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Huddersfield Town 3-1 Reading

Nahki Wells
Nahki Wells scored his 15th league goal of the season

Goals from Nahki Wells, Jamie Paterson and Flo Bojaj give Huddersfield their first win in four matches and halted Reading's five-match unbeaten run.

Wells capitalised on Andrew Taylor's errant backpass to slot the Terriers ahead shortly after the restart.

Paterson doubled the hosts' advantage when he fired in from Sean Scannell's superb low cross.

Bojaj turned in Dean Whitehead's cross for his first professional goal before Ola John's late consolation.

It was a first win for Huddersfield in four meetings with Reading this season, having drawn the reverse league fixture 2-2 and lost to the Royals in the FA Cup third round after a replay.

David Wagner's side stay 18th but are now seven points clear of relegation, while Reading fall three places to 14th and are now just two points ahead of the Terriers, albeit with a game in hand.

Huddersfield head coach David Wagner: "We deserved this win from the first minute. For large parts of the game there was only one team which tried to invest something in the offence.

"We've played better football in games this season, but to score three goals against Reading is massive for us."

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McDermott on Reading v Huddersfield

Reading manager Brian McDermott: "I picked the team with a lot of the players who will be involved on Friday (in the FA Cup against Crystal Palace).

"There was nothing in the game for 50-odd minutes and they scored and it's not been the greatest night.

"It was a tricky night for me to try and pick the team and make sure we were really competitive. I thought we were competitive, the players we put out, some haven't played for a while."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Steer
  • 2Smith
  • 5Hudson
  • 14Cranie
  • 15HusbandBooked at 77minsSubstituted forDavidsonat 89'minutes
  • 4Whitehead
  • 22Dempsey
  • 18Lolley
  • 8Paterson
  • 17BunnSubstituted forScannellat 60'minutes
  • 21WellsSubstituted forBojajat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Davidson
  • 7Scannell
  • 11Miller
  • 19Holmes
  • 26Allinson
  • 36Bojaj
  • 37Booty

Reading

  • 26Al Habsi
  • 2GunterSubstituted forBarrettat 84'minutes
  • 8Hector
  • 35Cooper
  • 3A TaylorBooked at 89mins
  • 12McCleary
  • 23Williams
  • 4EvansSubstituted forJohnat 59'minutes
  • 17PiazonBooked at 30mins
  • 10RakelsSubstituted forCoxat 70'minutes
  • 29Kermorgant

Substitutes

  • 1Bond
  • 19Fernández Iglesias
  • 20John
  • 31Cox
  • 34Keown
  • 37Stacey
  • 49Barrett
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
10,167

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamReading
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 3, Reading 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 3, Reading 1.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 3, Reading 1. Ola John (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Andrew Taylor.

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

Foul by Danny Williams (Reading).

Attempt missed. Joe Lolley (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Jason Davidson replaces James Husband.

Booking

Andrew Taylor (Reading) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andrew Taylor (Reading).

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 3, Reading 0. Florent Bojaj (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dean Whitehead.

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Joe Lolley tries a through ball, but Florent Bojaj is caught offside.

Florent Bojaj (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Hector (Reading).

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Josh Barrett replaces Chris Gunter.

Hand ball by Ola John (Reading).

Foul by Florent Bojaj (Huddersfield Town).

Jake Cooper (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jed Steer (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Reading).

Attempt blocked. Jake Cooper (Reading) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Garath McCleary with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Florent Bojaj replaces Nahki Wells.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Tommy Smith.

Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Kyle Dempsey.

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

Danny Williams (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town).

Ola John (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

James Husband (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Husband (Huddersfield Town).

Chris Gunter (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jamie Paterson with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Ali Al Habsi.

Attempt saved. Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Dean Whitehead.

Attempt missed. Danny Williams (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Cooper.

Attempt blocked. Garath McCleary (Reading) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Piazon.

Attempt blocked. Simon Cox (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Garath McCleary with a headed pass.

Offside, Reading. Andrew Taylor tries a through ball, but Yann Kermorgant is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Simon Cox replaces Deniss Rakels.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Jake Cooper.

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As It Stood

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1Burnley362011557292871
2Middlesbrough35207847212667
3Brighton361714549341565
4Hull34197848202864
5Derby361612847321560
6Sheff Wed361414850361456
7Cardiff36141394740755
8Ipswich351510104442255
9Birmingham35159114034654
10Preston361213113333049
11QPR361114114342147
12Wolves361210144550-546
13Nottm Forest351112123331245
14Reading351111134141044
15Leeds351014113440-644
16Blackburn351013123532343
17Brentford35127164855-743
18Huddersfield36119164749-242
19Fulham36813155561-637
20Bristol City36910173257-2537
21MK Dons3699183048-1836
22Rotherham36105214059-1935
23Charlton36611193266-3429
24Bolton36414183560-2526
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