Huddersfield Town deservedly beat Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday to leave the hosts stuck in the Championship relegation zone.

Martin Paterson gave the visitors the lead when he slotted home from Adam Clayton's neat through-ball.

Clayton made it 2-0 with a low shot from the edge of the area after the ball had rebounded into his path.

The Owls pushed late on but Connor Wickham's injury-time free-kick came too late to change matters.

The game was a match-up between two of the division's most out-of-form teams, with the hosts having recorded just one win all season while the visitors had been victorious in one of their last eight matches.

Generous Owls

Sheffield Wednesday are the only team in the Football League yet to keep a clean sheet this season

Mark Robins' side went in front inside the opening 10 minutes. Clayton showed tidy control before slipping the ball through to Paterson and, despite the Northern Ireland international appearing to be marginally offside, the flag stayed down to allow him to score his first of the season.

Wednesday had scored five goals in their last home outing but struggled to keep up with the early pace being set by the visiting side.

With the Owls looking disjointed, Huddersfield midfielder Oliver Norwood forced debutant keeper Damian Martinez into a low save from 30 yards as they looked to add to their lead before half-time.

It came as little surprise that Dave Jones made changes at the break, as Jermaine Johnson and Giles Coke were sent on for the ineffectual Michail Antonio and the booked Stephen McPhail.

However less than a minute into the second period it should have been 2-0, when Paul Dixon's shot was deflected into the path of James Vaughan six yards from goal - but the former Everton man sliced wide.

Wednesday finally registered their first shot on target just before the hour mark but Alex Smithies was equal to Jermaine Johnson's well struck 25-yarder.

Just as the hosts had started to exert some pressure on the Town goal they found themselves two behind. Huddersfield worked a corner back to Norwood to strike and, after his shot was blocked, Clayton made no mistake with a low half-volley.

The Owls pushed late on and at least had something to show for their efforts when Wickham's low free-kick found the back of the net in injury time.

Victory moves the Terriers up to 13th in the table while Wednesday remain three points off safety.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones:

"It's part and parcel of being a football manager - if you're not doing well people always think change is for the best.

"You've got to be prepared and ready for those questions. You reporters have a job to do, but I look at it in a positive way.

"There have been so many managers here - when do you stop?

"There is no magic formula other than hard work and me and my staff work and work because we want to get it right."

Huddersfield boss Mark Robins:

(On Paterson and Clayton who returned to the team after being banned for a training ground altercation) "I do things a certain way, but by no stretch of the imagination can we afford to leave our better players out for long periods, but they've got to tow the line.

"I'm pleased for them, but I'm pleased for everybody, I thought we were outstanding."

"Paterson is a top player. It's taken him a little bit of time to settle down for whatever reason, but if he performs like that he will be a handful in the Championship."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (5)

Sheffield Wednesday

  • 26 Martinez
  • 02 Buxton
  • 17 Helan
  • 19 Mattock (Maghoma - 74' )
  • 08 Johnson
  • 32 Llera Booked
  • 07 Antonio (Johnson - 45' )
  • 06 Semedo
  • 29 Wickham
  • 28 Fryatt
  • 27 McPhail Booked (Coke - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Kirkland
  • 03 Johnson
  • 10 Maghoma
  • 11 Johnson
  • 14 Coke
  • 22 Palmer
  • 34 Nuhiu

Huddersfield Town

  • 01 Smithies Booked
  • 12 Hammill
  • 03 Dixon
  • 33 Lynch
  • 39 Gerrard
  • 27 Smith Booked
  • 06 Hogg
  • 04 Norwood
  • 09 Vaughan Booked
  • 17 Paterson (Richards - 90' )
  • 08 Clayton Booked (Gobern - 92' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Scannell
  • 10 Gobern
  • 11 Ward
  • 13 Bennett
  • 15 Wallace
  • 21 Richards
  • 38 Holmes
Ref: Roger East
Att: 19,338

Match Stats

Shots

14 9

On target

7 3

Corners

4 3

Fouls

11 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Huddersfield Town 2.

90:00 +4:17 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Huddersfield Town 2.

