Clark happy as derby honours are shared

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Leeds stretched their unbeaten home league run to 21 matches but Huddersfield boss Lee Clark hailed his side for holding their own at Elland Road.

Town were only denied victory when Anthony Pilkington's last-minute free-kick struck the under-side of the crossbar and the back of Leeds goalkeeper Casper Ankergren's head but somehow stayed out."

Clark said: ``After going a goal down within a minute and a half the lads showed a lot of character.

He added: ``How we were still a goal down at half time I couldn't understand because we put in a magnificent performance.

``We showed a lot of quality on the ball so I was delighted and we could have won it.

``We showed we could compete with the best because Leeds are the best team in League One at the moment. We have come to their patch and matched them.''

United manager Simon Grayson was also content with the result saying: ``It was an entertaining game and a marvellous advertisement for League One football.

``Both teams will be disappointed that they didn't win, but we could easily have lost it just before the end from Pilkington's free-kick.

``They were disappointing goals for us to concede but overall I can't be too critical of the team.

``Max Gradel again came on and affected the game, which is what he has been doing since joining us on loan. You can't win every game but we have lost once in the league all season. Any manager would be happy with that and I am.''

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