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Fulham 1 – 2 Huddsfield


Huddersfield moved up to fourth in the Championship table after earning a hard-fought 2-1 win over Fulham in wet and windy conditions at Craven Cottage.

First-half goals from Danny Ward and Duane Holmes from the penalty spot proved the difference in a game where Fulham dominated possession but couldn’t make their pressure count.

The result means Fulham’s lead at the top of the table remains six points ahead of Bournemouth. Huddersfield’s unbeaten streak extended to 13 games. Carlos Corberan’s side move QPR to fourth place with 53 points.

How Huddersfield held on to surprise Fulham

Fulham dominated possession with Antonee Robinson and Neco Williams delivering threatening balls into the box for Aleksandar Mitrovic but, having failed to create a dangerous scoring chance, it was the visitors who took the lead just after the half. hour of play.

Harry Toffolo’s cross into the box appeared to be intercepted by Tom Cairney, but loose contact from midfield saw the ball roll into Ward’s path and he drilled his shot through Marek Rodak’s legs.

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Danny Ward puts Huddersfield ahead against Fulham

Rodak was caught in more trouble again as he knocked Sorba Thomas down in the box before Holmes hit his spot kick down the middle as the Slovak dove to his right.

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Duane Holmes penalty doubles Huddersfield lead in Championship clash with Fulham

Fulham continued to apply more pressure in the second half and Lee Nicholls made two fine diving saves to deny Fabio Carvalho and a hard-hitting header from Mitrovic.

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Bobby Decordova-Reid scores late to set up comeback against Huddersfield

It looked like a Fulham breakthrough wouldn’t happen, but Bobby Decordova-Reid netted in the 83rd minute, driving his low shot past Nicholls into the bottom corner.

Fulham continued to press and had calls for an added-time penalty overturned after Jonathan Russell looked to handle the ball inside the box but they could not find an equalizer and Huddersfield held on for a potentially crucial win in the promotion race.

Man of the Match – Matty Pearson

The Huddersfield defender was excellent at neutralizing the aerial threat from Mitrovic and showed great composure as Fulham continued to put crosses into the box.

And after?

Fulham host Peterborough on Wednesday night. Huddersfield, meanwhile, will also face Cardiff at 7.45pm on Wednesday.




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