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Huddersfield5Barnsley0

Huddersfield Town 5-0 Barnsley

Nahki Wells

Nahki Wells inspired Huddersfield to a derby win over Barnsley, who dropped to the bottom of the Championship.

The striker provided the assists for four of the home side's five goals, starting with a pass to allow Keith Southern to prod in the opener.

Danny Ward turned in Wells's pass minutes later before Wells fed Adam Hammill who bundled in a third.

Adam Clayton scored from the spot after Wells had been fouled, before Sean Scannell rifled in a late fifth.

The last meeting between these teams at the John Smith's Stadium - on the final day of last season - was memorable for jubilant scenes from both sets of fans as a 2-2 draw ensured both Yorkshire sides retained their places in the Championship.

The fortunes of the two this time, though, are vastly different. Barnsley started the day second bottom and two points from safety, while Huddersfield are comfortably ensconced in mid-table.

Barnsley passed the ball around confidently in the opening stages as they looked to record their first away win since 3 December.

Huddersfield threatened first when Ward's shot almost crept over the line before Peter Ramage cleared.

But the home side had goalkeeper Alex Smithies to thank for keeping the scores level when he superbly denied Nick Proschwitz one-on-one.

It was to prove an important save as Huddersfield took the lead just before the half-hour mark when midfielder Southern poked home from Wells's cross.

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Barnsley manager Danny Wilson

Barely three minutes later, Huddersfield doubled their advantage with Wells once again the provider, picking out Ward with a pass and the winger applied the simple finish from close range.

Barnsley were evidently stunned by the double blow and could have been further behind before half time as Wells's lobbed effort landed on the roof of the net.

A third did arrive minutes into the second half when ex-Barnsley man Hammill ran through one-on-one and though keeper Luke Steele managed to get to his shot, the ball dropped over the line.

Wells had once again provided the assist and he won Huddersfield a penalty just before the hour when Steele brought down the former Bradford City striker and Clayton converted the resulting penalty.

Emmanuel Frimpong's speculative effort went wide as Barnsley attempted to muster a response but Huddersfield rounded off an emphatic win with a fifth late on as substitute Scannell smashed an unstoppable drive into the bottom corner.

Huddersfield boss Mark Robins: "Nahki was absolutely phenomenal and I just wish he could have got the goal his workrate deserved.

"He puts himself under pressure because he is a goalscorer and he wants to score, I understand that, but if he keeps working hard the goals will come."

Barnsley manager Danny Wilson: "Football is cruel sometimes. We are going to have bad days and this was a bad day, but we need to knuckle down in training and make sure we don't give easy goals away.

"The goals we gave away were poor and we need to be more resilient."

Wilson expects an angry response after heated exchanges between fans and players, saying: "The fans are passionate and you can't argue with the fans because they follow the club through thick and thin.

"We will get the flak, especially from our fans, but we have to take it on the chin."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 2Woods
  • 3Dixon
  • 8Clayton
  • 39Gerrard
  • 15Wallace
  • 12HammillSubstituted forScannellat 69'minutes
  • 16Southern
  • 21WellsSubstituted forPatersonat 87'minutes
  • 4Norwood
  • 11D WardSubstituted forLolleyat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5P Clarke
  • 7Scannell
  • 10Gobern
  • 13Bennett
  • 17Paterson
  • 18Lolley
  • 27Smith

Barnsley

  • 1SteeleBooked at 57mins
  • 12HuntBooked at 29mins
  • 4Kennedy
  • 21Mellis
  • 3Ramage
  • 6Cranie
  • 14Lawrence
  • 15FrimpongBooked at 62minsSubstituted forDawsonat 77'minutes
  • 10O'Grady
  • 9ProschwitzBooked at 34minsSubstituted forMcCourtat 61'minutes
  • 16JenningsSubstituted forSheaat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Dawson
  • 11Woods
  • 20Pedersen
  • 22Mvoto
  • 30Dibble
  • 33Shea
  • 42McCourt
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
14,236

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home22
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home17
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 5, Barnsley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 5, Barnsley 0.

Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Martin Paterson.

Attempt blocked. Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Lolley.

Foul by Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town).

Peter Ramage (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Joe Lolley (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Keith Southern (Huddersfield Town).

Stephen Dawson (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Martin Paterson replaces Nahki Wells.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Joe Lolley replaces Daniel Ward.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 5, Barnsley 0. Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Dixon.

Attempt blocked. Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

Offside, Barnsley. Stephen Dawson tries a through ball, but Chris O'Grady is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Stephen Dawson replaces Emmanuel Frimpong.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Jack Hunt.

Foul by Peter Ramage (Barnsley).

Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sean Scannell.

Attempt blocked. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Barnsley).

Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Martin Cranie.

Attempt blocked. Keith Southern (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Thomas Kennedy.

Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town).

Jack Hunt (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town).

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 Nahki Wells.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Sean Scannell replaces Adam Hammill.

Attempt blocked. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Clayton with a cross.

Foul by Thomas Kennedy (Barnsley).

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

Attempt missed. Emmanuel Frimpong (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Patrick McCourt.

Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

Patrick McCourt (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester33235562323074
2Burnley331812352262666
3Derby33187860421861
4QPR32169738261257
5Nottm Forest331413654391555
6Wigan321571041301152
7Reading331491051381351
8Brighton32131093427749
9Ipswich33121294437748
10Blackburn321210103839-146
11Watford331112104839945
12Leeds32128124440444
13Huddersfield33127144544143
14Middlesbrough33913114137440
15Sheff Wed32912113938139
16Bournemouth32109134251-939
17Birmingham3399153942-336
18Bolton33812134149-836
19Blackpool33811142948-1935
20Doncaster3379172853-2530
21Millwall33610173161-3028
22Charlton3069152441-1727
23Yeovil3268182848-2026
24Barnsley32511163056-2626
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