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Preview: Huddersfield Town v Crystal Palace

14 September 2018

Palace head to Yorkshire on Saturday, aiming to get back on track after three straight league losses at statistically their favourite top-flight venue.

The Eagles have won all three of their previous trips to Huddersfield Town in the top division without conceding, including March's 2-0 success thanks to goals from Luka Milivojevic and James Tomkins, which represents their best 100% away record against any other team they have faced in either the First Division or Premier League.

Roy Hodgson will be hoping to celebrate his first year in charge by replicating last term's success at the John Smith's Stadium, a venue the Terriers have failed to score at in their last four outings, and clinch Palace's third straight win over Huddersfield for the first time.

Terriers looking for first three-point haul

Huddersfield Town

Town went into the international break just above the drop-zone having claimed two points from their opening four league fixtures, and doubled their tally for the campaign by drawing 1-1 against Everton in their last outing when Philip Billing's goal was quickly cancelled out by Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

David Wagner's team were handed a tough start as they were beaten 3-0 by Chelsea before being thumped 6-1 by Manchester City, but they got their first point on the board via a goalless draw against Cardiff City, but they have now gone eight league games without a win stretching back to last season.

Meanwhile, they exited the Carabao Cup at the hands of Stoke City, with the Potters winning 2-0 at the bet365 Stadium after the Terriers made 10 changes, meaning they are still winless this campaign.

View from the opposition

David Wagner

David Wagner: “It’s important for every team to get a first win as soon as possible. We’ve tried it four times so far and we haven’t got it and now we have another opportunity at home, in front of our supporters, to make it happen; this is our aim.

“Even if we know it’s a difficult task again in front of us, we are all aware of the quality Palace has and we know we have to be on our best.

"We are well prepared, we had two good weeks. All the internationals came back healthy from their duties."

Team news

Huddersfield: Jonathan Hogg is suspended for this game after being red-carded for headbutting Harry Arter during the draw against Cardiff City last month.

Wagner will be hoping that summer signings Ben Hamer and Ramadam Sobhi overcome knee knocks to feature against the Eagles, while Collin Quaner and Bacuna picked up slight injuries in a development team game in midweek and will be assessed along with Adama Diakhaby.

Palace: Hodgson confirmed that Christian Benteke will miss this game with the knee injury that forced him out of Belgium's matches during the international break.

Both Wilfried Zaha and James Tomkins trained on Thursday as they attempt to be fit for the weekend, having struggled with groin and calf injuries respectively, while Scott Dann is also getting involved in sessions again but is still lacking match fitness.

Matchday officials

Graham Scott

Graham Scott will be the man in the middle for this game, which will be his third Premer League appointment of the season. It will be the first time that he has taken charge of a Palace game since December 2012 when coincidently he oversaw their 1-1 draw with Huddersfield and sent off Damien Delaney and Anthony Gerrard.

His only other matches in charge of the Eagles came in February 2010 in a 1-0 loss against Swansea City, and September 2011 when Middlesbrough were beaten in the League Cup.

Referee: Graham Scott
Assistants: Simon Long and Neil Davies
Fourth official: Lee Mason

Matchday stats

Huddersfield 0-2 Palace

Since a run of eight unbeaten matches against Palace (W3 D5), Huddersfield have won just two of their last seven games in all competitions against the Eagles (D2 L3).

They have lost their last two matches in all competitions against Palace – they have never lost three consecutive games against the Eagles.

Huddersfield have failed to win any of their last eight Premier League matches (D4 L4); they’ve never gone nine games without winning in the competition.

The Terriers last went five home league games without finding the net during a six-match streak ending in March 1972.

David Wagner has the worst goals per game record of any manager in the Premier League to have taken charge of 30+ games (0.71 goals per game).

The Eagles have only won back-to-back away games in the Premier League against a single opponent six times before, doing so against QPR, Everton, West Ham, Stoke City, Chelsea and Liverpool.

Wagner has lost nine of his 11 Premier League meetings with sides from London, with his sole victory coming in the opening day victory at Selhurst Park last season.

Head-to-head

  Huddersfield wins Draws Palace wins
League 11 17 12
FA Cup 0 0 1
League Cup 1 0 1
Total 12 17 14

 

Tickets and travel

John Smith's Stadium

A limited amount of tickets in the away end are still available to purchase - details.

Coach travel will be available for this match, departing Selhurst Park at 7.30am and is priced at £28 per seat.

Live coverage

If you can’t make it to the John Smith's Stadium, then you can listen to the game live on our new Palace Audio service. Fans can buy a Season Pass for £39.99, a Monthly Pass (which auto-renews) at £4.49, or a 24-Hour Pass for a single matchday for £1.49.

If you live outside the UK, find out if the game is being screened live in your country.

There will also be updates on our official Twitter account and on the official Palace app, and highlights available on Palace TV from midnight on Monday morning.

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Match Reports

Report: Huddersfield Town 0-1 Crystal Palace

15 September 2018

Yellow proved to be lucky for Crystal Palace once again as Wilfried Zaha’s superb first half strike sealed their second victory of the Premier League campaign at the expense of Huddersfield Town.

The Eagles debuted their new third kit at the John Smith’s Stadium, stirring flashbacks of other fine victories on the travels from yesteryear clad in the colour, and while the majority of this game might not live long in the memory, Zaha’s goal certainly will.

