Tuesday 24 April 2018

Terriers scramble towards safety

Huddersfield 1 Watford 0

Huddersfield Town's Tom Ince celebrates with Jonathan Hogg. Photo: Scott Heppell/Reuters
Huddersfield Town's Tom Ince celebrates with Jonathan Hogg. Photo: Scott Heppell/Reuters

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Tom Ince struck a last-gasp winner to snatch Huddersfield a priceless victory. The second-half substitute side-footed home in the 90th minute to clinch the Terriers their first win in six Premier League games and move them seven points clear of the bottom three.

Huddersfield's sixth home win of the season lifted them up to 14th place in the table, two points behind Watford, whose winless league run stretched to five matches. The Hornets remain winless on the road this season.

The game lacked scoring chances, but not intensity as the Terriers chased and harried Watford.

After the introduction of Ince, they went close to forcing the breakthrough. Ince's effort from Alex Pritchard's cross rebounded to Steve Mounie in the area, but the striker's shot was also charged down.

Referee Craig Pawson then opted to book Pritchard for diving rather than award a penalty against Sebastian Prodl and further appeals were ignored when Laurent Depoitre appeared to be fouled.

In the final minute Mathias Jorgensen latched on to a long ball played into the penalty area and, when he squared the ball back, Ince kept his composure to side-foot home a low finish.

Huddersfield Town's Tom Ince celebrates with teammates and manager David Wagner. Photo: Scott Heppell/Reuters
Huddersfield Town's Tom Ince celebrates with teammates and manager David Wagner. Photo: Scott Heppell/Reuters
Huddersfield Town's Jonas Lossl punches the ball clear. Photo: Craig Brough/Action Images via Reuters
Huddersfield Town's Jonas Lossl punches the ball clear. Photo: Craig Brough/Action Images via Reuters

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