Huddersfield 2-2 Bolton

Huddersfield manager Simon Grayson

James Vaughan struck late on for Huddersfield to salvage a draw against Bolton in the Championship.

The Terriers went ahead when Anthony Gerrard's goal-bound header went in off centre-back Zat Knight and Lee Novak struck the bar soon after.

But the visitors equalised through Mark Davies's neat finish and Chris Eagles had his penalty saved by Alex Smithies.

Eagles made up for it with a 12-yard strike but Vaughan scored from close range with three minutes remaining.

Simon Grayson's men have now conceded nine goals in their last three games, but it will be opposition manager Dougie Freedman who will be the more concerned manager, having now failed to win six of their last seven league games.

And the Trotters have squandered 21 points from winning positions - the most in the division.

The hosts started the match on top with Adam Clayton stinging the palms of goalkeeper Adam Bogdan early on.

Bolton danger man Eagles responded soon after, forcing a save from Smithies.

Huddersfield went ahead as Oliver Norwood's corner was met by Gerrard, whose header ended up in the net off the unfortunate Knight.

They could have doubled their lead when Novak smashed against the bar, instead the away side levelled in the second half through Davies, who tucked home after an Eagles pass.

The former Manchester United man had a glorious chance with a spot-kick, after Paul Dixon fouled Sam Ricketts in box, but Smithies tipped his penalty onto the post.

Eagles redeemed himself shortly after by scoring from 12 yards out, but Vaughan's effort ensured Huddersfield avoided a third straight defeat.

Huddersfield manager Simon Grayson:

"If you paid money to come and watch this game I don't think you were short changed. The game swung backwards and forwards and I have kicked every ball and gone through every emotion.

"We made some mistakes but we could have nicked it at the end.

"Bolton are a top, top team at the wrong end of the division. They have Premier League experience and we showed we can compete."

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman:

"I am very proud of that performance. I am excited about what we have to work with here.

"I understand people will be disappointed at some of the results but from a coach's point of view we keep putting in performances. Sometimes you don't get what you deserve but you just stick to your principles.

"We play on the front foot and we keep going. What we need to do now is change these draws into wins."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (4)

Huddersfield Town

  • 01 Smithies
  • 03 Dixon Booked
  • 05 P Clarke
  • 06 Gerrard Booked
  • 32 Hunt
  • 04 Norwood
  • 08 Clayton Booked
  • 31 Atkinson (Ward - 80' )
  • 09 Novak Booked (Lee - 80' )
  • 18 Vaughan Booked
  • 20 Church (Scannell - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Bennett
  • 02 Woods
  • 15 Wallace
  • 11 Ward
  • 16 Arfield
  • 07 Scannell
  • 19 Lee

Bolton Wanderers

  • 01 Bogdan Booked
  • 04 Mills (Ream - 85' )
  • 12 Knight
  • 15 Warnock
  • 18 Ricketts
  • 07 Eagles
  • 08 Andrews
  • 16 M Davies
  • 20 Spearing
  • 27 Lee
  • 14 K Davies

Substitutes

  • 24 Lonergan
  • 05 Ream
  • 10 Petrov
  • 21 Pratley
  • 29 Butterfield
  • 09 Ngog
  • 17 Afobe
Ref: Ilderton
Att: 16,372

Match Stats

Shots

13 14

On target

6 9

Corners

7 8

Fouls

15 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:39 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +6:09 Booking

Booking Adam Clayton receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +5:55

Unfair challenge on Jay Spearing by Adam Clayton results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.

90:00 +5:20

James Vaughan takes a shot. Save by Adam Bogdan. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Oliver Norwood from the right by-line, Mark Davies makes a clearance.

90:00 +4:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Davies on Peter Clarke. Alex Smithies restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +3:38

Adam Clayton challenges Chris Eagles unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Zat Knight.

90:00 +2:48

Mark Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Clayton. Adam Clayton crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Stephen Warnock makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:40

James Vaughan takes a shot. Save by Adam Bogdan.

88:29

Oliver Norwood challenges Chung-Yong Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Bogdan restarts play with the free kick.

86:22

Alan Lee provided the assist for the goal.

86:22 Goal scored

Goal! - James Vaughan - Huddersfld 2 - 2 Bolton James Vaughan finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Huddersfield 2-2 Bolton.

84:34 Substitution

Substitution Matt Mills goes off and Tim Ream comes on.

82:17

Long range effort from Oliver Norwood misses to the left of the goal.

80:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Scannell by Jay Spearing. The ball is delivered by Oliver Norwood, Headed effort from inside the area by Anthony Gerrard misses to the right of the goal.

79:50 Substitution

Substitution Alan Lee comes on in place of Lee Novak.

79:50 Substitution

Substitution Chris Atkinson goes off and Daniel Ward comes on.

79:08

The assist for the goal came from Mark Davies.

79:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Eagles - Huddersfld 1 - 2 Bolton A goal is scored by Chris Eagles from deep inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Huddersfield 1-2 Bolton.

78:07

Corner from the left by-line taken by Oliver Norwood, Kevin Davies makes a clearance.

77:32

Peter Clarke concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Davies. Direct free kick taken by Keith Andrews.

