Huddersfield Town eased their relegation fears with a crucial victory at Loftus Road on Saturday against a below-par Queens Park Rangers.
Story of the match
After a quiet start to proceedings, the visiting Huddersfield Town came close to taking the lead when a well-worked set-piece, offered Richard Keogh a glorious opportunity to score his first goal since his return to Huddersfield in January.
At the other end, a mistake from Huddersfield youngster Aaron Rowe, who gave away possession, handed a chance to QPR defender Todd Kane who saw his shot from inside the box saved by Ryan Schofield, this the best chance of the opening half.
Ultimately, the first half petered out after those chances, with the two teams heading into the break level.
Huddersfield made a positive start after the restart however, and took a deserved lead however courtesy of Curaçao international Juninho Bacuna who fired the ball past QPR goalkeeper Seny Dieng from a low-driven cross from Pipa.
Shortly after, Bacuna came close to adding a second with a close range free kick going narrowly wide of the QPR goal.
The Terriers continued to control the second half and could’ve added a second as QPR just about scrambled away a dangerous cross from Demeaco Duhaney.
Ultimately, Huddersfield saw out the game to take a crucial victory in what is arguably their biggest win of the season so far.
The victory in West London also eases the pressure on the Terriers from relegation in what proved to be a much-needed victory for Carlos Corberan’s side.
This afternoon’s performance from QPR was a poor one in which they were outclassed by a Huddersfield Town side who came into this encounter on a dismal run of form.
Ultimately QPR didn’t deserve anything out of the game, as they were uncharacteristically below-par, and never threatened the visiting Huddersfield Town.
Victories have proven to be hard to come by for Huddersfield Town since the start of the new year, with this being just their second win of 2021.
The win for the Terriers represents a huge three points within the context of their season and eases their relegation fears significantly.
Man of the Match - Juninho Bacuna
Very much in the thick of the action, Huddersfield’s Juninho Bacuna proved his worth for Huddersfield Town in a mightily impressive display.
The Curaçao international caused QPR problems all afternoon and was deserving of the goal that would separate the two sides and subsequently deliver Huddersfield a much-needed victory.