both camps since then. The Terriers’ two-season stint in the top tier came to an end in the summer when they propped up the Premier League table with just 16 points on the board – 20 points from safety.

And that inability to get results was part of the reason why Jan Siewert, and David Wagner before him, were ejected from the manager’s office at John Smith’s Stadium. Temporarily, Mark Hudson is at the helm – the former defender finished his playing career with the Terriers in 2017 and is in his second caretaker spell with the club.

It has been a tough welcome back to the division; Cardiff, Fulham and Derby have all beaten Huddersfield so far, and their sole point came at Queens Park Rangers. They also have one less front to fight on; Lincoln City were 1-0 winners in their Carabao Cup First Round tie.

But they’ll be intending to get their season up and running this weekend – so our team will need to be at the mettle again if they are to take anything from the West Yorkshire trip.

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Tickets

Please head to our online Ticket Office here.

Tickets for this fixture are on advance sale at the following prices:

  • Adults: £30
  • 60 & Over: £20
  • 8 to 17: £15
  • 7 & Under: £10

Visiting supporters can also pay cash on turnstile 20 on arrival at John Smith’s Stadium, at no price increase. Please note, the 7 & Under price is not available on the turnstiles so if any supporters require this price band then they should purchase from the Ticket Office on arrival.

Collections and duplicates can be collected from window 2 at the Ticket Office which is located just to the side of Main Reception.

Travel

Travel by road could take upwards of four hours from Madejski Stadium via the A34, M40 and M1, so be sure to set off in good time.

Away Fans Guide

Huddersfield Town’s Away Fans Guide is available here.

Disabled Access Guide

Huddersfield Town’s Disabled Access Guide is available here.

Weather

JOHN SMITH'S STADIUM HUDDERSFIELD

It is set to be warm up in Huddersfield, but bear in mind the early start and late finish so it’ll be worth taking an extra layer too.

Reminder

We wish to politely remind supporters that the football club is responsible for their conduct at all matches (home or away) and any person committing a football-related offence or involved in serious misconduct at any match will result in a club ban. Examples of serious misconduct include discriminatory, offensive or abusive chanting, entering the pitch, persistent standing and throwing a missile. Supporters witnessing any incidents of serious misconduct are encouraged to report this to the football club by texting 80800, beginning your message with the word SAFE.

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Match Reports

Report | Ejaria and Morrison strike to earn away day victory

Superb second half display hands all three points to José Gomes' men

24 August 2019

A fabulous second half showing from the Royals earned us a comfortable 2-0 away win at the John Smith's Stadium this afternoon, courtesy of goals from Ovie Ejaria and Michael Morrison.

The hosts started the stronger, Alex Pritchard's free kick repelled by a Reading wall before Miazga and then Moore cut out low crosses from Diakhaby and Van La Parra respectively as Town earned joy down the right flank.

And the Royals were forced into an early substitution, Matt Miazga being replaced by Tom McIntyre at the back with only 11 minutes on the clock.

The first foray into the Terriers' box came from a pass from Ejaria, who threaded a low ball between defender for Joao to run onto - keeper Kamil Grabara raacing off his line to gather it ahead of the striker.

McIntyre got his chest in the way of a firm Pritchard strike midway through the half and captain Christopher Schindler glanced a header just wide from a well-directed corner soon after. The Terriers were on top.

Richards supplied a tempting cross looking for Joao but the ball was too far in front of the striker to cause trouble. And the Royals continued to spend most of their time chasing the ball and defending their box.

Appeals for a penalty from the home supporters were waved away after Boyé had outmuscled his man to win the ball back inside his own area. Brown went into the book soon after, cautioned after an ugly challenge on Yiadom.

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From the resulting free kick, Swift delivered a lovely ball into the box and Moore lost his marker to glance a header on from a good position. But the ball floated harmlessly wide as we entered the final five minutes of the half.

Moore did well at the other end moments later, recovering to dispossess Pritchard as he was about to pull the trigger, then Chalobah whistled an instintive show just wide of the left upright.

In four minutes of injury time, good work from Boyé teed up Joao for a shot from distance and he stuck the keeper's palms with a rasping effort that needed parrying clear by Grabara. But the game was goalless at the interval.

Half-time: Huddersfield Town 0-0 Reading

The second half came to life with three good chances within the space of a minute.

The first fell to Huddersfield who broke clear through Grant. Forced a little wide by last man Morrison, he shot and Rafael leapt to his left to push it to safety.

Reading responded instantly and twice nearly broke the deadlock. First Swift sprung the offside trap and, surrounded by defenders, he threaded a pass to Yiadom in space inside the box to his right. Yiadom took a touch and then arrowed an effor tpast Grabara and into the shuddering crossbar.

The Royals recycled it and a low cross from the left was met by Boyé whose first time strike was brilliantly parried by the Town keeper to keep the game goalless.

The second half was proving more open and Pritchard was denied by the glove of Rafael who tipped a shot from distance over his crossbar with nearly an hour on the clock.

Swift crossed from the right looking for Joao but Grabara did enough to punch it clear under pressure. Then at the other end, Grant raced down the left and swung the ball across the Reading area to Diakhaby in acres of space on the right side of the Royals box. Richards did brilliantly to get in front of him and get a touch to his shot and direct it wide.

José Gomes brought George Pușcaș off the bench and Reading soon took the lead - through the same right boot that handed us the advantage at the Hawthorns in midweek.

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A nice move began with Pușcaș and Joao and the ball was worked to the left where Richards passed inside for Ejaria. Swift and Ejaria cobined well and the latter weaved his way between defenders and into the area before placing a low right-footed effort wide of the dive of Grabara and inside the bottom left corner.

The Terriers brought Mbenza, Koroma and Campbell onto the pitch to look for an equaliser, but the Royals nearly had another when Swift beat his man down the left and cut the ball back to Joao on the edge of the box. He jinked right, left and right again before shooting but his effort was charged down.

Yiadom got on the end of an aerial ball to nod into the middle where Pușcaș lay in wait, but the Royals forward's hooked effort didn't have the power or dirtection to force a save from the keeper.

Swift saw a deflected shot go just wide soon after but frmo the resultant corner, Reading had a second!

Swift's outswinging corner was met by the head of Morrison and everyone watched as it dropped down and spun in off the inside of the left post.

Reading broke to nearly carve open another opportunity, Pușcaș scurrying into the Town box but he couldn't find Joao who had joined him in the counter attack.

Huddersfield were beaten and Reading saw out the remaining minutes with comfort, registering their first away win in the league this season. Unbeaten in four now, Reading also recorded back-to-back clean sheets.

Full-time: Huddersfield Town 0-2 Reading

Huddersfield Town: Grabara; Kongolo, Hogg, Schindler (c), Hadergjonaj, Brown, Chalobah, van La Parra (Mbenza 69), Pritchard (Campbell 75), Diakhaby (Koroma 79), Grant.
Unused Subs: Schofield, Bacuna, Elphick, O'Brien. 
Yellow: Brown

Reading: Rafael, Yiadom, Moore (c), Miazga (McIntyre 11), Morrison, Richards, Pelé, Ejaria (Rinomhota 76), Swift, João, Boyé (Pușcaș 69).
Unused Subs: Virgínia, Loader, Adam, Barrett.
Goals: Ejaria 71, Morrison 83
Yellow: Richards

Referee: Mr T Harrington

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