The Warm Down: Carlos Corberan's Huddersfield Town take a mightily impressive victory over Swansea City
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Huddersfield Town finally got their first win of 2021 on Saturday, by defeating Swansea City in a thrilling game in West Yorkshire.

The Terriers had been on a terrible run of form in the build up to this match, that had seen them winless for almost two whole months, but Carlos Corberan got his tactics right on the day to earn Huddersfield Town three much needed points.

The drought is over

As mentioned above, Huddersfield Town were yet to win a game since the start of the new year, this making them the only side in the Championship without a win.

As the pressure started to build on Corberan, he opted to make a couple of changes that helped the Terriers on their way to a double over Swansea this season.

Youngster Aaron Rowe was rewarded with a start for his impressive appearance of the bench at Middlesbrough midweek, while the consistent performer Alex Vallejo also made a return to the starting line-up.

It was clear in the build up to this game that Corberan had to make changes, and the rotations helped him on his way to one of his biggest wins since taking over at Huddersfield.

Holmes off the mark in his second spell

Arguably the signing of the January transfer window for Huddersfield was the re-signing of former midfielder Duane Holmes, who returned to the club from Derby County.

The Yorkshire born midfielder put in an excellent display yesterday, scoring his first goals since his return to the John Smith's Stadium, with a brace in a man of the match performance.

Holmes attacking qualities caused Steve Cooper's Swansea City a handful of problems on the day, and Holmes performance will have made a real impression on the Huddersfield faithful.

A shock double

The win yesterday sees Huddersfield complete their first double over a Championship side this season, and perhaps a shock double at the over promotion pushing Swansea City who have only lost five games all season, with two of them being dispensed by the Terriers.

The result is sure to frustrate Steve Cooper, who's Swansea side had been on a sensational run of form, and the loss prevents the South Wales side from climbing in to the automatic places, as they push for a Premier League return after a three year absence from the top flight.

Cooper will hope the defeat Huddersfield Town condemned on his side yesterday is only a minor setback, will expect his side to return to winning ways when they host Coventry City on Wednesday.

Conclusion

To summarise, you can't underestimate the importance of this win for Carlos Corberan's side. As questions were starting to be asked of the Spaniard, he's delivered Huddersfield a much needed win, with arguably their biggest win of the season so far.

Corberan will have so many positives to take out of their performance yesterday, such as the display of Duane Holmes who appears to be a real shrewd signing for Huddersfield.

Huddersfield will hope to take the momentum out of the performance on Saturday to Derbyshire on Tuesday night as they travel to Pride Park to face Derby County. If the Terriers can replicate their performance on Saturday, they will fancy their chances of winning that game too, and recording back-to-back victories for the first time since December and only the second time this campaign.

 

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