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  • English Npower Championship
  • 22 December 2012, 5:20pm
  • Selhurst Park
  • Attendance: 17,993
PalacePalacevHuddersfieldHuddersfield
1
  • Zaha, 39
1
  • Southern, 75

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Match ends, Crystal Palace 1, Huddersfield Town 1.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Crystal Palace 1, Huddersfield Town 1.

90+2 mins:Foul by Kagisho Dikgacoi (Crystal Palace).

90+2 mins:Jack Hunt (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Foul by Peter Ramage (Crystal Palace).

90 mins:Jack Hunt (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

88 mins:Offside, Huddersfield Town. Adam Hammill tries a through ball, but Adam Hammill is caught offside.

87 mins:Foul by Jack Hunt (Huddersfield Town).

87 mins:Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

87 mins:Jack Hunt (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82 mins:Substitution, Crystal Palace. André Moritz replaces Yannick Bolasie.

81 mins:Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Peter Clarke replaces James Vaughan.

80 mins:Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town) is shown the red card for fighting.

80 mins:Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town).

80 mins:Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

76 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

75 mins:Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Huddersfield Town 1. Keith Southern (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniel Ward with a cross.

74 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

72 mins:Hand ball by Dean Moxey (Crystal Palace).

71 mins:Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Daniel Ward replaces Sean Scannell.

70 mins:Foul by Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town).

70 mins:Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Offside, Crystal Palace. Wilfried Zaha tries a through ball, but Wilfried Zaha is caught offside.

64 mins:Foul by Kagisho Dikgacoi (Crystal Palace).

64 mins:Jack Hunt (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

63 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

63 mins:Foul by Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace).

63 mins:Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Foul by Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace).

61 mins:Calum Woods (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

59 mins:Attempt missed. Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

59 mins:Foul by Kagisho Dikgacoi (Crystal Palace).

59 mins:Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

58 mins:Corner, Crystal Palace.

53 mins:Substitution, Crystal Palace. Dean Moxey replaces Joel Ward.

52 mins:Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

52 mins:Foul by Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town).

52 mins:Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

49 mins:Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box.

47 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

47 mins:Foul by Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace).

47 mins:Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Adam Hammill replaces Oliver Norwood.

Second Half begins Crystal Palace 1, Huddersfield Town 0.

45+4 mins:First Half ends, Crystal Palace 1, Huddersfield Town 0.

45+3 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

45+3 mins:Attempt saved. Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

45 mins:Corner, Crystal Palace.

43 mins:Corner, Crystal Palace.

41 mins:Foul by James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town).

41 mins:Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

39 mins:Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Huddersfield Town 0. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Yannick Bolasie.

38 mins:Foul by Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town).

38 mins:Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

38 mins:Offside, Huddersfield Town. James Vaughan tries a through ball, but James Vaughan is caught offside.

36 mins:Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town).

36 mins:Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

32 mins:Foul by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town).

32 mins:Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

30 mins:Foul by James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town).

30 mins:Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

26 mins:Foul by James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town).

26 mins:Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

24 mins:Corner, Crystal Palace.

23 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

22 mins:Attempt saved. Jermaine Beckford (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

19 mins:Penalty saved! Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

18 mins:Penalty conceded by Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) after a foul in the penalty area.

18 mins:Penalty Huddersfield Town. Sean Scannell draws a foul in the penalty area.

17 mins:Offside, Huddersfield Town. James Vaughan tries a through ball, but James Vaughan is caught offside.

15 mins:Substitution, Crystal Palace. Daniel Gabbidon replaces Owen Garvan.

14 mins:Foul by James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town).

14 mins:Peter Ramage (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

11 mins:Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

11 mins:Foul by Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace).

11 mins:Jermaine Beckford (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

10 mins:Foul by James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town).

10 mins:Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

10 mins:Foul by Jonathan Parr (Crystal Palace).

10 mins:Jack Hunt (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

7 mins:Attempt missed. Owen Garvan (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

6 mins:Attempt missed. Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

3 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

3 mins:Attempt saved. Jermaine Beckford (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.

