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Huddersfield Town 0-3 Leeds United

Mirco Antenucci scores
Mirco Antenucci's opening goal was his fifth of the season

Leeds made it back-to-back wins in the Championship with victory in the West Yorkshire derby over Huddersfield Town.

After a forgettable first 45 minutes, the game burst to life in first-half stoppage time after a head injury to Leeds defender Liam Cooper.

Mirco Antenucci poked United in front from six yards before Chris Wood fired in to double the lead before the break.

Alex Mowatt struck a stunning long-range third before Huddersfield's James Vaughan was denied by Marco Silvestri.

It was Leeds' fourth successive derby victory over the Terriers, in which they have scored 13 goals, and means that following Tuesday's win over Cardiff they have now won two and drawn two from boss Steve Evans' five games in charge.

And there was plenty to ponder for new Huddersfield head coach David Wagner, who watched from the stands before taking charge on Monday.

There was nothing to choose between the two sides in a scrappy first 45 minutes during which the only real incident of note was Cooper's clash of heads with team-mate Scott Wootton, which resulted in the defender being carried off.

But Leeds took control of the contest during the eight minutes of injury time that followed, with Italian striker Antenucci touching home Stuart Dallas's right-wing cross.

Antenucci then turned provider, beating the offside trap and rounding Terriers goalkeeper Joe Murphy before seeing his pull back deflected into the path of Wood, who fired home from 10 yards for his fifth goal in five games against Huddersfield.

Mowatt then made sure Leeds took all three points back to Elland Road with a brilliant swerving shot from 30 yards.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans:

"I told the players at half-time that Huddersfield will come out and have a go.

"But we had to remain patient and keep our shape and if we break we break with pace and power.

"I couldn't have painted a better picture and it opened up to a special young man who's once again scored a special goal.

"It was a stunning strike but he does it in training most days."

Huddersfield Town caretaker manager Mark Lillis:

"The performance was good.

"I was pleased with the way we went about the second half as well. We showed bravery.

"Their third goal was a fantastic goal but we kept going right to the end."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 13Murphy
  • 14CranieBooked at 25mins
  • 5Hudson
  • 15Wallace
  • 3Davidson
  • 22Dempsey
  • 4Whitehead
  • 29BillingSubstituted forHuwsat 31'minutes
  • 18LolleySubstituted forHolmesat 72'minutes
  • 21WellsSubstituted forVaughanat 57'minutes
  • 17Bunn

Substitutes

  • 1Steer
  • 2Smith
  • 9Vaughan
  • 10Carayol
  • 16Huws
  • 19Holmes
  • 36Bojaj

Leeds

  • 1Silvestri
  • 4WoottonBooked at 22minsSubstituted forAdeyemiat 71'minutes
  • 5Bellusci
  • 6CooperSubstituted forBambaat 18'minutes
  • 28Berardi
  • 15DallasSubstituted forBotakaat 82'minutes
  • 8Murphy
  • 23L Cook
  • 10Mowatt
  • 7AntenucciBooked at 45mins
  • 9Wood

Substitutes

  • 3Bamba
  • 19Erwin
  • 20Botaka
  • 24Adeyemi
  • 25Buckley
  • 27Phillips
  • 30Horton
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
17,118

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home19
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Leeds United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Leeds United 3.

Foul by Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town).

Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Martin Cranie with a cross.

Attempt missed. Emyr Huws (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by James Vaughan.

Attempt blocked. Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis Cook (Leeds United).

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jason Davidson.

Attempt saved. Jordan Botaka (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Mowatt.

Hand ball by Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United).

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Jordan Botaka replaces Stuart Dallas.

Foul by Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town).

Chris Wood (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emyr Huws (Huddersfield Town).

Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United).

Foul by Emyr Huws (Huddersfield Town).

Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Dean Whitehead.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Duane Holmes replaces Joe Lolley.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Tom Adeyemi replaces Scott Wootton.

Attempt missed. Dean Whitehead (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Harry Bunn.

Attempt blocked. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Lolley with a through ball.

Attempt blocked. Emyr Huws (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Bunn.

Attempt saved. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Emyr Huws.

Foul by Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town).

Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Harry Bunn with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Joe Lolley (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dean Whitehead.

Jason Davidson (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Murphy (Leeds United).

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Harry Bunn.

Attempt saved. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kyle Dempsey.

Attempt saved. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jason Davidson with a cross.

Joe Lolley (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United).

goal

As It Stood

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2Brighton169702112934
3Burnley169522314932
4Middlesbrough1693424121230
5Derby1686222111130
6Birmingham168442417728
7Cardiff166731712525
8Reading166642317624
9Sheff Wed166642019124
10Ipswich166642323024
11Brentford166372123-221
12Fulham165562928120
13QPR165562224-220
14Wolves165472021-119
15Leeds164751619-319
16Blackburn163851515017
17Preston163851113-217
18Nottm Forest164571216-417
19Huddersfield163671623-715
20Bristol City163671726-915
21MK Dons1642101423-914
22Charlton163491426-1213
23Bolton161871022-1211
24Rotherham1623111733-169
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