Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes scored his second hat-trick in two games as promotion-rivals Preston were easily dispatched.

His first was a gift, with keeper Iain Turner's mis-kicked clearance allowing Rhodes to slot into an empty net.

Rhodes then met Jack Hunt's delivery to head home before scoring his third with a cool finish from inside the box.

The visitors' consolation came shortly after, Juvhel Tsoumou stealing in at the far post to fire home.

Rhodes has now scored 11 goals in all competitions for Huddersfield this season, with a further five goals for Scotland's under-21s.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark tells BBC Radio Leeds:

"He [Jordan Rhodes] is a terrific squad player and 13 goals in five games is phenomenal.

"If there's one lad that wants it it's him and he's a credit to himself and his family and he loves football.

"I've played with some of the best strikers in the world and I have never seen them have this type of score ratio."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (5)

Huddersfield

  • 13 Bennett
  • 02 Woods Booked
  • 05 P Clarke Booked
  • 08 Kay
  • 32 Hunt Booked
  • 07 Roberts (Ward - 69' )
  • 14 Johnson
  • 16 Arfield
  • 18 Miller Booked
  • 17 Rhodes
  • 19 Lee (Novak - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Colgan
  • 03 Naysmith
  • 11 Ward
  • 22 Robinson
  • 21 Novak

Preston

  • 21 Turner
  • 05 Carlisle Booked
  • 12 McLean (McLaughlin - 55' )
  • 18 Devine
  • 04 Ashbee (Daley - 55' )
  • 08 Coutts Booked
  • 15 Barton
  • 16 Mayor
  • 17 Parry
  • 07 Hume (Gray - 69' )
  • 11 Tsoumou

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 02 Gray
  • 03 McLaughlin
  • 22 Alexander
  • 19 Daley
Ref: Halsey
Att: 16,804

Match Stats

Shots

13 6

On target

8 4

Corners

10 3

Fouls

10 9

Live Text Commentary

94:23 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:21

Lee Novak is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Iain Turner takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:23

Clarke Carlisle fouled by Lee Novak, the ref awards a free kick. Iain Turner takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +0:49

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Ward, clearance by Clarke Carlisle.

88:46

Adam Barton challenges Jordan Rhodes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Antony Kay takes the free kick.

84:57

Effort from the edge of the box by Daniel Ward goes wide of the left-hand upright.

82:39

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Ward from the right by-line, save by Iain Turner.

80:58 Booking

Booking Jack Hunt is given a yellow card.

80:52

Jack Hunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Barton. Iain Turner takes the indirect free kick.

80:05

Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Ward from the right by-line, Peter Clarke takes a shot. Save by Iain Turner.

78:16

Daniel Ward concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Barton. Paul Parry delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Ian Bennett makes a save.

75:02

Keammar Daley has an effort direct from the free kick, save made by Ian Bennett.

75:02 Booking

Booking Booking for Tommy Miller for unsporting behaviour.

74:54

Tommy Miller challenges Danny Mayor unfairly and gives away a free kick.

73:07 Booking

Booking Caution for Calum Woods.

72:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Calum Woods on Conor McLaughlin. Conor McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.

71:29

Daniel Devine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Rhodes. Damien Johnson takes the direct free kick.

68:22 Substitution

Substitution (Preston) makes a substitution, with David Gray coming on for Iain Hume.

68:22 Substitution

Substitution Gary Roberts goes off and Daniel Ward comes on.

67:44

Keammar Daley challenges Jack Hunt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jack Hunt takes the free kick.

66:58

The referee gives a free kick against Gary Roberts for handball. Iain Turner takes the indirect free kick.

66:40

Corner taken by Gary Roberts from the left by-line, Clarke Carlisle manages to make a clearance.

66:23

Scott Arfield takes a shot. Blocked by Clarke Carlisle.

66:05 Substitution

Substitution Lee Novak comes on in place of Alan Lee.

63:08

The assistant referee flags for offside against Juvhel Tsoumou. Ian Bennett restarts play with the free kick.

60:42

Assist by Iain Hume.

60:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Juvhel Tsoumou - Huddersfld 3 - 1 Preston Juvhel Tsoumou scores a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Huddersfield 3-1 Preston.

