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Huddersfield Town 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday: Garry Monk makes winning start as Owls boss

Steven Fletcher
Steven Fletcher has scored in three successive league games for the first time since 2012

Garry Monk made a winning start as Sheffield Wednesday boss, with their victory at Huddersfield ensuring that Danny Cowley's first game as Terriers manager ended in defeat.

Steven Fletcher netted for the third successive league game, heading in a Kadeem Harris cross from six yards out for the visitors' early opener.

Substitute Sam Winnall wrapped up the win with his first Owls goal in more than two years, glancing Barry Bannan's centre into the corner.

Huddersfield remain second from bottom of the Championship with one point from their first seven matches of the season.

There were positives for the Terriers in their first match under Cowley, who left League One club Lincoln to take charge of Huddersfield on Monday.

The home side kept the ball for long spells but a clinical final pass was often lacking, while for all of their endeavour in attack, their forward pairing of Karlan Grant and Fraizer Campbell did not have a clear chance at goal in the match.

In fact, it was left-back Terence Kongolo who came closest to an equaliser, forcing saves from Owls goalkeeper Keiren Westwood either side of the interval with the score 1-0.

Although Huddersfield edged possession and territory, Wednesday rarely looked like surrendering their advantage and delivered a classic away performance in Monk's first game since succeeding Steve Bruce.

Adam Reach could have added to their lead in the second period, but fired wide from the edge of the box after good hold-up play from Fletcher and later shot straight at Town keeper Kamil Grabara.

The Owls moved back up into the top 10 with their win at the John Smith's Stadium, four points off the top of the table.

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Grabara
  • 33HadergjonajBooked at 68mins
  • 4Elphick
  • 26Schindler
  • 5Kongolo
  • 8ChalobahBooked at 63mins
  • 6Hogg
  • 39O'BrienSubstituted forBacunaat 56'minutes
  • 11DiakhabySubstituted forMbenzaat 56'minutes
  • 22CampbellSubstituted forMounieat 77'minutes
  • 16Grant

Substitutes

  • 7Bacuna
  • 9Kachunga
  • 18Mbenza
  • 24Mounie
  • 27Stankovic
  • 28Brown
  • 31Schofield

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 22Odubajo
  • 27Iorfa
  • 13BörnerBooked at 70mins
  • 2Palmer
  • 23HutchinsonBooked at 55mins
  • 10Bannan
  • 14MurphySubstituted forWinnallat 60'minutes
  • 20Reach
  • 7K HarrisSubstituted forLeeat 86'minutes
  • 9FletcherBooked at 79minsSubstituted forNuhiuat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Fox
  • 5Lee
  • 11Winnall
  • 17Nuhiu
  • 21Luongo
  • 25Dawson
  • 26Bates
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
22,754

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

Attempt missed. Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Terence Kongolo (Huddersfield Town).

Sam Winnall (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Terence Kongolo (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Terence Kongolo (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt missed. Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Barry Bannan following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Tommy Elphick.

Attempt blocked. Sam Winnall (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Kieran Lee replaces Kadeem Harris.

Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu.

Attempt saved. Karlan Grant (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Steven Fletcher.

Attempt missed. Juninho Bacuna (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Florent Hadergjonaj with a cross.

Booking

Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Steve Mounie replaces Fraizer Campbell.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Terence Kongolo.

Attempt blocked. Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Winnall.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Barry Bannan tries a through ball, but Steven Fletcher is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 0, Sheffield Wednesday 2. Sam Winnall (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Barry Bannan with a cross.

Booking

Julian Börner (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Fraizer Campbell (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Julian Börner (Sheffield Wednesday).

Booking

Florent Hadergjonaj (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Florent Hadergjonaj (Huddersfield Town).

Kadeem Harris (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kadeem Harris.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Florent Hadergjonaj.

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Tommy Elphick tries a through ball, but Fraizer Campbell is caught offside.

Booking

Trevoh Chalobah (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Trevoh Chalobah (Huddersfield Town).

Julian Börner (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Sam Winnall replaces Jacob Murphy.

Attempt missed. Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

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