• Short Summary

    Huddersfield slithered into a late draw with Chelsea in London on Saturday afternoon when, in the closing stages of the game, Smith slipped through a tight Chelsea defence to slam the ball into the of the net to make the final score 2-2.

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    Huddersfield slithered into a late draw with Chelsea in London on Saturday afternoon when, in the closing stages of the game, Smith slipped through a tight Chelsea defence to slam the ball into the of the net to make the final score 2-2.

    The first half of the match was keenly fought around the midfield area, as both sides struggled to gain a first-goal advantage. But the half-time sore remained nil-all.

    In the second half, a fault in the Chelsea defence allowed Huddersfield's left winger Chapman to shoot his team into a shock lead. In the 63rd minute, Ho lins equalised for Chelsea with a 15-yard (13-metre) drive that left the Huddersfield goalkeeper Lawson stranded.

    Peter Osgood put Chelsea ahead with a powerful header in the 72nd minute, but only seconds before the final whistle, Huddersfield striker Smith equalised to leave the final score 2-2.

    SYNOPSIS: After a goal-less first half at Chelea's home ground in London on Saturday, Huddersfield stepped up attacking play in the second half. After a swift penetrating move, striker Chapman put his team ahead with a shock goal.

    But Chelsea replied with a 15-yard goal by John Hollins which left Huddersfield goalkeeper Lawson Stranded.

    Huddersfield went straight back onto the attack and pushed the Chelsea defence to its limits. Only sensible tactics saved them from going down by another goal midway through the second half. Then, the attack swung in the other direction and a long cross enabled Chelsea's star centre-forward Peter Osgood to put in a powerful header to make the source two one.

    Huddersfield, spurred on by their early goal and a large crowd of home supporters who had travelled down From Yorkshire, continued to harass the Chelsea defence. Seconds before the final whistle, Smith managed to find a gap in the backfield line and equalised with a fine goal. The final score--Huddersfield, tow, Chelsea two.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABICQV2T2R052MWA6J8E0FT7Q8
    Media URN:
    VLVABICQV2T2R052MWA6J8E0FT7Q8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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