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Huddersfield strike late against Watford

Roberto Pereyra of Watford is challenged by Aaron Mooy of Huddersfield Town

Substitute Tom Ince struck an injury-time winner as Huddersfield beat Watford to edge seven points clear of the Premier League relegation zone.

The Terriers sealed a first victory in six games after finally breaking down their well organised opponents at the John Smith’s Stadium with their first shot on target.

Three points gives David Wagner’s side a timely boost for their run-in, when they face Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal in their final three games after hosting Everton next weekend.

Captain Jonathan Hogg’s drive that went narrowly wide and a blocked Ince shot were among the few chances the hosts mustered until the dramatic finale, with Javi Gracia’s side unlucky when two goal-bound efforts were deflected wide.

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Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Lössl
  • 33Hadergjonaj
  • 25JorgensenBooked at 45mins
  • 26Schindler
  • 5Kongolo
  • 6Hogg
  • 10Mooy
  • 23QuanerSubstituted forInceat 61′minutes
  • 21PritchardBooked at 73mins
  • 17van La ParraSubstituted forBillingat 77′minutes
  • 24MounieSubstituted forDepoitreat 71′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Smith
  • 3Malone
  • 8Billing
  • 13Coleman
  • 15Löwe
  • 20Depoitre
  • 22Ince

Watford

  • 30Karnezis
  • 2JanmaatBooked at 20mins
  • 5Prödl
  • 15Cathcart
  • 6Mariappa
  • 29Capoue
  • 16Doucouré
  • 21FemeníaSubstituted forRicharlisonat 58′minutes
  • 19HughesSubstituted forSinclairat 90′minutes
  • 37PereyraBooked at 33mins
  • 9DeeneySubstituted forGrayat 81′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gomes
  • 3Britos
  • 11Richarlison
  • 17Sinclair
  • 18Gray
  • 27Kabasele
  • 33Okaka
Referee:
Craig Pawson

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamWatford
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away4
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Watford 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Watford 0.

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Christopher Schindler.

Attempt blocked. Sebastian Prödl (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jerome Sinclair.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Watford 0. Tom Ince (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Zanka.

Substitution

Substitution, Watford. Jerome Sinclair replaces Will Hughes.

Foul by Terence Kongolo (Huddersfield Town).

Will Hughes (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Watford. Andre Gray replaces Troy Deeney.

Tom Ince (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richarlison (Watford).

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Philip Billing replaces Rajiv van La Parra.

Foul by Terence Kongolo (Huddersfield Town).

Richarlison (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Christopher Schindler.

Booking

Alex Pritchard (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Alex Pritchard (Huddersfield Town) has gone down, but that’s a dive.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Etienne Capoue.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Laurent Depoitre replaces Steve Mounie.

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

Foul by Richarlison (Watford).

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

Attempt blocked. Steve Mounie (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Tom Ince (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Pritchard.

Terence Kongolo (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Will Hughes (Watford).

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Will Hughes (Watford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Tom Ince replaces Collin Quaner.

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Aaron Mooy tries a through ball, but Collin Quaner is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Watford. Richarlison replaces Kiko Femenía.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Abdoulaye Doucouré.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Etienne Capoue.

Foul by Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town).

Roberto Pereyra (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Rajiv van La Parra.

Foul by Florent Hadergjonaj (Huddersfield Town).

Will Hughes (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Huddersfield Town 0, Watford 0.

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