Premier League

Huddersfield Town 0-1 Everton: Richarlison scores only goal

Richarlison scored the game's only goal after two minutes and nine seconds

Huddersfield Town boss Jan Siewert said he was "disappointed but proud" after his side lost to Everton in his first game in charge.

Richarlison scored the only goal from a rebound in the third minute after his initial shot was saved to help lift some pressure on manager Marco Silva after the Toffees' FA Cup exit at Millwall on Saturday.

Everton were down to 10 men for the final 24 minutes after substitute Lucas Digne brought down Adama Diakhaby, who was in on goal.

Aaron Mooy, returning from seven weeks out injured, had a shot saved from the free-kick, Huddersfield's first effort on target.

Town - who are 11 points adrift of safety - pushed for an equaliser but Elias Kachunga's header was brilliantly saved by Jordan Pickford.

Former Borussia Dortmund reserves boss Siewert said: "I saw why Pickford is England's number one with incredible saves.

"We shouldn't find excuses. We need to focus. It's a process which has started. I saw many things I implemented in training.

"The most important thing is we create chances and the goals will come. The lads got my ideas and we had chances."

Huddersfield fail to take their chances

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Jan Siewert praises Everton's Pickford after defeat

The Terriers will rue their failure to take advantage of their numerical advantage. They dominated possession in the second half, especially after Digne's sending off, but have now lost 11 of their past 12 games.

They may wonder what could have happened had Digne not brought down Diakhaby on the edge of the box with the forward through on goal - although the Frenchman has yet to score a goal for Huddersfield.

They had 10 shots, the same amount as the Toffees, but shooting has not been their problem this season; scoring has. Their shot conversion rate of 6.84% is the lowest in the Premier League. No other team are in single figures.

They have equalled a record for fewest top-flight goals after 13 home games - five, level with Arsenal in 1912-13. They only have 13 overall in their 24 league games.

Siewert was managing Huddersfield for the first time, having replaced fellow German David Wagner, although he knows his side are likely to be Championship bound. However, Mooy's return from a knee injury will be a welcome boost for the west Yorkshire side and he helped set up an immediate chance with Kachunga heading over.

Kachunga had another much better header which was expertly saved, as Huddersfield's chance for a second point since November came and went.

Not easy on the eye but Everton get job done

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Win will give us confidence boost - Silva

Toffees boss Silva desperately needed a win with his side picking up eight points in their previous 10 league games, the third worst run in the division.

And that was before they were dumped out of the FA Cup by Championship side Millwall at the weekend.

They got the win at John Smith's Stadium, but had to grind it out with a less than stellar performance.

Richarlison opened the scoring after 129 seconds at the second attempt from Tom Davies' cut-back. And Gylfi Sigurdsson forced two saves from Jonas Lossl from distance.

They only managed one shot on target after the break and just had to see the game out once Digne was dismissed for denying a very clear scoring opportunity. The French left-back had only been on the pitch for 11 minutes as a substitute for Leighton Baines, who picked up an injury on his first Premier League start since August.

Turkish striker Cenk Tosun, who had a lively first half, was replaced by young full-back Jonjoe Kenny as Silva changed shape to make sure his side picked up only a third Premier League win since November.

Midfielder Idrissa Gueye, who was the subject of a rejected bid by Paris St-Germain, missed the game, but Silva told BBC Sport that he had a minor groin problem and that there have been no new offers.

'They didn't create anything more'

Everton boss Marco Silva told BBC Sport: "The main thing was to win, to do everything to get the three points. And to give a big answer to ourselves and our fans.

"Three points away from home and a clean sheet was important to boost our confidence. It was difficult with 10 men, having played a game on Saturday. They had 10 days to prepare. It was well deserved for our players.

"One free-kick, one header, but they didn't create anything more. Jordan did well in those two moments."

Match stats - longest goal drought since 2002

  • Huddersfield are winless in their past 11 meetings with Everton (D5 L6), since a 1-0 win in March 1956
  • Everton have kept a clean sheet in four of their past five top-flight meetings with Huddersfield
  • Everton are unbeaten in their past 14 away Premier League games against sides starting the day bottom of the table (W7 D7), since a 2-1 defeat by Wolves in May 2004
  • Huddersfield have failed to score in 50% of their home Premier League games (16/32) - the highest percentage in the competition's history
  • Huddersfield have now failed to score in each of their past four games - the Terriers last went longer without finding the back of the net in October 2002 (run of five)
  • Lucas Digne's red card was Everton's third sending off of the season in the Premier League - only Leicester (four) have seen more players sent off in 2018-19
  • Richarlison has scored 11 goals in all competitions for Everton this season, the same tally as Everton's top goalscorer in all competitions in 2017-18 (Wayne Rooney).

Man of the match - Mathias Jorgensen (Huddersfield)

Mathias Jorgensen (l)
It was a game of few outstanding performances. Huddersfield defender Mathias Jorgensen (left) was solid with more touches and passes than any other player. He won the ball 16 times

What's next?

Huddersfield face a difficult challenge in Siewert's second game - away to Chelsea on Saturday (15:00 GMT). Everton host Wolves at the same time.



  • 1Lössl
  • 33Hadergjonaj
  • 25M Jorgensen
  • 26Schindler
  • 5Kongolo
  • 7Bacuna
  • 6HoggSubstituted forMooyat 55'minutes
  • 42PuncheonBooked at 65mins
  • 9KachungaSubstituted forLöweat 81'minutes
  • 24Mounie
  • 11DiakhabySubstituted forDepoitreat 87'minutes


  • 2Smith
  • 10Mooy
  • 12Hamer
  • 15Löwe
  • 20Depoitre
  • 21Pritchard
  • 37Durm


  • 1Pickford
  • 23Coleman
  • 4Keane
  • 5Zouma
  • 3BainesSubstituted forDigneat 55'minutesBooked at 66mins
  • 8André GomesBooked at 87mins
  • 20BernardBooked at 31mins
  • 26Davies
  • 10G Sigurdsson
  • 30RicharlisonSubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 86'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14TosunBooked at 43minsSubstituted forKennyat 70'minutes


  • 11Walcott
  • 12Digne
  • 16McCarthy
  • 22Stekelenburg
  • 29Calvert-Lewin
  • 31Lookman
  • 43Kenny
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Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamEverton
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Everton 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Everton 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Terence Kongolo (Huddersfield Town).

  4. Post update

    Michael Keane (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Booking

    Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton).

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jason Puncheon.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town).

  10. Post update

    Tom Davies (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Laurent Depoitre replaces Adama Diakhaby.

  12. Booking

    André Gomes (Everton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Steve Mounie (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by André Gomes (Everton).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Everton. Dominic Calvert-Lewin replaces Richarlison.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Chris Löwe replaces Elias Kachunga.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Jordan Pickford.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Richarlison (Everton).

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