75:34

Chris Eagles has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

74:23 Substitution

Substitution Sean Scannell comes on in place of Simon Church.

74:12 Penalty

Placed penalty taken by Chris Eagles saved by Alex Smithies. Huddersfield 1-1 Bolton.

73:16 Booking

Booking Paul Dixon is shown a yellow card.

73:08

Paul Dixon gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Samuel Ricketts.

72:13

Jay Spearing takes a shot. Peter Clarke gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Chris Eagles, clearance by James Vaughan.

70:56

The offside flag is raised against Stephen Warnock. Free kick taken by Alex Smithies.

69:19

Chris Eagles provided the assist for the goal.

69:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Mark Davies - Huddersfld 1 - 1 Bolton Goal scored by Mark Davies from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Huddersfield 1-1 Bolton.

67:49

Samuel Ricketts takes a shot. Save by Alex Smithies.

64:42

Stephen Warnock crosses the ball.

63:23 Booking

Booking The referee cautions James Vaughan for dissent.

63:12

James Vaughan challenges Samuel Ricketts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Eagles restarts play with the free kick.

61:52

Adam Clayton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chung-Yong Lee. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Chris Eagles, clearance made by Paul Dixon.

61:15 Booking

Booking Lee Novak goes into the referee's book.

60:43

Unfair challenge on Stephen Warnock by Lee Novak results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.

60:06

Oliver Norwood takes a shot. Save by Adam Bogdan.

59:06

Kevin Davies has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

56:59

The referee blows for offside against Stephen Warnock. Indirect free kick taken by Alex Smithies.

55:34

Foul by Adam Clayton on Chung-Yong Lee, free kick awarded. Jay Spearing takes the direct free kick.

54:58

Simon Church produces a cross.

52:38

Close range headed effort by Matt Mills clears the crossbar.

51:49

Chris Eagles takes a shot. Jack Hunt gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Chris Eagles, clearance by Chris Atkinson.

50:41

Kevin Davies takes a shot. Save by Alex Smithies.

48:55

Chung-Yong Lee delivers the ball.

47:38

Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Eagles, Peter Clarke manages to make a clearance.

47:09 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Anthony Gerrard for unsporting behaviour.

47:03

Unfair challenge on Chris Eagles by Anthony Gerrard results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Eagles.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +4:09 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +2:16

Corner taken right-footed by Oliver Norwood from the right by-line, Kevin Davies manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +1:37

The ball is swung over by Jack Hunt, Adam Bogdan makes a save. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Oliver Norwood, clearance made by Kevin Davies.

45:00 +0:12

Simon Church fouled by Jay Spearing, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Adam Clayton, Adam Bogdan makes a save.

41:35 Booking

Booking Adam Bogdan goes into the referee's book.

41:20

Adam Bogdan is adjudged to have handled the ball. Strike comes in from Oliver Norwood from the free kick.

40:47

Corner taken right-footed by Oliver Norwood, clearance made by Jay Spearing.

40:08

Jack Hunt takes a shot. Jay Spearing makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by Oliver Norwood, Zat Knight manages to make a clearance.

37:54

Effort from outside the penalty box by Chris Atkinson goes wide right of the goal.

37:41

Mark Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Clayton. Adam Clayton takes the free kick.

36:07

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Eagles.

34:39

Foul by Chris Atkinson on Jay Spearing, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Matt Mills.

33:50

Chung-Yong Lee is caught offside. Alex Smithies takes the free kick.

28:48

The ball is sent over by Adam Clayton, save by Adam Bogdan.

27:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Church by Matt Mills. Free kick taken by Adam Clayton.

25:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Eagles on Oliver Norwood. Oliver Norwood restarts play with the free kick.

24:05

Chris Eagles takes the outswinging corner, Matt Mills takes a shot. Save by Alex Smithies. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Eagles, Oliver Norwood manages to make a clearance.

18:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Eagles by Anthony Gerrard. Chris Eagles delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Peter Clarke. Corner taken by Chris Eagles, save made by Alex Smithies.

16:12

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Lee Novak goes wide of the right-hand upright.

15:58

Lee Novak takes a shot.

15:10

Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Eagles, clearance made by Anthony Gerrard.

12:25

Oliver Norwood challenges Jay Spearing unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jay Spearing restarts play with the free kick.

11:36

Keith Andrews has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

11:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chung-Yong Lee by Peter Clarke. Stephen Warnock takes the free kick.

10:39

Effort from long distance by Adam Clayton goes wide right of the target.

8:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Zat Knight - Huddersfld 1 - 0 Bolton Headed own goal by Zat Knight. Huddersfield 1-0 Bolton.

7:52

Inswinging corner taken by Oliver Norwood from the left by-line.

4:45

Peter Clarke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Eagles. Strike comes in from Chris Eagles from the free kick.

3:54

Chris Eagles takes a shot. Save by Alex Smithies.

2:46

Adam Clayton takes a shot. Save by Adam Bogdan.

2:31

Keith Andrews gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Oliver Norwood. Oliver Norwood restarts play with the free kick.

1:37

Keith Andrews takes a shot. Save by Alex Smithies.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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