This was another disappointing defeat for Newcastle, and in what was a close game it took a well-taken goal by Mooy after 50 minutes to win the game for the home side.
But Mooy was allowed inside the penalty box and had a free shot on goal, so our defending was not good in that instance.
Newcastle was well-organized and compact in the first half and kept going until the last whistle but what we seem to lack in the Premier League is real class where players can win the game for you in an instant.
That’s the concern coming out of this game.
We went close in the first half after just 16 minutes when a first-time effort by Matt Ritchie from the edge of the penalty area was brilliantly turned around the post by the Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl.
Dwight Gayle trying to get a penalty this afternoon – no such luck
That gives the Terriers 6 points with no goals conceded following their first two games ever in the Premier League and Newcastle have no points with three goals conceded from our first two games.
But the main thing is we haven’t been able to score a goal yet, and for the second game running, we looked a bit toothless up front.
That seems to be the big weakness in this current side and will put even more pressure on the likes of Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley to bring in some class players before the end of August.
Otherwise, this could turn out to be another long and hard season in the Premier League, but we still think Rafa will work something out so we can get away from the bottom of the league table.
But if Mike Ashley doesn’t loosen up some money and help Rafa get some decent players in before September rolls around he is playing with fire not only with Newcastle and also with Rafa as the Magpies boss.
Newcastle had their chances in this game but we looked slow and laborious up front too many times, and you always thought just one goal would win this game.
As soon as Mooy scored in the second half on came Joselu for his debut and he did have a decent chance after 68 minutes, but the goalkeeper saved his toe poke.
And then almost immediately after that Ayoze Perez blazed over the bar from six yards out when it looked far easier to score – a horrible miss from the Spaniard.
Mohammed Diame and Jacob Murphy then came on – the latter for his Newcastle debut.
There will now be a tendency for fans to think the sky is falling in but it’s early in the season. – and Rafa must be helped in getting new players to the club – owner Mike Ashley needs to stand up and do his job.
But Rafa must be helped in getting new players into the club – owner Mike Ashley needs to stand up and do his job.
That’s the main thing coming out of this game, and there’s only one more Premier League game before September 10th, and that’s next weekend at home to the Hammers.
We need to win that game since West Ham has also started the season with two defeats.
The club’s next game is on Wednesday night in the League Cup against Nottingham Forest at home – so maybe we can win the next two games to relieve the pressure just a little bit?
Huddersfield: Lossl, Smith, Billing, Kachunga (Palmer, 72), Mooy, Lowe, van la Parra (Quaner, 69), Ince (Hefele, 90), Mounie, Zanka, Schindler. Subs not used: Coleman, Malone, Lolley, Williams.
Newcastle: Elliot; Manquillo, Mbemba, Lascelles Clark; Merino, Hayden (Diame, 76); Ritchie, Perez (Murphy, 80), Atsu; Gayle (Joselu, 52). Subs not used: Darlow, Saivet, Aarons, Mitrovic.
Goals: Mooy 50
Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)