56:45

Scott Arfield provided the assist for the goal.

56:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Jordan Rhodes - Huddersfld 3 - 0 Preston Goal scored by Jordan Rhodes from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Huddersfield 3-0 Preston.

55:43

The ball is swung over by Iain Hume.

54:44 Substitution

Substitution Conor McLaughlin replaces Brian McLean.

54:44 Substitution

Substitution Keammar Daley is brought on as a substitute for Ian Ashbee.

53:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan Rhodes by Daniel Devine. Antony Kay restarts play with the free kick.

52:56

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary Roberts played to the near post, clearance made by Clarke Carlisle.

52:17

Inswinging corner taken by Gary Roberts from the right by-line played to the near post, Juvhel Tsoumou makes a clearance.

50:28

Corner taken left-footed by Gary Roberts from the left by-line to the near post, Ian Ashbee manages to make a clearance.

49:45

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary Roberts from the left by-line to the near post, Ian Ashbee makes a clearance.

49:31

Scott Arfield takes a shot. Clarke Carlisle gets a block in.

48:13

Jordan Rhodes takes a shot. Iain Turner makes a save.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:58 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Damien Johnson by Danny Mayor. Jack Hunt restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +0:35

Effort on goal by Calum Woods from long range goes over the crossbar.

43:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Clarke by Iain Hume. Ian Bennett takes the free kick.

41:04

Assist on the goal came from Jack Hunt.

41:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Jordan Rhodes - Huddersfld 2 - 0 Preston Jordan Rhodes grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Huddersfield 2-0 Preston.

39:31

Effort on goal by Tommy Miller from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

38:04

Paul Parry crosses the ball in from the free kick.

38:04 Booking

Booking Peter Clarke goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

37:57

Unfair challenge on Iain Hume by Peter Clarke results in a free kick.

35:41

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jordan Rhodes. Indirect free kick taken by Iain Turner.

34:46

Adam Barton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Hunt. Free kick crossed by Gary Roberts, Juvhel Tsoumou manages to make a clearance.

28:00

Antony Kay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Iain Hume. Clarke Carlisle restarts play with the free kick.

27:23

Effort on goal by Alan Lee from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

26:36 Booking

Booking Clarke Carlisle is shown a yellow card.

25:02

The assistant referee flags for offside against Juvhel Tsoumou. Ian Bennett restarts play with the free kick.

22:59

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Parry from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Adam Barton misses to the right of the goal.

20:42

Corner taken by Gary Roberts from the left by-line, clearance by Clarke Carlisle.

18:59

Juvhel Tsoumou has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

16:27

The offside flag is raised against Clarke Carlisle. Free kick taken by Ian Bennett.

15:45

Damien Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Juvhel Tsoumou. Daniel Devine restarts play with the free kick.

14:07

Scott Arfield gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Mayor. Free kick taken by Paul Parry.

13:46

Brian McLean takes a shot. Save by Ian Bennett.

12:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iain Hume by Peter Clarke. Paul Parry takes the indirect free kick.

11:25

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Paul Parry, clearance made by Calum Woods.

10:48

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Parry from the right by-line, Antony Kay manages to make a clearance.

10:16

Effort on goal by Jordan Rhodes from long range goes over the crossbar.

9:44 Booking

Booking The referee shows Paul Coutts a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

8:54

Paul Coutts concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Arfield. Free kick taken by Ian Bennett.

8:00

Inswinging corner taken by Gary Roberts from the right by-line.

7:13

Alan Lee fouled by Clarke Carlisle, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jack Hunt.

5:05

Iain Hume takes a shot. Blocked by Antony Kay.

3:07

The assist for the goal came from Antony Kay.

3:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Jordan Rhodes - Huddersfld 1 - 0 Preston Jordan Rhodes grabs a goal from just inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Huddersfield 1-0 Preston.

1:23

The offside flag is raised against Alan Lee. Clarke Carlisle takes the indirect free kick.

0:33

Tommy Miller takes a shot. Save by Iain Turner.

0:16

The referee blows for offside against Iain Hume. Indirect free kick taken by Antony Kay.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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