LIVE – Huddersfield v Fulham

22.16

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22.14

Huddersfield’s next six fixtures:

West Ham (H)

Wolves (A)

Brighton (H)

Bournemouth (A)

Arsenal (A)

Newcastle (H)

 

Wagner will be hoping tonight is a turning point for their season to kick on.

22.11

Wagner: “The fans are amazing. Since I arrived three years ago, this relationship they have with the club, the players, the town… is extradordinary.”

22.10

Wagner: “I would not say we were lucky; I think we were the team that really wanted this win.”

22.08

Wagner: “I think this is one of the most important wins we have had in the last three years.”

22.07

Huddersfield boss David Wagner speaking to Sky Sports: “It was a deserved win. I think in the first half we were clearly the team who dominated and deserved the lead.”

22.06

Darren Fletcher on the method of Huddersfield’s winner: “Set pieces are vital when you’re struggling to score goals.”

22.05

Jamie Carragher says Fulham have better players, but were second best tonight: “There’s a mismatch in terms of quality, but there’s also a mismatch in terms of hunger and desire.”

22.04

It’s the first time Huddersfield have beaten Fulham in 25 years.

21.58

Huddersfield climb to 18th in the table following tonight’s result, while Fulham replace them at the bottom. Jokanovic’s side are yet to keep a clean sheet this season.

21.55

It was a first half own goal that decided the game. Christopher Schindler’s header deflected off Timothy Fosu-Mensah to give Huddersfield the three points.

The Terriers continued their hard-working effort in the second half and deserved the victory.

21.53

Huddersfield pick up their first victory of the season to mark David Wagner’s three years in charge with a win. That’s now five losses in a row for Fulham.

21.52

Full-time: Huddersfield 1-0 Fulham

21.50

Davie Provan names Jonathan Hogg as his man of the match: “He’s embodied everything that’s good about this team. He hasn’t missed a tackle; he’s covered every blade of grass.”

21.49

Corner for Huddersfield as Mbenza’s shot is deflected behind. 1-0 to Huddersfield after 91 minutes, with a chance for them to keep the ball in the corner.

21.48

Final substitution for Huddersfield. Juninho Bacuna replaces Terence Kongolo. Into four minutes of stoppage time with the hosts still leading 1-0.

21.47

Yellow card for Philip Billing, who kicked the ball away after committing a foul. He will miss the next game against West Ham, as that’s his fifth booking of the season. 1-0 Huddersfield with 88 minutes played.

21.45

Davie Provan on Mitrovic: “Seeing the frustration on his face – it’s been a really difficult night for him.”

21.43

The ball is played into the Huddersfield box, but Lossl rushes off his goalline to head the ball away. 1-0 Huddersfield after 85 minutes.

21.41

Mbenza is involved straight away, being played through by Billing, but his shot is far wide.

21.40

Substitution for Huddersfield. Isaac Mbenza comes on for Alex Pritchard, who has put in a very good shift. 1-0 Huddersfield after 82 minutes.

21.39

Schurrle runs forward on the break but his final effort is poor. It curls wide of the far post. 1-0 Huddersfield after 81 minutes.

21.37

There have been just three shots on target in this game; two for Huddersfield, and one for Fulham.

21.36

Jean-Michael Seri’s ambitious free kick goes wide. 1-0 Huddersfield after 78 minutes.

21.36

Fulham have a free kick on the edge of the box after Cairney was fouled by Schindler.

21.34

Yellow card for Mitrovic, who is cautioned for dissent. 1-0 Huddersfield after 76 minutes.

21.33

Fulham have the ball in the back of the net, but the linesman’s flag is up. Andre Schurrle volleyed home after Mitrovic headed down to him, but the latter was offside. 1-0 Huddersfield after 74 minutes.

21.29

Schindler blocks Mitrovic’s shot, and Huddersfield go on a counter attack, but the final pass goes astray. 1-0 after 71 minutes.

