Haven't we met before? Town's last five meetings with Derby County

Huddersfield Town kick-off their Championship campaign at home this evening to beaten play-off finalists Derby County. Here John McNamara takes a look back at the last five meetings between the sides on Yorkshire soil, let us know your favourite in the comments section below.



October 22nd, 2016: Huddersfield Town 1 Derby County 0 - Sky Bet Championship


After two defeats in a row Town bounced back in battling fashion against Derby to show that they had the mettle required for a prolonged promotion push. After dominating large periods of the game it seemed as though David Wagner's men would have to settle for a draw.


Then in the 93rd minute a deep cross from Harry Bunn found the head of Elias Kachunga who made no mistake from close range. That goal sparked wild celebrations with David Wagner racing down the touchline to celebrate with his jubilant players.



October 24th, 2015: Huddersfield Town 1 Derby County 2 - Sky Bet Championship


Goals from Chris Martin and George Thorne sealed a narrow 2-1 win for promotion chasing Derby against Chris Powell's Huddersfield. Harry Bunn scored the only goal of the day for Town, but flat cap wearing cockney gaffer Powell thought his side deserved more after being denied a penalty.


The former Charlton manager summed up one of the main problems with his reign at Huddersfield Town when after the match he said;


"I felt we had a good shout for a penalty but there's no disgrace losing to Derby. The gulf between the squads is obvious but we are in this league on merit. Taking points off the likes of Brighton and Derby are bonus points."



April 18th, 2015: Huddersfield Town 4 Derby County 4 - Sky Bet Championship


Huddersfield dented Derby's play-off hopes with a thrilling draw that moved Chris Powell's side above Leeds in the table. Former Town winger Tom Ince opened the scoring for the visitors, before strikes from Oscar Gobern, Mark Hudson and Reece James sent Town into a 3-1 lead at the break.


Steve Mclaren's Derby rallied in the second-half, scoring through Jesse Lingard, Simon Dawkins and Tom Ince. Town found the net just once more, this time through Bermudan striker Nahki Wells.



December 26th, 2013: Huddersfield Town 1 Derby County 1 - Sky Bet Championship


Steve Mclaren's side came into this game on the back of a seven-match winning run and when Joel Lynch conceded a penalty in the 26th minute, it looked likely that Derby would stretch their run to eight games.


Alex Smithies dived low to his left to keep out the spot-kick, yet still found himself picking the ball out of the net 4 minutes later. Craig Bryson tapped in from close range to send Derby into the lead, which they looked like keeping for the rest of the match.


Fortunately for Town Martin Paterson came to the rescue with a sumptuous lob in the dying embers of the game.



September 15th, 2012: Huddersfield Town 1 Derby County 0 - Npower Championship


Nigel Clough and his players arrived late to the stadium after their coach was caught in traffic prior to the game. The Rams lack of preparation showed as they fell behind with just 47 seconds on the clock to a Danny Ward goal.


Clough's side rallied and fought their way back into the game but were unable to find a much deserved equaliser. The result continued Town's impressive start to the season after promotion from League One, but unfortunately the good times wouldn't last for Simon Grayson...



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