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Michal Helik’s Early Goal Secures Second Away Win for Huddersfield Town

Michal Helik’s early header helped Huddersfield on their way to a second away win of the season

Huddersfield Town moved six points clear of the Championship’s relegation places with a smash-and-grab victory at Sunderland.

The Terriers led when Tom Lees nodded Sorba Thomas’ free-kick back across goal, where Michał Helik headed in from close range.

But the hosts went in level at the break after Luke O’Nien fired into the roof of the net from close range following a well-worked set-piece.

Huddersfield hit the front once more against the run of play when the ball broke to Delano Burgzorg on the edge of the box following Jaheim Headley’s run and he swept a first-time shot into the bottom corner.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Sunderland

Formation 4-2-3-1

1Patterson

23Seelt5Ballard13O’Nien32Hume

24Neil22Aouchiche

10Roberts7Bellingham20Clarke

12 Walks

1Patterson23SeeltSubstituted forBurstowat 84’minutes5Ballard13O’Nien32Hume24Neil22AouchicheBooked at 31minsSubstituted forSilva Semedoat 74’minutes10RobertsSubstituted forBaat 74’minutes7BellinghamSubstituted forDackat 74’minutes20ClarkeBooked at 90mins12MayendaSubstituted forPritchard at 74’minutesSubstitutes2Huggins9Silva Semedo11Burstow17Ba21Pritchard25Triantis30Bishop39Ekwah46Dack

Huddersfield

Formation 3-4-3

12Maxwell

4Pearson5Helik32Lees

30Jackson18Kasumu6Hogg15Headley

14Thomas7Burgzorg10Koroma

12Maxwell4Pearson5Helik32LeesBooked at 39mins30Jackson18Kasumu6HoggSubstituted forEdmonds-Greenat 88’minutes15Headley14Thomas7BurgzorgSubstituted forWardat 68’minutes10KoromaSubstituted forDiarraat 68’minutesSubstitutes2Edmonds-Green11Diarra16Edwards25Ward31Chapman33Nakayama36Austerfield37Ayina39Iorpenda

Referee:Matt Donohue

Attendance:37,728

Live Text

Match ends, Sunderland 1, Huddersfield Town 2.

Second Half ends, Sunderland 1, Huddersfield Town 2.

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Sorba Thomas is caught offside.

Jack Clarke (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jack Clarke (Sunderland).

Sorba Thomas (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Neil (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jack Clarke (Sunderland) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Alex Pritchard.

Offside, Sunderland. Trai Hume is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Mason Burstow (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Trai Hume.

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Rarmani Edmonds-Green replaces Jonathan Hogg.

Attempt missed. Sorba Thomas (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Danny Ward following a fast break.

Substitution, Sunderland. Mason Burstow replaces Jenson Seelt.

Foul by Dan Ballard (Sunderland).

Matthew Pearson (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Alex Pritchard (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Clarke.

Attempt blocked. Abdoullah Ba (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Clarke.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Jaheim Headley.

Jenson Seelt (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Pearson (Huddersfield Town).

2023-11-29 21:40:46
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