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Burton Albion 0-1 Huddersfield Town

Nahki Wells
Nahki Wells also scored Huddersfield's winner in Saturday's 2-1 win over Bristol City

Huddersfield scored late on to win at struggling Burton and consolidate their place in the Championship play-offs.

Defeat sees Burton slip to 21st, two points clear of the drop zone, as they lost for the third time in five games.

In a first half of few chances, Damien McCrory and Jamie Ward fired over for the hosts, while Huddersfield's Nahki Wells blazed a free-kick over.

Wells then turned match-winner, heading in Christopher Schindler's knock-back from Aaron Mooy's free-kick.

Huddersfield remain nine points adrift of current leaders Brighton, who won 3-2 at Blackburn, but the Brewers are just a place above the relegation zone as their five-match unbeaten home run in the Championship came to an end.

Ater going close before the break, Ward curled a shot over the bar in the second half.

Huddersfield forward Elias Kachunga saw his goal-bound shot cleared off the line by McCrory as the visitors looked the most likely to score.

But they had to wait until the 85th minute as Mooy's long free-kick was headed back in the box by Schindler and nodded in by Wells for his fifth goal of the season.

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough:

"We deserved at least a point out of the game. The players were magnificent from start to finish and couldn't give any more.

"We've played well, created chances but just couldn't finish one and then they pop up in the 85th minute.

"We are unlucky not to get the result but we are not disappointed in the performance - it was excellent."

Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner:

"We can be very happy about the three points. We knew that fighting spirit and working attitude would be very important and this is what they have shown.

"The offensive performance was not our best but this was not the most important thing.

"We showed the right attitude and that is why I am very proud of them that they did the right things at the right moments."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 3BrayfordBooked at 84mins
  • 5McFadzean
  • 14McCrory
  • 10Akins
  • 19ChoudhurySubstituted forWilliamsonat 82'minutes
  • 16Palmer
  • 36Irvine
  • 11Dyer
  • 12WardBooked at 75minsSubstituted forMillerat 76'minutes
  • 8O'GradyBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 2Flanagan
  • 4Mousinho
  • 7Williamson
  • 13Bywater
  • 15Naylor
  • 18Miller
  • 22Myers-Harness

Huddersfield

  • 1Ward
  • 14CranieBooked at 90mins
  • 44HefeleBooked at 84mins
  • 26Schindler
  • 12Holmes-DennisSubstituted forLöweat 70'minutes
  • 6HoggBooked at 89mins
  • 10Mooy
  • 9Kachunga
  • 8BillingSubstituted forPalmerat 56'minutesBooked at 59mins
  • 11BunnSubstituted forvan La Parraat 56'minutes
  • 21Wells

Substitutes

  • 2Smith
  • 13Coleman
  • 15Löwe
  • 16Payne
  • 17van La Parra
  • 27Stankovic
  • 45Palmer
Referee:
Daniel Adcock
Attendance:
4,564

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 0, Huddersfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 0, Huddersfield Town 1.

Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lee Williamson (Burton Albion).

Booking

Martin Cranie (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lloyd Dyer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martin Cranie (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kasey Palmer.

Foul by John Brayford (Burton Albion).

Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Chris Löwe.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Jackson Irvine (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 0, Huddersfield Town 1. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Christopher Schindler with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Booking

John Brayford (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by John Brayford (Burton Albion).

Booking

Michael Hefele (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Hefele (Huddersfield Town).

Jackson Irvine (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Lee Williamson replaces Hamza Choudhury.

Booking

Chris O'Grady (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Burton Albion).

Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Burton Albion).

Foul by Martin Cranie (Huddersfield Town).

Lloyd Dyer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Chris Löwe (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Will Miller replaces Jamie Ward.

Booking

Jamie Ward (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Michael Hefele (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Ward (Burton Albion).

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Jackson Irvine (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Michael Hefele (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion).

Attempt blocked. John Brayford (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

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2Newcastle20141541162543
3Reading2111462727037
4Huddersfield2111372425-136
5Leeds2111282522335
6Sheff Wed2110472523234
7Birmingham219752627-134
8Norwich2110383632433
9Fulham2188536261032
10Derby209562013732
11Barnsley218493432228
12Preston208482725228
13Aston Villa2161052221128
14Brentford218492727028
15Bristol City2183102725227
16Nottm Forest207493436-225
17Ipswich216781922-325
18QPR206592029-923
19Cardiff2165102132-1123
20Wolves215792630-422
21Burton215792228-622
22Blackburn2155112534-920
23Wigan2046101622-618
24Rotherham2124152147-2610
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