Goals and Highlights: Huddersfield Town 1-2 Fulham
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That's it from me as Fulham pick up a second win on the bounce to start their promotion push, while there are questions to be answered for Huddersfield as their poor start continues. Thanks for tuning in!

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Parker reaction

Fulham manager Scott Parker was pleased to pick up a second win on the bounce.

"It was a tough start to the season away at Barnsley but (since then) two great results for us," he told Sky Sports.

"That was probably a wake-up call. We've put it right tonight against a team who have struggled a bit this year, and I thought we dominated.

On what changed at half-time, he added: "We needed to build our way into the right areas with our passing. In the first half we were trying to attack too early and in the second half we controlled it more."

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Fulham looking up

It wasn't the most accomplished performance, but Fulham have certainly put their opening-day defeat at Barnsley behind them with a second win on the bounce.

They did little with their domination of possession in the first half, but Scott Parker's half-time words must have had some effect as they came out firing after the break.

Mitrovic's goal was a reflection of that and, although Huddersfield pulled levelled against the run of play, they continued to be the more threatening side and Cavaleiro's quality goal earned them the three points.

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More questions for Siewert

Huddersfield manager Jan Siewert badly needed a win, but he has still managed just one since taking the job in January.

Again there was positives from the performance - in the first half they were organised and kept a talented Fulham attack quiet while carrying some threat on the counter.

Problems persist though, not least defensive errors. After Elphick's howler in the opening defeat to Derby, again a big mistake at the back cost them as Bacuna's terrible attempt at a clearance gave Fulham their opener.

Grant got another goal but that was Huddersfield's only shot on target.

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Fulham claim the win thanks to Cavaleiro's brilliant strike with 10 minutes left on the clock - his first goal for the club.

The Cottagers had made a great start to the second half after a goalless 45 minutes, taking advantage of a Bacuna error as Mitrovic headed in.

Huddersfield levelled through Grant, who has scored in all three games so far this season, but it wasn't enough.

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90+7' Le Marchand clears as keeper Grabara dived for a header, and that will be that.

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90+6' Final chance for Huddersfield as they are awarded a free kick...

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90+4' O'Brien's cross from deep finds Kongolo at the back post and he tries to pull the ball back across for Mounie but scuffs it.

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90+3' A free kick, a corner and now a throw as Huddersfield pile on the pressure.

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90+2' Fulham will run down some time by making their final change, as Knockaert is replaced by defender Le Marchard.

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90+1' Five added minutes for Huddersfield to rescue a point from this clash.

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86' Mitrovic goes over holding his face and then produces half a dozen rolls in the corner, claiming he had been caught by van La Parra's hand as the pair grappled on the floor. Hard to see if there was contact.

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84' Three changes at once - Mounie replaces Kachunga and van La Parra takes over from Pritchard in the Huddersfield attack, while goalscorer Cavaleiro is replaced by midfielder Reed for Fulham.

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GOAL! Huddersfield 1-2 Fulham

80' Fulham move the ball patiently around the box, Cairney passes to Cavaleiro and he nudges the ball onto his right foot to curl a fantastic strike into the top corner!

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76' Fulham make their first substitution and it's an attacking one as Johansen is replaced by Reid.

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74' Grant is found over the top, he puts too much on his cross but Kachunga manages to win a corner as Huddersfield try to regain the initiative.

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71' Chalobah gives the ball away to Mitrovic and Huddersfield commit another foul as Hogg takes him down at the expense of a yellow card.

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69' Elphick upends Mitrovic, the third Huddersfield foul in the last five minutes. They are under real pressure as Sessegnon's drive from wide is saved by Grabara before Arter tries his luck with the follow-up.

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66' The ball is fed to Mitrovic in the middle of the box but he can't shuffle his feet to get the shot away.

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63' Elphick blocks an effort from Cavaleiro before the winger wins a free kick for Fulham.

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61’ Big chance! Top save from Grabara to deny Knockaert one-on-one after Johansen had slipped the winger in behind.

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58' Mawson receives a yellow card for a challenge from behind on goalscorer Grant.

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GOAL! Huddersfield 1-1 Fulham

57' Grant makes it three goals in three games! Hadergjonaj whips it in from the touchline and the striker powers a header into the corner, where Bettinelli can't prevent it from crossing the line.

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54' Huddersfield are quick to react following that score, with Bacuna - at serious error for Mitrovic's goal - replaced in midfield by Chalobah for a first league appearance for the club for the Chelsea loanee.

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54' The opening goal is no more than Fulham deserve after a brilliant start to the second half. Another move sees Knockaert released but his cross is cleared.

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GOAL! Huddersfield 0-1 Fulham

51' Bacuna swings a wild foot as an attempted clearance and it sails towards his own goal, where Mitrovic gets ahead of a sleeping Elphick to head the ball in from a yard out!