2 mins:Calum Woods (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

1 mins:Foul by Calum Woods (Huddersfield Town).

1 mins:Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 22 December 2012, 5:20pm
  • Selhurst Park
  • Attendance: 17,993
PalacePalacevHuddersfieldHuddersfield
1
  • Zaha, 39
1
  • Southern, 75

match report

Crystal Palace were pegged back by Huddersfield as an incident-filled match at Selhurst Park ended 1-1 on Saturday.

Wilfried Zaha enhanced his reputation with a stunning goal in an entertaining encounter. Arsenal and Manchester United are rumoured to be lining up January bids for the young England winger, and he bumped up his price tag by firing Palace into the lead in style.

But a goalkeeping error by Julian Speroni allowed Keith Southern to claim his first goal for Huddersfield as the visitors snatched a draw. It was harsh on Speroni, who kept Palace in the game in the first half after they were reduced to 10 men when Damien Delaney was sent off after only 10 minutes.

The Argentinian, a survivor from the last time Palace were in the Premier league seven years ago, pulled off a string of fine saves including from a penalty from Adam Clayton. But his second-half blunder gifted Huddersfield a point as Palace slipped to third in the Championship. Huddersfield also ended the match with 10 men after Anthony Gerrard saw red late on.

The Eagles were dealt a huge blow early on when defender Delaney was sent off for a foul on Jermaine Beckford.

Palace, now a man down, should have also been a goal down 10 minutes later when Joel Ward pulled down former Selhurst winger Sean Scannell in the area. Clayton stepped up to take the penalty but his weak effort was comfortably saved by Speroni, low to his right.

Moments later Speroni was at it again, superbly turning away Beckford's point-blank shot from Scannell's cross.

Huddersfield were well on top but they came close to gifting Palace the lead when Jack Hunt's pass back to goalkeeper Alex Smithies was intercepted by Glenn Murray. The 20-goal striker rounded Smithies but found the angle too tight and rolled his effort across goal.

And having weathered the early storm, the 10 men took the lead in style with seven minutes of the first half remaining.

Yannick Bolasie robbed Oliver Norwood on the right-hand corner of the penalty area and slipped in Zaha with an extravagant backheel. Zaha charged into the box, sidestepped Hunt and lashed an unstoppable shot into the roof of Smithies' net.

In first-half stoppage time, Clayton almost atoned for his penalty miss with a 20-yard curler but Speroni clawed his effort away.

However, for all Speroni's heroics before the break, he was badly at fault as Huddersfield grabbed the softest of equalisers in the 74th minute.

Palace half-cleared a corner and Southern, lurking just inside the area, helped the ball back towards goal. Beckford was standing in front of Speroni but the keeper had no excuse for allowing the ball to squirm out of his hands, through his legs and into the net.

Referee Graham Scott levelled up the numbers with 10 minutes left when he showed Gerrard a red card for a lunge on Bolasie.

Mile Jedinak went closest for Palace in the second half but his drive flew over as the hosts had to settle for a point.

team line-up

1Julian Speroni
28Peter Ramage
2Joel Ward53
27Damien Delaney
7Yannick Bolasie82
15Mile Jedinak
8Kagisho Dikgacoi
10Owen Garvan15
4Jonathan Parr
17Glenn Murray
16Wilfried Zaha

substitutes

33Daniel Gabbidon15
22Stuart O'Keefe
30André Moritz82
19Jermaine Easter
34Lewis Price
21Dean Moxey53
24Kwesi Appiah

referee

Graham Scott

team line-up

1Alex Smithies
33Joel Lynch
2Calum Woods
32Jack Hunt
6Anthony Gerrard
8Adam Clayton
24Keith Southern
4Oliver Norwood46
21Jermaine Beckford
18James Vaughan81
7Sean Scannell71

substitutes

14Adam Hammill46
13Ian Bennett
31Chris Atkinson
11Daniel Ward71
20Simon Church
5Peter Clarke81
3Paul Dixon

referee

Graham Scott

match stats

possession %4951
shots on target15
shots off target31
corners48
tackles won00
offsides13