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

Division 1 1998-99

Saturday, November 7, 1998

Referee: A Hall

Manager: Unknown

Alfred McAlpine Stadium

Attendance: 14,240

Manager: George Burley

Match Number: 2768

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Match Report

Huddersfield Town 2 Ipswich Town 2

DAVID Johnson scored a late, unexpected equaliser for Ipswich to deny Huddersfield at the McAlpine Stadium yesterday.

Huddersfield remained unbeaten in 11 league and cup games at home, and they seemed likely to blunt the Ipswich promotion surge with a 73rd-minute goal by Wayne Allison, who claimed his ninth goal of the season with a header at the far post.

If any supporters of Huddersfield had any reservations about Ipswich's surge up the table, they soon had good reason to think again.

Huddersfield began with a series of polished attacks only to be quickly outshone; the Terriers' bite did not match their bark.

Ipswich played with the expected confidence of a team who had won six games and drawn one to shoot up into second place. Twice Matt Holland tested goalkeeper Nico Vaesen, once with a shot the Belgian dealt with easily and later with a shot that produced a spectacular save. Vaesen was not the only player stunned by the 24th-minute goal from Mark Venus, his third of the season. Players from both teams almost stopped playing, expecting a free-kick. The ball spun to Venus and from 30 yards his angled shot bobbled into the far corner.

Venus was a star for Ipswich. Only by leaping high was Vaesen able to touch a header by Venus against the crossbar, and seconds later Venus almost sliced a low cross by Marcus Stewart past his own stranded goalkeeper Richard Wright.

A costly slip by Manuel Thetis in the 64th minute had a double pay-off for Huddersfield. Thetis was cautioned for the untidy challenge, and a tricky free-kick routine ended with Rob Edwards, also booked earlier, powering an equaliser past Richard Wright from almost 25 yards.

Huddersfield had long spells of possession, with David Beresford a busy attacker on either flank, though he was replaced by teenage striker Delroy Facey in the 67th minute. Thetis escaped a possible sending-off for a clumsy tackle on Facey, 18, who made his debut two years ago.

Daily Telegraph

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