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Season 2021-22
Huddersfield Town B (h) Premier League Cup


Wednesday November 17th 2021, 7.00pm

Whitley Park

Admission: Free for ST holders/3 adults


Newcastle U23s

Huddersfield Town B

  1 - 1





28 mins Harratt penalty. 0-1

Half time: Newcastle 0 Huddersfield 1

50 mins
Turner-Cooke deflected shot. 1-1

Full time: Newcastle 1 Huddersfield 1


Along with the two sides in action tonight, Birmingham City and Watford make up Group G. Each side plays the other home and away, with the top two in each of the eight groups progressing to the knockout stages.

Group G results to date:

Watford 2 Newcastle 0
Birmingham 1 Huddersfield 2
Huddersfield 6 Watford 0
Newcastle 4 Birmingham 0
Newcastle 1 Huddersfield 1


An improved second half display from the reserves on Wednesday saw them deservedly take a point from their third Premier League Cup group stage tie.

Trailing to a penalty conversion, United rallied and levelled within five minutes of the restart when Jay Turner-Cooke's shot was deflected in.

However they were unable to find the winning goal that would have taken them above Town into pole position, with three of their six games played.

And it also left The Magpies second string winless in their last five league and cup outings - and recently-appointed coach Elliott Dickman still searching for his first victory since defecting from wearside.

Billing themselves as a "B" team and not playing in any league, the visitors enter cup competitions and fill up their fixture list with regular friendlies.

That unorthodox approach doesn't seem to have done them any harm; Town arriving with a 100% record after two fixtures in this competition. And they were deservedly ahead at half time, having hassled the Magpies in midfield and tried to get behind both full backs with some degree of success.

Ben Midgley was upended by Harry Barclay in the box just before the half hour; the 17 year-old defender booked for the foul on his U23 debut. United's Dan Langley guessed correctly and leapt to his left, but couldn't keep out Kian Harratt's penalty kick.

With only a wayward Joe White volley to show for their efforts in the first half, a revitalised home side quickly made amends after the break.

Town custodian Ryan Schofield denied Kyle Crossley from close range but the loose ball ended up at the feet of Turner-Cooke, who fired in at the back post via a deflection off defender Loick Ayina on 50 minutes. 

Dylan Stephenson looked to have put United ahead eight minutes later; touching Crossley's header goalwards - only for Schofield to acrobatically block. That proved to be the best chance of a winner for the hosts, who failed to press home their advantage even when injury saw Huddersfield bring on their reserve goalkeeper in the closing stages.

And Langley had to be on his toes in the 89th minute to tip over a rising effort from Town scorer Harratt.

United's upturn was partly due to Jack Young's industry - the 21 year-old central midfielder the elder statesman in a side comprising of three 17 year-olds, one 18 year-old, four 19 year-olds and a pair of 20 year-olds.

Top scorer Stephenson struggled for service and 17 year-old Michael Ndiweni had no opportunity to continue his scoring run when brought on.

Next up in this competition is another home tie next month, against Watford.


Page last updated 18 November, 2021