Lee Clark, the former Newcatsle United player and coach, has done wonders for Huddersfield these last two seasons.
Lee Clark – celebrating victory on Wednesday night
And it culminated on Wednesday night, in Lee getting Huddersfield to the League One Play-Off final, to be played at Old Trafford on May 29th against Peterborough.
In Wednesday night’s game Huddersfield again drew with Bournemouth 3-3 after drawing 1-1 away, and Huddersfield won the penalty shoot-out 4-2.
Away goals don’t count double like they do in the European ties, so a penalty shoot-out was necessary last night at the Galpharm Stadium, after 30 minutes of extra time.
Peterborough beat Milton Keynes Dons 2-0 at home after being beaten 3-2 away, and so went though on a 4-3 aggregate score.
Huddersfield goalkeeper Ian Bennett saved Liam Feeney’s penalty effort, and then Anton Robinson hit the crossbar with his penalty shot, to give The Terriers the win.
Huddersfield have now gone 27 games without defeat, and a delighted Lee Clark said this after the game:
“This is my best moment in football.“ I had some magnificent nights as a player, but this tops the lot.”
Huddersfield had finished 3rd top of the league with 87 points, 5 points behind second placed Southampton, and 8 points behind Champions Brighton, the two teams who gained automatic promotion.
Peterborough finished in 4th place on 79 points, and it should be some game on May 29th.
Lee Clark has already said his ambition in management is to one day manage his home-town club, Newcastle United, and if he keeps going like this, he will get his dream one day.
Lee took over Huddersfield in December of 2008, and his record is played 142, won 71, drawn 37 and lost 34 for a 50% win rate, and last season he had Huddersfield in 6th place on 80 points.