Nathan Doyle today denied he took a dive to get a Huddersfield player sent off.

Away fans lobbed several bottles on to the pitch from the Yorkshire First Stand after Danny Adams was red-carded for a late lunge on Doyle on the touchline.

The City youngster was hounded by chants of "cheat" for the rest of the game, with the Huddersfield supporters claiming that he had made a meal of it.

But Doyle defended himself by saying: "He was late on the tackle and I went down. He did catch me on my right ankle so they can't complain. There was definitely contact because I don't go down for no reason."

The Football Association will wait to see if referee Keith Hill includes the bottle-throwing in his report but it is expected that City and Huddersfield will be asked for their observations before any action can be taken.

The incident tainted a feisty derby which Huddersfield pinched 1-0 to inflict City's first home defeat of the season.

Midfielder Mark Hudson scored at Valley Parade for the second year in a row as City missed the chance to go second in front of a season's-best crowd of just under 15,000.

Doyle added: "Anywhere you go it's nice to be involved in a derby game with all the tension and I thought our fans were great.

"But the shouting didn't bother me. I just thought I'd take the stick away from Deano (Dean Windass) for a change and get a bit myself - it's nice for him to have a break!

"I had a little bit of it at Nottingham Forest earlier in the season but you just get on with playing your own game.

"But the worst thing was the result. It's very disappointing because we had chances in the second half to get more than a draw.

"It was one of those days when you play well and nothing will go in for you - and being a local derby it feels worse for everyone.

Colin Todd said: "It was not as fluent as we have been. I thought we deserved one but it wasn't forthcoming and we have to accept that."