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Summary

  1. Leaders Brighton miss chance to go four points clear
  2. Hemed equalised for Brighton after Smith opener
  3. Wells restored lead with angled shot
  4. Kachunga nodded in third before half-time
  5. Brighton's Dunk sent off for two yellow cards

Live Reporting

By Ged Scott

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    FT: Huddersfield 3-1 Brighton

    Huddersfield were deserved winners against Championship leaders Brighton, and there's more EFL action on the way tomorrow when struggling Wigan host promotion-chasing Sheffield Wednesday.

    The Latics had a busy deadline day, bringing in eight new signings, while Wednesday signed Middlesbrough striker Jordan Rhodes on loan to boost their push for the Premier League.

    We'll have live text coverage of that match on the BBC Sport website and app from 19:15 GMT on Friday.

    Hope you can join us then - and on Sunday when these two sides play again. Huddersfield host West Yorkshire neighbours Leeds at lunchtime, before Brighton face their next test at improving Brentford.

  2. We totally deserved to win - Wagner

    FT: Huddersfield 3-1 Brighton

    "The boys did fantastic," Terriers manager David Wagner told Sky Sports. "We must have been uncomfortable to play against. "We played with high speed, high tempo, on the front foot and were brave enough to be in their face.

    "We totally deserved the result. Brighton have only conceded 18 goals and are top of the league. But what makes me proud is the style with which we scored our goals."

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    Dwarf Pen: When Mooy assisted for 1-1 I feared the worst, but Wagner is building something special. Bring on the Dirty Neighbours...

    It's Leeds next for Huddersfield on Sunday. Should be a tasty local derby.

    David Wagner
  4. Impressive Huddersfield beat leaders Brighton

    If you missed any of tonight's live text commentary, you can read all about Huddersfield's victory over Championship leaders Brighton in Phil Cartwright's match report...

  5. Terriers delighted by win over Brighton

    Huddersfield 3-1 Brighton

    Huddersfield's key performers were delighted to extend their current buoyant run to just one defeat in 12 games - as they did to Brighton what the Seagulls had done to the then unbeaten Terriers in September.

    "To beat the team at the top of the league was an excellent performance by the boys," said Izzy Brown, who went off with an injury after the Lewis Dunk tackle which reduced Brighton to 10 men.

    "I don't know if it was a bad tackle," he told Sky Sports. "We both went in for the ball. It happens in football."

    Striker Nahki Wells, who scored his 100th career goal, added: "Everyone chipped in. I'm happy with the finish but more happy with the result. Now we go again in three days against our local rivals Leeds."

  6. Post update

    FT: Brighton 3-1 Huddersfield

    Quote Message: Too many individual players were out of their game. They put high pressure on us and the passing was poor. The pressure is top of the league and we are big fish to fry. Everyone will want to beat us until the end of the season. from Warren Aspinall Former Brighton striker on BBC Sussex
    Warren AspinallFormer Brighton striker on BBC Sussex
  7. FULL-TIME

    Huddersfield 3-1 Brighton

    Huddersfield celebrate

    It's all over. Huddersfield win 3-1 and thoroughly deserve the three points against an off-colour Brighton.

  8. Post update

    Huddersfield 3-1 Brighton

    David Stockdale makes another fine save, going full length to his right to turn aside Kasey Palmer's fierce shot.

    The Brighton keeper has been comfortably their best player tonight. But for his string of fine saves, the Seagulls would have been even more badly beaten.

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    Andy Mac: Don't get me wrong, we all love Hughton but did he really need to play nine reserves against Lincoln with a Thursday night match afterwards?

  10. Post update

    Huddersfield 3-1 Brighton

    Still Huddersfield dominate. After Aaron Mooy rattles one against the woodwork, David Wagner goes for his third and final substitution, bringing on his new signing, Union Berlin striker Collin Quaner.

  11. YELLOW CARD

    Huddersfield 3-1 Brighton

    Joe Lolley's first introduction brings a mazy dribble, ended crudely by Oliver Norwood, who becomes Brighton's fourth yellow card of the night.

  12. SUBSTITUTION

    Huddersfield 3-1 Brighton

    Rajiv van La Parra will not be able to believe that he has not scored tonight, having gone as close as anyone for Huddersfield, but he is off and Joe Lolley comes on.

  13. Post update

    Huddersfield 3-1 Brighton

    Brighton cannot have suffered a battering like this in a while.

    They have so far managed just two shots to the Terriers' 17, only one of which has been on target, their goal.

    Huddersfield have had seven on target, are ahead on corners 8-2 and are still enjoying the lion's share of possession (67%). 

    But tormentor in chief Izzy Brown's night is over, following that challenge by Dunk. He is off, replaced by Kasey Palmer.

  14. RED CARD - Lewis Dunk (Brighton)

    Huddersfield 3-1 Brighton

    Lewis Dunk sent off

    Lewis Dunk's second mistimed tackle of the night on Izzy Brown proves costly.

    Just like the first, it earns the Brighton defender a yellow card from referee James Linnington. It took an awful lot of thought from the official. But two yellows adds up to an early bath for Dunk.

    Brighton's already uphill battle is made a lot tougher.

  15. BreakingMoxey leaves Norwich

    A bit of news that's just broken in the last few minutes - Jez Moxey has resigned from his role as chief executive of Norwich City. He's been at Carrow Road for less than six months after 16 years in the same position at Wolves.

    We'll have more on that story on the BBC Sport website soon.

  16. Post update

    Huddersfield 3-1 Brighton

    Victory for Huddersfield tonight would not help them them climb up the table but it would put them within two points of fourth-placed Leeds and three of third-placed Reading - and with a game in hand on both. And, as things stand in this one, it looks rather likely. Nahki Wells is the next one to go close, his left-foot shot sliding just past the right post.

  17. Post update

    Huddersfield 3-1 Brighton

    Izzy Brown this time goes close for Huddersfield in a scramble, denied only by a brave block from Shane Duffy, who takes the on-loan Chelsea midfielder's full-blooded shot in the midriff.

    Rajiv van La Parra is then denied again by David Stockdale at his near post.

    Rajiv van La Parra
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    Andrew Dennett: It's not the defence, it's the lack of midfield protection. Dale Stephens is a big miss.

    Brian: First Huddersfield goal had two hints of offside in the build-up.

  19. Post update

    Huddersfield 3-1 Brighton

    After going so close in the first half, it's Rajiv van La Parra who has the first meaningful effort of the second half too, curling a right-foot shot just wide. Harks back to his days at Molineux. He often performed well in a gold and black shirt when Wolves were live on TV too.

  20. KICK-OFF

    Huddersfield 3-1 Brighton

    Brighton have made a half-time change - the experienced Steve Sidwell is on for Beram Kayal in midfield.

    They've got going again in the second half.