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Huddersfield Town 5-1 Yeovil Town

Danny Ward

Danny Ward scored twice and made another two as Huddersfield romped to their first win in five games, a 5-1 thrashing of Yeovil.

The Terriers trailed early on when Yeovil's Ishmael Miller fired in from close range following a corner.

But Ward crossed for Adam Clayton to tap in, before another centre found Martin Paterson to give Town the lead.

Joel Lynch's header made it 3-1 before the break and Ward made it a convincing victory with two long-range strikes.

First, Ward cut inside from Oliver Norwood's pass and lashed in a 20-yard drive. Three minutes later, Norwood created another opening for Ward, who blasted past Yeovil goalkeeper Chris Dunn, who replaced Marek Stech at half-time.

Victory means that Huddersfield are now five points from the Championship play-off places, while Yeovil remain second from bottom, four points from safety.

Yeovil, who were seeking only a fifth league win, looked comfortable early on, despite the Terriers dominating possession.

And the Glovers could have been in front before Miller scored when home goalkeeper Alex Smithies made a mess of an attempted clearance. Miller was denied by a goal-saving block from Joel Lynch.

Huddersfield responded to the opener and led 3-1 at the break.

Yeovil were hit when Ed Upson had to go off in the first half with an injury, but came out strongly after the break, though they could not stem Ward's influence as Huddersfield equalled their biggest win of the season.

Huddersfield boss Mark Robins:

"We did well today and the lads deserve massive credit.

"We scored five but I think we were good value for more. We have a healthy points tally but our first target has to be 54 points, then we can see where we are.

"The players are enjoying themselves and so are the supporters. This is a healthy club but it's still early days for us."

Yeovil boss Gary Johnson:

"We were very poor in the first half and a bit weak.

"We had words at half-time and we came out and created three or four chances early in the second half but we weren't good enough to take them.

"We only have to be better than three other teams in this division, and one of them isn't Huddersfield.

"At this stage a manager looks at it and sees which players can cut it and which can't. Some big decisions have to be made. I have given the players every chance to show they are capable at Championship level.

"At 5-1 you can scream and shout but maybe it's time to make a few changes."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 27Smith
  • 15Wallace
  • 33Lynch
  • 12Hammill
  • 6Hogg
  • 4NorwoodSubstituted forHolmesat 77'minutes
  • 8Clayton
  • 3Dixon
  • 11D WardSubstituted forScannellat 69'minutes
  • 17PatersonSubstituted forSteadat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Woods
  • 7Scannell
  • 10Gobern
  • 13Bennett
  • 14Stead
  • 38Holmes
  • 39Gerrard

Yeovil

  • 1StechSubstituted forDunnat 45'minutes
  • 7Dawson
  • 2Ayling
  • 20FontaineBooked at 56mins
  • 3McAllisterSubstituted forHoskinsat 69'minutes
  • 23Grant
  • 8UpsonSubstituted forRallsat 25'minutes
  • 4Edwards
  • 21Davis
  • 9Hayter
  • 27Miller

Substitutes

  • 10Foley
  • 13Moore
  • 14Hoskins
  • 19Ralls
  • 24Dunn
  • 29Morgan
  • 31Lundstram
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
12,946

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home29
Away12
Shots on Target
Home12
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 5, Yeovil Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 5, Yeovil Town 1.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Adam Hammill.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Kevin Dawson.

Attempt missed. Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

Attempt missed. Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joe Edwards.

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

Attempt saved. James Hayter (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Ayling.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Joel Lynch.

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

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Duane Holmes replaces Oliver Norwood.

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

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

Jon Stead (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Fontaine (Yeovil Town).

Attempt missed. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ishmael Miller.

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

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Jon Stead replaces Martin Paterson.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Sam Hoskins replaces Jamie McAllister.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Sean Scannell replaces Danny Ward.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 5, Yeovil Town 1. Danny Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

Attempt saved. Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Adam Hammill.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 4, Yeovil Town 1. Danny Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

Attempt saved. Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Chris Dunn.

Attempt saved. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Martin Paterson.

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

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

Foul by Danny Ward (Huddersfield Town).

Liam Fontaine (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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7Leeds2310583426835
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9Reading239773028234
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13Watford237973529630
14Wigan228682423130
15Middlesbrough237883631529
16Bournemouth2385103040-1029
17Birmingham237792928128
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19Charlton2358102129-823
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22Sheff Wed2231092332-919
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24Barnsley2337132041-2116
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