Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Huddersfield 1-1 Stoke: Three Things We Learned

Harry Kettle in Editorial, English Championship 29 Jan 2022

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The Championship is one of the most exciting leagues in world football and while some may disagree with such a theory, it’s certainly worth noting just how competitive it is – even after all these years of having that reputation.

This season is likely going to be no different with the race for automatic promotion, and the play-offs, being as lively as ever. Last night, we saw another chapter being written in the campaign’s story as Huddersfield Town played host to Stoke City in Yorkshire.

Jacob Brown’s second half equaliser cancelled out what looked to be a winner from Josh Koroma, with the pair splitting the points on Friday evening.

Huddersfield’s big let offs

Koroma’s goal was heavily deflected, Stoke had a few legitimate penalty claims turn down and Koroma probably could’ve been sent off due to a high knee challenge that the referee, for whatever reason, didn’t seem to care all too deeply about. The Terriers are clinging onto sixth place at this moment in time and while they could easily drop out over the weekend, this was still a big – and fortunate – point.

Stoke dig deep

Stoke City have seen their top six surge cool off in a big way over the course of the last few weeks and they needed to find a way to get themselves back into the game. In this instance they had to really graft and grind until they found an equaliser and when they did, it may as well have been worth three points to them. They’ve still got a long way to go before they can even think about promotion, but it’s a start.

Intense promotion push

There are just nine points separating West Bromwich Albion in 5th place and Blackpool down in 14th, and that gap will tighten even further once we’ve seen the teams in that stretch play their games in hand. This is the business end of the season that we’re dealing with now and even if fans think their club’s hope of promotion is dead and buried, that’s rarely ever the case in a league like this one.


Harry Kettle

Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.



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