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23 July 2019

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Are these some of your favourite opening games?

- The Terriers’ memorable season openers
- Wins over Crystal Palace and Brentford feature
- Countdown continues to 2019/20 opening game

Ahead of next month’s 2019/20 Sky Bet Championship season opener at home to Derby County, is looking back at some of Town’s most memorable opening day fixtures!

Town have enjoyed some delightful wins to kick-off new campaigns both at the John Smith’s Stadium and on the road in recent years.

Here’s some of our favourites!

Crystal Palace 0-3 Huddersfield Town – 12/08/2017

Town’s first ever Premier League game couldn’t have gone any better on the opening day of the 2016/17 Premier League season at Selhurst Park.

David Wagner’s side took the lead midway through the first half through a Joel Ward own goal. Steve Mounié then doubled the lead with his first goal for the Club on his competitive debut.

The travelling fans were then in dreamland in the South London sunshine as Mounié got his second of the game to stretch the lead to three and round off the perfect opening day to the Club’s first season in the top- flight since 1971/72.

Huddersfield Town 2-1 Brentford – 06/08/2016

Town’s last opening day in the Sky Bet Championship also came at the John Smith’s Stadium; an opening day clash with Brentford in the 2016/17 promotion-winning season.

After a goal-less first half, Town’s Elias Kachunga opened the scoring with a low header past the goalkeeper.

Brentford’s Nico Yannaris equalised with less than 15 minutes, but the level scores lasted for less than two minutes as Kasey Palmer rounded the goalkeeper before slotting home to give Town an opening day victory in-front of the home fans.

Huddersfield Town 1-0 Yeovil Town – 11/08/2007

Town kicked-off the 2007/08 League 1 season with all three points after a home win against Yeovil Town.

In a closely fought encounter, former Town striker Luke Beckett scored the only goal of the game to help Andy Ritchie’s Terriers to their first win of the new campaign.

Huddersfield Town 2-0 Charlton Athletic – 17/08/1996

Town began their 1996/97 campaign with a 2-0 victory over Charlton Athletic on home soil.

Midfielder Darren Bullock and defender Andy Morrison found the net, either side of half-time, in-front of the 11,858 at the John Smith’s Stadium.

You can play a big part in Huddersfield Town’s upcoming opening game against Derby County!

Jan Siewert’s side face the Rams on Monday 5 August 2019; 7.45pm kick-off and tickets are still available.

Help create an amazing atmosphere in front of the Sky Sports cameras, CLICK HERE to buy your tickets!

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