Written by Morgan Lecomber
Saturday 10th September 2016.
Leeds 0-1 Huddersfield
2,700 Huddersfield fans turned up for the West Yorkshire derby at Elland road on Saturday to see an Aaron Mooy 25 yard strike send the away fans into pandemonium as they collected another three points on the road.
The game took a fair while to get going, with half chances for both sides. Aaron Mooy had an effort hit the side netting – Huddersfield’s best chance of the first half.
Meanwhile Hadi Sacko was causing problems for Town left-back Chris Löewe. In the 35th minute a Leeds corner was met by Chris Wood who headed just wide of the target.
On the stroke of the half time whistle, referee Roger East had a big decision to make as Marcus Antonsson went down in the area after a challenge from Huddersfield defender Christopher Schindler. The Leeds faithful made their thoughts clear but Roger East was having none of it.
The game didn’t open up much at all in the first period as the sides went in at the break at 0-0.
The second half however, was a completely different story. Huddersfield were controlling the ball and in the 55th minute Aaron Mooy picked the ball up 25 yards out and hit a wonder strike with his right foot to put Town a goal ahead.
The Huddersfield fans were singing “We are top of the league” loud and proud as they watched their team battle on.
The home fans began to get frustrated as Leeds were being sloppy in areas and gave the ball away on a number of occasions.
Substitute Kasey Palmer had an effort rise just above the bar as Huddersfield looked to extend their lead, and Rajiv Van La Parra took the opportunity of a lob from 35 yards which Rob Green had to scramble for and just about tip over the bar.
Leeds’ best chance of the second half fell once again to striker Chris Wood, after a cross from the left fell to him but he was unable to connect properly and Town keeper Danny Ward was not troubled.
Towns narrow 1-0 win over their rivals keeps them top of the table with 16 points and 4 clear of second placed Newcastle. Leeds however fall to 22nd and are still looking for their first home win of the season.
Huddersfield fans, what are the key factors that are contributing to your early season success? Let us know in the comments below!
credit Joe Lodge