Substitute Danny Ward scored a hat-trick to help Huddersfield Town finish the season on a high and end Watford's 10-game unbeaten run at Vicarage Road.

Joe Lolley, making his full debut, opened the scoring for the visitors by shooting home just after half-time.

Ward's low drive doubled the Terriers' advantage, and the midfielder finished instinctively to make it 3-0.

Ward's best haul

Huddersfield midfielder Danny Ward's first professional hat-trick helped him finish with 10 league goals in a season for the first time in his career.

His hat-trick came from a curling free-kick before Troy Deeney netted a late consolation from the penalty spot.

Watford came into the game having lost just once at home in 2014, a 1-0 defeat by Reading on 11 January, but they were blown away by the Terriers in the second half.

Striker Lolley broke the deadlock almost straight after the interval when he intercepted a pass, twisted and turned his way past Watford's defence before firing home.

And he set up the second for Ward, who powered into the box and struck a low drive which squirmed under the body of home goalkeeper Jonathan Bond.

Lolley, who joined Huddersfield from non-league Kidderminster Harriers in January, also had a hand in the visitors' third when he knocked the ball into the path of Ward, who finished well.

Ward, who had come on in the 30th minute, completed the first hat-trick of his professional career with three minutes remaining when he curled a free-kick between the post and Bond for his 10th goal of the season.

The scoring was not finished, though, and Watford netted a consolation in injury time when Deeney converted from the spot after Peter Clarke was penalised for a foul following a corner.

Victory meant Huddersfield finished 17th in the table, with Watford four places and seven points higher.

Watford boss Beppe Sannino: "I'm here just to put my face in front of everybody because I'm the head coach, the leader of the group.

"I'm sorry because we did finish this season in front of our supporters in the worst, worst manner possible.

"I don't like to speak about my players because it would be easy to speak when there is a good moment and also when there is a bad moment."

Huddersfield boss Mark Robins: "We were excellent from start to finish, I thought we controlled it as well as we could.

"Alex (Smithies) made a couple of good saves before we eventually took the lead. The first half was a little bit of a cagey affair but I thought in the second half we were good value for a win.

"I didn't see four goals coming from it but Danny Ward's got a hat-trick, I'm absolutely delighted for him, Joe Lolley's got his first goal for us and I thought his debut was outstanding and it was a good game for him to come into and perform."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Watford

  • 30 Bond
  • 21 Anya
  • 18 Pudil
  • 04 Angella Booked
  • 27 Cassetti
  • 31 Hoban Booked
  • 16 Murray (Diakité - 50' )
  • 28 Tözsér Booked
  • 36 Jakubiak (Faraoni - 58' )
  • 09 Deeney
  • 07 Battocchio (Doherty - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Almunia
  • 05 Belkalem
  • 12 Doyley
  • 19 Faraoni
  • 23 Diakité
  • 32 O'Nien
  • 37 Doherty

Huddersfield Town

  • 01 Smithies
  • 27 Smith
  • 03 Dixon
  • 08 Clayton
  • 39 Gerrard Booked (Clarke - 84' )
  • 33 Lynch
  • 18 Lolley (Scannell - 69' )
  • 06 Hogg Booked
  • 21 Wells (Ward - 30' )
  • 04 Norwood
  • 12 Hammill

Substitutes

  • 02 Woods
  • 05 Clarke
  • 07 Scannell
  • 10 Gobern
  • 11 Ward
  • 13 Bennett
  • 38 Holmes
Ref: David Coote
Att: 15,370

Match Stats

Shots

8 14

On target

4 8

Corners

5 4

Fouls

20 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Watford 1, Huddersfield Town 4.

90:00 +4:06 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Watford 1, Huddersfield Town 4.

90:00 +2:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Watford 1, Huddersfield Town 4. Troy Deeney (Watford) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

90:00 +2:12

Penalty conceded by Peter Clarke (Huddersfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

90:00 +2:12

Penalty Watford. Troy Deeney draws a foul in the penalty area.

90:00 +1:32

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Oliver Norwood.

89:40

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

88:50

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Daniel Pudil.

86:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Watford 0, Huddersfield Town 4. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

86:00

Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

86:00

Foul by Gabriele Angella (Watford).

84:38

Foul by Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town).

84:38

Marco Cassetti (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Peter Clarke replaces Anthony Gerrard.

82:15 Booking

Booking Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

82:02 Booking

Booking Gabriele Angella (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

81:20

Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81:20

Foul by Gabriele Angella (Watford).

