Premier League
10 March 2018
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What a result for Swansea, they had it all to do after Jordan Ayew's red card but rallied together to secure a point that could be crucial come the end of the campaign. They too now have a four point cushion over the relegation zone but now face two stern matches, first hosting Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup quarter-finals before travelling to Manchester United after the international break.
A frustrating day for Huddersfield, who dominated possession throughout but struggled to find a breakthrough. Their failure to score was a mixture of a lack of ideas and being thwarted by both the the Swansea defence and the frame of the goal, which they hit twice. Four points above the relegation zone, crucial games against fellow strugglers Crystal Palace and Newcastle.
FULL TIME! Swansea City hold firm to secure a valuable point after playing with ten men since the 11th minute! Jordan Ayew's very early dismissal killed the tie, leaving his side with their backs against the wall, but a superb defensive performance has given the travelling side something to cherish- both sides now sit four points above the relegation zone.
90'+3 A late booking for Quaner in what has been a frustrating afternoon for the Huddersfield attackers.
90'+2 Into FOUR minutes of added time.
90'+1 OFF THE POST! Huddersfield hit the woodwork for the second time! Ince rises at the far post and heads into the ground, where it bounces up and strikes the frame of the goal. Fabianski was beaten and that could be the game right there.
90' The Swansea defence is swarming the Huddersfield attackers as soon as they get into the final third. It's an impossible task for the hosts to break down the defensive wall in front of them.
89' Another Swansea change, with Carroll introduced in play of Ki.
88' It's the sort of approach you'd expect to see on the final day of the season. Huddersfield throwing everything they possibly can forward to get a goal, Swansea defending resiliently. Both sides know how important this game could be at the end of the season.
86' This could be a massive point for Swansea. Whilst they probably entered this game eyeing a win, their task changed dramatically with the early red card and a point on the road will now be seen as a big result.
84' Another set-piece wasted from Huddersfield, who can't get anything going in the attacking third. It's been a really blunt performance from David Wagner's side.
82' Swansea getting a rare chance to push into the final third but can't hold the ball in the coner as they intended, which allows Huddersfield to pile forward yet again.
80' Another corner for Huddersfield again comes to nothing, with Swansea's defence standing firm, and Fabianski is down in the area after clashing with Mounie.
78' Final change for Huddersfield and it's another attacking one, with van La Parra replaced by Depoitre.
77' If this stays goalless, Huddersfield may look back on this game with plenty of regret. They face fellow relegation strugglers Crystal Palace and Newcastle United in the next few weeks.
75' Huddersfield throwing everything but the kitchen sink forward and Swansea have their backs against the wall. Carvalhal's men rising to the occasion though but the onslaught will continue.
73' First change for Swansea sees Ayew, who's had a really difficult time today, replaced by Tammy Abraham.
72' Still goalless as Fabianski grabs onto another half-hearted attempt from Huddersfield. Look increasingly likely to hold on for a point.
70' Now then, a contentious decision has got Swansea very angry. Hadergjonaj slides in on Ki and leaves the South Korean in a hump, which earns him a yellow card.
69' Another change for Huddersfield, with Danny Williams on for Mooy.
Swansea's defence remains firm and Carvalhal will be very pleased with the response he's seen from his side since being reduced to ten men.
67' Quaner adds some height to the Huddersfield attack, which could be crucial given that the majority of their chances are being created from wide areas, but the decision to take off Pritchard is strange considering he was one of the better performers.
65' First change of the game is a Huddersfield one, as Pritchard makes way for Quaner.
64' CHANCE! It's a corner routine from the training ground as Mooy plays it to the edge of the box where Hadergjonaj curls a shot at goal that's just wide of the left-hand post.
63' Another booking for Swansea, as Ayew holds back Van La Parra right on the edge of the area.
62' OFF THE BAR! Mounie close again! It drops to him on the edge of the area and he fires a fierce volley towards goal with his right foot, which cannons off the frame of the goal. It's behind for a corner, with Fabianski getting a crucial touch on the ball.
61' CHANCE! Now a superb opportunity for Huddersfield at the other end, as Hadergjonaj finds Mounie with a low cross but the forward's shot is into the side netting.
60' CHANCE! Swansea had a golden opportunity to take the lead! Ki whips a dangerous ball into the area, where a number of Swansea players beat the offside trap. Van der Hoorn was one of those in there but he failed to get a shot away.
59' Huddersfield growing increasingly frustrated with Swansea, who are understandably killing as much time as they can when they have set-pieces. The Welsh side have actually got the ball into the attacking third, which is the furthest forward they've been all game.
57' Another corner for Huddersfield, who have had plenty of chances to get set-pieces into the area, but Mooy's delivery is once again punched away by Fabianski.
55' Surely can't be too long until we see some changes. Swansea remain with their backs against the wall, whilst Huddersfield look short on ideas in the final third.
