TOOTHLESS TERRIERS IN NEED OF SOME BITE
A DUD of a match was enlivened by a rocket from Ross Wallace, a goal worthy of winning any match, but Huddersfield manager David Wagner is justified in counting himself a little unfortunate.
His Terriers carried about as much threat as a sedated poodle. But for 50 minutes they controlled the tempo, flattened the crowd and set Wednesday’s players questions they simply could not answer.
Only a red card and a wonderstrike masked the home side’s lack of penetration and Carlos Carvalhal will hope the arrival of Sam Winnall injects a bit of life into his attack. But the Owls’ dogged persistence is a good sign, and it is hard to see anyone dislodging them from the top six.
Huddersfield, too, will take heart. Wagner’s gripes are probably hollow – Payne was late and both goals rightly stood – but the Terriers played well enough for 50 minutes to suggest that Wednesday won’t be the only team stifled to death during the run-in.