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Huddersfield Town 3-0 Hull City: Juninho Bacuna inspires Terriers to second victory

Juninho Bacuna
Before scoring on Tuesday night Juninho Bacuna's only other goal for Huddersfield came in a 4-3 loss at West Ham in the middle of March

Huddersfield Town recorded back-to-back league wins for the first time since February 2018 as they beat Hull City in the Championship.

Karlan Grant gave the Terriers a 69th-minute lead as he volleyed home Juninho Bacuna's fizzed pass on the turn.

Six minutes later substitute Bacuna, who had come on just before setting up the opener, made the game safe as he placed Adama Diakhaby's pass into the bottom corner.

Elias Kachunga wrapped up the points as he got on the end of Lewis O'Brien's low cross.

Huddersfield, who also won two successive games for the first time since September 2017, climb above Reading and Barnsley to move out of the relegation places, while Hull slip to 16th place.

New boss Danny Cowley, who led Town to their first victory of the season at Stoke on Tuesday night, has now won two of his four games in charge - with Bacuna to thank for both of them.

Having scored the only goal at Stoke on Tuesday, his introduction for Jonathan Hogg with 23 minutes remaining turned the tables for a side that lost seven of their first eight games, but have now won two and drawn the other of their last three.

Hull's defeat was only the second time they had lost to Huddersfield in 14 games in the second tier, and a poor second-half showing cost them dear.

George Honeyman and Tom Eaves had good efforts saved by Kamil Grabara at either end of the opening period, but they failed to seriously test the hosts after the break as they lost for the first time since 24 August.

Huddersfield manager Danny Cowley:

"It was a good performance, we started the game well in the first 15 minutes playing with and energy and intensity.

"We tweaked bits at half-time and came out with more rhythm and fluency but it was still in the balance but we found that very important first goal and it gave us a very good place in the game.

"To score three goals and keep back-to-back clean sheets bodes well for what is to come.

"We're trying to reconnect with the supporters and the players are fighting for the cause - we are in a relegation battle but we are together now and that can be really important, the supporters deserved that today."

Hull manager Grant McCann:

"I felt that the result was coming because we were off from the first minute and were lucky to be 0-0 at the break.

"Sometimes you have to give the opposition credit, they were better than us and we have to hold our hands up and learn from it.

"It is the first time I can say my team has lacked aggression and energy, they had more than us and that is what won them the game.

"We have to move on and assess the defeat. We have to come back from the international break in a better place."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Grabara
  • 17Simpson
  • 4Elphick
  • 26Schindler
  • 28BrownBooked at 63mins
  • 8ChalobahSubstituted forStankovicat 75'minutes
  • 6HoggBooked at 32minsSubstituted forBacunaat 67'minutes
  • 11DiakhabySubstituted forCampbellat 77'minutes
  • 39O'BrienBooked at 90mins
  • 9Kachunga
  • 16Grant

Substitutes

  • 7Bacuna
  • 18Mbenza
  • 22Campbell
  • 24Mounie
  • 27Stankovic
  • 31Schofield
  • 33Hadergjonaj

Hull

  • 1Long
  • 2Lichaj
  • 5Burke
  • 4de Wijs
  • 21Fleming
  • 6Stewart
  • 20Bowen
  • 8BattySubstituted forDa Silva Lopesat 59'minutes
  • 18HoneymanSubstituted forBowlerat 58'minutes
  • 11GrosickiSubstituted forMagennisat 75'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Eaves

Substitutes

  • 3Tafazolli
  • 13Ingram
  • 19Bowler
  • 24Balogh
  • 25Pennington
  • 27Magennis
  • 37Da Silva Lopes
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
21,702

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamHull
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home8
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 3, Hull City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 3, Hull City 0.

Foul by Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town).

Kevin Stewart (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town).

Brandon Fleming (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Stewart.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Jaden Brown.

Attempt blocked. Josh Bowler (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Magennis with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Josh Bowler following a set piece situation.

Booking

Josh Magennis (Hull City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town).

Josh Magennis (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Hull City).

Offside, Hull City. Jordy de Wijs tries a through ball, but Tom Eaves is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jordy de Wijs (Hull City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jarrod Bowen with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Danny Simpson (Huddersfield Town).

Josh Magennis (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Fraizer Campbell (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Elias Kachunga with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 3, Hull City 0. Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lewis O'Brien.

Offside, Hull City. Josh Magennis tries a through ball, but Tom Eaves is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Josh Magennis (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Brandon Fleming.

Attempt saved. Josh Bowler (Hull City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Eric Lichaj.

Foul by Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town).

Tom Eaves (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Juninho Bacuna (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tommy Elphick following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Fraizer Campbell replaces Adama Diakhaby.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Brandon Fleming.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Jon Gorenc Stankovic replaces Trevoh Chalobah because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Josh Magennis replaces Kamil Grosicki.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 2, Hull City 0. Juninho Bacuna (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adama Diakhaby.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Hull City 0. Karlan Grant (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Juninho Bacuna.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Juninho Bacuna replaces Jonathan Hogg.

Booking

Jaden Brown (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jaden Brown (Huddersfield Town).

Josh Bowler (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Hull City. George Long tries a through ball, but Tom Eaves is caught offside.

Foul by Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town).

goal

As It Stood

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3Preston1163223121121
4Swansea11632169721
5Leeds11623157820
6Bristol City115511813520
7Fulham1154220101019
8Sheff Wed11614169719
9QPR116141819-119
10Charlton115331512318
11Cardiff114431616016
12Birmingham115151114-316
13Derby113621515015
14Blackburn114251315-214
15Millwall113531014-414
16Hull113441416-213
17Brentford1133599012
18Luton113261520-511
19Wigan11326916-711
20Middlesbrough112451116-510
21Huddersfield112271218-68
22Reading112271117-68
23Barnsley11137822-146
24Stoke111281122-115
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