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Huddersfield Town 1-2 Fulham: Jan Siewert sacked after home defeat

Ivan Cavaleiro
Ivan Cavaleiro (second left) won it for Fulham with his first goal for the club

Huddersfield sacked head coach Jan Siewert an hour after losing at home to Fulham, with Ivan Cavaleiro's superb goal securing victory over the struggling Terriers.

Huddersfield remain winless this season and Siewert had been under growing pressure following Tuesday's home Carabao Cup defeat by League One Lincoln City.

The visitors had the better of an even first half and took the lead after the break when Juninho Bacuna's horribly miscued clearance proved to be the perfect cross for Aleksandar Mitrovic to head home.

Town levelled when Karlan Grant's header from Flo Hadergjonaj's centre just crossed the line despite the attempts of Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli, but Cavaleiro won it with a wonderful curled finish from just inside the area.

Huddersfield, relegated from the Premier League alongside Fulham last season, have not won in any competition since February and have taken just one point from their first three games this season.

Grant's header, awarded by the referee with the aid of goal line technology, had looked set to give them a second successive 1-1 draw.

But Wolves loanee Cavaleiro was afforded too much time after Town failed to deal with a looped Steven Sessegnon cross and the Portuguese forward showed his class to secure a second successive league win for Fulham.

Terriers goalkeeper Kamil Grabara had earlier made two good saves from Anthony Knockaert and the score would have been worse but for the performance of the Liverpool loanee.

Siewert said after Tuesday's defeat by the Imps that he did not fear for his job, but his record stood at one win from his 19 matches when his departure was confirmed.

Huddersfield travel to fellow relegated side Cardiff on Wednesday, while Scott Parker's side host Millwall on the same evening.

Jan Siewert
Huddersfield won one of Jan Siewert's 19 games in charge - a 1-0 victory over Wolves in February

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Grabara
  • 33Hadergjonaj
  • 4Elphick
  • 26Schindler
  • 5Kongolo
  • 7BacunaSubstituted forChalobahat 54'minutes
  • 6HoggBooked at 71mins
  • 39O'Brien
  • 9KachungaBooked at 62minsSubstituted forMounieat 83'minutes
  • 16Grant
  • 21PritchardSubstituted forvan La Parraat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Chalobah
  • 11Diakhaby
  • 14Bockhorn
  • 17van La Parra
  • 23Quaner
  • 24Mounie
  • 31Schofield

Fulham

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 43S SessegnonBooked at 15mins
  • 5MawsonBooked at 58mins
  • 13Ream
  • 23Bryan
  • 10Cairney
  • 18Arter
  • 8JohansenSubstituted forDe Cordova-Reidat 76'minutes
  • 24KnockaertSubstituted forLe Marchandat 90+2'minutes
  • 9Mitrovic
  • 19CavaleiroSubstituted forReedat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6McDonald
  • 12Rodák
  • 14De Cordova-Reid
  • 20Le Marchand
  • 21Reed
  • 22Christie
  • 47Kamara
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
20,775

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home6
Away17
Shots on Target
Home1
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Fulham 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Fulham 2.

Foul by Alfie Mawson (Fulham).

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

Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town).

Foul by Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham).

Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Karlan Grant (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Maxime Le Marchand replaces Anthony Knockaert.

Foul by Harrison Reed (Fulham).

Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).

Attempt saved. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harrison Reed.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Rajiv van La Parra replaces Alex Pritchard.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Harrison Reed replaces Ivan Cavaleiro.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Steve Mounie replaces Elias Kachunga.

Foul by Harry Arter (Fulham).

Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Fulham 2. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Harry Arter (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Bobby De Cordova-Reid replaces Stefan Johansen.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Joe Bryan.

Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).

Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Florent Hadergjonaj.

Booking

Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt blocked. Harry Arter (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Attempt saved. Steven Sessegnon (Fulham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town).

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Elias Kachunga.

Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

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