53' Wasted opportunity for Huddersfield as the ball finds Malone inside the six-yard box but he misses an attempt completely, letting Swansea off the hook.
51' CHANCE! Whiskers wide from Hogg as he drills a low shot towards goal, though Fabianski may have had it covered.
50' Olsson booked for timewasting and it's not too much of a surprise, as Michael Oliver has warned the Swansea defenders on numerous occasions during the first half.
49' Interestingly, Swansea may feel that Jonathan Hogg should also have been sent off in the incident that saw Jordan Ayew given his marching orders. Both players came in high and there have been suggestions that Hogg stamped on the Ghanaian, so perhaps we should have seen a double dismissal.
47' It's started exactly as you'd expect, with Huddersfield attacking and Swansea with the whole team behind the ball. Mounie is still lacking opportunities to work with though.
45' KICK-OFF! Back underway in west Yorkshire, where hopefully we'll have more action. Huddersfield now attacking to the right.
Carlos Carvalhal needs to make changes to spark life into his side, who have slumped since losing Jordan Ayew after just 11 minutes. The Ghanaian can have zero complaints about his dismissal as it was a woeful foul and it's left his side in the lurch.
Huddersfield have failed to break down Swansea's organised defensive line, who have been focused on standing firm at the back after being reduced to ten early on. Mooy and Pritchard's involvement has been limited, with the hosts forced wide on numerous occasions but failing to become a threat in the air.
HALF TIME! The first period at the John Smith's Stadium is over and there isn't really too much to talk about in an attacking sense. Jordan Ayew's early sending off has killed Swansea, who have struggled to get the ball out of their own area, whilst Huddersfield have done nothing with the ball despite dominating proceedings.
45'+3 King concedes a foul for Swansea, giving Mooy a chance to fire a delivery into the area. It's headed behind for a corner but Fabianski comes off his line to punch the ball away.
45'+1 THREE minutes of added-time to end the first period.
45' Free-kick in a decent area for Huddersfield as Andre Ayew fouls Ince in an attempt to get into the game. Ince stands over the ball and strikes towards goal but Fabianski shuffles across his line to catch the attempt easily.
43' Huddersfield have no had a man advantage for half an hour but they've failed to test Fabianski at all during that spell.
42' Well, that's a damning stat for Swansea. Huddersfield have seen 80% of possession in this game, which is staggering.
40' Edging towards half-time and both sides have plenty to improve upon. Swansea need to get a grip on the game, whilst Huddersfield are doing absolutely nothing despite dominating possession.
38' Andre Ayew is looking as lost as the city of Atlantis. His team cannot find him at all, with the link between midfield and attack being non-existent. I wouldn't be surprised to see Carvalhal make a change at the break.
36' Unfortunately, it looks like the early dismissal has killed any chance of this game being open. Swansea have barely been able to get the ball out of their own half and Huddersfield cannot quite find a way through.
34' Swansea are crying out for new ideas. As soon as they pick up the ball, they're forced to clear up the field with no options for a short pass. Andre Ayew, on his own in attack, can't get a sniff and is looking increasingly isolated.
32' CHANCE! Pritchard picks up the ball on the edge of the area and shuffles onto his left, firing a low shot towards goal that is deflected behind by Mawsom. It's scrappy defensively from the resulting corner for Swansea but they manage to get the ball away.
30' Home fans growing increasingly frustrated with their side, as they've really lacked creativity. Mooy needs to be involved more with Pritchard to launch attacks through the middle, giving Mounie chances with his feet rather than the forward challenging for aerial balls.
28' Swansea doing well to force Huddersfield to attack the wide areas, then dealing with any lofted balls that are played into the area. The crosses from the hosts have been poor, in truth, and it's all far too easy for Carvalhal's side.
26' For all their dominance, Huddersfield really haven't done much with the ball and Swansea are finding it very easy defensively.
24' Swansea already look like they'd take a draw this afternoon but for Huddersfield, against ten men, that would be a disappointment. Just a few more wins for either side this season should cement their Premier League status.
22' STAT: Jordan Ayew's red card after 11 minutes is the earliest dismissal in the Premier League this season, Opta state.
20' CHANCE! It's all Huddersfield here and the wide areas continue to be their preferred avenue of choice. Fabianski yet to be tested though, with Schindler heading wide of the mark.
19' Swansea need to be careful here. Mawson has lunged in on Pritchard, completely missing the ball, and picks up a yellow card.
17' Huddersfield patiently trying to break down Swansea down the left side, where Mooy is starting to find space. The visitors remain firm in defence but they can't get the ball out of their defensive half.
15' Carvalhal's tactical impact on Swansea since his appointment has been superb and he may need to make a switch here. However, that early change against Brighton a few weeks ago proved to be disastrous as his side went on to lose 4-1. No changes yet but the Welsh side are still struggling to get a foot in the game.
13' The task for Swansea is now very hard and the loss of Jordan Ayew leaves his brother Andre leading the line on his own.
