Town extend unbeaten run to three
- Huddersfield Town beat Hull City 2-0
- Four home wins for the Terriers
- Goals from Tom Lees and Duane Holmes
Huddersfield Town finished their return to Sky Bet Championship action with a bang, putting two past Hull City at the John Smith’s Stadium.
It was a dramatic start to the game for Town, with Levi Colwill picking up a yellow card within 45 seconds.
The Terriers proceeded to quickly move on, earning themselves a corner and a free kick just moments later. Unfortunately, neither came to anything.
However, Town continued to dominate proceedings, and took the lead in the ninth minute. Danel Sinani’s corner resulted in a scramble in front of goal, with Tom Lees being the player to force the ball over the line from close range!
Hull City began to try and get themselves back into the game as the clock ticked past the 20-minute mark. Thankfully, their dangerous looking free kick proved no danger.
Lee Nicholls went on to provide a big save moments later. Keane Lewis-Potter send a shot flying at goal, but Nicholls was quick to leap into action and get across to deny him.
Some excellent pressing from Town followed, but the game settled down with neither side creating any real chances.
There was a pause in play as Lewis O’Brien and Jacob Greaves received treatment following a hard clash of heads. Thankfully, both were able to continue.
Sinani came SO close to netting his first Town goal in the 42nd minute! Unfortunately for the Luxembourg international, Matt Ingram produced a huge save to reach above and get it over the top of the net. The following corner came to nothing.
A corner fell the Terriers’ way following George Honeyman diving into Jonathan Hogg. Duane Holmes stepped up take it, and saw his effort go JUST wide!
Town were the brighter of the two sides following the break, with a chance falling to Town straight away! Sorba Thomas drilled a ball across the six-yard area, Danny Ward dived at it, but it just evaded him.
Once again, Hull tried to pull themselves back into the game seeing a couple of worrying crosses and corners making Town work hard.
The following 13 minutes saw some extremely frantic football with both sides struggling to put a good string of possession together.
The 73rd minute saw Holmes make no mistake with his second effort! A loose ball following a corner fell to Holmes on the left edge of the box, and he responded by curling one in from distance straight past Ingram for his first of the season!
The visitors were determined to pull one back, with a big chance falling to second half substitute Tom Eaves. He fired a good shot across Nicholls, which thankfully went narrowly wide of the far post.
Town saw out the end of the game to secure all three Sky Bet Championship points.
Town’s Line-Up (3-4-3)
Lee Nicholls; Levi Colwill, Tom Lees, Matty Pearson (Ollie Turton, 71'); Harry Toffolo, Lewis O’Brien, Jonathan Hogg, Duane Holmes; Danel Sinani (Scott High, 64’), Danny Ward, Sorba Thomas (Naby Sarr, 74')
Nicholas Bilokapic; Josh Koroma, Rolando Aarons, Fraizer Campbell, Naby Sarr
Tom Lees (9’), Duane Holmes (73’)
Levi Colwill (1’)