James Vaughan and Jermaine Beckford scored as Huddersfield defeated Wolves to move up to third in the Championship.

Vaughan put the home side ahead in the 10th minute, heading home at the back post.

Beckford made it 2-0 when he struck a stunning volley from Adam Clayton's cross beyond goalkeeper Carl Ikeme.

Huddersfield's lethal loans

Jermaine Beckford, on loan from Leicester, has scored two goals in three games for Huddersfield. On-loan Norwich striker James Vaughan has three in seven

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake's close-range finish in the 63rd minute set up a tense finish, but Huddersfield held on.

Wolves arrived at the John Smith's Stadium having won their last three games away from home.

Huddersfield, meanwhile, had lost their last two on home soil.

But from the outset the home side's on-loan duo of Vaughan and Beckford caused Wolves all sorts of problems and it was the former who opened the scoring.

Jack Hunt raced down the right before floating a cross towards the back post where Vaughan was waiting, and the Norwich man nodded home.

There was little the visitors could have done about Huddersfield's second just before the half hour mark as Beckford smashed a volley beyond Ikeme from 12 yards for his second goal in as many games.

Huddersfield had plenty of chances to go further ahead after that, but instead it was Wolves who pulled one back in the 63rd minute.

Bakary Sako crossed from the left and Ebanks-Blake poked beyond Alex Smithies at the near post.

Wolves dominated after that as they sensed the possibility of an equaliser, but Huddersfield held on to secure the three points.

Huddersfield manager Simon Grayson: "James Vaughan and Jermaine Beckford can be whatever they want to be. Both have something to prove, both to themselves and other people.

"Without wanting to jinx it, as a pair, they have plenty of credentials to suggest they could be one of the best in the league.

"Playing like that they will be a handful for teams in any league."

Wolves manager Stale Solbakken: "Huddersfield scored two very good goals and they really punished us with some class finishing. You have to praise the opposition sometimes.

"I can also find faults with my own players but sometimes you have to compliment the opposition.

"We gave ourselves a long way to come back after going 2-0 down but we did much better in the second half.

"It may be that we slipped below our normal standards but Huddersfield were very good."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Huddersfield

  • 01 Smithies
  • 02 Woods (Dixon - 90' )
  • 05 P Clarke
  • 06 Gerrard Booked
  • 32 Hunt
  • 04 Norwood (Novak - 73' )
  • 08 Clayton Booked
  • 11 Ward
  • 24 Southern
  • 18 Vaughan Booked (Lynch - 80' )
  • 21 Beckford

Substitutes

  • 13 Bennett
  • 03 Dixon
  • 33 Lynch
  • 16 Arfield
  • 07 Scannell
  • 09 Novak
  • 19 Lee

Wolverhampton

  • 13 Ikeme
  • 11 Ward
  • 14 Johnson Booked
  • 16 Berra
  • 32 Foley
  • 10 Sako
  • 20 Pennant
  • 26 Davis (Edwards - 46' )
  • 28 Doumbia
  • 09 Ebanks-Blake
  • 29 Doyle

Substitutes

  • 31 De Vries
  • 05 Stearman
  • 23 Zubar
  • 25 Batth
  • 04 Edwards
  • 27 Forde
  • 15 Sigurdarson
Ref: Adcock
Att: 18,012

Match Stats

Shots

12 13

On target

6 5

Corners

4 7

Fouls

11 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:29 Full time

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

90:00 +3:03

Bakary Sako takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Alex Smithies.

90:00 +2:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tongo Doumbia by Keith Southern. Carl Ikeme takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:01

Bakary Sako takes a shot. Comfortable save by Alex Smithies.

90:00 +0:44

The offside flag is raised against Paul Dixon. Free kick taken by Kevin Foley.

88:58

Inswinging corner taken by Jermaine Pennant from the left by-line, clearance made by Joel Lynch.

88:58 Substitution

Substitution Paul Dixon is brought on as a substitute for Calum Woods.

88:58

Corner taken by Bakary Sako, save by Alex Smithies.

85:33

Effort on goal by Bakary Sako from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

84:18

Free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.

84:18 Booking

Booking Adam Clayton is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

84:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Pennant by Adam Clayton.

83:12

Lee Novak takes a shot. Roger Johnson gets a block in. Adam Clayton takes the outswinging corner, Roger Johnson manages to make a clearance.

79:30 Substitution

Substitution (Huddersfield) makes a substitution, with Joel Lynch coming on for James Vaughan.

