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The Terriers crash out of the FA Cup

The Terriers are knocked out of the FA Cup by Nottingham Forest in a 2-1 defeat.

Regardless of them taking the lead through Tom Lees opening goal, Nottingham Forest came back from behind and turned the tables around and securing their place in the next round. 

The home side made their presence be known early into the game with loads of possession of the ball it paid off with in James Garner trying from range in the 10th minute which was saved well by Jamal Blackman. 

Later, Forest had the ball back of the net with Sturridge finishing first time from a Brennan Johnson cross but assistant referee ruled it offside. 

The 13th minute Terriers saw chance to break deadlock, Daniel Sinani swung in an excellent corner near the post Tom Lees rose the highest and headed home his third goal in two games. 

The game continued with both sides looking dangerous when they got opportunity forward. 

Forest found their equaliser in the 29th minute, Naby Sarr slid in to deny Ryan Yates unfortunately the ball bounced back towards Surridge who side footed passed Jamal Blackman. 

Huddersfield had a chance to regain their lead minutes later, by a Pipa shot which hit the post after a lay off from Eiting. 

The home team doubled their lead in the 38th minutes, as Ryan Yates pounced on from a free kick and headed home for Forest. 

The terriers had partly chance before halftime, but their corner was cleared comfortably. 

The second half was like the first with the Terriers chance coming close in the 48th minute. Thomas played in clean, but his shot hit the side netting. 

The terriers tried to change things by bringing on Danny Ward for his 400th appearance alongside Jordan Rhodes in a formation of 4-4-2. 

A free kick fell to Huddersfield in the 73rd minute after Thomas was fouled in the wing. Sadly, Horvath made a mammoth saved to deny substitute Ward. 

Forest youngster Djen Spence missed a chance to further the hosts lead in the 77th minute as the right back shot went over the bar. 

After Forest wasted another chance this time Manchester United loanee Garner who miskicked the ball as he was played across the goal. 

Unfortunately for Huddersfield they did not take their chances after their first goal it was like they parked the bus, and this game was too big to be showing that kind of mentality of sitting back.

The Terriers haven’t made a quarter finals appearance in the FA Cup since 1972, what makes it devastating is they were on a 18-game unbeaten run beating Premier League side Burnley.

Both teams are pushing for promotion, right now Forest has the bragging rights over Huddersfield. We just have to wait and see if they carry on with this form and go up to the Premier League. They won’t have fear facing Liverpool in the quarter-finals at City Ground since they’ve seen off Arsenal and Leicester.

Huddersfield Town team:

Blackman, Pipa, Pearson, Hogg, Ruffels, Thomas, Holms, Sarr, Sinani, Lees, Eiting


Nicholls, Toffolo, Anjorin, Rhodes, High, Turton, Ward, Rowe, Russell

Nottingham Forest team:

Horvath, Spence, Warrall, Zinckernagel, Lowe, Surridge, Johnson, Yates, McKenna, Cook, Garner


Samba, Figueiredo, Laryea, Cafu, Colback, Mighten, Lolley, Silva, Davis

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