Huddersfield Town 1 Charlton Athletic 1
An injury time equaliser from Igor! Igor! Igor! kept the Addicks’ unbeaten run going this afternoon up at Huddersfield.
After the euphoria of being at The Valley on Tuesday I was left to follow the game on Twitter at Miami Airport where we were waiting for our connecting flight to Mexico City and I had all but accepted defeat until a very late and very welcome GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLL tweet came through from the OS.
Reading in between the tweet lines I think we sounded rather fortunate as we struggled to break down a 10-man Huddersfield side who had taken the lead through Bermudian Nahki Wells early in the 2nd half.
In saying that we probably should’ve been ahead at half-time, and with Wallace given his marching orders after bringing down Vetokele in 1st half injury time, Peeters’ half time address should have been all about going onto win the game.
But a resilient Town dug in and Mark Lillis’ side have bounced back well from their opening day stuffing at home to Bournemouth causing Mark Robins to lose his job. In fact the home fans had a right to be vexed after Ben Haim got away with a big penalty claim not long before Vetokele equalised. Such is life.
Meanwhile Bob Peeters would have learnt something today that our intended passing game is not always going to pay dividends, even with a man over. Interestingly our goal came from a long hoof, and a Bikey flick on, finding Igor alert and ready to snatch his 3rd goal of the season.
Part of Peeters’ learning curve is his game management and delivering different plans for different scenarios. We probably didn’t deserve a point today, but we got one, and I’ll take it.
Around the League: Forest stay top after convincingly beating Reading 4-0 whilst Cardiff lost, as did Millwall. Cardiff were beaten at Wolves after a late Mark Hudson own goal and Millwall lost at home to Rotherham, who have adjusted well to this league. Sheffield Wednesday are the other unbeaten team and they won at Middlesbrough. Derby bounced back with an emphatic 5-1 win against a dishevelled looking Fulham side, who with Blackpool, who lost at Wigan, are joint bottom with 0 points.