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Huddersfield Town 2-1 Rotherham United

Elias Kachunga
Elias Kachunga is Huddersfield's top scorer with three goals this season

Goals from Elias Kachunga and Nahki Wells sent Huddersfield back to the top of the Championship as they beat Rotherham, who slipped to the bottom.

Kachunga gave his side an early lead when he poked in from close range after sustained pressure from the Terriers.

Rotherham equalised through Danny Ward's volley, but Wells' shot restored the hosts' advantage before the break.

Huddersfield were rarely tested after half-time as they went two points clear of Norwich City at the summit.

Tom Adeyemi did come close to drawing Rotherham level for a second time when he headed wide at the back post late on, but the visitors managed only one shot on target throughout the game.

The Millers are now without a win in six league games, having conceded 24 goals this season, four more than any other team.

Huddersfield, meanwhile, have won seven of their opening 10 games, but could fall to second if Norwich beat Newcastle at St James' Park on Wednesday.

Line-ups

Huddersfield

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Ward
  • 2Smith
  • 44Hefele
  • 26Schindler
  • 12Holmes-Dennis
  • 4WhiteheadBooked at 43minsSubstituted forHoggat 80'minutes
  • 10Mooy
  • 7ScannellBooked at 53minsSubstituted forStankovicat 89'minutes
  • 45PalmerSubstituted forPayneat 76'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 9Kachunga
  • 21Wells

Substitutes

  • 6Hogg
  • 11Bunn
  • 13Coleman
  • 14Cranie
  • 16Payne
  • 19Paurevic
  • 27Stankovic

Rotherham

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Camp
  • 17Fisher
  • 18Fry
  • 14Ball
  • 3Mattock
  • 11Taylor
  • 24AdeyemiSubstituted forHalfordat 90'minutes
  • 8Frecklington
  • 22NewellBooked at 68minsSubstituted forFordeat 84'minutes
  • 37BrownSubstituted forBlackstockat 84'minutes
  • 9Ward

Substitutes

  • 4Vaulks
  • 7Forde
  • 10Forster-Caskey
  • 12Price
  • 15Halford
  • 16Wilson
  • 20Blackstock
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
18,808

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Huddersfield Town 2, Rotherham United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 2, Rotherham United 1.

  3. Post update

    Jack Payne (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Darnell Fisher (Rotherham United).

  5. Post update

    Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Forde (Rotherham United).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Darnell Fisher (Rotherham United).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Greg Halford replaces Tom Adeyemi.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Adeyemi (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Jon Gorenc Stankovic replaces Sean Scannell.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Joe Mattock.

  13. Booking

    Jack Payne (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jack Payne (Huddersfield Town).

  15. Post update

    Tom Adeyemi (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Adeyemi (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Anthony Forde.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

  18. Post update

    Darnell Fisher (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Dexter Blackstock replaces Isaiah Brown.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Anthony Forde replaces Joe Newell.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Huddersfield10712138522
2Norwich96211610620
3Brighton10532126618
4Brentford10523189917
5Bristol City105231711617
6Birmingham10451139417
7Sheff Wed105231212017
8Reading105231114-317
9Newcastle95131771016
10Barnsley105142014616
11Wolves104331412215
12Fulham10352911-214
13Ipswich1034388013
14Leeds104151012-213
15Nottm Forest103341820-212
16QPR103341216-412
17Aston Villa101721010010
18Burton102441416-210
19Preston103161014-410
20Derby1023559-49
21Wigan102261214-28
22Blackburn102261219-78
23Cardiff10226817-98
24Rotherham101361124-136
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