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Huddersfield 0-1 U23s - report

17 October 2016

Huddersfield Town 0-1 Blades U23s - match report

United's U23s returned to winning ways with a hard-fought victory over Huddersfield Town at PPG Canalside.


The Blades produced a resolute and determined performance against the Terriers, who finished the game with ten men following the second-half dismissal of Phillip Billing and it was striker Jake Wright who was United's match winner, scoring shortly after Billing saw red.


The victory was United's first in the Professional Development League since the success at QPR in September and the performance earn the praise of Academy Manager Travis Binnion, who remarked: "It was a very pleasing and deserved win.


"It was a tough game against strong opposition, who were top of the league before the game and in the first half an hour we had to fight hard to stay in the game.


"Gradually we got a foothold and had chances, but to come in at 0-0 gave the players the confidence to kick on and shade what became an even contest.


"We took advantage of playing against ten-men which isn't always easy, Jake Wright was outstanding and we saw the game out very well."


Blades: Long, Gordon, Kelly, Reed, Cummings, Semple, Brooks, Slater (K. Smith 71), Wright, Whiteman (Gilmour 71), Hallam (Graham 90)
Unused: T. Smith, Pollard.


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