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Huddersfield Town's Tommy Smith released from hospital

Huddersfield Town has tweeted that Tommy Smith is back at home after being released from hospital. The defender was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary after suffering a head injury in yesterday's match against Leeds United.


Huddersfield Town defender in 'stable condition' in hospital

Huddersfield Town defender Tommy Smith is now in a stable condition at Leeds General Infirmary after suffering a head injury at today's Championship game against Leeds United. The club reported on their website that he has been sitting up and talking to members of Huddersfield Town's staff. He has undergone scans and tests and will stay in hospital overnight for observation.

Huddersfield Town's Tommy Smith is stretched off during the Sky Bet Championship match at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield. Credit: PA

Huddersfield Town and Tommy's family would like to thank everyone for their well wishes throughout the course of Saturday evening.

Everyone at the Club would also like to record their thanks to all the medical team and safety staff on duty at the John Smith's Stadium, our charity partner the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and staff at Leeds General Infirmary for the care they have given Tommy.

We all wish him a full and speedy recovery.

– Huddersfield Town

'Tommy's in good hands,' says Huddersfield Town manager

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell has been speaking to ITV Calendar after one of his players, defender Tommy Smith, was airlifted to hospital suffering a head injury during the match against Leeds United.

Football: Huddersfield defender airlifted to hospital injured during Leeds match

Huddersfield Town defender Tommy Smith is in hospital after suffering a head injury during the game against Leeds United today.

Huddersfield Town defender Tommy Smith Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/EMPICS Sport

The footballer was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary after being injured in the run up to a goal . He was thought to be conscious when he was put into the air ambulance but there is no word yet on his condition.

Leeds United won against Huddersfield Town two one, with a goal in the last minute.

Full match report here.


Huddersfield Town Manager Powell slams Norwich collapse

Huddersfield boss Chris Powell was bitterly disappointed with the way his side collapsed at the start of the second period as they were thrashed 5-0 at Norwich.

Chris Powell Credit: Press Association

The game turned in the 17th minute when Huddersfield were reduced to 10 men following the dismissal of defender Murray Wallace.

He was shown a red card for hauling down Cameron Jerome when he had a clear run on goal and although the Terriers held out until half-time the floodgates opened upon resumption.

Powell said: "You can't start that way in any game of football and expect to get anything from it. It was so unlike us.

"In the first half I thought we coped okay with going a man down but after the break we weren't at it and we got punished.

"Now I have got to pick them up and then we'll go again. I have certainly got some decisions to make about my next team."

Powell accepted that defender Wallace had to go.

"We didn't deal with the first ball and we certainly didn't deal with the second. The referee had a decision to make - and it was the correct one."

Scannell shines as Terriers end Brentford's winning run

Winger Sean Scannell was involved in both Huddersfield goals as Brentford's five-match winning streak came to an end in a 2-1 defeat at the John Smith's Stadium.

Sean Scannell was the star of the show for the Terriers Credit: Press Association

Scannell, who signed a two-year contract extension last month, lashed the ball in from a tight angle on 18 minutes from a pull-back by Nahki Wells.

The move saw Jack Robinson beat fellow full-back Moses Odubajo down the left and crossed for Wells.

His pull-back from the near post ran too far for Grant Holt in the middle but Scannell raced in at the back to drill home.

Holt put Robinson away down the left on 48 minutes and it was his byline cross that led to a second goal for the Terriers.

Scannell threw himself at the ball having steamed in from deep but he was beaten to it by Brentford's Jake Bidwell - who headed into his own net.

It helped end a five-match winning run for Brentford which had seen boss Mark Warburton named November's manager of the month.

Derby, Nottingham Forest and Fulham were among the teams Brentford toppled in a surge to third in the table.

They showed how they did it with a slick attacking display that saw them unlucky to be behind at the break.

Alan Judge, who fired wide early on, was denied a goal on 14 minutes when his deflected shot was acrobatically tipped over by Town keeper Alex Smithies.

He also parried a stinging drive which Bidwell struck with the outside of his right boot on 22 minutes.

Brentford created further chances for Alex Pritchard and Championship player of the month Andre Gray but they then fell behind against the run of play.

The home side had claims for a penalty waved away on 32 minutes when Conor Coady was felled by Odubajo.

Bees keeper David Button spilled a 25-yard drive from Jacob Butterfield and Coady went down as he tried for the rebound.

Gray, Brentford's eight-goal top scorer, fluffed a great chance to equalise in first half stoppage time.

Bidwell put Pritchard in down the left and his defence-splitting pass left Gray in the clear but he scuffed his attempted close-range shot into the turf.

Huddersfield started the second-half like a freight train but though they doubled their lead they never properly killed Brentford off.

Wells, eventually replaced by fit-again striker James Vaughan, missed several good chances, including on 63 minutes when he fired wide from Coady's pass.

The visitors got a lifeline eight minutes later when Jonathan Douglas tapped in the rebound after substitute Tommy Smith was denied.

Desperate defending ensued as Huddersfield sought to hang on to their first win in five matches.

Smithies tipped over a Judge free-kick on 83 minutes while Town somehow survived a goalmouth scramble soon after.

In stoppage time Brentford substitute Nick Proschwitz missed a good chance with a header from a Bidwell cross.

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