Lee Novak's first-half brace helped Huddersfield to an impressive win at Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United.

The Terriers took the lead when Novak slotted home after Steve Simonsen parried Danny Ward's effort.

The Blades almost levelled when Chris Porter met Matthew Lowton's cross, but the striker shot wide of the post.

Novak fired in a second when the United defence failed to clear their lines before Oscar Gobern headed in Ward's corner from close range.

Sheffield United's half-time substitute Ched Evans went close after the break from a free-kick.

Huddersfield's victory extended their impressive unbeaten run to 33 league games, while the Blades lost top spot in League One to Charlton on goal difference.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield United boss Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I thought it was a good game of football to be honest but, when you're three-nil down at half-time, it becomes a very difficult game from our point of view.

"We've not looked very vulnerable this season. We've looked very strong at the back and that's been one of the strong points we've had.

"We've had chances and better chances than they've had but we've not managed to find the back of the net."

Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark told BBC Radio Leeds:

"My team have made me extremely happy and proud. I thought we were sensational at times.

"At other times we had to dig deep, block shots and my goalie had to make saves, but we've done it.

"We've kept a clean sheet away from home, scored three and could have had a few more. I couldn't be more pleased with that.

"Going away from home to a team that's had a fantastic start like they have and the players and manager they have, for us to do that to them is very pleasing."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Sheffield Utd

  • 01 Simonsen
  • 02 Lowton
  • 15 Collins
  • 19 Maguire
  • 30 Williams
  • 08 Doyle
  • 11 Flynn (Mendez-Laing - 72' )
  • 14 Williamson (McDonald - 46' )
  • 28 Quinn
  • 17 Cresswell
  • 21 Porter (Evans - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Long
  • 33 Parrino
  • 07 Mendez-Laing
  • 27 McDonald
  • 09 Evans

Huddersfield

  • 13 Bennett
  • 02 Woods
  • 06 McCombe
  • 08 Kay
  • 32 Hunt Booked
  • 10 Gobern
  • 11 Ward
  • 14 Johnson
  • 16 Arfield (Robinson - 68' )
  • 19 Lee Booked
  • 21 Novak (Rhodes - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Colgan
  • 15 Cooper
  • 07 Roberts
  • 22 Robinson
  • 17 Rhodes
Ref: Salisbury
Att: 17,373

Match Stats

Shots

15 13

On target

9 8

Corners

4 5

Fouls

5 18

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:07 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +4:37

Corner taken left-footed by Stephen Quinn, clearance made by Jordan Rhodes.

90:00 +3:40 Booking

Booking Caution for Jack Hunt.

90:00 +3:04

Handball by Jack Hunt. Direct free kick taken by Ched Evans.

90:00 +1:28

The ball is swung over by Richard Cresswell, Ched Evans takes a shot. Save by Ian Bennett.

90:00 +1:03

Jack Hunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn. Neill Collins restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:10

Ched Evans takes a shot. Save by Ian Bennett.

87:52

The ball is sent over by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Antony Kay makes a clearance.

87:16

The assistant referee signals for offside against Calum Woods. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

86:47

Daniel Ward sends in a cross, blocked by Matthew Lowton.

84:56

Kevin McDonald challenges Alan Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Daniel Ward crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Steve Simonsen makes a save.

82:28

Stephen Quinn is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ian Bennett takes the free kick.

82:04

Corner taken by Stephen Quinn from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Calum Woods.

81:50

Kevin McDonald takes a shot. Ian Bennett makes a save.

81:42

The ball is sent over by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Jamie McCombe manages to make a clearance.

80:34 Booking

Booking Alan Lee receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

80:04

Alan Lee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Harry Maguire. Harry Maguire takes the indirect free kick.

79:20

Daniel Ward has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

76:57

The ball is sent over by Michael Doyle, Jamie McCombe manages to make a clearance.

75:42

Alan Lee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin McDonald. Harry Maguire takes the free kick.

75:07

Alan Lee concedes a free kick for a foul on Harry Maguire. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.

74:06

Stephen Quinn produces a cross, Jamie McCombe manages to make a clearance.

70:39 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Flynn leaves the field to be replaced by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

70:39 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Rhodes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Novak.

70:39

Unfair challenge on Neill Collins by Alan Lee results in a free kick. Neill Collins takes the free kick.

70:06

Damien Johnson takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.

69:26

The offside flag is raised against Lee Novak. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

67:22 Substitution

Substitution Anton Robinson replaces Scott Arfield.

66:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Antony Kay on Richard Cresswell. Kevin McDonald takes the direct free kick.

65:25

Effort from the edge of the box by Marcus Williams goes wide of the right-hand upright.

65:00

Ched Evans takes a shot. Ian Bennett makes a save.

62:29

The ball is sent over by Calum Woods, Shot by Alan Lee from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

60:39

Daniel Ward takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Kevin McDonald.

