Huddersfield entered the playoff positions as they produced one of the high-scoring football results of the Championship. Jerry Yates opened the scoring for the visitors in the first minute with Danny Ward equalizing three minutes later. Gary Madine once again put the visitors ahead in the 18th minute before Jordan Gabriel was sent off on the hour mark. Sorba Thomas then scored a brace in four minutes to give Huddersfield their first lead of the game.
Huddersfield’s Carlos Corberan: “We knew before the game we would need a lot of collective spirits to be brave and attack. It’s the second time in a row we’ve conceded from the opponent’s first action but we showed a reaction to the goal, scoring from a very good cross and a very good header that allowed us to manage the game. It was important to score quickly.” he added. “We also had to deal better with their counter-attacks, but we started to make them defend more and stop them countering second half. That allowed us to be more aggressive, but it was not easy to attack against so many players. We needed individual quality and that’s what we got with our goals.”
Blackpool’s Neil Critchley: “I thought we’d been the better team up until [the red card]. The players had given everything and give everything right until the end of the game. We’d got a difficult situation with players playing out of position and I think we deserved more than that in the game today.”
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