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Huddersfield Town 1-0 Wolves

Jamie Paterson
Huddersfield winger Jamie Paterson hit the post for the home side in the first half

Nahki Wells scored a late winner as Huddersfield Town made it back-to-back Championship wins by beating Wolves.

In a game of few chances, Terriers winger Jamie Paterson hit the post with a first-half shot.

Wolves forward Joe Mason had one effort ruled out for offside and another deflected over after the break.

But Wells capitalised on hesitant defending to fire home from close range, before Harry Bunn chipped over with a chance to double the lead.

The defeat left Wolves marooned in mid-table and without a win in six games since beating Fulham 3-2 at Molineux last month, a victory which at the time was Kenny Jackett's side's fourth-straight league win.

Huddersfield's victory - their 10th in the last 14 meetings with Wolves - followed last weekend's win at Nottingham Forest and lifted them to 15th in the table, 12 points clear of the relegation zone.

Both sides only managed one shot on target each during a poor quality game.

Wolves striker Bjorn Sigurdarson had a shot pushed away by Jed Steer, with Mason seeing his follow-up deflected over, before Wells tapped in at the far post for the only goal and his third in four games.

Huddersfield head coach David Wagner:

"Everyone can be very proud of this performance.

"Wolves made it very difficult for us, it was very tight and there wasn't much space but there was lots of hard work and we never gave up.

"It is easy to play football if you are creating chances and scoring goals but when it is really tight you have to concentrate."

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett told BBC WM:

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Jackett on Huddersfield v Wolves

"I don't think we deserved to lose. We battled and scrapped on a tough day and to get no points out of it is unfortunate.

"Results are the bottom line and we didn't get a result today. We're not happy with losing a tight game, but there is effort and commitment there from the players.

"You always want to be winning games. It was a close game and in the second half I thought we were the more likely to win it."

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Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Steer
  • 2SmithBooked at 44mins
  • 5Hudson
  • 33Lynch
  • 15HusbandBooked at 45mins
  • 6Hogg
  • 29Billing
  • 17Bunn
  • 8PatersonSubstituted forMatmourat 59'minutes
  • 18LolleySubstituted forManuat 75'minutes
  • 21WellsSubstituted forCranieat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Whitehead
  • 10Matmour
  • 13Murphy
  • 14Cranie
  • 22Dempsey
  • 28Manu
  • 36Bojaj

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 18Iorfa
  • 6Batth
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 2Doherty
  • 16Coady
  • 8SavilleBooked at 71mins
  • 17van La ParraBooked at 45mins
  • 10Mason
  • 15RoweSubstituted forByrneat 78'minutes
  • 22Sigurdarson

Substitutes

  • 11McDonald
  • 19Price
  • 25Byrne
  • 26Martinez
  • 28Deslandes
  • 29Le Fondre
  • 30Hause
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
12,714

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Elvis Manu (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Martin Cranie replaces Nahki Wells.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Mark Hudson.

Attempt missed. Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jonathan Hogg.

Foul by Karim Matmour (Huddersfield Town).

Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Karim Matmour (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Matt Doherty.

Attempt blocked. Karim Matmour (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Philip Billing.

Foul by Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town).

Björn Sigurdarson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elvis Manu (Huddersfield Town).

Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nathan Byrne replaces Tommy Rowe.

Attempt missed. Karim Matmour (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Karim Matmour (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Elvis Manu replaces Joe Lolley.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Mark Hudson.

Attempt blocked. Joe Mason (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Björn Sigurdarson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dominic Iorfa.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Björn Sigurdarson tries a through ball, but Joe Mason is caught offside.

Booking

George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Björn Sigurdarson (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Foul by Joe Lolley (Huddersfield Town).

Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

Foul by Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull31186747192860
2Burnley321611550262459
3Middlesbrough30177639162358
4Brighton32151254134757
5Derby321412643281554
6Sheff Wed321411749341553
7Cardiff32121374234849
8Birmingham3113993830848
9Ipswich3113994039148
10Preston32111293029145
11Nottm Forest31101293127442
12QPR32913103839-140
13Wolves321010124043-340
14Brentford32117144351-840
15Huddersfield32108144344-138
16Reading31910123333037
17Leeds31813102934-537
18Fulham32811135053-335
19Blackburn30713102827134
20Bristol City32810142948-1934
21MK Dons3287172544-1931
22Rotherham3275203657-2126
23Bolton32413153153-2225
24Charlton32510172659-3325
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