Huddersfield Win Again To Keep It Close At The Top


A late goal on 82 minutes from Billing was enough to give 3rd placed Huddersfield a 1-0 home win over 4th placed Reading tonight as they moved onto 64 points from 32 games to go just 5 points behind Newcastle and only 4 points behind second placed Brighton with the same games played.

That was the Terriers sixth league win on the trot as they are beginning to surge and it is by no means a two horse race at the top anymore for the two automatic promotion places.

David Wagner – Huddersfield manager

Brentford got a surprise 2-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday with the Owls goal coming in the third minute of stoppage time.

In the other games Derby drew 0-0 at home to Burton Albion who got another vital point  after beating Norwich City 2-1 on Saturday and QPR won 2-1 at home to Wigan.

Here’s how things stand at the top of the Championship.

PosTeamGamesGDPoints
1Newcastle464594
2Brighton463493
3Reading46485
4Sheffield Wednesday461581
5Huddersfield46-281
6Fulham462880

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15 comments so far

  • jane

    Feb 21, 2017 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #1

    3 horse race now i’d say.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 21, 2017 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #2

    We concentrate on what we’re doing. Focus on one game at a time!

    HWTL!

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  • Our Toon

    Feb 21, 2017 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #3

    Huddersfield won’t go away, it’s gonna be a big game against them, I’ll happily take a point now.

    Seems to be a bit of Swansea bashing going on, not sure why but I don’t think they’ll go down, same with hull. Both sides look completely different under very good young managers……especially Hull’s new manager.

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  • Our Toon

    Feb 21, 2017 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #4

    Huddersfield won’t go away, it’s gonna be a big game against them, I’ll happily take a point now.

    Seems to be a bit of Swansea bashing going on, not sure why but I don’t think they’ll go down, same with hull. Both sides look completely different under very good young managers……especially Hull’s new manager.

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  • firebug666

    Feb 21, 2017 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Yep it may well be a three horse race now, but hopefully we will take all the points from Bristol on Saturday, and rely on a good performance from Barnsley to take the wind out of Huddersfield’s sails, couple of goals from Armstrong should do it.

    Maybe Reading can claw some points back from Brighton too.

    A three horse race it might be but were still in the lead, and looking strong.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 21, 2017 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #6

    Dan
    ?@dmw1974

    Pundits drooling over Man City and Monaco’s open game of football. When #NUFC were doing it 20 years ago we were ‘naive’ and ‘cavalier’.

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  • firebug666

    Feb 21, 2017 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #7

    Our Toon

    I don’t think it’s Swansea bashing as such mate, they are just pointing out some stats to Welshie who comes on here professing to be a Toon supporter then slagging our club off and praising his main club Swansea.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 21, 2017 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #8

    I wonder if we will see Pardew going to Blackburn?
    Although he probably thinks he is too good for them.

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  • Our Toon

    Feb 21, 2017 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Firebug

    I get that, I don’t see how anyone can make comparisons though, look at the calibre of the premier league compared to the championship.

    Just finding it a bit baffling.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 21, 2017 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #10

    Firebug

    Calm down dear, not having a go at Newcastle.

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  • jane

    Feb 21, 2017 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #11

    secret of Huddersfield’s success..

    “Wagner took his players on a bonding tour of Sweden, where they had to survive with only basic equipment for a few days. The team’s success in the early 2016/17 season was largely accredited to the squad’s tight bond, something that Wagner claimed was a direct result of this Sweden trip.”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Wagner_(soccer)

    got to give a lot of credit to Huddersfield and Wagner for how well they have done this season considering where they were last season.

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  • firebug666

    Feb 21, 2017 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #12

    Our Toon

    Yeah, but I’m not so sure the gap between the top six of the championship and the bottom half of the premier is that great, just my opinion, but when you look at those team in the bottom half of the prem you could see the top teams in the champ taking points off them.

    Still it was all done in the best of taste, and to be fair I think Welshie brings it on himself on purpose, I mean how else is he going to get a response to his posts. lol

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 21, 2017 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #13

    Jeffery
    Honestly even I am getting tired of ur constant apologies to me now…maybe u could try getting things right first time round I mean obviously I accept ur apology based on it foolishness (again)

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  • Our Toon

    Feb 21, 2017 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #14

    Firebug

    If we are to make comparisons we played a horribly disjointed hull side under phelan, they were the whipping boys in the prem and we couldn’t score against them in 90mins or beat them even though they had 10 men in extra time.

    When we played them we were going well and they were God awful

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  • firebug666

    Feb 21, 2017 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #15

    Our Toon

    True, but then you get games like that, look at some of our games in this division where we have fared no better, Wolves at home springs to mind, up until that game we were doing well, on another day we might have thumped Hull, it just wasn’t to be marra.

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