Huddersfield City 1-0 Luton City (agg 2-1): Jordan Rhodes purpose sends Terriers into Championship play-off remaining

Jordan Rhodes

Jordan Rhodes returned to Huddersfield in the summer, nine years after leaving for Blackburn

Jordan Rhodes scored a late winner to send Huddersfield Town into the Championship play-off final with a 2-1 aggregate victory over Luton Town.

The visitors dominated the first half, but Harry Cornick shot straight at Terriers goalkeeper Lee Nicholls from just six yards out.

Cornick was thwarted by Nicholls again after the break.

However, Rhodes converted an 82nd-minute free-kick from fellow sub Sorba Thomas at the back post.

Huddersfield will play Nottingham Forest or Sheffield United, who meet at the City Ground in their second leg on Tuesday, in the final at Wembley on Sunday, 29 May.

The West Yorkshire side had two seasons in the Premier League between 2017 and 2019 and their fans spilled on to the pitch as the final whistle went.

Town rode their luck in a game where they struggled to find their fluent best, but their campaign will now end at English football’s grandest stage – and the chance…