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Huddersfield Town 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Rajiv van La Parra
Van La Parra joined Huddersfield for an undisclosed fee, following a loan spell, in June

Rajiv van La Parra scored the only goal for Huddersfield as they beat his former club Wolves to go two points clear at the top of the Championship.

The Dutchman found the net early on, his first ever goal for Town, when he fired in the rebound after Nakhi Wells' shot struck the post.

Wolves' half-time substitute Joao Teixeira hit an upright from 20 yards.

The visitors went close again when Jon Dadi Bodvarsson had a header saved by Danny Ward from point-blank range.

Van La Parra, who had a loan spell with Huddersfield last season, left Wolves to join the Terriers on a permanent deal in the summer.

His goal came after just six minutes as he followed up Wells' shot to fire into the bottom-left corner in front of his former supporters.

Wolves were much brighter after the restart, with former Town midfielder Conor Coady having a shot deflected for a corner and Matt Doherty's attempt well saved by Ward.

The Terriers keeper, who is on loan from Liverpool, then did brilliantly to deny Bodvarsson as the hosts held on to claim their fourth win and extend their unbeaten start to the Championship season to five games.

REACTION: Huddersfield manager David Wagner speaks to BBC Radio Leeds

Huddersfield manager David Wagner:

"This has been a very good start to the season but everybody knows how much hard work it was and we will not stop what we did in the past.

"Hard work got us where we are and this will help us to be successful. We only look forward now.

"I am very happy for him (Rajiv van La Parra). He chose the best moment to score his first goal. Everybody knows how difficult it was to get him here on loan last season and he was desperate to come here."

Wolves head coach Walter Zenga:

"In my opinion we could have won the game easily. The goal was one mistake and there was one unbelievable save from Jon Dadi Bodvarsson's header.

"Particularly in the second half we had some big chances. The game is 95 minutes and we have to play the whole game.

"I am 100% happy with where we are but, yes, we could have had more points and probably deserved more points.

"The Championship is a difficult league but not an impossible league and this is a long season with many games left to play."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Ward
  • 2SmithBooked at 79mins
  • 5Hudson
  • 26Schindler
  • 15LöweBooked at 66mins
  • 6HoggBooked at 34mins
  • 10Mooy
  • 9Kachunga
  • 45PalmerSubstituted forPayneat 57'minutes
  • 17van La ParraSubstituted forScannellat 88'minutes
  • 21WellsSubstituted forBunnat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Whitehead
  • 7Scannell
  • 11Bunn
  • 13Coleman
  • 14Cranie
  • 16Payne
  • 44Hefele

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 16Coady
  • 18Iorfa
  • 6Batth
  • 2Doherty
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forOnianguéat 73'minutes
  • 19PriceBooked at 75mins
  • 8SavilleBooked at 51minsSubstituted forCostaat 61'minutes
  • 10Mason
  • 22Bödvarsson
  • 12WallaceSubstituted forBrito Teixeiraat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Henry
  • 17Costa
  • 20Oniangué
  • 21Lonergan
  • 24Brito Teixeira
  • 29Borthwick-Jackson
  • 30Hause
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
19,972

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Foul by Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town).

Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) with an attempt from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Conor Coady with a cross.

Attempt missed. Prince Oniangué (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Sean Scannell replaces Rajiv van La Parra.

Foul by Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town).

Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Foul by Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town).

Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Booking

Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay in match Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Prince Oniangué replaces David Edwards.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Mark Hudson.

Attempt blocked. Hélder Costa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson.

Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Payne.

Attempt saved. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by João Teixeira with a cross.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Elias Kachunga.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jonathan Hogg.

Booking

Chris Löwe (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Chris Löwe (Huddersfield Town).

Hélder Costa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Elias Kachunga.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Harry Bunn replaces Nahki Wells.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Hélder Costa replaces George Saville.

João Teixeira (Wolverhampton Wanderers) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Conor Coady.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Joe Mason tries a through ball, but Jón Dadi Bödvarsson is caught offside.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Huddersfield541084413
2Fulham532074311
3Barnsley530212849
4Newcastle53028449
5QPR53028539
6Bristol City53027529
7Nottm Forest5302111109
8Brighton52218448
9Wolves52217438
10Birmingham52217528
11Ipswich52216518
12Norwich52216518
13Burton521210917
14Brentford52125417
15Reading521258-37
16Aston Villa51225505
17Cardiff512246-25
18Derby512213-25
19Sheff Wed512236-35
20Wigan51138804
21Leeds511359-44
22Rotherham5113312-94
23Preston510435-23
24Blackburn5014412-81
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