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Final Score: Albion 4 Huddersfield 1

2 March 2013

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Final Score: Albion 4 Huddersfield Town 1

MATCH UPDATES

FT: The Amex saw it's first hat-trick courtesy of Ulloa while David scored from the penalty spot to earn Albion all three points against the Terriers.

82: Poyet makes his final change allowing Ulloa the standing ovasion he deserves and Forster-Caskey is brought on for the final ten minutes.

81: GOAL! David steps up and slides the ball into the bottom left corner, sending Smithies the wrong way. That's three goals in an amazing five minutes for the Seagulls.

80: PENALTY! Mackail-Smith sent tumbling just inside the Huddersfield box and Ward points to the spot.

78: GOAL! Ulloa latches onto a weak backpass, takes the ball around Smithies and slots the ball into the empty net to score the first hat-trick at the Amex.

76: GOAL! Ulloa gets on the end of David's corner and heads it past Smithies at the back post to give Albion the lead for the second time today.

74: Poyet sends Mackail-Smith on for Buckley.

69: Huddersfield make their second change; Novak on for Vaughan.

68: David is denied again by Clarke covering on the line, with Smithies well beaten.

66: Robins makes his first change; Arfield on for Gobern.

64: David delivers the ball into the box from wide on the right but Barnes' header balloons over the bar.

63: Ulloa picks out David inside the Huddersfield box and the Spaniard's effort is cleared off the line by Clarke.

57: Poyet makes his first change; Barnes on for Dicker.

48: Great link-up play between Ulloa and Orlandi presents the latter with a volley, which drifts narrowly wide of Smithies' left post.

46: Second half underway at the Amex. No changes for either team during the break.

HT: The scores are level at half-time. Ulloa put the Seagulls ahead and they were on top during the opening 45 minutes but Vaughan scored an impressive leveller.

42: GOAL! Vaughan pulls the visitors level with an acrobatic overhead kick.

32: Danns shown a yellow card for lunging into a reckless challenge on Hammond. Referee Gavin Ward decided it was just a caution following a conversation with his assistant Paul Harris.

25: Buckley finds Orlandi with a quick free-kick, the midfielder picked his spot but Smithies made a brilliant stop to send the ball over the bar.

20: GOAL! Ulloa opens the scoring with a near-post header. After sustained pressure Orlandi whipped the ball to the near post and the Argentinean heads the ball past Smithies.

19: Buckley earns another corner and David's delivery picks out the winger on the edge of the box; Buckley's volley with well blocked. 

18: Buckley causing problems for the Terriers down the right and his low cross is turned behind for a corner. Ulloa's header from David's delivery is cleared off the line.

16: Buckley breaks from midfield and plays in David down the right; the Spaniard chips a cross to the back post but Buckley's tame header is collected by Smithies.

12: Pretty even here at the Amex during the opening ten minutes. Remember that Albion fans can take advantage of a free 14-day Seagulls Player trial throughout March.  

03: Scannell breaks from midfield and into the Albion box but El-Abd covers across well to defuse the danger at the expense of a corner.

01: Game underway at the Amex with Gus Poyet's men shooting towards to North Stand.

TEAM NEWS

Albion boss Gus Poyet makes two changes to the side that beat Burnley 1-0 last weekend, with Will Buckley and Inigo Calderon returning to the starting line-up.

Buckley has recovered from illness and starts on the right in place of Vicente while Calderon replaces Wayne Bridge at left-back.

Liam Bridcutt serves the final game of his two-match suspension.

Huddersfield Town boss Mark Robins makes one change to the side that earned him his first win as Terriers manager with a 1-0 win over Burnley on Tuesday night.

Jack Hunt starts in right-back in place of Calum Woods, who has not been named in the matchday squad.

Former Albion defender Joel Lynch has been named on the bench.  

TEAMS

Albion: (4-3-3) Kuszczak; Bruno, El-Abd, Upson, Calderon; Hammond, David, Dicker (Barnes 57); Buckley (Mackail-Smith 74), Ulloa (Forster-Caskey 82), Orlandi. Subs: Ankergren (GK), Greer, Dunk, LuaLua.

Huddersfield Town: (4-4-2) Smithies; Hunt, Gerrard (Lynch 82), Clarke, Dixon; Scannell, Clayton, Danns, Robinson; Vaughan (Novak 69), Gobern (Arfield 66). Subs: Bennett (GK), Norwood, Wallace, Lee.

Referee: Gavin Ward

Yellow cards: El-Abd (Albion); Danns, Gerrard, Dixon (Huddersfield Town)

Attendance: 25,831 (733 Huddersfield Town)

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