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Wolves striker Nouha Dicko in action against Jack Robinson of Huddersfield
Nouha Dicko took his tally of goals for the season to nine

Striker Nouha Dicko scored twice to give Wolves' promotion push a timely fillip with victory at Huddersfield.

Dicko fired under Alex Smithies after a through ball from Rajiv van La Parra and it was 2-0 when Conor Coady headed Bakary Sako's corner into his own net after the break.

Benik Afobe's strike made it 3-0 before James Vaughan got a goal back for the hosts from Sean Scannell's cross.

Dicko made it 4-1 when he rounded Smithies to slot home in injury time.

It was a frustrating night for Chris Powell's Huddersfield side after they created the better chances, with Coady's own goal early in the second half proving a pivotal moment in the match.

The victory ended a run of three matches without a win for Kenny Jackett's Wolves team and moved them to within four points of sixth-placed Brentford.

Huddersfield, 15th in the table, have won four and lost four of their last eight matches.

Huddersfield manager Chris Powell:

"It's a hard one to swallow. I'm led to believe we created over 30 chances but we gifted two of the goals - the first one is a mistake and he finished it in a flash, and the second one an own-goal, which took the wind out of our sails.

"They're a good side - they have some good players who have played at a higher level - but we more than matched them.

"It's a funny one. They could have actually scored one or two more on the counter-attack."

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett:

"I thought the difference tonight was our finishing, which was excellent. There was some real clinical finishing and it's such an important thing at any level of football.

"Getting the first goal was a big thing. It was a real quality goal - the ball and the finish from Dicko, who came out of nowhere and did well to tuck it in.

"As the away side we were under a lot of pressure but we could still maintain a threat on the break, and with the right combination of passes into the right spaces we could have got more (goals)."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 27SmithBooked at 28mins
  • 4Hudson
  • 15WallaceSubstituted forEdgarat 88'minutes
  • 17Robinson
  • 7Scannell
  • 10Coady
  • 8ButterfieldBooked at 78mins
  • 30BunnBooked at 15minsSubstituted forLolleyat 68'minutes
  • 11Miller
  • 9Vaughan

Substitutes

  • 2Edgar
  • 18Lolley
  • 19Holmes
  • 28Gobern
  • 31Allinson
  • 43Wright
  • 45Majewski

Wolves

  • 29Kuszczak
  • 2Doherty
  • 6Batth
  • 5Stearman
  • 30Hause
  • 11McDonald
  • 19Price
  • 17van La ParraSubstituted forEdwardsat 78'minutes
  • 12AfobeBooked at 90mins
  • 10SakoSubstituted forGolbourneat 73'minutes
  • 40DickoBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 3Golbourne
  • 4Edwards
  • 7Henry
  • 14Evans
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 31Flatt
  • 33Iorfa
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
11,843

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home31
Away11
Shots on Target
Home13
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 4.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ishmael Miller.

  4. Booking

    Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) has gone down, but that's a dive.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 4. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Benik Afobe with a through ball.

  7. Post update

    Jack Robinson (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. David Edgar replaces Murray Wallace.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tommy Smith.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  12. Booking

    Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ishmael Miller (Huddersfield Town).

  14. Post update

    Kortney Hause (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Dave Edwards replaces Rajiv van La Parra.

  16. Booking

    Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town).

  18. Post update

    Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Coady.