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FLASHBACK: TOWN 3-2 PRESTON NORTH END IN 2017

14 April 2020

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Re-live Collin Quaner’s first Sky Bet Championship goal for Huddersfield Town

- Flashback to Town’s win over Preston North End in 2017
- Collin Quaner scored his first league goal for the Terriers
- Watch content from the win on #HTTV

On this day in 2017, Collin Quaner bagged a last-minute winner against Preston North End to earn Huddersfield Town all three points.

As the Terriers pushed for promotion, they welcomed PNE to the John Smith’s Stadium – a side themselves looking to get into the Play-Off places.

It was the visitors who took the lead through Aiden McGeady. The winger skipped past Jonathan Hogg before smashing a swerving effort into the top corner from 25-yards out.

Elias Kachunga equalised for Town just before half-time. He headed in from close range following a corner.

David Wagner’s side came out all cylinders firing in the second half and took the lead through Jack Payne but were pegged back by a Jordan Hugill header.

As the game looked to be coming to a close, Town grabbed a winner in dramatic circumstances. Hugill clashed with Kachunga in the box and the referee awarded a penalty.

Aaron Mooy stepped up but had his spot-kick saved by Maxwell. The rebound, however, fell straight to Super Collin Quaner, who placed the ball into the back of the net and sent the Huddersfield Town fans into raptures – his first goal in the Sky Bet Championship.

When speaking after the last-minute winner, Collin said:

“It was a very, very important big three points today for us. We knew it would be hard.

“What we did was put in 200% effort, gave everything, kept believing and that’s why we deserved and took all three points.

“It felt like 20 minutes until the penalty was taken, it was a long time and lots of talking with the referee. I was fully focused on the pen and if Azza (Aaron Mooy) missed then to put it in.

“When I came on the pitch, I was fully focused and wanted to help the team and score a goal. I’m very happy to score my first Championship goal.

“Sometimes wins like today are more important and nicer than other wins because there’s so much emotion and spirit out the game.”


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