Carlos Corberan impressed Huddersfield to a hard-fought 1-1 draw towards Luton to offer 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 priceless draw at Kenilworth Road which in flip will give them a robust 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’ aspect after half an hour.
Corberan’s aspect then confirmed their high quality as they dictated play and nullified the specter of the hosts, making certain 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 wonderful save from Lee Nicholls with a strong drive from vary, earlier than the guests hit the Hatters on the break resulting in Danel Sinani to fit house previous Matt Ingram.
David Connolly was on commentary obligation with talkSPORT and believes that the loan-signing ought to have completed higher.
He stated: “It’s a category end, a extremely good objective 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 definitely shouldn’t be crushed at his close to put up and I’m inclined to agree.
“If it’s across goal then fair play, but at his near post, it’s a combination of errors there.”
Jones’ aspect continued to play their pure sport as Huddersfield sat again, and so they 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 ‘fantastic finish’.
Cameron Jerome went shut earlier than the break with a beautiful curling effort from vary, however there’s little doubt that the guests could have been the happier aspect 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.
However regardless of failing to get a profitable objective, Huddersfield boss Corberan will probably be happy to take the tie again to west Yorkshire and the John Smith Stadium on a degree footing.
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