11' RED CARD! A massive blow for Swansea City as they're reduced to ten men. Both players came in high but it's clumsy from the Ghanaian, he's missed the ball completely. He can't have too many complaints.
10' A big, crunching tackle in the middle of the field that leaves both Jordan Ayew and Hogg down in pain. Both players came in high but Ayew's attempt for the ball was very bad, he crunched into his opponent's leg and Michael Oliver is waiting to make a decision.
8' Swansea yet to get going here and Carvalhal will be disappointed, though his side remains very organised. They're sitting back and soaking up the pressure at bit, waiting for the ideal opportunity to press high up the field.
6' CHANCE! Huddersfield's bright start continues! Pritchard picks up the ball in midfield and feeds a pass through to Mounie but he fails to hit the target with his shot, under pressure from Mawson.
5' Huddersfield will be happy with their start, as they've knocked the ball around well and have limited the opportunities that Swansea have had, whilst Tom Ince had a half-chance in the opening minutes but he failed to connect with his shot.
3' Swansea looking to press high here, whilst Huddersfield are looking to counter. It's set-up very nicely here for what should be an intriguing clash.
1' KICK-OFF! We're underway at the John Smith's Stadium, where the hosts get us started and attack to the left in the first half.
For Swansea, they'll hope that Andre Ayew builds upon his fine display last weekend. The Ghanaian never quite found his feet at West Ham but came back to haunt his former employers last weekend, with a starring performance that included an assist. Alongside his brother Ayew, who has six assists this season, the pair could be the catalyst for the Swans to secure their top-flight status.
Huddersfield will be delighted to see Aaron Mooy return after his recent injury problems, as the Australian international has been a stand-out player for the Terriers during the course of the past 18 months. His return of four goals is the third-highest in the Huddersfield squad, whilst his tally of three assists is second to only Collin Quaner.
After tearing West Ham to shreds last weekend, Carvalhal opts to select an unchanged side for the trip to west Yorkshire. It means the Ayew brothers lead the line again, with Andre particularly impressing last weekend against his former club, whilst a back-three consisting of van der Hoorn, Fernandez and Mawson will look to keep a first clean sheet in the Premier League for a month.
David Wagner makes three changes to the side last lost 2-0 to Tottenham last time out, reinstating Malone, Mooy and Ince to the starting line-up. As a result, Williams and Quaner drop to the bench, whilst Terence Kongolo is absent through injury.
Swansea subs: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Luciano Narsingh, Kyle Bartley, Connor Roberts, Tom Carroll, Nathan Dyer, Tammy Abraham.
Huddersfield subs: Joel Coleman, Chris Lowe, Danny Williams, Collin Quaner, Laurent Depoitre, Tommy Smith, Abdelhamid Sabiri.
Swansea XI: Lukasz Fabianski; Mike van der Hoorn, Federico Fernandez, Alfie Mawson; Kyle Naughton, Andy King, Ki Sung-yueng, Sam Clucas, Martin Olsson; Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew.
Huddersfield XI: Jonas Lossl; Florent Hadergjonaj, Scott Malone, Christopher Schindler, Zanka; Aaron Mooy, Jonathan Hogg; Tom Ince, Alex Pritchard, Rajiv van La Parra; Steve Mounie.
Team news from the John Smith's Stadium is in, so let's get right into it.
Swansea's highlight in recent weeks was certainly the 4-1 victory over fellow strugglers West Ham last week, which sent Carvalhal's side surging up the table and gave them a three-point cushion over the relegation zone. On current form it would take a brave man to bet against Swansea surviving the drop but there's work to be done with Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City still to play this season.
The Swans' improvement in form under the guidance of Carvalhal has been near perfect, with the south Wales side fifth in the form table over the course of the past five games. During that run they've taken 11 points from a possible 15 and, excluding the tactical meltdown that occured a few weeks ago in a 4-1 defeat to Brighton, they've excelled.
Three points for Huddersfield would certainly provide a huge platform to build upon heading into the final two months of the Premier League season but they'll know they have a stern task on their hands up against a Swansea City side that has been rejuvenated under the tenure of Carlos Carvalhal.
David Wagner's Terriers have caught the eye at times this season but have work to do if they're to enjoy a second consecutive season in the top-flight. Today's game kicks-off a crucial run of game for the west Yorkshire side, as they're due to clash with relegation rivals Crystal Palace and Newcastle United over the course of the coming weeks.
Good afternoon and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Premier League clash between Huddersfield Town and Swansea City, in what is a crucial match for both sides as they sit just three points above the relegation zone heading into the business end of the season.


J. Lössl
Ł. Fabiański
S. Malone
Ki Sung-Yeung
M. van der Hoorn
J. Hogg
A. Mawson
A. Mooy
Martin Olsson
R. van La Parra
S. Clucas
J. Ayew
A. Ayew
A. Pritchard
T. Ince
A. King
S. Mounié
M. Jørgensen
C. Schindler
K. Naughton
F. Fernández
F. Hadergjonaj

Additional info

M. Oliver
S. Bennett
S. Burt
Fourth official
J. Moss


Match Stats

Huddersfield Town Swansea City
93 Attacks (Dangerous) 12
12 Corners 0
9 Fouls 8
12 Free Kicks 11
2 Goal Kicks 19
2 Offsides 4
5 Shots (blocked) 0
15 Shots (off target) 0
4 Shots (on target) 0
2 Shots (woodwork) 0
34 Throw Ins 18

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