Championship
HuddersfieldHuddersfield Town2CardiffCardiff City3
Nahki Wells
Nahki Wells (right) had equalised for Huddersfield with his 11th goal of the season before half-time

Cardiff City earned back-to-back away wins for the first time this season as Peter Whittingham's brace completed a league double over Huddersfield Town.

After a dour start, Cardiff led through Whittingham's neat finish, before Nahki Wells fired Huddersfield level.

Loanee Lex Immers, making his first Cardiff start, restored their lead before Whittingham's stunning free-kick made the points safe.

Harry Bunn smashed in a consolation for the hosts in second-half stoppage time.

Defeat brought the Terriers' five-match unbeaten home run in all competitions to an end.

Whittingham's opener brought the game time to life as he swept home Anthony Pilkington's cut-back, before Wells' low effort made it 1-1 before half-time.

Dutchman Immers, who arrived on loan from Feyernoord earlier this month, finished off a fine team move after the break as Cardiff improved.

Whittingham sealed the win direct from a free-kick with a superb finish, before Wells fed Bunn to give the Bluebirds a late scare in the closing stages, but the Welsh side held on.

Huddersfield, who were without suspended defensive duo Mark Hudson and Tommy Smith, struggled to create openings and remain 17th in the Championship.

Victory lifted Cardiff to within one point of eighth-placed play-off hopefuls Ipswich Town, who do not play until Tuesday.

Lex Immers (right)
Midfielder Lex Immers had not scored since netting for Feyenoord against NAC Breda in March

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Steer
  • 22DempseySubstituted forBojajat 86'minutes
  • 14Cranie
  • 33LynchBooked at 52mins
  • 3Davidson
  • 6Hogg
  • 16HuwsSubstituted forWhiteheadat 60'minutes
  • 10Matmour
  • 8Paterson
  • 17Bunn
  • 21WellsBooked at 76mins

Substitutes

  • 4Whitehead
  • 13Murphy
  • 15Husband
  • 19Holmes
  • 29Billing
  • 34Boyle
  • 36Bojaj

Cardiff

  • 1Marshall
  • 3da SilvaBooked at 73mins
  • 5Ecuele Manga
  • 16Connolly
  • 28Malone
  • 38Ameobi
  • 22O'KeefeBooked at 55minsSubstituted forDikgacoiat 89'minutes
  • 8Ralls
  • 7Whittingham
  • 13PilkingtonSubstituted forMachedaat 69'minutes
  • 27ImmersSubstituted forGunnarssonat 77'minutesBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 14Macheda
  • 15Dikgacoi
  • 17Gunnarsson
  • 19Revell
  • 20Tamas
  • 21Moore
  • 24K Harris
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
11,002

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamCardiff
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Huddersfield Town 2, Cardiff City 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 2, Cardiff City 3.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Cardiff City).

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Huddersfield Town 2, Cardiff City 3. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Nahki Wells with a through ball.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Booking

    Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Cardiff City. Kagisho Dikgacoi replaces Stuart O'Keefe.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Cardiff City).

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jamie Paterson (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Florent Bojaj.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Florent Bojaj replaces Kyle Dempsey.

  16. Post update

    Dean Whitehead (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Dean Whitehead.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Cardiff City 3. Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jason Davidson (Huddersfield Town).