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Huddersfield Town 2-0 MK Dons

Nahki Wells
Huddersfield Town striker Nahki Wells scored his third goal of the season

Huddersfield Town recorded their their first league win in four matches with victory against MK Dons.

Nahki Wells gave the hosts the lead after the break when he capitalised on a poor backpass by Kyle McFadzean.

Daniel Powell could have given the visitors a point late on but his powerful shot went over the crossbar.

Teenage debutant Florent Bojaj then pounced on another Dons defensive error in added time and set Jamie Paterson up to seal the win.

The visitors had the first chance to break the deadlock when Jordan Spence set up Nicky Maynard, who tried to catch Jed Steer off his line, but the hosts' goalkeeper reacted well.

In a quiet first half with few chances, Carl Baker volleyed over when Joel Lynch's defensive header fell to him, while MK Dons keeper David Martin palmed away Ishmael Miller's powerful effort from 20 yards.

Wells pounced onto McFadzean's defensive error, racing onto his under-hit pass and slotting home.

Sean Scannell almost doubled the hosts' advantage as he drilled in an effort from long range, but the ball went into the side-netting.

In added time, the Terriers wrapped it up when the Dons were caught at the back again, this time Bojaj being on hand to set up Paterson for his first goal for the club.

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell:

"Nahki showed the instinct of a striker to keep calm and finish it. When you get presents like that there's no one better on the pitch for it to fall to."

"We had to be patient and stay organised. Jed Steer didn't have a save to make and we got the rewards we deserved. To a man the players showed a great attitude.

"We want to win games and that's four points from two games and now we want seven. We face Derby on Saturday and know we must dig deep."

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson:

"We were rubbish and that includes me. The players have played ever so well for me at times and I cannot ask any more.

"I back my players all the way but when they don't perform I let them know. We were lethargic and sometimes that happens.

"We have had a consistency in our performance but not in results and that's the same for most of the teams in the bottom 12 in this league."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Steer
  • 14CranieBooked at 36mins
  • 5Hudson
  • 33LynchBooked at 71mins
  • 3Davidson
  • 7ScannellBooked at 33minsSubstituted forSmithat 90+4'minutes
  • 4WhiteheadBooked at 81mins
  • 16Huws
  • 17Bunn
  • 21WellsSubstituted forPatersonat 78'minutes
  • 11MillerSubstituted forBojajat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Smith
  • 8Paterson
  • 13Murphy
  • 19Holmes
  • 29Billing
  • 34Boyle
  • 36Bojaj

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 12Spence
  • 5McFadzean
  • 6KayBooked at 3mins
  • 3Lewington
  • 39Poyet
  • 14CarruthersSubstituted forReevesat 59'minutes
  • 7BakerSubstituted forPowellat 65'minutes
  • 44Forster-CaskeyBooked at 70mins
  • 31Murphy
  • 28MaynardSubstituted forChurchat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hodson
  • 10Reeves
  • 11Church
  • 13Gallagher
  • 17Powell
  • 29Burns
  • 38Hall
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
11,471

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 2, MK Dons 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 2, MK Dons 0.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 2, MK Dons 0. Jamie Paterson (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Florent Bojaj with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Tommy Smith replaces Sean Scannell.

Attempt blocked. Josh Murphy (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Powell.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Florent Bojaj replaces Ishmael Miller.

Attempt blocked. Jake Forster-Caskey (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Jake Forster-Caskey (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dean Whitehead (Huddersfield Town).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ishmael Miller (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons).

Ishmael Miller (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Simon Church (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dean Whitehead (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt missed. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Josh Murphy.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

Booking

Dean Whitehead (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Josh Murphy (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Whitehead (Huddersfield Town).

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by David Martin.

Attempt saved. Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ishmael Miller.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Jamie Paterson replaces Nahki Wells.

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Mark Hudson tries a through ball, but Ishmael Miller is caught offside.

Foul by Simon Church (MK Dons).

Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Simon Church replaces Nicky Maynard.

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Jason Davidson tries a through ball, but Ishmael Miller is caught offside.

Booking

Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Jake Forster-Caskey (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Josh Murphy (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Martin Cranie.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Daniel Powell replaces Carl Baker.

Attempt blocked. Josh Murphy (MK Dons) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked. Assisted by Antony Kay.

Attempt missed. Ishmael Miller (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Nahki Wells with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ben Reeves replaces Samir Carruthers.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, MK Dons 0. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Jake Forster-Caskey (MK Dons).

Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Birmingham127321911824
3Reading126421881022
4Hull12642178922
5Burnley126421712522
6Middlesbrough12633178921
7Derby11551169720
8Cardiff125521511420
9Sheff Wed124531615117
10QPR124441922-316
11Ipswich124441520-516
12Wolves114341715215
13Huddersfield123541214-214
14Fulham113441716113
15Nottm Forest123451013-313
16Blackburn112541213-111
17Preston122551013-311
18MK Dons123271216-411
19Leeds112541015-511
20Brentford113261420-611
21Bristol City122461522-710
22Charlton122461118-710
23Rotherham122371422-89
24Bolton12156919-108
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