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Huddersfield Town 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Fernando Forestieri scores a penalty
Fernando Forestieri has now scored on his last four visits to Huddersfield

Huddersfield Town missed the chance to go back to the top of the Championship after losing to Sheffield Wednesday in the Yorkshire derby.

Fernando Forestieri scored the only goal from the spot after Rajiv van La Parra handled Tom Lees' shot.

Huddersfield, who would have gone top with a win, went close to an equaliser when Elias Kachunga's effort was cleared off the line by Daniel Pudil.

Forestieri and David Jones had earlier both hit the woodwork for the Owls.

Huddersfield went into the game boasting a 100% record at the John Smith's Stadium this season after winning all five of their previous home league games by a single goal.

But their first home defeat of the season in front of a record league crowd at their ground of 22,368 sees them remain third in the table, a point behind leaders Norwich, while Sheffield Wednesday climb to seventh after their fifth win in seven matches.

The Owls began the brighter and saw Jones clip the top of the bar with a cross-shot in the opening minutes, although it was Huddersfield who had the better first-half openings as Keiren Westwood saved from Kachunga and Kasey Palmer.

Forestieri clipped an effort against the post when clean through straight after the break but made no mistake when he sent Terriers keeper Danny Ward the wrong way from the spot to score on his fourth successive visit to Huddersfield.

And although Kachunga went close to earning his side a point, Liam Palmer should have made it 2-0 in stoppage time only to shoot straight at Ward when unmarked inside the box.

Huddersfield manager David Wagner told BBC Radio Leeds:

"I have no complaints with the performance - it wasn't outstanding but it was good - but we're disappointed with the result

"If two strong sides play against each other then it's even and tight and one situation decides the game, and unfortunately it was a situation for Sheffield Wednesday.

"We did a lot of things right and I can accept this result because we tried everything. Sheffield Wednesday are one of the best sides in the division and we were competitive against them."

Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It was a fantastic win. Huddersfield are a very good team, they have a good dynamic and cause their opponents problems.

"But I think today they played against a team that was ready to play them and because we were ready they found it difficult to create chances.

"Huddersfield had more of the ball but we controlled the game and created the more clear chances. We deserved to win."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Ward
  • 2Smith
  • 5Hudson
  • 26Schindler
  • 15LöweSubstituted forHefeleat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 6Hogg
  • 10Mooy
  • 9KachungaBooked at 38mins
  • 45PalmerSubstituted forPayneat 70'minutes
  • 17van La Parra
  • 21Wells

Substitutes

  • 4Whitehead
  • 11Bunn
  • 12Holmes-Dennis
  • 13Coleman
  • 14Cranie
  • 16Payne
  • 44Hefele

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 16Palmer
  • 15Lees
  • 23HutchinsonBooked at 73mins
  • 36Pudil
  • 41BannanSubstituted forWallaceat 57'minutes
  • 5Lee
  • 3Jones
  • 9Reach
  • 45ForestieriSubstituted forNuhiuat 85'minutes
  • 14HooperBooked at 70minsSubstituted forLoovensat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Abdi
  • 12Loovens
  • 25Dawson
  • 32Hunt
  • 33Wallace
  • 38Buckley
  • 44Nuhiu
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
22,368

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Liam Palmer.

Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Glenn Loovens replaces Gary Hooper.

Attempt saved. Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary Hooper.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Fernando Forestieri.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Michael Hefele replaces Chris Löwe.

Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town).

Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Löwe with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Daniel Pudil.

Attempt missed. Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ross Wallace with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Tommy Smith.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Daniel Pudil.

Attempt blocked. Jack Payne (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Jack Payne replaces Kasey Palmer.

Booking

Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday).

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Penalty conceded by Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Chris Löwe.

Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt missed. Chris Löwe (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Pudil (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Ross Wallace replaces Barry Bannan.

Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday).

Foul by Kasey Palmer (Huddersfield Town).

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Kieran Lee.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich128222416826
2Newcastle1281325111425
3Huddersfield12813149525
4Brighton12642169722
5Bristol City126242014620
6Birmingham125521512320
7Sheff Wed126241414020
8Reading125431316-319
9Brentford125341912718
10Fulham124531415-117
11Barnsley125162320316
12Wolves124441615116
13Leeds125161214-216
14QPR124441518-316
15Nottm Forest124352223-115
16Burton123541616014
17Ipswich1235489-114
18Preston124261416-214
19Derby12345710-313
20Aston Villa121831113-211
21Cardiff123271020-1011
22Wigan122461214-210
23Blackburn122371220-89
24Rotherham121381228-166
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