Huddersfield Town completed an important victory over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday afternoon at the John Smith’s Stadium, the only goal from Danel Sinani early on put the Terriers in front as they were able to hold on during the 90 minutes to take all three points.
Story of the match
Huddersfield Town were the hosts on Saturday with West Brom in town, sitting comfortably in third place in the Championship table. The home side started in perfect fashion though, going ahead in the early stages.
The game commenced with Danny Ward laying the ball off to Scott High in the centre of the park, before Matty Pearson cut in off the right wing firing with his left boot after collecting a throw in, the shot blocked in the process by the Albion defence.
The goal was registered in the sixth minute of the contest, excellent work in midfield from High playing in Ward clean through down the right channel with a classy pass. Ward was able to spot Sinani down the middle, playing the ball across the six yard box brilliantly for him to turn it home.
The start was great from Town's point of view, outworking the visitors and applying some good pressure in the final third. Ward caused some real issues drifting wide, the away side not given a single second to settle at the John Smith’s Stadium in West Yorkshire.
The Terriers continued to defend really well as West Brom began to make their first real movements forward, with Matty Pearson getting his body in front of everything. Ward continued to lead the press from the front for the Terriers, giving Kyle Bartley an absolute headache and allowing the West Brom defence no time at all to get comfortable in possession.
West Brom got their first real sight on goal with Bartley winning a header after a good cross from Conor Townsend, The ball hit straight at Lee Nicholls, as he gathered with ease.
As the game came to its conclusion, Carlos Corberan was not shy in making his substitutions to send on some fresh legs. Ward being replaced by Fraizer Campbell, a great shift put in by Ward who pressed tirelessly, leading the line aswell as creating the goal.
Ward was man of the match, cohesive to the team in terms of building up attacks and getting Town up the pitch. After some good play on the wing especially through Ward, who was central up front, Town were able to score early on courtesy of Sinani on the right wing. Ward continued to work hard all game making sure the Terriers secured the three points.
Levi Colwill has had a great season so far scoring a last minute winner against Sheffield United to make sure he endlessly improved his defensive work. Neat in his work against West Brom, he showed his class and whether or not he stays at Huddersfield or goes back to his parent club Chelsea, he will be a fantastic player.