21.25

Big effort from Pritchard! The midfielder lets fly from the edge of the box, but his powerful effort rises over the bar. 1-0 after 67 minutes.

21.25

Corner for Huddersfield after Hadergjonaj’s cross was turned behind by Odoi.

21.23

Substitution for Fulham. Stefan Johansen replaces the injured McDonald for the away side’s final change. They trail 1-0 with 25 minutes left.

21.22

Play stops with Kevin McDonald on the floor grimacing. Fulham may be forced into another change here.

21.21

Confirmation has just come that Huddersfield’s goal has been re-awarded as an own goal by Timothy Fosu-Mensah. 1-0 after 62 minutes.

21.20

Davie Provan on Aleksandar Mitrovic as he tries to keep the ball in play: “He’s still trying to break his neck to get the ball. One or two of his teammates could do with his attitude tonight.”

21.16

Davie Provan on Fulham’s shape: “They’re just so narrow in the second half. Schurrle and Mitrovic are playing within the width of the 18-yard box and behind them Cairney and Seri are doing the same.”

21.14

Substitution for Huddersfield, with Laurent Depoitre replacing Steve Mounie. 1-0 Huddersfield after 55 minutes.

21.12

Fulham’s spell of pressure continues, with a pair of corners in quick succession. Aleksandar Mitrovic heads wide from the second. 1-0 to Huddersfield after 54 minutes.

21.10

Billing is fine to continue and play resumes.

21.09

There’s a brief pause in play due to an injury to Philip Billing. 1-0 to Huddersfield after 50 minutes.

21.08

Davie Provan: “The appetite of Huddersfield to go and hound the ball has been terrific so far.”

21.07

Chance for Huddersfield! A long throw is headed on by Mathias Jorgensen, with Aaron Mooy sticking a foot out. However, the ball rises over the bar. 1-0 to the hosts after 48 minutes.

21.04

Positive start to the half for Fulham, who win a corner within a minute. 1-0 to Huddersfield.

21.03

The second half is underway. 1-0 Huddersfield.

21.02

Double change for Fulham at half-time. Cyrus Christie and Kevin McDonald replace Luciano Vietto and Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

20.55

Jamie Carragher: “I’ve been so disappointed with Fulham. They’ve got better players than Huddersfield, but it looks like Huddersfield want it more.”

20.54

Jamie Carragher on the goal: “When there’s a second phase, people forget who they’re marking.”

20.47

Half-time: Huddersfield 1-0 Fulham

20.46

Two minutes of stoppage time will be played.

20.46

Davie Provan: “The one thing that might disappoint David Wagner tonight is that they’re only one up.”

20.45

Davie Provan: “I think that’s a penalty.”

The referee didn’t, and it remains 1-0.

20.44

It’s now Huddersfield’s turn to claim for a penalty as Hadergjonaj goes down under a challenge from Ryan Sessegnon.

20.41

Davie Provan on Fulham’s performance: “They’ve been very poor, if I’m being honest. Huddersfield have looked more lively. The change to the back three has helped them”

20.37

Minor penalty claims for Fulham as Dennis Odoi goes down in the box with Florent Hadergjonaj’s arms on his shoulders. The referee is unimpressed. 1-0 to Huddersfield after 36 minutes.

20.34

Yellow card for Timothy Fosu-Mensah after a careless challenge on Chris Lowe. 1-0 to Huddersfield with 34 minutes played.

20.34

Davie Provan on Sky Sports:

“Too many passes at times for Fulham, just a little over-elaborate.”

20.32

That was Huddersfield’s first Premier League goal at home in nearly 11 hours. They’ve had 81 attempts in that time.

20.30

Christopher Schindler heads home from Chris Lowe’s cross to put the home side 1-0 up after 29 minutes.

20.29

GOAL! 1-0 Huddersfield!

20.28

Big save from Sergio Rico to deny Alex Pritchard’s deflected left-footed shot. 0-0 after 27 minutes.

