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Huddersfield Town 0-3 Leeds United

By Steve MarshallBBC Sport
Mirco Antenucci scores
Mirco Antenucci's opening goal was his fifth of the season

Leeds made it back-to-back wins in the Championship with victory in the West Yorkshire derby over Huddersfield Town.

After a forgettable first 45 minutes, the game burst to life in first-half stoppage time after a head injury to Leeds defender Liam Cooper.

Mirco Antenucci poked United in front from six yards before Chris Wood fired in to double the lead before the break.

Alex Mowatt struck a stunning long-range third before Huddersfield's James Vaughan was denied by Marco Silvestri.

It was Leeds' fourth successive derby victory over the Terriers, in which they have scored 13 goals, and means that following Tuesday's win over Cardiff they have now won two and drawn two from boss Steve Evans' five games in charge.

And there was plenty to ponder for new Huddersfield head coach David Wagner, who watched from the stands before taking charge on Monday.

There was nothing to choose between the two sides in a scrappy first 45 minutes during which the only real incident of note was Cooper's clash of heads with team-mate Scott Wootton, which resulted in the defender being carried off.

But Leeds took control of the contest during the eight minutes of injury time that followed, with Italian striker Antenucci touching home Stuart Dallas's right-wing cross.

Antenucci then turned provider, beating the offside trap and rounding Terriers goalkeeper Joe Murphy before seeing his pull back deflected into the path of Wood, who fired home from 10 yards for his fifth goal in five games against Huddersfield.

Mowatt then made sure Leeds took all three points back to Elland Road with a brilliant swerving shot from 30 yards.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans:

"I told the players at half-time that Huddersfield will come out and have a go.

"But we had to remain patient and keep our shape and if we break we break with pace and power.

"I couldn't have painted a better picture and it opened up to a special young man who's once again scored a special goal.

"It was a stunning strike but he does it in training most days."

Huddersfield Town caretaker manager Mark Lillis:

"The performance was good.

"I was pleased with the way we went about the second half as well. We showed bravery.

"Their third goal was a fantastic goal but we kept going right to the end."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 13Murphy
  • 14CranieBooked at 25mins
  • 5Hudson
  • 15M Wallace
  • 3Davidson
  • 22Dempsey
  • 4Whitehead
  • 29BillingSubstituted forHuwsat 31'minutes
  • 18LolleySubstituted forHolmesat 72'minutes
  • 21WellsSubstituted forVaughanat 57'minutes
  • 17Bunn

Substitutes

  • 1Steer
  • 2Smith
  • 9Vaughan
  • 10Carayol
  • 16Huws
  • 19Holmes
  • 36Bojaj

Leeds

  • 1Silvestri
  • 4WoottonBooked at 22minsSubstituted forAdeyemiat 71'minutes
  • 5Bellusci
  • 6CooperSubstituted forBambaat 18'minutes
  • 28Berardi
  • 15DallasSubstituted forBotakaat 82'minutes
  • 8Murphy
  • 23L Cook
  • 10Mowatt
  • 7AntenucciBooked at 45mins
  • 9Wood

Substitutes

  • 3Bamba
  • 19Erwin
  • 20Botaka
  • 24Adeyemi
  • 25Buckley
  • 27Phillips
  • 30Horton
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
17,118

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home19
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Leeds United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Leeds United 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town).

  4. Post update

    Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Martin Cranie with a cross.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Emyr Huws (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by James Vaughan.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Cook (Leeds United).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jason Davidson.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan Botaka (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Mowatt.

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Leeds United. Jordan Botaka replaces Stuart Dallas.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town).

  15. Post update

    Chris Wood (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Emyr Huws (Huddersfield Town).

  17. Post update

    Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Emyr Huws (Huddersfield Town).