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Huddersfield Town 2-1 Bristol City

Bristol City players look dejected after conceding the second goal
Bristol City goalkeeper Frank Fielding looks dejected after conceding the second goal

Nahki Wells pounced on an error by Bristol City goalkeeper Frank Fielding to help Huddersfield Town end their five-game winless run.

Fielding's failure to control a backpass - minutes after he escaped a red card despite handing outside the area - allowed Wells a tap-in finish.

Elias Kachunga nodded the hosts ahead early on from a Tommy Smith cross.

Tammy Abraham punished Town's inability to clear a set-piece with the leveller, only for Wells to snatch the winner.

Huddersfield's first victory since a 1-0 triumph over Derby County on 22 October moved the West Yorkshire club up to fourth in table, while defeat saw the Robins slip to 13th.

David Wagner's Terriers, who could have been leapfrogged by the Robins if defeated at the John Smith's Stadium, looked positive throughout, with Fielding making two fine saves either side of the break - first to deny a deflected shot from Rajiv van La Parra in the first half and then later from Aaron Mooy when City were 2-1 down.

The opening goal came after some fine link-up work between Kachunga and Smith, ending with the striker heading home from close range.

Abraham's 13th goal in all competitions this season drew heavy criticism from the home fans as Aaron Wilbraham appeared to be offside as he rolled the ball past goalkeeper Danny Ward and into the path of the on-loan Chelsea striker to finish.

Wells, who was through one-on-one with Fielding when the goalkeeper handled the ball outside the area, was again onto the keeper quickly to score the decisive goal soon after.

Huddersfield head coach David Wagner: "I am very happy for Nahki. The goal came from a mistake by the goalkeeper but Nahki chased down the keeper and deserved that.

"Nahki works very hard and he had a role in the first goal when he made a run to open up the space for Elias.

"The players performed very well against a very hard opponent and we are very happy and proud.

"This was a massively huge win for us - 20 games have gone and we have 10 wins, which is fantastic. But we can only celebrate for a few minutes before we focus on the next game."

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson: "He (Fielding) has kept us in games and won us games. It was a mistake but I don't want to dwell on it.

"I have no complaints about the result. I felt we were in the game right into the second half.

"It hurts when you lose and we have lost too many away from home this season. The atmosphere is against you but then that's the case in every away game.

"It is disappointing and frustrating and we just didn't play our game. We have to be better."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Ward
  • 2Smith
  • 44Hefele
  • 26SchindlerBooked at 32mins
  • 15Löwe
  • 6Hogg
  • 10Mooy
  • 9KachungaBooked at 85mins
  • 45PalmerSubstituted forBillingat 69'minutes
  • 17van La ParraSubstituted forCranieat 84'minutes
  • 21WellsSubstituted forPayneat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Billing
  • 11Bunn
  • 12Holmes-Dennis
  • 13Coleman
  • 14Cranie
  • 16Payne
  • 27Stankovic

Bristol City

  • 1FieldingBooked at 49mins
  • 27Matthews
  • 4Flint
  • 23Magnusson
  • 13Golbourne
  • 15FreemanBooked at 31minsSubstituted forBryanat 61'minutes
  • 7Smith
  • 21PackSubstituted forO'Neilat 68'minutes
  • 10Tomlin
  • 9Abraham
  • 18WilbrahamSubstituted forReidat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Bryan
  • 6O'Neil
  • 8Brownhill
  • 14Reid
  • 16Engvall
  • 17Moore
  • 29Lucic
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
18,333

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home17
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 2, Bristol City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 2, Bristol City 1.

Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gary O'Neil (Bristol City).

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Korey Smith.

Offside, Bristol City. Bobby Reid tries a through ball, but Korey Smith is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Jack Payne replaces Nahki Wells.

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

Foul by Joe Bryan (Bristol City).

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Philip Billing tries a through ball, but Nahki Wells is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Löwe with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Adam Matthews.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Tommy Smith.

Booking

Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town).

Bobby Reid (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Martin Cranie replaces Rajiv van La Parra.

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

Foul by Scott Golbourne (Bristol City).

Offside, Bristol City. Gary O'Neil tries a through ball, but Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson is caught offside.

Hand ball by Philip Billing (Huddersfield Town).

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

Foul by Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Michael Hefele (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Korey Smith.

Attempt blocked. Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Philip Billing with a headed pass.

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

Foul by Tammy Abraham (Bristol City).

Attempt blocked. Scott Golbourne (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Philip Billing replaces Kasey Palmer.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Bobby Reid replaces Aaron Wilbraham.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Gary O'Neil replaces Marlon Pack.

Foul by Michael Hefele (Huddersfield Town).

Tammy Abraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Tammy Abraham.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

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