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Huddersfield Town 1-0 Derby County

Richard Keogh tries to block a shot from Huddersfield's Nakhi Wells
Derby struggled to keep out Huddersfield in the second half and the pressure told in injury time

Elias Kachunga's injury-time winner rewarded Huddersfield Town's persistence and ended Derby County's four-game unbeaten run.

Steve McClaren had overseen a win and a draw since returning as head coach, but his side were second best against Town.

The hosts dominated the second period, with Derby managing just two shots on target throughout the match.

And Kachunga headed in substitute Harry Bunn's fine 93rd-minute cross to take Town to third in the Championship.

Matej Vydra wasted two good first opportunities for the visitors in the first half, shooting over from a Will Hughes pass and mis-timing a header.

But the Terriers upped the tempo thereafter and Nakhi Wells, Bunn, Chris Lowe and Kasey Palmer all went close before Kachunga's winner.

Huddersfield boss David Wagner:

"I am angry that after two defeats I have to answer questions about the character of my players.

"At Huddersfield we are humble; we know where we come from. Eleven months ago I came here and I lost my first two games and we were in a relegation battle.

"Now we under-perform in one game against Preston and people question us. I am angry when I read that we need a new striker. That is not correct."

"We are Huddersfield Town and we are a long-term project. We have won nine from 14 and we have under-performed once."

Derby head coach Steve McClaren:

"It's a cruel way to end the game. The players and the supporters don't deserve that and I thought our performance merited at least a point.

"It is about playing for 95 minutes and we didn't do that. We had dealt with everything during the game but perhaps we switched off at the end and it's cost us. They took a risk and got the result.

"There's a lot of issues, more than I thought there was going to be. We have some work to do on the training ground but we have to take heart and know we can compete in the Championship.

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Ward
  • 2Smith
  • 44Hefele
  • 26Schindler
  • 15Löwe
  • 4WhiteheadSubstituted forMooyat 61'minutes
  • 6HoggBooked at 57mins
  • 9Kachunga
  • 45Palmer
  • 17van La ParraSubstituted forBunnat 61'minutes
  • 21WellsBooked at 40minsSubstituted forPayneat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Hudson
  • 10Mooy
  • 11Bunn
  • 12Holmes-Dennis
  • 14Cranie
  • 16Payne
  • 25Murphy

Derby

  • 1Carson
  • 2Christie
  • 6Keogh
  • 16Pearce
  • 29Olsson
  • 19HughesBooked at 65mins
  • 15Johnson
  • 18Butterfield
  • 10InceSubstituted forWeimannat 90+3'minutes
  • 23VydraSubstituted forBentat 71'minutes
  • 7RussellSubstituted forAnyaat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Anya
  • 11Bent
  • 12Baird
  • 24Weimann
  • 26Hanson
  • 31Rawson
  • 35Mitchell
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
19,749

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home21
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Derby County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Derby County 0.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Derby County 0. Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Harry Bunn with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Andreas Weimann replaces Tom Ince.

Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jack Payne.

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

Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

Attempt saved. Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Payne with a cross.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Richard Keogh (Derby County) because of an injury.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Chris Löwe.

Attempt blocked. Jack Payne (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kasey Palmer.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Markus Olsson.

Attempt saved. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonathan Hogg.

Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kasey Palmer with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Jack Payne replaces Nahki Wells.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Ikechi Anya.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Darren Bent replaces Matej Vydra.

Attempt blocked. Ikechi Anya (Derby County) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Matej Vydra.

Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Aaron Mooy.

Attempt missed. Chris Löwe (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Kasey Palmer (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Löwe.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Aaron Mooy.

Booking

Will Hughes (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Danny Ward.

Attempt saved. Bradley Johnson (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Ince with a cross.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Danny Ward.

Attempt saved. Tom Ince (Derby County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cyrus Christie.

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

Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).

Chris Löwe (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Ince (Derby County).

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Chris Löwe.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Harry Bunn replaces Rajiv van La Parra.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Aaron Mooy replaces Dean Whitehead.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Ikechi Anya replaces Johnny Russell.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newcastle14101330111931
2Brighton14842189928
3Huddersfield149141612428
4Norwich148332619727
5Sheff Wed147341615124
6Bristol City147252115623
7Birmingham146531916323
8Reading146441518-322
9Preston146261817120
10Leeds146261415-120
11Brentford145451914519
12Barnsley146172522319
13QPR145451619-319
14Fulham144641618-218
15Burton144551818017
16Aston Villa143831414017
17Ipswich144551012-217
18Wolves144461617-116
19Nottm Forest144372427-315
20Cardiff144371322-915
21Derby14356711-414
22Blackburn143381422-812
23Wigan142571316-311
24Rotherham1413101433-196
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