60:19

The ball is sent over by Ryan Flynn, save by Ian Bennett.

59:56

Richard Cresswell takes a shot. Blocked by Jamie McCombe.

58:55

Antony Kay challenges Richard Cresswell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Harry Maguire takes the direct free kick.

58:05

Shot from just outside the box by Matthew Lowton misses to the left of the goal.

57:48

Ched Evans takes a shot. Blocked by Jamie McCombe.

57:13

Alan Lee takes a long range shot clearing the bar.

56:07

Daniel Ward produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

54:09

Centre by Matthew Lowton, clearance by Jamie McCombe.

51:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Quinn on Scott Arfield. Free kick crossed left-footed by Daniel Ward, Alan Lee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neill Collins. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.

50:49

Oscar Gobern challenges Kevin McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Harry Maguire.

48:21

Richard Cresswell sends in a cross, Jamie McCombe gets a block in.

47:27

Ryan Flynn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Calum Woods. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Bennett.

45:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie McCombe on Richard Cresswell. Ched Evans fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Ian Bennett.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Ched Evans joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Porter.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Kevin McDonald replaces Lee Williamson.

45:00 +2:04 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +1:14

The ball is crossed by Daniel Ward.

45:00 +0:34

Unfair challenge on Michael Doyle by Alan Lee results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Neill Collins.

44:41

Michael Doyle takes a shot. Damien Johnson gets a block in.

44:10

The referee blows for offside against Lee Novak. Steve Simonsen takes the indirect free kick.

43:16

Lee Williamson fouled by Damien Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Doyle restarts play with the free kick.

42:21

Outswinging corner taken by Daniel Ward from the left by-line, clearance made by Chris Porter.

41:35

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Ward, Lee Novak takes a shot. Neill Collins makes a clearance.

41:28

The ball is crossed by Lee Novak, Neill Collins gets a block in.

41:08

Ryan Flynn produces a cross, clearance by Jamie McCombe.

39:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Oscar Gobern - Sheff Utd 0 - 3 Huddersfld Oscar Gobern scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Sheff Utd 0-3 Huddersfield.

38:51

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Ward,

36:32

Assist by Scott Arfield.

36:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Novak - Sheff Utd 0 - 2 Huddersfld Lee Novak fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Sheff Utd 0-2 Huddersfield.

36:04

Lee Williamson challenges Oscar Gobern unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jack Hunt restarts play with the free kick.

35:21

Matthew Lowton crosses the ball, Close range effort by Chris Porter misses to the right of the goal.

34:32

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Stephen Quinn from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Lee Novak.

34:23

Richard Cresswell produces a cross, Antony Kay makes a clearance.

33:50

Chris Porter fouled by Jamie McCombe, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Marcus Williams.

30:10

Handball by Oscar Gobern. Free kick taken by Harry Maguire.

29:22

Jack Hunt sends in a cross.

28:31

Centre by Richard Cresswell.

28:14

The ball is swung over by Calum Woods, Alan Lee takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

25:33

Ryan Flynn takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Jack Hunt.

24:37

Unfair challenge on Chris Porter by Oscar Gobern results in a free kick. Stephen Quinn crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Daniel Ward.

23:34

Damien Johnson sends in a cross.

22:48

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Daniel Ward.

22:38

Daniel Ward delivers the ball, Matthew Lowton gets a block in.

21:37

Lee Novak handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Stephen Quinn crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.

20:33

Calum Woods concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Quinn. Free kick taken by Harry Maguire.

19:19

Assist by Daniel Ward.

19:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Novak - Sheff Utd 0 - 1 Huddersfld Lee Novak gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 0-1 Huddersfield.

16:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell by Damien Johnson. Direct free kick taken by Neill Collins.

14:53

Lee Novak takes a shot. Blocked by Antony Kay.

14:04

Richard Cresswell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Lee. Jack Hunt takes the free kick.

13:37

Lee Williamson produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

12:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Lowton by Lee Novak. Free kick taken by Harry Maguire.

10:17

The ball is sent over by Lee Novak, clearance made by Harry Maguire.

8:51

Shot from just outside the area by Oscar Gobern misses to the right of the target.

8:27

Chris Porter is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Ian Bennett.

6:07

Shot from just outside the area by Richard Cresswell misses to the right of the target.

3:53

Centre by Marcus Williams, Jamie McCombe makes a clearance.

3:17

Richard Cresswell takes a shot. Save by Ian Bennett.

2:02

The ball is sent over by Daniel Ward, Lee Novak takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

1:51

Jack Hunt sends in a cross, Neill Collins manages to make a clearance.

1:12

Stephen Quinn crosses the ball, Header by Chris Porter from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

0:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn by Oscar Gobern. Matthew Lowton takes the indirect free kick.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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