Luton and Huddersfield draw play-off first leg

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Danel Sinani put Huddersfield ahead
Danel Sinani put Huddersfield forward together with his seventh aim of the season

The Championship play-off semi-final between Luton and Huddersfield is finely poised after the primary leg led to a draw at Kenilworth Street.

Danel Sinani put Huddersfield forward earlier than Sonny Bradley equalised.

Either side had appeals for a penalty turned down in an thrilling encounter.

They may meet once more in Monday’s second leg, with the winner dealing with Nottingham Forest or Sheffield United at Wembley on Sunday, 29 Could for a spot within the Premier League.

Huddersfield ought to arguably have been awarded a spot-kick within the opening 10 seconds when Harry Toffolo was barged over by James Bree whereas making an attempt to get to Ollie Turton’s cross.

The guests then needed to soak up a spell of strain – however went forward on the counter-attack after Luton have been caught out by Toffolo’s ball ahead.

Sinani, on mortgage from Norwich, capitalised by taking over Bradley and firing previous keeper Matt Ingram at his close to submit.

Skipper Bradley hauled Luton degree on the half-hour mark by nudging dwelling Kal Naismith’s left-wing free-kick.

And Luton then had a penalty attraction of their very own waved away by referee Robert Jones when Cameron Jerome burst by way of on aim and went down after tangling with Naby Sarr.

Huddersfield dominated possession because the Hatters drained within the second half, however each struggled to create clear-cut possibilities.

Extra to comply with.

Line-ups

Luton

Formation 3-1-4-2

  • 27Ingram
  • 16BurkeSubstituted forHyltonat 80′minutes
  • 5Bradley
  • 4NaismithBooked at 57mins
  • 23LansburySubstituted forLockyerat 67′minutes
  • 2Bree
  • 22Campbell
  • 18Clark
  • 29Bell
  • 35JeromeSubstituted forSnodgrassat 89′minutes
  • 7Cornick

Substitutes

  • 3Potts
  • 9Hylton
  • 12Snodgrass
  • 14Mendes Gomes
  • 15Lockyer
  • 20Kioso
  • 21Isted

Huddersfield

Formation 3-4-3

  • 21Nicholls
  • 32Lees
  • 6Hogg
  • 23Sarr
  • 20TurtonSubstituted forÁvilaat 45′minutes
  • 37Russell
  • 8O’Brien
  • 3Toffolo
  • 24SinaniSubstituted forThomasat 85′minutes
  • 25WardSubstituted forRhodesat 71′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 19Holmes

Substitutes

  • 2Ávila
  • 7Anjorin
  • 9Rhodes
  • 16Thomas
  • 18Blackman
  • 26Colwill
  • 48Eiting

Referee:
Robert Jones

Attendance:
10,005

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