Tag: James Vaughan

Championship: Bournemouth 1-1 Huddersfield

Bournemouth returned to the top of the Championship on goal difference, despite being held by Huddersfield.

The Cherries are level on points with Middlesbrough and a point clear of third-placed Derby, both of whom are in FA Cup fifth-round action this weekend.

An excellent set-piece routine was finished off by Yann Kermorgant to put the hosts in front before half-time.

But Huddersfield striker James Vaughan turned in Jack Robinson’s shot midway through the second period to level.

The visitors responded well to their 4-1 home defeat by Wolves in midweek, producing a superb battling display against a Bournemouth team that have now drawn consecutive home games.

Huddersfield made a bright start but it was the hosts who created the majority of the game’s early chances.

Defender Steve Cook and striker Kermorgant sent headers off target for Bournemouth, who won 4-0 at Huddersfield on the opening day of the season, while Terriers goalkeeper Alex Smithies made saves from two Matt Ritchie attempts either side of Kermorgant’s opener.

That goal came when Matt Ritchie’s corner was played in low and Harry Arter allowed the ball to run through to Kermorgant, who drilled low into the net.

At the other end, Cherries goalkeeper Artur Boruc kept out Tommy Smith’s curling shot, but Huddersfield chances were rare despite their continuous endeavour.

And Vaughan’s equaliser, his third in as many games, came against the run of play after Bournemouth had dominated possession for large spells in the opening stages of the second period.

The impressive Smithies made further saves from Kermorgant, Ritchie and Arter, while Callum Wilson had an effort cleared off the line in the closing minutes as Bournemouth searched in vain for a winning goal.

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Championship: Huddersfield 1-4 Wolves

Striker Nouha Dicko scored twice to give Wolves’ promotion push a timely fillip with victory at Huddersfield.

Dicko fired under Alex Smithies after a through ball from Rajiv van La Parra and it was 2-0 when Conor Coady headed Bakary Sako’s corner into his own net after the break.

Benik Afobe’s strike made it 3-0 before James Vaughan got a goal back for the hosts from Sean Scannell’s cross.

Dicko made it 4-1 when he rounded Smithies to slot home in injury time.

It was a frustrating night for Chris Powell’s Huddersfield side after they created the better chances, with Coady’s own goal early in the second half proving a pivotal moment in the match.

The victory ended a run of three matches without a win for Kenny Jackett’s Wolves team and moved them to within four points of sixth-placed Brentford.

Huddersfield, 15th in the table, have won four and lost four of their last eight matches.

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Championship: Millwall 1-3 Huddersfield

Huddersfield overcame Nahki Wells’ sending off to beat Millwall.

The Terriers’ were down to 10 men early in the second half when the striker was shown his second yellow card.

Sean Scannell’s neat finish had put the Yorkshire club ahead, but Stefan Maierhofer cancelled it out before half-time.

Jacob Butterfield gave Huddersfield the lead again from long range, and a late penalty from James Vaughan sealed the three points for Chris Powell’s side.

Millwall remain in the bottom three having extended their winless run at the New Den to nine games.

But hopes they would follow their victory at Nottingham Forest last time out with three crucial points at home came to nothing despite a good start, where Maierhofer hit the woodwork early on.

Huddersfield had gone close to opening the scoring when Millwall’s Jos Hooiveld cleared the ball off his own line, but they were ahead seconds later.

Scannell’s smart finish gave Huddersfield the lead, but it lasted little more than 10 minutes when a clearance from David Edgar struck Maierhofer and looped into the Huddersfield net.

Harry Bunn’s curling shot hit the bar and Wells forced a good save out of Millwall goalkeeper David Forde as Huddersfield finished the first half strongly.

A poor challenge on Shaun Williams gave Wells his second booking in the 50th minute, but the away side responded well to the setback.

Having absorbed considerable Millwall pressure Huddersfield seized their chance, with Butterfield’s long range shot having too much venom for Forde to hold on.

Bunn was brought down in the box with six minutes remaining, and Vaughan sent Forde the wrong way from 12 yards to condemn Ian Holloway’s side to their eighth home defeat of the season.

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