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Huddersfield Town 2-0 Ipswich Town

Isaiah Brown celebrates his first Huddersfield goal
Isaiah Brown joined Huddersfield on loan from Chelsea earlier this month

Goals from Isaiah Brown and Christopher Schindler saw Huddersfield climb to third in the Championship and pile more pressure on Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy.

Chelsea loanee Brown put the Terriers into the lead towards half-time with a curling shot past Dean Gerken.

Schindler doubled the score after the break, pouncing close-in after Gerken saved a Philip Billing shot.

Michael Hefele failed to make the win more convincing when he was unable to convert Elias Kachunga's cross.

Huddersfield's grasp on third place may only last a matter of hours with fourth-placed Leeds United in action at Barnsley later.

David Wagner's side have lost just once in their past eight Championship games, but Mick McCarthy's Ipswich were defeated for the second time in five days following their FA Cup exit to non-league Lincoln City.

McCarthy handed debuts to new signings Jordan Spence and Kieffer Moore but his side produced just two shots on target.

Kachunga could have scored a hatful himself for Huddersfield - twice he saw headers saved by Gerken and he also shot just wide on a couple of occasions in the second half.

After the game, Mick McCarthy confirmed he was close to signing Leeds midfielder Toumani Diagouraga on loan for the rest of the season.

Former Newcastle defender Steven Taylor, who has been playing in the United States, is also expected to arrive on trial next week.

Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner told BBC Radio Leeds:

"Not only was it a huge result for us today, in my opinion it was a world-class performance from us.

"We needed maybe five to 10 minutes, but after that, we showed what we stand for. We showed our identity, we were very energetic and very aggressive.

"We created two very good chances and scored two wonderful goals. The players have to be proud about what they delivered today.

"It's one thing to speak about a response, but it's another to deliver it."

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy:

"There was nothing wrong with what we did. Huddersfield are a very good side. You need to keep doing what you believe in and hopefully nick a few results.

"We were beaten by a better side and I've told the players now is not the time to be falling out with each other. We had a togetherness but we need to add a bit of quality.

On speculation regarding his future at the club: "Anything can happen in the FA Cup and the underdog can turn on you and make you look rubbish.

"Why it happens, I don't know.

"The fans voice their opinions, but I'm here until something changes. I will be here on Monday morning with funny hat and red nose trying to pick everyone up."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Ward
  • 2Smith
  • 44Hefele
  • 26Schindler
  • 15Löwe
  • 6HoggSubstituted forWhiteheadat 85'minutes
  • 8Billing
  • 9Kachunga
  • 37BrownSubstituted forLolleyat 76'minutes
  • 17van La Parra
  • 21WellsSubstituted forHudsonat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Whitehead
  • 5Hudson
  • 11Bunn
  • 13Coleman
  • 14Cranie
  • 18Lolley
  • 27Stankovic

Ipswich

  • 1Gerken
  • 14DigbyBooked at 76mins
  • 4Chambers
  • 6BerraBooked at 83mins
  • 12SpenceSubstituted forMooreat 67'minutes
  • 8Skuse
  • 17BruBooked at 56minsSubstituted forPitmanat 73'minutes
  • 23DozzellSubstituted forDouglasat 45'minutesBooked at 71mins
  • 3Knudsen
  • 27LawrenceBooked at 85mins
  • 20Sears

Substitutes

  • 11Pitman
  • 18Ward
  • 22Douglas
  • 28Moore
  • 29Emmanuel
  • 38Crowe
  • 45Nydam
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
19,113

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 2, Ipswich Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 2, Ipswich Town 0.

Attempt missed. Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Michael Hefele.

Philip Billing (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town).

Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Michael Hefele (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Mark Hudson replaces Nahki Wells.

Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town).

Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Dean Whitehead replaces Jonathan Hogg.

Booking

Tom Lawrence (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.

Philip Billing (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Lawrence (Ipswich Town).

Booking

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

Foul by Joe Lolley (Huddersfield Town).

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Kieffer Moore (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Paul Digby.

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Ipswich Town) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Lawrence with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Christopher Schindler.

Attempt blocked. Brett Pitman (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Lawrence with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Joe Lolley replaces Isaiah Brown.

Booking

Paul Digby (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Isaiah Brown (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Digby (Ipswich Town).

Attempt blocked. Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Tommy Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Brett Pitman replaces Kevin Bru.

Foul by Isaiah Brown (Huddersfield Town).

Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Jonathan Douglas (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Elias Kachunga.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

Attempt missed. Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) with an attempt from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Löwe with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Kieffer Moore replaces Jordan Spence.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newcastle27191754213358
2Brighton26176342182457
3Huddersfield2715483230249
4Leeds27153937271048
5Reading2614483836246
6Sheff Wed2713683126545
7Derby2712782721643
8Barnsley27125104641541
9Fulham261010644311340
10Norwich27124114540540
11Preston2711793734340
12Birmingham2791083136-537
13Aston Villa2781272827136
14Ipswich2797112833-534
15Brentford2796123435-133
16Cardiff2696113140-933
17QPR2796122637-1133
18Wolves2788113437-332
19Nottm Forest2786133845-730
20Bristol City2783163539-427
21Wigan2767142432-825
22Burton2767142637-1125
23Blackburn2767143244-1225
24Rotherham2744192760-3316
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