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50' Knockaert drills the ball towards goal from a wide angle on the right and Grabara does well to get a leg to it to clear. Knockaert then has a shot deflected behind for a corner.

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49' Fulham are looking sharper in midfield so far, winning the ball back quickly a couple of times and putting Huddersfield under more pressure than in the first half.

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47' Brighter start to the second half for Fulham. Cavaleiro slips a pass in behind for Mitrovic but Schindler does brilliantly to challenge the striker before then blocking the second attempt as well.

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46' The sides are back out and the second half is underway.

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Grant has had the best of Huddersfield's chances in the first half but on two occasions he hasn't had the touch to make the most of crosses, while Pritchard has also come close.

Grabara has been the only keeper in action with Cavaleiro and Bryan having efforts on goal, but so far neither side has looked like getting a goal. Hopefully things change in the second half!

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It's been an intriguing if not action-packed first half to start off the weekend.

Fulham have dominated possession but Huddersfield have had the better openings to score. The Terriers have found space when pressing high and winning possession but the important pass has eluded them.

For the most part though, Huddersfield have sat back and made it very difficult for the visitors to get through. Some quality passing moves have brought more joy, particularly in the final minutes of the half, but more will be needed from Fulham in the second half.

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There's nothing to separate the sides in a goalless first 45 minutes.

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45+1' Just the one minute added on.
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45' Nice one-two between Cavaleiro and Bryan before Mitrovic is challenged from behind by Schindler. Arter tries his luck from distance and it's deflected for a corner.

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43' Another neat move sets the Cottagers on their way with Knockaert played into space down the right, but when the ball is switched Bryan produces a poor cross.

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42' After a long spell of possession, Fulham finally find a way to advance forward and Bryan hammers a shot which Grabara gets down to stop at his near post.

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38' Knockaert takes the ball down the right and whips a cross in looking for the head of Mitrovic, but Elphick nods it behind for a corner.

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32' Mitrovic holds the ball up well and wins a free kick on the half-way line. Huddersfield are still tight in defence though and Fulham are quickly pushed back into their own area.

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29' Nice passing from Huddersfield in the Fulham half, Pritchard hammers a shot towards goal which is blocked by Mawson in an uncomfortable area.

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27' The corner comes in and Kongolo attacks it at the near post. The full-back wants a corner but the officials think it came off him rather than the defender.

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26' Kachunga makes a vibrant run down the right wing for Huddersfield and wins his side another corner.

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24' Arter loses the ball to Grant, Kongolo crosses from the left and Fulham clear for a corner. Huddersfield are looking the better side at the moment.

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21' Chance for Huddersfield as the ball is sent to Grant in the box by O'Brien, but his touch is poor and the ball is quickly swept away by the defence.

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18' A delightful little passing move releases Cavaleiro down the left. He cuts inside and goes for glory himself but his low shot is easily saved by Grabara.

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16' Pritchard pulls the free kick back for O'Brien and the midfielder's first effort is blocked before he passes to Kachunga, who is caught offside.

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15' Fulham with all the possession but not getting far with it. Kongolo wins the ball back for Huddersfield and Pritchard is tripped by Sessegnon, who is shown a yellow card on his league debut.

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9' Cavaleiro arrows a strike just wide after Grabara had punched away a Knockaert delivery from the right.

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8' Pritchard has space on the left for Huddersfield, he chooses to cut inside and then fizzles a shot towards the near post which hits the side netting.

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7' Huddersfield are looking pretty well organised so far and Fulham are keeping possession but struggling to get forward.

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3' Hadergjonaj swings a wicked cross in from the right which falls for O'Brien in the middle of the box, but he doesn't shoot first time and he's closed down by Sessegnon when he does go for goal.

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2' Hogg gives away an early free kick. Johansen finds Ream in space but he is - wrongly - judged to have been offside.

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Fulham's Mitrovic gets the game underway.
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Captains Christopher Schindler and Tom Cairney lead their teams out onto the pitch ahead of kick-off.

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It's going to be a wet one at the John Smith's Stadium - will Huddersfield get their first victory of the season or will Fulham earn back-to-back wins?

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Previous meetings

The teams were going head-to-head in the Premier League last season.

Fulham were one of only two teams that Huddersfield managed to beat in the whole campaign, winning the home tie 1-0 in early November.

However, the Cottagers gained revenge over the festive period as Aleksandar Mitrovic's injury-time winner earned them the win by the same scoreline.

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Special night for Sessegnon

This will be a big game for one young man in particular, as Steven Sessegnon makes his first league appearance for Fulham.

