Monday 23 September 2019

Wolves lack bite against Wagner's terrific Terriers

Wolverhampton 0 Huddersfield 2

Left to right, Huddersfield Town's Terence Kongolo, Alex Pritchard, Aaron Mooy and Jon Gorenc Stankovic celebrate with their travelling fans at the end of the game. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Left to right, Huddersfield Town's Terence Kongolo, Alex Pritchard, Aaron Mooy and Jon Gorenc Stankovic celebrate with their travelling fans at the end of the game. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Huddersfield Town picked up their first away victory since February against a woeful Wolves, who were booed off at Molineux.

David Wagner's side climbed off the bottom of the Premier League to 14th and were hugely deserving of their first win on the road since February 24 as Aaron Mooy scored his first goals in 11 months.

It was their first three points in nine trips after Mooy struck on six and 74 minutes, for his first goals in 29 Premier League games.

This result made it seven points from nine as Huddersfield turned in a comprehensive performance against a disappointing Wolves.

Wolves have now gone five matches without a win and never looked like ending that run in their worst performance of the season.

Huddersfield, with just two points from 15 on their travels this season, took a shock early lead. Mooy was left all alone to steer home a first-time shot from just outside the box after Wolves failed to cut out Erik Durm's cross from the left.

Wolves keeper Rui Patricio can do little to stop Aaron Mooy's shot from hitting the back of the net. Photo: Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs
Wolves keeper Rui Patricio can do little to stop Aaron Mooy's shot from hitting the back of the net. Photo: Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs

Wolves struggled to create chances against a determined Huddersfield and, despite an improvement after the break, the Terriers weren't finished. Mooy grabbed his and his team's second goal when he curled home a 25-yard free kick 16 minutes from time.

Huddersfield's Philip Billing clears the ball off the line. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Huddersfield's Philip Billing clears the ball off the line. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Raul Jimenez is unable to steer his header into the net. Photo: Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs
Raul Jimenez is unable to steer his header into the net. Photo: Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

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