Huddersfield secured their first Championship win of the season as goals from Jacob Butterfield and Harry Bunn consigned Reading to a first defeat.

Butterfield fired the managerless Terriers ahead after dispossessing Royals midfielder Hope Akpan.

Bunn, 21, doubled the lead after getting the better of Chris Gunter and firing low into the bottom corner.

Reading pulled a goal back through Simon Cox before Alex Pearce was denied an equaliser when his shot hit the bar.

Huddersfield caretaker-manager Mark Lillis punched the air at the final whistle as he celebrated a much-needed win following the departure of Mark Robins last week.

Victory lifts the Yorkshire club to 20th in the early-season table, while Reading fall to 11th.

Huddersfield caretaker Mark Lillis

Caretaker manager Mark Lillis celebrates as Huddersfield secure a third win in four Championship away games

Huddersfield were full value for the three points after establishing a 2-0 interval lead.

Their first came in the 10th minute when Akpan was easily dispossessed by Butterfield, who curled a superb shot past Adam Federici.

It was 2-0 in the 38th minute when Bunn cut in and easily placed his shot past Federici.

Huddersfield had to withstand a strong Reading finish after Cox's 79th-minute goal.

Pearce powered forward in the closing moments, but his lob struck the top of the bar and the away side held on.

Reading manager Nigel Adkins:

"At 2-0, Huddersfield had something to cling on to.

"We had to try to break them down but we didn't pass the ball quickly enough to do that.

"But at least we finished strongly and we've still made a good start to the season."

Huddersfield caretaker manager Mark Lillis asked if he wants the job full-time:

"No. I'm the academy manager. I've been doing it for two-and-a-half years now.

"Okay, when you get nights like tonight, you get that little buzz again. And you think: 'You know what, I wouldn't mind a bit of this'."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Reading

  • 01 Federici
  • 05 Pearce Booked
  • 24 Cummings (Kuhl - 45' )
  • 15 Hector
  • 02 Gunter Booked
  • 16 Akpan
  • 22 Blackman (Mackie - 64' )
  • 11 Obita
  • 25 Taylor (Tanner - 69' )
  • 07 Pogrebnyak Booked
  • 10 Cox

Substitutes

  • 17 Edwards
  • 18 Tshibola
  • 19 Mackie
  • 20 McCarthy
  • 27 Tanner
  • 28 Kuhl
  • 35 Cooper

Huddersfield Town

  • 01 Smithies Booked
  • 15 Wallace
  • 03 Dixon
  • 33 Lynch
  • 27 Smith
  • 06 Hogg
  • 08 Butterfield (Majewski - 96' )
  • 07 Scannell
  • 10 Coady Booked
  • 21 Wells (Stead - 83' )
  • 30 Bunn (Sinnott - 92' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Hammill
  • 13 Murphy
  • 14 Stead
  • 19 Holmes
  • 20 Sinnott
  • 22 Crooks
  • 45 Majewski
Ref: Stuart Attwell
Att: 15,035

Match Stats

Shots

16 10

On target

2 4

Corners

5 2

Fouls

9 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Reading 1, Huddersfield Town 2.

90:00 +5:59 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Reading 1, Huddersfield Town 2.

90:00 +5:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Radoslaw Majewski replaces Jacob Butterfield.

90:00 +4:06

Attempt missed. Craig Tanner (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Aaron Kuhl.

90:00 +3:55

Attempt blocked. Simon Cox (Reading) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hope Akpan.

90:00 +1:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Jordan Sinnott replaces Harry Bunn.

90:00 +0:33 Booking

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

90:00 +0:01

Attempt missed. Alex Pearce (Reading) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jordan Obita with a cross following a corner.

89:43

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

88:49

Attempt blocked. Craig Tanner (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

86:26

Attempt missed. Aaron Kuhl (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

82:55

Attempt blocked. Jamie Mackie (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Hope Akpan.

82:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Jon Stead replaces Nahki Wells.

80:33

Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Paul Dixon.

78:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Reading 1, Huddersfield Town 2. Simon Cox (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

78:02

Jordan Obita (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:02

Foul by Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town).

75:14 Booking

Booking Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

75:09

Foul by Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading).

75:09

Conor Coady (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:28

Attempt saved. Simon Cox (Reading) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pavel Pogrebnyak with a headed pass.

72:27

Foul by Craig Tanner (Reading).

72:27

Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

71:31

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Chris Gunter.

70:28

Foul by Jamie Mackie (Reading).

70:28

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

69:57

Alex Pearce (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:57

Foul by Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town).

68:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Reading. Craig Tanner replaces Jake Taylor.

65:17

Attempt missed. Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jake Taylor.

63:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Reading. Jamie Mackie replaces Nick Blackman.

63:12

Attempt missed. Nick Blackman (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Aaron Kuhl.

58:53

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

58:51

Attempt blocked. Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Simon Cox.

56:57

Attempt missed. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Paul Dixon.

55:24

Attempt missed. Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jacob Butterfield with a cross following a corner.

55:00

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Chris Gunter.

54:44

Attempt blocked. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Dixon.

53:01

Attempt missed. Simon Cox (Reading) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Aaron Kuhl with a cross.

50:23

Attempt saved. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sean Scannell.

48:02

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

47:35

Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jacob Butterfield.

47:00

Foul by Simon Cox (Reading).

47:00

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

45:56

Simon Cox (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:56

Foul by Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town).

45:25

Attempt missed. Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Conor Coady.

45:00

Second Half begins Reading 0, Huddersfield Town 2.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Reading. Aaron Kuhl replaces Shaun Cummings.

45:00 +3:06 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Reading 0, Huddersfield Town 2.

45:00 +0:51

Offside, Reading. Michael Hector tries a through ball, but Pavel Pogrebnyak is caught offside.

41:39 Booking

Booking Alex Pearce (Reading) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

41:35

Foul by Alex Pearce (Reading).

41:35

Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

41:18

Attempt blocked. Hope Akpan (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nick Blackman.

40:59

Attempt blocked. Michael Hector (Reading) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Pearce.

40:23

Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing.

40:23

Foul by Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town).

37:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Reading 0, Huddersfield Town 2. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonathan Hogg.

36:12

Shaun Cummings (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:12

Foul by Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town).

34:22 Booking

Booking Conor Coady (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

34:10

Nick Blackman (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:10

Foul by Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town).

30:15

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

28:48

Delay in match Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

23:29

Chris Gunter (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing.

23:29

Foul by Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town).

20:07

Attempt missed. Nick Blackman (Reading) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Simon Cox.

19:31

Foul by Michael Hector (Reading).

19:31

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

15:45

Attempt blocked. Shaun Cummings (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Pearce with a headed pass.

14:59

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Tommy Smith.

12:02

Offside, Reading. Shaun Cummings tries a through ball, but Pavel Pogrebnyak is caught offside.

11:33

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Nahki Wells tries a through ball, but Harry Bunn is caught offside.

9:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Reading 0, Huddersfield Town 1. Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.

6:48

Attempt missed. Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nahki Wells.

5:10

Foul by Simon Cox (Reading).

5:10

Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:29

Foul by Simon Cox (Reading).

3:29

Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:54

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

0:55

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

0:55

Foul by Simon Cox (Reading).

0:10

Foul by Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town).

0:10

Chris Gunter (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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