Winless streak continues for Huddersfield Town

Point-saver: Luton Town's Jordan Clark and Huddersfield Town scorer Naby Sarr battle for the ball.Point-saver: Luton Town's Jordan Clark and Huddersfield Town scorer Naby Sarr battle for the ball.
Point-saver: Luton Town's Jordan Clark and Huddersfield Town scorer Naby Sarr battle for the ball.
Huddersfield Town are winless in their last six league games but at least they gained a point to stay clear of the relegation zone after finishing the match with 10 men as Harry Toffolo was sent off for a lunging challenge on Glen Rea in stoppage time.

Luton led through James Collins’s 11th-minute opener but Town defender Naby Sarr equalised with 15 minutes remaining.

Terriers chief Carlo Corberan said: “After three or four minutes we started to dominate the game, started to control, but I think the mistake that we had was we didn’t recognise the situation.

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“In the second half, we found our spirit, how we could create chances and I think in these moments – there was one moment in particular after the goal – we saw we could go for the game and we wanted to go for the game.

“We wanted to take the three points, but at the same time they thought they could be close to the goal, too, but at the end I think the draw was the normal result.

“It’s so difficult to control this game, in terms of the pitch, the conditions and the emotions of these types of games.

“We created some good opportunities, but at the same time we had to defend very strong with a lot of attention from the set-pieces they create because we know that they are good at them.”

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Hatters chief Nathan Jones was left frustrated and said: “I thought after the first half we should have been more than one up as Pottsy’s (Dan Potts) had a great chance, right on half-time which would have made it two.

“We’ve had double the shots on target that they’ve had, they’ve had more possession than us, but they’re a possession-based side in terms of how they set up.

“I’m quite happy with the performance, I’m just disappointed we didn’t get the second goal as I think that would have been enough.”

After Collins tucked home Harry Cornick’s cross early on, Luton had a great chance on the stroke of half-time, Potts heading Mpanzu’s tantalising cross against the post from a few yards out.

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Mpanzu fired over from the edge of the area but Huddersfield pressed and were level when Sarr tapped into the net after goalkeeper Simon Sluga parried Juninho Bacuna’s low free kick.

Collins was denied and Rea headed against a post in stoppage time.

Luton Town: Sluga, Pearson, Lockyer, Bradley, Potts, Mpanzu; Berry (Rea 72), Dewsbury-Hall, Cornick (Ince 83), Collins; Clark (Naismith 87). Unused substitutes: Adebayo, Shea, Cranie, Hylton, Moncur, Nombe.

Huddersfield Town: Schofield, Pipa (Pritchard 67, Vallejo 90), Keogh, Sarr, Toffolo; Bacuna, Hogg, O’Brien, Mbenza (Aarons 46), Campbell; Holmes (High 90). Unused substitutes: Leutwiler, Duhaney, Thomas, Crichlow-Noble, Phillips.

Referee: L Doughty (Lancashire).

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