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Huddersfield Town 2-1 Rotherham United

Elias Kachunga
Elias Kachunga is Huddersfield's top scorer with three goals this season

Goals from Elias Kachunga and Nahki Wells sent Huddersfield back to the top of the Championship as they beat Rotherham, who slipped to the bottom.

Kachunga gave his side an early lead when he poked in from close range after sustained pressure from the Terriers.

Rotherham equalised through Danny Ward's volley, but Wells' shot restored the hosts' advantage before the break.

Huddersfield were rarely tested after half-time as they went two points clear of Norwich City at the summit.

Tom Adeyemi did come close to drawing Rotherham level for a second time when he headed wide at the back post late on, but the visitors managed only one shot on target throughout the game.

The Millers are now without a win in six league games, having conceded 24 goals this season, four more than any other team.

Huddersfield, meanwhile, have won seven of their opening 10 games, but could fall to second if Norwich beat Newcastle at St James' Park on Wednesday.

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Ward
  • 2Smith
  • 44Hefele
  • 26Schindler
  • 12Holmes-Dennis
  • 4WhiteheadBooked at 43minsSubstituted forHoggat 80'minutes
  • 10Mooy
  • 7ScannellBooked at 53minsSubstituted forStankovicat 89'minutes
  • 45PalmerSubstituted forPayneat 76'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 9Kachunga
  • 21Wells

Substitutes

  • 6Hogg
  • 11Bunn
  • 13Coleman
  • 14Cranie
  • 16Payne
  • 19Paurevic
  • 27Stankovic

Rotherham

  • 1Camp
  • 17Fisher
  • 18Fry
  • 14Ball
  • 3Mattock
  • 11Taylor
  • 24AdeyemiSubstituted forHalfordat 90'minutes
  • 8Frecklington
  • 22NewellBooked at 68minsSubstituted forFordeat 84'minutes
  • 37BrownSubstituted forBlackstockat 84'minutes
  • 9Ward

Substitutes

  • 4Vaulks
  • 7Forde
  • 10Forster-Caskey
  • 12Price
  • 15Halford
  • 16Wilson
  • 20Blackstock
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
18,808

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 2, Rotherham United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 2, Rotherham United 1.

Jack Payne (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Darnell Fisher (Rotherham United).

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

Foul by Anthony Forde (Rotherham United).

Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Darnell Fisher (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Greg Halford replaces Tom Adeyemi.

Attempt missed. Tom Adeyemi (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Jon Gorenc Stankovic replaces Sean Scannell.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Joe Mattock.

Booking

Jack Payne (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jack Payne (Huddersfield Town).

Tom Adeyemi (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Tom Adeyemi (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Anthony Forde.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Darnell Fisher (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Dexter Blackstock replaces Isaiah Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Anthony Forde replaces Joe Newell.

Offside, Rotherham United. Joe Newell tries a through ball, but Danny Ward is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Christopher Schindler with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Jonathan Hogg replaces Dean Whitehead.

Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sean Scannell.

Jack Payne (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

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

Foul by Darnell Fisher (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Jack Payne replaces Kasey Palmer.

Attempt missed. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Dean Whitehead.

Foul by Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town).

Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Rotherham United. Isaiah Brown tries a through ball, but Danny Ward is caught offside.

Booking

Joe Newell (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Joe Newell (Rotherham United).

Attempt missed. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Michael Hefele.

Attempt blocked. Danny Ward (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jon Taylor with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Huddersfield10712138522
2Norwich96211610620
3Brighton10532126618
4Brentford10523189917
5Bristol City105231711617
6Birmingham10451139417
7Sheff Wed105231212017
8Reading105231114-317
9Newcastle95131771016
10Barnsley105142014616
11Wolves104331412215
12Fulham10352911-214
13Ipswich1034388013
14Leeds104151012-213
15Nottm Forest103341820-212
16QPR103341216-412
17Aston Villa101721010010
18Burton102441416-210
19Preston103161014-410
20Derby1023559-49
21Wigan102261214-28
22Blackburn102261219-78
23Cardiff10226817-98
24Rotherham101361124-136
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