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Huddersfield Town 5-0 Charlton Athletic

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.

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Henderson on Charlton v Huddersfield

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

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 5, Charlton Athletic 0.

Full Time

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

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Harry Lennon.

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

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.

Dismissal

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

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

Foul by Reza Ghoochannejhad (Charlton Athletic).

Booking

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

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

Foul by Reza Ghoochannejhad (Charlton Athletic).

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

Foul by Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town).

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

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

Foul by Jason Davidson (Huddersfield Town).

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

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

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

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

Foul by Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 4, Charlton Athletic 0. Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kyle Dempsey.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Martin Cranie replaces Mark Hudson.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

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

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 3, Charlton Athletic 0. Jamie Paterson (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Harry Bunn.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Simon Makienok replaces Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ricardo Vaz Te (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Kyle Dempsey (Huddersfield Town).

Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Kyle Dempsey (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Stephen Henderson.

Attempt missed. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

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

Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Middlesbrough25174437122555
2Derby261310338182049
3Hull25145636181847
4Burnley26129539231645
5Ipswich2612863631544
6Brighton26111143127444
7Sheff Wed2611963930942
8Birmingham2611783128340
9Cardiff2591063026437
10Wolves2610793534137
11Brentford26106103736136
12Reading2697103129234
13Preston2681082323034
14Nottm Forest2671182625132
15Leeds2671182730-332
16Huddersfield2687113536-131
17QPR2671093134-331
18Blackburn2561182322129
19Fulham2669114246-427
20Rotherham2673163244-1224
21MK Dons2665152138-1723
22Bristol City2649132346-2321
23Charlton2648142147-2620
24Bolton26211132142-2117
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