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Huddersfield Town 2-3 Cardiff City

Nahki Wells
Nahki Wells (right) had equalised for Huddersfield with his 11th goal of the season before half-time

Cardiff City earned back-to-back away wins for the first time this season as Peter Whittingham's brace completed a league double over Huddersfield Town.

After a dour start, Cardiff led through Whittingham's neat finish, before Nahki Wells fired Huddersfield level.

Loanee Lex Immers, making his first Cardiff start, restored their lead before Whittingham's stunning free-kick made the points safe.

Harry Bunn smashed in a consolation for the hosts in second-half stoppage time.

Defeat brought the Terriers' five-match unbeaten home run in all competitions to an end.

Whittingham's opener brought the game time to life as he swept home Anthony Pilkington's cut-back, before Wells' low effort made it 1-1 before half-time.

Dutchman Immers, who arrived on loan from Feyernoord earlier this month, finished off a fine team move after the break as Cardiff improved.

Whittingham sealed the win direct from a free-kick with a superb finish, before Wells fed Bunn to give the Bluebirds a late scare in the closing stages, but the Welsh side held on.

Huddersfield, who were without suspended defensive duo Mark Hudson and Tommy Smith, struggled to create openings and remain 17th in the Championship.

Victory lifted Cardiff to within one point of eighth-placed play-off hopefuls Ipswich Town, who do not play until Tuesday.

Lex Immers (right)
Midfielder Lex Immers had not scored since netting for Feyenoord against NAC Breda in March

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Steer
  • 22DempseySubstituted forBojajat 86'minutes
  • 14Cranie
  • 33LynchBooked at 52mins
  • 3Davidson
  • 6Hogg
  • 16HuwsSubstituted forWhiteheadat 60'minutes
  • 10Matmour
  • 8Paterson
  • 17Bunn
  • 21WellsBooked at 76mins

Substitutes

  • 4Whitehead
  • 13Murphy
  • 15Husband
  • 19Holmes
  • 29Billing
  • 34Boyle
  • 36Bojaj

Cardiff

  • 1Marshall
  • 3FabioBooked at 73mins
  • 5Ecuele Manga
  • 16Connolly
  • 28Malone
  • 38Ameobi
  • 22O'KeefeBooked at 55minsSubstituted forDikgacoiat 89'minutes
  • 8Ralls
  • 7Whittingham
  • 13PilkingtonSubstituted forMachedaat 69'minutes
  • 27ImmersSubstituted forGunnarssonat 77'minutesBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 14Macheda
  • 15Dikgacoi
  • 17Gunnarsson
  • 19Revell
  • 20Tamas
  • 21Moore
  • 24K Harris
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
11,002

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamCardiff
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 2, Cardiff City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 2, Cardiff City 3.

Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Cardiff City).

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 2, Cardiff City 3. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Nahki Wells with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City).

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Kagisho Dikgacoi replaces Stuart O'Keefe.

Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Cardiff City).

Attempt saved. Jamie Paterson (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Florent Bojaj.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Florent Bojaj replaces Kyle Dempsey.

Dean Whitehead (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City).

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Dean Whitehead.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Cardiff City 3. Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

Foul by Jason Davidson (Huddersfield Town).

Stuart O'Keefe (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Aron Gunnarsson replaces Lex Immers.

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Jed Steer.

Attempt saved. Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

Stuart O'Keefe (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Martin Cranie with a headed pass.

Booking

Fabio (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Fabio (Cardiff City).

Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stuart O'Keefe (Cardiff City).

Foul by Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town).

Federico Macheda (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Federico Macheda replaces Anthony Pilkington.

Foul by Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town).

David Marshall (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Karim Matmour (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Cardiff City).

Attempt missed. Martin Cranie (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jamie Paterson with a cross following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

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