90:00 +3:23 Booking

Booking Alex Smithies (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Huddersfield Town 2. Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

90:00 +1:49

Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:49

Foul by Ashley Richards (Huddersfield Town).

90:00 +1:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Oscar Gobern replaces Adam Clayton.

90:00 +1:04

Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +1:04

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town).

90:00 +0:11

Attempt saved. Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

89:40

Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:40

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

89:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Ashley Richards replaces Martin Paterson.

88:06

Attempt missed. Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma with a cross following a corner.

87:44

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

87:42

Attempt blocked. Roger Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma with a cross.

87:13

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

86:12

Foul by Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town).

86:12

Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

83:45 Booking

Booking Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

83:37

Foul by Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town).

83:37

Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:11

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town).

81:11

Lewis Buxton (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:46

Hand ball by James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town).

77:19

Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:19

Foul by Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday).

77:09

Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:09

Foul by Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday).

74:53

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Jermaine Johnson tries a through ball, but Miguel Ángel Llera is caught offside.

74:24

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Alex Smithies.

74:22

Attempt saved. Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

73:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jacques Maghoma replaces Joe Mattock.

69:41

Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:41

Foul by Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday).

67:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0, Huddersfield Town 2. Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner following a corner.

66:56

Attempt blocked. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Hammill.

66:14

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Miguel Ángel Llera.

64:01

James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:01

Foul by Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday).

62:58

Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

62:58

Foul by Lewis Buxton (Sheffield Wednesday).

61:50

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Jeremy Helan tries a through ball, but Connor Wickham is caught offside.

60:33

Attempt saved. Matty Fryatt (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Giles Coke.

57:42

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Tom Smith tries a through ball, but Martin Paterson is caught offside.

57:21

Attempt saved. Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Giles Coke with a cross.

56:52

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Alex Smithies.

56:45

Attempt saved. Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lewis Buxton.

56:09

Attempt missed. Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Paul Dixon with a cross.

52:43

Attempt missed. Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jeremy Helan.

51:47

Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:47

Foul by Lewis Buxton (Sheffield Wednesday).

50:10

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Miguel Ángel Llera tries a through ball, but Connor Wickham is caught offside.

45:42

James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

45:37

Attempt blocked. Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:00

Second Half begins Sheffield Wednesday 0, Huddersfield Town 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jermaine Johnson replaces Michail Antonio.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Giles Coke replaces Stephen McPhail.

45:00 +3:06 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Huddersfield Town 1.

45:00 +0:06

Foul by Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town).

45:00 +0:06

Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:17

Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:17

Foul by Stephen McPhail (Sheffield Wednesday).

43:07 Booking

Booking Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

42:50

James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

42:50

Foul by Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday).

42:05

Dangerous play by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

42:05

Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:05

Attempt blocked. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

39:25

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Roger Johnson.

38:25

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town).

38:25

Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:37

Attempt saved. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Dixon.

32:26 Booking

Booking Stephen McPhail (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

32:04

Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:04

Foul by Stephen McPhail (Sheffield Wednesday).

30:26 Booking

Booking James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

30:21

Foul by James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town).

30:21

Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:19

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Roger Johnson tries a through ball, but Jeremy Helan is caught offside.

28:45

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Adam Clayton tries a through ball, but Martin Paterson is caught offside.

28:12

Attempt missed. Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

27:23

Foul by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town).

27:23

Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:44

Attempt missed. Joe Mattock (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

23:09

Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:09

Foul by Lewis Buxton (Sheffield Wednesday).

22:53

Foul by Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town).

22:53

Joe Mattock (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:29

Foul by Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town).

19:29

Lewis Buxton (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:53

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Lewis Buxton.

15:43

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Tom Smith tries a through ball, but Martin Paterson is caught offside.

14:57

Attempt blocked. Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Roger Johnson with a cross.

14:29 Booking

Booking Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

14:22

Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

14:22

Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:36

Foul by Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town).

12:36

Lewis Buxton (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0, Huddersfield Town 1. Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Clayton.

8:46

Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:46

Foul by Stephen McPhail (Sheffield Wednesday).

6:37

Foul by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town).

6:37

Lewis Buxton (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:34

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Martin Paterson.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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