Dec 26, 2017 at 3pm UK at ​John Smith's Stadium
Attendance: 24,047
HuddersfieldHuddersfield Town
1-1
StokeStoke City
Ince (11')
Schindler (59'), Jorgensen (85')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Sobhi (60')
Sobhi (60'), Cameron (69'), Zouma (72'), Biram Diouf (76')

Result: Huddersfield Town, Stoke City share the spoils

Result: Huddersfield, Stoke share the spoils
© SilverHub
Huddersfield Town and Stoke City play out a 1-1 draw in their Boxing Day Premier League meeting at the John Smith's Stadium.

Huddersfield Town and Stoke City have played out a 1-1 draw in their Boxing Day Premier League meeting at the John Smith's Stadium.

The first sight of goal went the way of the Terriers as Tom Ince dragged a low shot wide on five minutes after a through-ball from Aaron Mooy.

Stoke responded with two shots in quick succession but Jonas Lossl first parried Xherdan Shaqiri's diagonal effort before getting back to his feet to charge down Joe Allen's rebound.

However, Huddersfield succeeded in taking the lead on 10 minutes when Tommy Smith and Collin Quaner combined on the right flank to set up Ince, who drilled home from close range despite Jack Butland getting his fingers to the ball.

Both sides weighed in with numerous efforts in a frantic first half, which included Lossl pushing Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's overhead kick onto the post following a goalmouth scramble just before the half-hour mark.

The 28-year-old then lofted the ball into the back of the Huddersfield net on the stroke of half time but the goal was ruled out for offside as the Terriers maintained a slender lead going into the break.

Stoke succeeded in pulling a goal back on the hour against the run of play, Allen breaking clear on the left and crossing for substitute Ramadan Sobhi to slide home his second goal in as many games.

Huddersfield set about trying to edge back into the lead and find a winner, but Mark Hughes's charges held firm and were even aggrieved to have a penalty shout turned down on 71 minutes when Mame Biram Diouf appeared to be felled by Christopher Schindler.

Neither side could force the issue and the full-time whistle ensured a share of the points in Yorkshire.

Huddersfield Town (4-2-3-1): Lossl; Smith, Jorgensen, Schindler, Lowe (Malone 83'); Mooy, Hogg; Quaner, Ince, Van La Parra (Lolley 62'); Mounie (Depoitre 62').

Stoke City (4-2-3-1): Butland; Edwards, Shawcross (Sobhi 32'), Zouma, Wimmer; Cameron, Fletcher (Adam 76'); Shaqiri (Dious 65'), Allen, Choupo-Moting; Crouch.

Mark Hughes greets Antonio Conte during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Chelsea on March 18, 2017
Read Next:
Hughes: 'Stoke owners were rewarded'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City21192061124959
2Chelsea21143439142545
3Manchester UnitedMan Utd21135343162744
4Liverpool22119248242442
5Arsenal21115538261238
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs20114539201937
7Burnley229851817135
8Leicester CityLeicester227783132-128
9Everton217682532-727
10Watford2174103037-725
11Huddersfield TownHuddersfield226791832-1425
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton225891727-1023
13Bournemouth2256112234-1221
14Southampton214892030-1020
15Stoke CityStoke2155112346-2320
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2154121930-1119
17Crystal Palace2147101832-1419
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham2046102238-1618
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom2121091528-1316
20Swansea CitySwansea2144131332-1916
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand