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Match report
English Footie
League Cup: Round 2 (setup 4, season 35)
Darlington
v.
Huddersfield Town
Formation:
4-3-3
League position:
4
Overall form:
Home form:
Hugo LLORIS717Ben HAMER
Formation:
4-3-3
League position:
14
Overall form:
Home form:
Gregory VAN DER WIEL27Florent HADERGJONAJ
Matt RITCHIE737Terence KONGOLO
Jordan HENDERSON84Jon GORENC STANKOVIC
Fbio Henrique Tavares, FABINHO85Florian LEJEUNE
Jol MATIP67Christopher SCHINDLER
Pierre LEES-MELOU77Juninho BACUNA
Danny WELBECK787Alex PRITCHARD
Mario Barwuah BALOTELLI79Karlan AHEARNE-GRANT
Federico MACHEDA610Lewis O'BRIEN
Stevan JOVETIC711Josh KOROMA
Manager
Yasser LAROUCI12Scott HIGH
Jon FLATT13Ryan SCHOFIELD
Marcus MADDISON14Aaron ROWE
Mark BECK15Richard STEARMAN
John BOSTOCK16Jaden BROWN

Darlington 2 Huddersfield Town 1
(Half-time: 0-0, Attendance: 24,968, Stadium: Blackwell Meadows, Referee: Mike PIKE 6, TV: highlights)
57 Welbeck, 89 BalotelliScorers61 O'Brien
Substitutions67 Pritchard <=> Brown
Sendings off
39 RitchieBookings
3Corners3
10Fouls8
6Offsides1
10Shots on4
7Shots off5
17Total shots9
6Shots saved3
54%Possession46%
Man of the match: Jordan HENDERSON
10A header by WELBECK at the near post was easily collected by the Huddersfield Town 'keeper.
14A thirty yard shot from BACUNA caused the 'keeper no problem.
17BACUNA made space on the left and knocked the ball to AHEARNE-GRANT who clipped the ball wide.
18The stunned HAMER was a mere bystander as a backpass from PRITCHARD dropped just over.
23A accurate pass fell to JOVETIC and his deadly effort floated narrowly over.
28A shot from WELBECK seemed a certain goal but HAMER managed to palm the ball away.
36WELBECK's shot beat HAMER but rebounded off the Huddersfield Town crossbar.
39RITCHIE receives a yellow card by the referee.
45+2A corner fell to AHEARNE-GRANT who nodded the ball over.
 
48A free-kick from RITCHIE went just beyond the near post.
49JOVETIC chipped the ball to RITCHIE who fired it just beyond the far post.
51An outswinging corner was nodded into the arms of HAMER by HENDERSON.
54A right foot shot from KOROMA was blocked by the Darlington 'keeper.
57GOAL!! As PRITCHARD was trying to hold back HENDERSON the ball dropped to WELBECK who hit the ball into the net. (1-0 Darlington)
61GOAL!! A hefty goal-kick from KONGOLO caught the Darlington defence napping and O'BRIEN nipped in to sidestep the 'keeper and score. (1-1)
69JOVETIC pulled away from HADERGJONAJ but tapped the ball into the arms of HAMER.
76A cross from LEES-MELOU left HENDERSON in plenty of space but he rushed his shot.
77A penalty box mele resulted in AHEARNE-GRANT driving a low shot wide.
82MACHEDA beat three Huddersfield Town players and blasted a great chance inches wide.
87An exceptional shot from WELBECK was dealt with by a good block from the Huddersfield Town 'keeper.
89GOAL!! An imaginative HENDERSON played a wonderful ball down the middle to BALOTELLI who seemingly in an offside position went on to easily score. (2-1 Darlington)
90+1A lovely effort from AHEARNE-GRANT scraped the outside of the lefthand post.