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Wolves 1-3 Huddersfield Town

By Ged ScottBBC Sport at Molineux
Conor Coady
Coady scored his first goal for Huddersfield since signing from Liverpool

Huddersfield Town earned a surprise win away at Wolves to stop the hosts going top of the Championship.

First-half goals against the run of play from Harry Bunn and Sean Scannell gave the Terriers a 2-0 lead at half-time before Conor Coady's 30-yard stunner on 51 minutes made it 3-0.

Although Bakary Sako pulled one back on 71 minutes, Wolves suffered a first home league defeat since December.

Huddersfield's second win in four days lifts them to 18th with Wolves seventh.

Still not top of the pile
Wolves have not topped the Championship since going up as title winners under Mick McCarthy in 2009.

Wolves made a positive start to the game, ripping through Huddersfield's defence.

Right-back Sam Ricketts hit the right post, Nouha Dicko was denied by keeper Alex Smithies and Molineux debutant Yannick Sagbo ballooned over.

But it was the visitors who took the lead through Bunn.

Grant Holt, making his full debut for the Terriers, beat defender Richard Stearman before cutting back for Bunn whose volley flew through the grasp of Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme.

Wolves v Huddersfield
Huddersfield are unbeaten in the last 11 meetings with Wolves, of which they have now won the last seven.
Wolves have not triumphed in this fixture since Steve Froggatt and Steve Bull scored in a 2-0 win at Huddersfield in the old Division One in February 1997.

And within 18 minutes Huddersfield doubled their advantage when Scannell pounced on a loose ball inside the box before firing a powerful blow.

Wolves needed a quick response at half-time, but it was the visitors who found their feet the quickest.

Jacob Butterfield had already tested Ikeme with a well struck low shot to the keeper's right. But it was Coady's stunning effort from distance that made it 3-0.

The former Liverpool youngster curled a beautifully-struck shot with his right foot into Ikeme's top-left corner.

Sako eventually gave hope on 71 minutes when he drilled home from close range but, despite a few anxious moments for the visiting fans, there was no further way through.

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett told BBC WM:

"We started the game well, hit the post, had a string of chances and looked in control.

"But when they scored, I was disappointed with our response. We looked shell-shocked. We looked stunned and disjointed.

"Whether we deserved to be behind or not does not really matter. It took us too long to come back from that and we didn't look like we had enough hunger in midfield."

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell told BBC Radio Leeds:

"Apart from the way we started, we were good value and got our game plan right. I'm very proud of my players.

"Grant Holt showed that he can make a difference. He played a big part in the first goal and kept their two centre-halves quiet all night.

"Our two wide players both scored and Conor Coady played like an experienced midfielder - and capped it with a great goal."

Line-ups

Wolves

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Ikeme
  • 18Ricketts
  • 6Batth
  • 5StearmanBooked at 48mins
  • 3Golbourne
  • 11McDonald
  • 14EvansSubstituted forRoweat 42'minutes
  • 7HenrySubstituted forClarkeat 75'minutes
  • 12SagboSubstituted forvan La Parraat 55'minutes
  • 10Sako
  • 40Dicko

Substitutes

  • 4Edwards
  • 8Saville
  • 9Clarke
  • 13McCarey
  • 15Rowe
  • 17van La Parra
  • 23Ebanks-Landell

Huddersfield

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Smithies
  • 27Smith
  • 4Hudson
  • 33Lynch
  • 17Robinson
  • 8Butterfield
  • 6HoggSubstituted forM Wallaceat 90+2'minutes
  • 10Coady
  • 7ScannellSubstituted forDixonat 90+4'minutes
  • 16HoltSubstituted forSteadat 80'minutes
  • 30Bunn

Substitutes

  • 3Dixon
  • 11Ward
  • 13Murphy
  • 14Stead
  • 15M Wallace
  • 21Wells
  • 29Billing
Referee:
Phil Gibbs
Attendance:
19,059

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home23
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Huddersfield Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Huddersfield Town 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Conor Coady.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Paul Dixon replaces Sean Scannell.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Leon Clarke.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Sam Ricketts.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Murray Wallace replaces Jonathan Hogg.

  9. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  10. Post update

    Delay in match Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  12. Post update

    Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tommy Rowe.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Leon Clarke.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jon Stead.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tommy Rowe.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Tommy Rowe (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  18. Post update

    Jon Stead (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich106222091120
2Nottm Forest105501771020
3Watford106221911820
4Derby105411910919
5Ipswich10532148618
6Charlton10460139418
7Wolves10532129318
8Middlesbrough10523148617
9Sheff Wed10442107316
10Reading104331414015
11Blackburn104241618-214
12Leeds104241012-214
13Brentford104241215-314
14Cardiff103431313013
15Bournemouth103341413112
16Millwall103251013-311
17Rotherham10325812-411
18Huddersfield103251220-811
19Brighton10244911-210
20Birmingham102441117-610
21Wigan102351012-29
22Fulham102171220-87
23Bolton10127719-125
24Blackpool10037514-93
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