Carlos Corberan impressed Huddersfield to a hard-fought 1-1 draw towards Luton to present them the sting of their Championship play-off encounter.
Corberan, who was quantity two to Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds United, helped the Terriers earn a helpful draw at Kenilworth Street which in flip will give them a powerful platform the the tie’s second leg on the John Smith Stadium on Monday night.
Danel Salini gave Huddersfield the lead in entrance of their touring followers early within the first half, earlier than Sonny Bradley leveled for Nathan Jones’ facet after half an hour.
Corberan’s facet then confirmed their high quality as they dictated play and nullified the specter of the hosts, guaranteeing that they got here away from the primary leg the happier of the 2 camps.
The conflict acquired off to a frantic begin when Huddersfield had a real case for a penalty as Harry Toffolo was bundled over within the penalty space after simply 40 seconds of the sport.
Luton took the sport to the Terriers with James Bree forcing a superb save from Lee Nicholls with a robust drive from vary, earlier than the guests hit the Hatters on the break resulting in Danel Sinani to fit house previous Matt Ingram.
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David Connolly was on commentary obligation with talkSPORT and believes that the loan-signing ought to have carried out higher.
He stated: “It’s a category end, a extremely good purpose however Naismith slips on the absolute unsuitable second. He loses his footing, after which he’s away, Sinani.
“Naismith’s simply had a go at his goalkeeper, Ingram. He feels he actually shouldn’t be overwhelmed at his close to publish and I’m inclined to agree.
“If it’s throughout purpose then truthful play, however at his close to publish, it’s a mix of errors there.”
Jones’ facet continued to play their pure sport as Huddersfield sat again, they usually acquired their reward after half an hour as a whipped free-kick met the top of membership captain Bradley who powered an effort house to attract the sport degree, with Connolly hailing it as a ‘implausible end’.
Cameron Jerome went shut earlier than the break with a beautiful curling effort from vary, however there’s little doubt that the guests can have been the happier facet on the break.
That continued into the second half as Huddersfield altered their counter-attacking sport right into a extra possession-based method as they stroked the ball across the area, albeit with out creating a lot.
Nonetheless regardless of failing to get a successful purpose, Huddersfield boss Corberan will likely be happy to take the tie again to west Yorkshire and the John Smith Stadium on a degree footing.
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