Carlos Corberan's post- Reading comments: The win, performance & the international break
Huddersfield Town v Preston North End - Sky Bet Championship
HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Carlos Corberan the head coach / manager of Huddersfield Town during the Sky Bet Championship match between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End at Kirklees Stadium on August 17, 2021 in Huddersfield, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

Huddersfield Town convincingly defeated Reading 4-0 on Saturday afternoon in the Sky Bet Championship at home in West Yorkshire, goals from Lewis O'Brien, Matty Pearson, Sorba Thomas and Danny Ward completed the win for the Terriers.

A positive start from Town was clear to see as Sorba Thomas got past Yiadom to hammer a low cross towards Josh Koroma, whose left foot effort forced Rafael into the game's first save. Minutes Koroma turned provider after some good initial play from Ward, but his low left footed cross was well collected by Reading's goalkeeper. 

Town came the closest in the 24th minute hitting the post. Danel Sinani fooling everyone and shooting from a wide free kick, so unlucky to see the ball cannon off the far post with the goalkeeper beaten. The Terriers went in front in the 40th minute another assist by Sorba Thomas, he beat Yiadom before crossing the ball, it narrowly evaded Ward and beat the defender, giving O'Brien the simple task of firing home. 

The second half would see a superb Lewi Colwill pass find the forward run of Sinani but goalkeeper Rafael did just well enough to block his shot at source as he entered the area. The second was added, another outstanding set piece delivery from Thomas with his in swinger sitting perfect from Pearson to attack.

Having set up the first two, Thomas collected O'Brien's pass, getting past Yiadom into the area and driving a great low shot across the goalkeeper and into the bottom corner. The fourth was to be the last goal of the game, a superb Town move, as Harry Toffolo set Koroma away down the left. Josh does the defender for pace, and crossed for Ward, stepping past the goalkeeper and tapping home. 

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  • Corberan's thoughts

After the win, the Terriers boss spoke to Club Media and was happy with the performance.

"I think more than for me for us, because the important thing for me today was before the game I said to the players the key was our performance, mentality and while we were able to create together, I think the team was doing a very serious game today with some very good moments in defence, attack and on the counter attack. In set pieces we was good and we managed a very good, positive result."

Corberan admitted the structure of the game was one to be proud of, he said:

"First of all we knew that Reading arrived to the game missing so many important players and didn't have many options from the bench. The have a strong first eleven, the key was to manage the goals and the way they were playing the game. Trying to press well when they couldn't. In the first half we shared moments of chances. They were close to our box but the answers were positive."

He knows Lewi Colwill is an important player for the squad and admits the three wins in a row is some achievement:

"Colwill had today one advantage no one was pressing him, and when you are a centre back and no one presses you, you need to know how to use the space and in some situations he managed well and in some situations he could have done better."

"I think the positive thing is now to arrive to have 10 points in the table. We knew that today to get the third win in the row in league was tough, the only teams that have done this are Fulham and West Brom."

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  • Looking forward

Huddersfield Town have Stoke City up next on September 11 at the Bet 365 Stadium in the first game after the international break of the Sky Bet Championship, with Blackpool away three days later in the league.

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