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Huddersfield Town (1) 2 - 2 (0) Ipswich Town

Division 1 1997-98

Saturday, September 13, 1997

Referee: D Pugh

Manager: Unknown

Alfred McAlpine Stadium

Attendance: 9,313

Manager: George Burley

Match Number: 2695

Goals

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 Jenkins 
 Dyer 

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MorrisonDalton
BeresfordEdmondson
FaceyDyer

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Away
 

Teams

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Francis

Jenkins

Martin

Dyson

Morrison

Beresford

Baldry

Makel

Stewart

Facey

Burnett

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Dyer

Edmondson

Dalton

Match Report

Huddersfield Town 2 Ipswich Town 2

Two men called Dyer scored in the last three minutes of an epic Division One battle that left Huddersfield still without a league win.

Huddersfield striker Alex Dyer weaved through three Ipswich defenders on a phenomenal run to glory after 88 minutes to fire home a crisp left foot shot that seemed to have guaranteed a home victory.

But in injury time Ipswich stepped on the gas and Mick Stockwell released wing back Kieron Dyer down the right flank for the England under-21 man to chip a late, late equaliser in at the far post.

Huddersfield peppered the Ipswich goalmouth with chances during the first half and then stepped back as George Burley's men dominated after the break.

Huddersfield's attack hit the woodwork through Simon Baldry after 15 minutes and also tested Ipswich's defence to the hilt with teenage striker Delroy Facey having an early shot blocked and outstanding defender Jonathan Dyson having a far post header blocked by the legs of keeper Richard Wright.

Huddersfield broke the deadlock after 40 minutes with David Beresford swinging in their 10th corner of the half and Welsh international right back Steve Jenkins powering home an unmarked header.

Dyson preserved the lead right on half time when he blocked Mark Stein's goalbound shot with keeper Steve Francis out of position but the way Ipswich came back in the second half, it seemed inevitable that they would equalise.

Stein, who decided to find better attacking options after running into Dyson once too often, saw two powerful shots early on stopped by Francis before Ipswich finally drew level after 65 minutes.

It was a bizarre goal, needlessly conceded by substitute defender Darren Edmondson, who headed Danny Sonner's wayward cross past his own keeper via a post, when there was no danger from any sniffing Ipswich attacker.

Kieron Dyer then headed just over from Stockwell's curling centre before Huddersfield boss Brian Horton sent on namesake Alex for 17-year-old Facey.

Alex Dyer, who signed a year's contract last week with Huddersfield after a short trial, has had nothing but stick from the Huddersfield supporters.

Again, it seemed as though his hard running but lack of awareness around him would get him another barrage of abuse, particularly as Ipwich went close with attacks resulting from Dyer losing the ball. But with two minutes left and with disgruntled fans chanting ``sack the board'', Dyer shut them up.

He reached the edge of the box and with little help alongside him, burrowed his way through three Ipswich defenders to reach a yawning gap near the penalty spot from where he planted a low drive past Wright.

He immediately ran to Horton and hugged him for showing faith where several thousand others had none but his night of celebration was ruined by the opponent with the same surname's late equalier.

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