David Wagner takes plenty of positives from Huddersfield draw with West Ham

Tanya Simon
November 12, 2018

Alex Pritchard gave Huddersfield a sixth-minute lead with a scuffed shot from 16 metres which somehow trickled past West Ham keeper Lukasz Fabianski before Felipe Anderson levelled for the London side with a fine 74th-minute goal.

Brazilian midfielder Felipe Anderson scored a second-half equalizer to rescue a point for West Ham in a 1-1 draw at Huddersfield in the English Premier League on Saturday.

West Ham, still without half a dozen key players through injury, have won only once in six league games on the road under Manuel Pellegrini and are four points above the bottom three.

They might have been pegged back in the end, but four points from two matches remains a confidence-boosting return for Huddersfield heading into the global break.

Huddersfield are the Premier League's lowest scorers. As a team, it was not the result we needed to get and not the result we expected to get maybe, but I think finishing like that, it was a good point.

"It's easy to look at it and be a little bit disappointed with the result, but I would rather look at the week as a full", said the Dane, whose side clinched their first league win of the season against Fulham on Monday. 'I can not spend the season without a goal.

By then, Steve Mounie had already seen his bullet-header tipped onto the crossbar by Fabianski.

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Philip Billing's deep cross from the left soon after curled over Fabianski and struck the inside of the far post. He was punished from the first, and the match did not get a whole lot better for the defender.

Forced into a change just before half-time when Chris Lowe was stretchered off with a shoulder injury, which saw him finish the day in hospital, the fear was Huddersfield could be left to rue their profligacy in front of goal.

'My first chance was a header that brought a good save.

Pritchard fired wide, under pressure from Issa Diop, before Pedro Obiang headed narrowly wide from Robert Snodgrass's corner.

The visitors almost pinched a victor, but Australian midfielder Aaron Mooy popped up on the line to deny a certain goal from Diop's header. Fellow German and World Cup victor Erik Durm replaced him.

On his personal landmark, Schindler said: "It's great because in Germany you need about four seasons for that, and here I am in the beginning of my third". We know there is an exciting (fixture) programme we're going to face now.

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