Terriers hit back to hold Swans
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Huddersfield came from behind to draw 2-2 with Swansea in a thrilling encounter.Huddersfield came from behind to draw 2-2 with Swansea in a thrilling encounter at The Liberty Stadium.
The home side cut through Huddersfield's defence time and again in the first half to build up a 2-0 lead, but were stunned by two late goals from their Yorkshire rivals, who move back up to second.
Kenny Jackett's side started the brighter and, despite being given an early scare by Chris Brandon, proceeded to dominate the first half.
It was the prolific Lee Trundle who predictably opened the scoring for The Swans, finishing with aplomb with his left foot after being released by Andy Robinson's header (19).
They had several chances to double their advantage, with Rory Fallon heading just over and Garry Monk being denied by a fantastic instinctive save from Phil Senior, before they were gifted a second goal by poor Huddersfield defending.
Kevin McLeod was allowed far too much space to run with the ball and unleash a fierce shot which, though well parried by Senior, rebounded straight to Leon Britton. Again the Terriers defence seemed slow to respond, and the impressive right winger coolly slotted home (45).
Huddersfield were much more positive in the second half as they tried to get back into the game, but Swansea were in no mood to sit on their lead and continued to press forward, resulting in a breathless period of action.
The visitors were awarded a penalty when keeper Willy Gueret was adjudged to have fouled David Graham after rushing out to the edge of his area to challenge, but Brandon failed to capitalise, hitting the crossbar with his spot-kick.
The sides traded chances, Robinson striking the woodwork with a delightful curling effort for Swansea and Graham going close at the other end, before Huddersfield began their remarkable comeback.
Martin McIntosh escaped from his marker to head home Daniel Smith's inswinging corner at the back post and reduce their deficit (71), as Peter Jackson's side pushed The Swans firmly onto the back foot.
The equaliser came after 82 minutes, substitute Danny Schofield jinking down the left side of the area and perfectly playing in Graham, who had the simple task of tapping in.
Huddersfield surged forward in pursuit of a late winner, and amazingly it was Swansea who were left clinging on for a point.
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