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Huddersfield win shootout to reach playoff final
May 17, 2017 / 10:57 PM / 7 months ago

Huddersfield win shootout to reach playoff final

(Reuters) - Huddersfield Town reached England’s second tier Championship playoff final as they overcame Sheffield Wednesday in a penalty shootout on Wednesday.

Britain Football Soccer - Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield Town - Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final Second Leg - Hillsborough - 17/5/17 Huddersfield Town's Danny Ward saves a penalty for Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri to win the shoot out Action Images via Reuters / Lee Smith

Keeper Danny Ward, on loan from Liverpool, saved from Sam Hutchinson and Fernando Forestieri to give Huddersfield a 4-3 win in the shootout after the match had finished 1-1 after extra time and by the same score on aggregate.

Huddersfield will face Reading in the Wembley final to decide which club joins Newcastle United and Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League.

Steven Fletcher had headed Wednesday ahead from Barry Bannan’s cross, but Huddersfield drew level when Nahki Wells found the net via a deflection from Tom Lees.

Reporting by Toby Davis; editing by Rex Gowar

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