77:06

David Edwards takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Gerrard. Jermaine Pennant takes the inswinging corner, Headed effort from close range by David Edwards bounces off the post.

75:38

The official flags Jermaine Beckford offside. Indirect free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.

75:12 Booking

Booking Booking for Anthony Gerrard.

74:30

Shot from long range by Tongo Doumbia misses to the right of the goal.

72:53

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Bakary Sako, Bakary Sako takes a shot. Jack Hunt gets a block in. Corner taken by Bakary Sako from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Peter Clarke.

72:53 Substitution

Substitution Lee Novak comes on in place of Oliver Norwood.

71:38

Effort from inside the area by Bakary Sako misses to the right of the target.

70:57

Unfair challenge on Tongo Doumbia by Keith Southern results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Roger Johnson.

66:30

James Vaughan has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

62:39

Assist by Bakary Sako.

62:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Sylvan Ebanks-Blake - Huddersfld 2 - 1 Wolves A goal is scored by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Huddersfield 2-1 Wolverhampton.

59:30

James Vaughan takes a shot. Save made by Carl Ikeme.

59:02

Corner taken right-footed by Oliver Norwood from the left by-line, clearance by Roger Johnson.

58:10

Strike on goal comes in from Oliver Norwood from the free kick, save by Carl Ikeme.

58:10 Booking

Booking James Vaughan receives a yellow card for dissent.

57:59 Booking

Booking Roger Johnson is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

57:20

Roger Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Vaughan.

55:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Beckford by Christophe Berra. Peter Clarke takes the direct free kick.

52:28

Shot from just outside the box by Oliver Norwood misses to the right of the target.

50:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Pennant by Calum Woods. Free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.

50:34

Unfair challenge on Anthony Gerrard by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake results in a free kick. Calum Woods takes the free kick.

46:36

Effort on goal by Daniel Ward from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

45:52

Oliver Norwood takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.

45:02 Substitution

Substitution David Edwards on for David Davis.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:06 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +1:23

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake takes a shot. Comfortable save by Alex Smithies.

45:00 +0:36

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Christophe Berra.

43:48

Bakary Sako takes a shot. Alex Smithies makes a comfortable save.

42:56

Unfair challenge on Jermaine Pennant by Calum Woods results in a free kick. Bakary Sako delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, James Vaughan manages to make a clearance.

41:08

Corner taken by Oliver Norwood played to the near post, Jermaine Pennant makes a clearance.

38:16

Effort on goal by James Vaughan from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

37:10

Foul by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake on Anthony Gerrard, free kick awarded. Alex Smithies takes the free kick.

36:41

Shot from just outside the box by James Vaughan misses to the left of the goal.

35:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Vaughan by David Davis. Direct free kick taken by Calum Woods.

33:58

Unfair challenge on Christophe Berra by James Vaughan results in a free kick. Christophe Berra takes the free kick.

32:54

Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save by Carl Ikeme.

31:00

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Bakary Sako goes wide of the left-hand post.

30:00

Corner taken by Jermaine Pennant, Daniel Ward manages to make a clearance.

26:55

Assist on the goal came from Adam Clayton.

26:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Jermaine Beckford - Huddersfld 2 - 0 Wolves Jermaine Beckford fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Huddersfield 2-0 Wolverhampton.

25:47

Jack Hunt has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

23:29

Adam Clayton concedes a free kick for a foul on Bakary Sako. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Bakary Sako.

20:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jermaine Beckford on Jermaine Pennant. The free kick is swung in left-footed by David Davis, Adam Clayton manages to make a clearance.

16:26

Kevin Doyle challenges Peter Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

15:37

James Vaughan challenges Roger Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Roger Johnson takes the free kick.

13:44

David Davis has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the target.

11:46

The referee blows for offside against James Vaughan. Indirect free kick taken by Roger Johnson.

9:59

Jack Hunt provided the assist for the goal.

9:59 Goal scored

Goal! - James Vaughan - Huddersfld 1 - 0 Wolves James Vaughan finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Huddersfield 1-0 Wolverhampton.

9:05

Kevin Foley sends in a cross.

8:45

Foul by Oliver Norwood on Jermaine Pennant, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Foley.

7:03

Tongo Doumbia concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Clarke. Peter Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

3:09

Jermaine Beckford concedes a free kick for a foul on Tongo Doumbia. Free kick taken by Stephen Ward.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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