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Brentford 0-1 Huddersfield Town: Karlan grant extends Terriers' unbeaten run to seven games

Karlan Grant
Karlan Grant has scored nine goals this season, including four in his last five games

Huddersfield Town's resurgence under new manager Danny Cowley continued as they overcame Brentford to stretch their unbeaten run to seven games.

Karlan Grant broke the deadlock after an hour as the Huddersfield frontman fired into the bottom corner from the edge of the box after good work from Fraizer Campbell and Danny Simpson.

Grant almost turned provider late on when he drove down the left and cut the ball back to Adama Diakhaby, but his effort was inches wide of the post.

Brentford came closest to scoring when Kamil Grabara palmed away Julian Jeanvier's powerful header in the second half.

Huddersfield have now collected 15 points in nine games under Cowley and moved from the bottom of the Championship up to 18th place, four points above the relegation zone.

Brentford, who had won three in a row, slipped back to 13th place as a result of the loss.

A disjointed first half produced few chances, although Brentford shaded the proceedings as Christian Norgaard had two efforts, while Said Benrahma went close with a powerful shot.

At the other end, Grant's powerful low effort forced an excellent save from David Raya after half an hour.

Benrahma had more chances after the break but Brentford could not find a way past Grabara, who kept just his second clean sheet of the season.

Brentford head coach Thomas Frank:

"They wanted to play for a 0-0 and make a goal on the counter or a set piece and you could say in a pragmatic world that their game plan worked, but if we had got the first goal it would have been a totally different game.

"The referee has not helped us, but having said that he wasn't the reason we lost the game.

"Refs must be much stronger in dealing with some of the elements of disrupting play that we see. I'm not saying that we will never do that, but you have to ask what kind of game we want.

"Huddersfield defended well and some of our players were not at their top level in terms of decision-making, but now we have to start another unbeaten run."

Huddersfield Town manager Danny Cowley told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I thought the players were immense in their attitude and application.

"We set out to out run, out work and out fight what was a very good Brentford team and I think we were able to do that.

"We had to make sure that we played in a way that would disrupt their rhythm and fluency. They were never able to get in their passing patterns.

"We are pleased with how it's gone so far, I don't think I would ever be arrogant enough to think I could just come to the Championship and do that.

"It might feel like we are on a really good run but it has felt like a lot of hard work getting to this point."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 1Raya
  • 22Dalsgaard
  • 18Jansson
  • 23Jeanvier
  • 3Henry
  • 12MokotjoSubstituted forValencia Castilloat 71'minutes
  • 6NørgaardBooked at 59mins
  • 14DasilvaSubstituted forJensenat 71'minutes
  • 19MbeumoSubstituted forZamburekat 85'minutes
  • 11Watkins
  • 10Benrahma

Substitutes

  • 2Thompson
  • 5Pinnock
  • 8Jensen
  • 16Valencia Castillo
  • 28Daniels
  • 31Zamburek
  • 35Rasmussen

Huddersfield

  • 1Grabara
  • 17SimpsonBooked at 87mins
  • 4ElphickBooked at 90mins
  • 26Schindler
  • 28BrownSubstituted forHadergjonajat 59'minutes
  • 7BacunaSubstituted forChalobahat 76'minutes
  • 6HoggBooked at 64mins
  • 9KachungaBooked at 55mins
  • 39O'Brien
  • 16Grant
  • 22CampbellSubstituted forDiakhabyat 68'minutesBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 8Chalobah
  • 11Diakhaby
  • 21Pritchard
  • 27Stankovic
  • 31Schofield
  • 33Hadergjonaj
  • 37Harratt
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
11,727

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home10
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 0, Huddersfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 0, Huddersfield Town 1.

César Joel Valencia Castillo (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Trevoh Chalobah (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt missed. Saïd Benrahma (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Henrik Dalsgaard.

Attempt missed. Trevoh Chalobah (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Adama Diakhaby.

Attempt saved. Saïd Benrahma (Brentford) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Henrik Dalsgaard.

Attempt missed. Saïd Benrahma (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Tommy Elphick (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Saïd Benrahma (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tommy Elphick (Huddersfield Town).

Booking

Adama Diakhaby (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Rico Henry (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adama Diakhaby (Huddersfield Town).

Booking

Danny Simpson (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Jan Zamburek replaces Bryan Mbeumo.

Attempt missed. Adama Diakhaby (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Julian Jeanvier (Brentford).

Karlan Grant (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town).

Mathias Jensen (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Trevoh Chalobah replaces Juninho Bacuna.

Foul by Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford).

Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. César Joel Valencia Castillo replaces Kamohelo Mokotjo.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Mathias Jensen replaces Josh Dasilva.

Ollie Watkins (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Simpson (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Adama Diakhaby replaces Fraizer Campbell because of an injury.

Booking

Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Josh Dasilva (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 0, Huddersfield Town 1. Karlan Grant (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Fraizer Campbell.

Booking

Christian Nørgaard (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Christian Nørgaard (Brentford).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Florent Hadergjonaj replaces Jaden Brown.

Attempt saved. Julian Jeanvier (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Henrik Dalsgaard with a cross.

goal

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