He added another addition to his ever-increasing highlight reel of Palace strikes in the 37th minute which ultimately settled the contest, but it took a dogged display from Roy Hodgson’s team to seal a first three-point haul since the opening day, despite finding their goal under siege at times.

Despite being winless in their previous nine games, the hosts were lively in the opening 15 minutes and nearly found a way in front when Aaron Mooy switched the play to Chris Lowe allowing for the left-back to cross, and Steve Mounie met the delivery but rippled the top of the net with his header.

But the free-flowing action soon gave way to a slugfest as some heavy challenges by both teams saw James McArthur, Mathias Jorgensen and Zaha all go into Lee Mason’s book, riling up an already boisterous home crowd who heaped pressure on the official at every attempt.

However, a deteriorating encounter was lit up on 38 minutes with a piece of brilliance by Zaha. Terriers supporters’ boos were ringing in his ears when he picked the ball up from Jordan Ayew 40 yards from goal, but he embarked on a fine run down the left that saw him tease past Florent Hadergjonaj, squeeze into the box between the left-back and Elias Kachunga, and despite a tight angle whip the ball past Jonas Lossl to silence the natives.

Fired up, Zaha almost grabbed a second when he raced onto a ball over the top to create a sight of goal for himself but this time Lossl was able to smother his low attempt, but his brilliance gave Hodgson’s team the lead at the break.

Having been a spectator for virtually all of the first half, Wayne Hennessey suddenly became the busier of the goalkeepers as Huddersfield built up a head of steam in the 15 minutes after the restart.

He used his gloves for the first time moments after the kick-off when an offside Kachunga headed goalwards, and then Huddersfield had the ball in the net when Philip Billing lashed home following corner however Mason had rightly whistled for a foul on Mamadou Sakho.

Biling then attempted to find the scoresheet in successive games but fired rashly over from the edge of the area, and then the woodwork was struck when Mooy connected sweetly with a volley from 20 yards which clattered off the base of the upright, stayed in play and was recycled for Hadergjonaj to strike goalwards from close range which Hennessey managed to push it away.

Incidents continued to come thick and fast, but having weathered the storm Palace suddenly found themselves the more dangerous, and Cheikhou Kouyate nearly marked his first league start with a goal when he bundled the ball into the net following a corner, but saw it ruled out for a foul on Lossl in the build-up, which looked to be a soft decision.

Then with 20 minutes remaining a swift counter-attack saw Zaha slip in McArthur but the Scotsman fired his first-time shot over after a lung-busting 80-yard sprint, but as the seconds slipped by David Wagner’s team piled on the pressure but simply couldn’t hit the target.

With seconds remaining, there was one more scary moment for the hordes of travelling fans to endure when Mooy saw a scuffed volley cleared to Billing who thumped a shot goalwards, saw it clatter off McArthur and drop towards the target, but thankfully it zipped wide of the post to ensure that the Eagles claimed their third-straight win over Huddersfield for the first time in their history.

Huddersfield: Lossl, Haderjonaj, Jorgensen (Depoitre 78), Schindler, Kongolo, Lowe, Kachunga (Diakhaby 68), Mooy, Billing, Van la Parra (Mbenza 78), Mounie. Subs not used: Hamer, Smith, Williams, Pritchard.

Palace: Hennessey, Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Milivojevic, Kouyaté, Zaha, Townsend (Schlupp 90), Ayew. Subs not used: Guaita, Ward, Kelly, Riedewald, Meyer, Sørloth.

Watch the highlights and post match interviews now or if viewing on the app go to Palace TV along the bottom menu, 

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Ticket News

TICKETS: Huddersfield Away Now On Sale

14 August 2018

Tickets for Crystal Palace's visit to Huddersfield Town on Saturday September 15th are now on sale from the Palace box office.

It will be the Eagles' second visit to the John Smith's Stadium in five months, having defeated the Terriers 2-0 towards the end of last season.

Tickets for the 3pm kick-off will be priced at:

Adults: £30
Over-60s: £20
Under-18s: £15

They will go on sale in the following order:

Phase 1
Tuesday 14th August from 10am
Season Ticket holders and paid Members with 3000+ Loyalty Points
One ticket per client reference

Phase 2
Wednesday 15th August from 10am
Season Ticket holders – no Loyalty Points requirement
One ticket per client reference

Phase 3
Thursday 16th August from 10am
Paid Members – no Loyalty Points requirement
One ticket per client reference

Phase 4
Friday 17th August from 10am
Season Ticket holders and paid Members can book one additional ticket (maximum of two tickets per client reference) – no Loyalty Points requirement.

Tickets can be bought in the following ways:

  • Online - you will need to create a new Palace Account to use this serviceRegister or find out more
  • By calling 08712 000 071 (lines open 9am - 5.30pm weekdays, 9am - 12.30pm on non-match Saturdays)
  •  In person at the Box Office between 9am - 5.30pm Monday-Saturday and 10am - 4pm on Sundays. Both the Ticket Line and Box Office will be closed on bank holidays

Please note that all tickets posted will incur a £1.50 postage fee per booking. Disabled supporters will also receive a free Personal Assistant ticket. 

Loyalty Points can be viewed at any time, by logging into your account, selecting “My Account”, then “Loyalty Points”.

Coach travel will be available for this match, departing Selhurst Park at 7.30am and is priced at £28 per seat.

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