80:53

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

80:53

Foul by Gabriele Angella (Watford).

79:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Watford. Josh Doherty replaces Cristian Battocchio.

77:41

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

77:41

Foul by Marco Cassetti (Watford).

77:34

Attempt blocked. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

76:44

Foul by Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town).

76:44

Troy Deeney (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:55

Attempt saved. Marco Davide Faraoni (Watford) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom left corner.

74:09

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

74:09

Foul by Troy Deeney (Watford).

71:43

Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:43

Foul by Tommy Hoban (Watford).

71:17 Booking

Booking Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

71:08

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

71:08

Samba Diakité (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:57

Foul by Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town).

69:57

Daniel Tözsér (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Sean Scannell replaces Joe Lolley.

67:54

Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:54

Foul by Samba Diakité (Watford).

64:25 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Watford 0, Huddersfield Town 3. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

63:41

Offside, Watford. Marco Cassetti tries a through ball, but Ikechi Anya is caught offside.

63:03 Booking

Booking Daniel Tözsér (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

62:54

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

62:54

Foul by Daniel Tözsér (Watford).

62:17

Daniel Tözsér (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:17

Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

62:07

Attempt blocked. Samba Diakité (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Troy Deeney.

60:41

Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

60:41

Gabriele Angella (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:52

Attempt saved. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Smith with a cross.

57:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Watford. Marco Davide Faraoni replaces Alex Jakubiak.

57:01

Samba Diakité (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:01

Foul by Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town).

55:46

Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:46

Foul by Troy Deeney (Watford).

54:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Watford 0, Huddersfield Town 2. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Lolley.

53:44

Offside, Watford. Troy Deeney tries a through ball, but Daniel Pudil is caught offside.

52:07

Foul by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town).

52:07

Ikechi Anya (Watford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

51:08

Attempt missed. Joe Lolley (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Tom Smith.

50:46

Hand ball by Daniel Tözsér (Watford).

49:49

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

49:49

Foul by Daniel Tözsér (Watford).

49:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Watford. Samba Diakité replaces Sean Murray.

45:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Watford 0, Huddersfield Town 1. Joe Lolley (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Clayton.

45:00

Second Half begins Watford 0, Huddersfield Town 0.

45:00 +2:09 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Watford 0, Huddersfield Town 0.

45:00 +1:01

Joe Lolley (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +1:01

Foul by Gabriele Angella (Watford).

45:00 +0:46

Attempt blocked. Daniel Tözsér (Watford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Jakubiak.

45:00 +0:13

Offside, Watford. Ikechi Anya tries a through ball, but Alex Jakubiak is caught offside.

43:07

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Paul Dixon tries a through ball, but Daniel Ward is caught offside.

42:12

Attempt saved. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

41:28 Booking

Booking Tommy Hoban (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

41:23

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

41:23

Foul by Tommy Hoban (Watford).

40:40

Attempt missed. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Daniel Ward.

38:50

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town).

38:50

Cristian Battocchio (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:55

Attempt saved. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Clayton.

37:14

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

37:14

Foul by Alex Jakubiak (Watford).

36:20

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

36:15

Attempt saved. Cristian Battocchio (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Troy Deeney.

35:22

Attempt missed. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Smith.

34:31

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

34:31

Foul by Sean Murray (Watford).

30:47

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Joe Lolley tries a through ball, but Adam Hammill is caught offside.

30:04

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

30:04

Foul by Daniel Tözsér (Watford).

29:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Daniel Ward replaces Nahki Wells because of an injury.

27:33

Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

27:33

Foul by Marco Cassetti (Watford).

27:10

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

25:56

Delay in match Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

23:33

Joe Lolley (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

23:33

Foul by Daniel Tözsér (Watford).

22:27

Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:27

Foul by Marco Cassetti (Watford).

21:52

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

21:52

Marco Cassetti (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:38

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

20:38

Marco Cassetti (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:04

Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:04

Foul by Troy Deeney (Watford).

18:27

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

18:27

Daniel Pudil (Watford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

15:55

Attempt missed. Joe Lolley (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Adam Clayton.

14:25

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Marco Cassetti.

13:54

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

13:23

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Marco Cassetti.

12:47

Attempt missed. Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jonathan Hogg.

11:16

Offside, Watford. Daniel Tözsér tries a through ball, but Troy Deeney is caught offside.

8:14

Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

6:52

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Tom Smith.

6:34

Hand ball by Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town).

5:24

Attempt saved. Alex Jakubiak (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ikechi Anya.

3:56

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

0:16

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Marco Cassetti.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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