Twin brother Ryan has already burst onto the scene, enjoyed a full Premier League campaign and made the move to Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

Expectations aren't as high for Steven but, after making four appearances in cup competitions over the last couple of years, he will be looking to prove that he belongs at this level.

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Terriers boss under pressure

The season is only two weeks old but there is already some pressure on Huddersfield manager Jan Siewert.

He has picked up just one win in seven months in charge, starting this Championship campaign with a defeat to Derby and draw at QPR before being knocked out of the EFL Cup by Lincoln in midweek.

Read our full match preview here.

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Fulham line-up

The big news for the Cottagers is a first league appearance for 19-year-old Steven Sessegnon.

The full-back replaces Denis Odoi in the only change to the starting line-up from their win over Blackburn last weekend.


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Huddersfield line-up

After making 10 changes for their midweek EFL Cup defeat to Lincoln, Huddersfield have largely reverted back to the side which picked up a point at QPR last weekend.

Elias Kachunga is the only change to the team from that match as he keeps his place from Tuesday in attack.

Trevoh Chalobah, Rajiv van La Parra and Steve Mounie can all make their first league appearances of the season if they come off the bench.

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Fulham line-up

Bettinelli; Sessegnon, Mawson, Ream, Bryan; Cairney, Arter, Johansen; Knockaert, Mitrovic, Cavaleiro.

Subs: Rodak, Christie, Le Marchand, McDonald, Reed, Reid, Kamara.

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Huddersfield Town line-up

Grabara; Hadergjonaj, Elphick, Schindler, Kongolo; Hogg, Bacuna, O'Brien; Kachunga, Grant, Pritchard.

Subs: Schofield, Chalobah, Diakhaby, Bockhorn, van La Parra, Quaner, Mounie.

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Friday night Championship action comes from the John Smith's Stadium as two of the sides relegated from the Premier League last season go head-to-head.

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Parker wary of Terriers

Fulham manager Scott Parker says that his side are wary of the reaction that Huddersfield could provide after their tough start to the season.

He said: "They have started the season a little bit slow. In saying that, it's a wounded animal we're going to play, a team that's going to come out fighting, scrapping, and trying to do everything they can to get the result.

"We’re fully aware of what we're going into. Last year we went there and it was a tough game with the crowd behind them [Huddersfield won 1-0], so we're not expecting anything different."

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Siewert focused on getting a win

All talk has been on Jan Siewert's position as Huddersfield manager after a difficult start to the season, and he is focused on the side building on last weekend's 1-1 draw at QPR.

"What's important for me is that we face Fulham now and we have a different squad on the pitch and think of QPR – we had many positive things there," he told BBC Radio Leeds.

"It's about managing our expectations. Of course we all want to win football matches and the thing I'm working on most is to do that."

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Fulham: Predicted XI

Bettinelli; Odoi, Mawson, Ream, Bryan; Johanson, Cairney, Arter; Knockaert, Mitrovic, Cavaleiro.

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Huddersfield Town: Predicted XI

Grabara; Hadergjonaj, Elphick, Schindler, Kongolo; Hogg, Bacuna, O’Brien; van La Parra, Grant, Pritchard.

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Fulham: Team news

Scott Parker has had the luxury of a full squad to pick from in the opening fortnight of the season.

Three of Fulham's latest four signings featured in the win over Blackburn with Harry Arter, Bobby Reid and Harrison Reed making debuts.

Josh Onomah, who made a permanent move from Tottenham to the Cottage, has been building his fitness to come into contention.

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Huddersfield Town: Team news

Despite the difficult start to the season, Siewert says that he has plenty of decisions to make with players fighting it out for a spot.

Trevoh Chalobah made his debut for the club in the midweek cup defeat and the manager says the Chelsea loanee will be in the squad to face Fulham.

Striker Steve Mounie and winger Rajiv van La Parra both came off the bench against Lincoln and are also in contention for a first league appearance.

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Fulham among the favourites

With one of the division's strongest squads at their disposal, Fulham are rightly one of the favourites to go straight back up to the Premier League.

After an opening-day defeat at Barnsley, they picked up their first win of the season last weekend at home to Blackburn.

Scott Parker's side enter the EFL Cup in the second round so had the week off, leaving them fresh for the challenge of picking up a second win a row when they head to Yorkshire.

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Huddersfield boss under pressure

The season may only be a couple of weeks old, but there is already pressure on Huddersfield manager Jan Siewert.

The German has picked up just one win in seven months in charge, with the latest defeat coming in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night when Town were knocked out by League One side Lincoln.

In the aftermath of that game, the boss insisted that he did not fear the sack - but results will need to pick up soon or that will surely be his fate.

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Kick-off time

The Huddersfield Town vs Fulham match will be played at the John Smith's Stadium in Huddersfield, with kick-off at 19:45 BST.

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