Championship
HuddersfieldHuddersfield Town5CharltonCharlton Athletic0
Duane Holmes
Holmes' goal was his first for Huddersfield's senior team

Huddersfield moved 10 points clear of the relegation zone as the Terriers comfortably beat Charlton at home.

Former Charlton man Mark Hudson scored the first with a thumping header before Nahki Wells turned in his fifth in as many games from close range.

Jamie Paterson drilled in from 20 yards after the break before Duane Holmes' deflected effort and Jason Davidson's tap-in completed the rout.

Reza Ghoochannejhad was sent off at the end of a miserable night for Charlton.

The substitute picked up two yellow cards in a little over a minute, as his frustrations at chasing the hosts' slick passing and clever movement got the better of him.

Huddersfield have won five of their last eight league matches.

Meanwhile the Addicks, three points and two places short of safety, travel to third-placed Hull on Saturday in need of a win.

Huddersfield boss David Wagner:

"I'm happy of course, but it wasn't an easy game. After the game it seems easier than it was.

"It was our biggest win and another clean sheet and the first time we scored five goals in a game.

"We have had games where we played better, for example against Middlesbrough, a game that we lost. But to be honest it was the first time we played against an opponent who stood so deep in their own half.

"The boys created some good moments, but against a side which does this we must find some better solutions, not just rely on set-pieces to score the first and second goal.

Charlton goalkeeper Steven Henderson:

"As you can imagine I think the lads are lower than they have ever been in their careers right now.

"I feel numb and a few players are unable to speak. It's a position I've not been in before and that's all I can say.

"It's embarrassing really, we didn't have our first shot until the 92nd minute.

"I'd like to apologise to our travelling fans. I know they think I won't mean it, but the real fans will know I genuinely want to apologise for that shocking performance."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Steer
  • 2Smith
  • 5HudsonSubstituted forCranieat 78'minutes
  • 33Lynch
  • 3Davidson
  • 6Hogg
  • 16HuwsSubstituted forHolmesat 54'minutes
  • 17Bunn
  • 8Paterson
  • 18LolleySubstituted forDempseyat 61'minutes
  • 21Wells

Substitutes

  • 11Miller
  • 13Murphy
  • 14Cranie
  • 15Husband
  • 19Holmes
  • 22Dempsey
  • 29Billing

Charlton

  • 1Henderson
  • 20SollyBooked at 23mins
  • 28Johnson
  • 26Lennon
  • 21FoxBooked at 53minsSubstituted forHolmes-Dennisat 62'minutes
  • 39Poyet
  • 25WilliamsBooked at 30minsSubstituted forGhoochannejhadat 62'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 4Jackson
  • 7Berg GudmundssonSubstituted forMakienokat 74'minutes
  • 2Vaz Te
  • 11Harriott

Substitutes

  • 6Sarr
  • 9Makienok
  • 16Ghoochannejhad
  • 17Holmes-Dennis
  • 24Charles-Cook
  • 30Pope
  • 44Moussa
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
9,736

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Huddersfield Town 5, Charlton Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 5, Charlton Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Harry Lennon.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Huddersfield Town 5, Charlton Athletic 0. Jason Davidson (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Harry Bunn with a cross.

  6. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Reza Ghoochannejhad (Charlton Athletic) for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Reza Ghoochannejhad (Charlton Athletic).

  9. Booking

    Reza Ghoochannejhad (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Jason Davidson (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Reza Ghoochannejhad (Charlton Athletic).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Tareiq Holmes-Dennis.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town).

  14. Post update

    Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Reza Ghoochannejhad (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jason Davidson (Huddersfield Town).

  17. Post update

    Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

  19. Post update

    Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Jason Davidson (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.