Monday 19 November 2018

Fosu-Mensah own goal adds to Fulham's woes

Huddersfield 1 Fulham 0

Fulham’s Timothy Fosu-Mensah heads the ball into his own net to give Huddersfield their first league victory of the season. Photo: Action Images via Reuters
Fulham’s Timothy Fosu-Mensah heads the ball into his own net to give Huddersfield their first league victory of the season. Photo: Action Images via Reuters

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Timothy Fosu-Mensah's first-half own goal gave Huddersfield a 1-0 home win against Fulham and their first Premier League victory of the season.

Fosu-Mensah headed into his own net, under pressure from Town's Christopher Schindler as Huddersfield halted an eight-game home run without a top-flight goal - and moved above Fulham and Cardiff at the foot of the table.

The Terriers' win-less league run stretched back to April - 14 league games - but manager David Wagner was able to celebrate on the night of his third anniversary in charge with a victory.

Huddersfield's agonising wait for a goal at the John Smith's Stadium was finally over in the 29th minute, making it 659 minutes in total.

Chris Lowe crossed deep from the left and German centre-half Schindler saw his header deflect into the net off Fosu-Mensah.

It was the 29th goal conceded this season by Fulham, who did not manage a single effort on target before the break.

Huddersfield Town's Florent Hadergjonaj is pressured off the ball by Fulham's Maxime Le Marchand and Ryan Sessegnon. Photo: Action Images via Reuters
Huddersfield Town's Florent Hadergjonaj is pressured off the ball by Fulham's Maxime Le Marchand and Ryan Sessegnon. Photo: Action Images via Reuters

Fulham's fifth successive league defeat did little to ease the pressure on boss Slavisa Jokanovic, whose side's own run without a league win was extended to eight matches.

Philip Billing and Fulham's Jean Michael Seri battle for the ball. Photo: PA
Philip Billing and Fulham's Jean Michael Seri battle for the ball. Photo: PA
Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic. Photo: REUTERS
Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic. Photo: REUTERS
Huddersfield players salute their fans as they celebrate their first Premier League victory of the season. Photo: Action Images via Reuters
Huddersfield players salute their fans as they celebrate their first Premier League victory of the season. Photo: Action Images via Reuters

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