20.27

Important challenge from Le Marchand with Pritchard about to skip past him in the box. 0-0 after 26 minutes.

20.25

Play is halted with Fulham defender Dennis Odoi down. However, he quickly rises back to his feet and play resumes. 0-0 after 25 minutes.

20.24

Aaron Mooy plays a one-two with Alex Pritchard, but his low cross into the box is intercepted by Maxime Le Marchand. 0-0 after 23 minutes.

20.22

Chance for Huddersfield! Mooy plays in an inviting cross from the left wing, but Mounie’s header goes over the bar. 0-0 after 22 minutes.

20.20

The game is starting to swing back in Fulham’s favour. 0-0 after 20 minutes.

20.16

What a chance! Philip Billing lets fly from the edge of the box and rattles the crossbar.

20.15

Davie Provan on Slavisa Jokanovic’s job:

“This is an era where coaches aren’t given time. Given the investment in the summer, he needs to start getting results quickly.”

20.14

Chris Lowe’s delivery isn’t met by an attacker. 0-0 after 13 minutes.

20.12

Alex Pritchard wins a free kick for Huddersfield on the right-hand side.

20.11

Huddersfield are growing into the game. 10 minutes played, the score remains 0-0.

20.09

Davie Provan on Huddersfield on Sky Sports:

“They’ve got three central midfield players tonight. They need to gamble and go in behind.”

20.07

A period of pressure from Huddersfield after Pritchard had won possession in midfield.

20.05

Nearly an embarassing moment for Huddersfield as Kongolo’s backpass to Lossl is light. The keeper clears the danger though.

20.04

A fairly cagey opening to the game. It’s still goalless with four minutes played.

20.00

Kick off! Alex Pritchard gets us underway.

19.57

A minute’s silence will be observed in memory of late Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

19.55

The teams are entering the field of play. Kick-off is moments away.

19.47

Darren Fletcher on Sky Sports:

“These games are big. You’ve got to get points. Especially at home – home form’s massive in the Premier League.”

19.39

STATS

Aaron Mooy is making his 100th appearance for Huddersfield today.

Huddersfield manager David Wagner is celebrating the third anniversary of his appointment at the West Yorkshire club.

Huddersfield and Fulham haven’t faced off in the top flight since April 1952, a game which Fulham won 1-0.

The last competitive meeting between the two sides ended as a 4-1 win for Fulham, in the Championship in 2017.

19.27

FORM

Between them, Huddersfield and Fulham have just one Premier League win this season. Fulham’s sole win came against Burnley in August, while Huddersfield are yet to win a game. The Terriers have managed three draws, the last of which also came against Burnley one month ago.

LAST SIX GAMES (ALL COMPETITIONS)

Huddersfield: LLLDLL

Fulham: WLLLLL

19.21

TEAM NEWS

Here are the substitute benches for both sides tonight.

Huddersfield: Smith, Bacuna, Hamer, Sobhi, Van La Parra, Mbenza, Depoitre

Fulham: Bettinelli, Chambers, McDonald, Johansen, Ream, Christie, Mawson

19.15

TEAM NEWS

Huddersfield have opted for a back three tonight, with David Wagner making three changes from the side that lost 3-0 to Watford last Saturday.

Fulham make one change from their League Cup loss to Manchester City on Thursday, as Maxime Le Marchand replaces Tim Ream in defence.

Huddersfield (3-5-1-1): Lossl; Jorgensen, Schindler, Kongolo; Hadergjonaj, Mooy, Hogg (c), Billing, Lowe; Pritchard; Mounie

Fulham (4-3-3): Rico; Fosu-Mensah, Odoi, Le Marchand, R Sessegnon; Seri, Zambo Anguissa, Cairney (c); Vietto, Mitrovic, Schurrle

19.03

Welcome

It’s a clash between the bottom two sides in the Premier League as Huddersfield Town host Fulham. Kick off is at 8pm.

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