Brighton 1-0 Huddersfield Town

14 Sep

Brighton v Huddersfield


Brighton are unbeaten in their last nine league meetings with Huddersfield

Danny Ward’s goalkeeping error gifted Brighton victory as Championship leaders Huddersfield suffered their first defeat of the campaign.

In a low-key match, Anthony Knockaert’s shot took a slight deflection, slipping through Ward’s grasp at the near post.

The Terriers’ keeper made a great one-on-one save from Jamie Murphy in the first half as the Seagulls were on top.

Bruno and Lewis Dunk had gone close before the goal, while Elias Kachunga spurned the visitors’ best chance.

David Wagner’s Huddersfield side had enjoyed their best start to a league season in their 108-year history, but their lead at the top is now only one point after Newcastle’s thrashing of QPR.

Brighton were without a win in three league games but always looked most likely to break the deadlock, Dunk heading their best chance wide from only two yards out.

The visitors almost punished Chris Hughton’s team when Jack Payne’s cross evaded David Stockdale, but on-loan striker Kachunga could not make contact with the goal gaping.

That was the only real scare for the hosts, who kept their first clean sheet since a run of four shutouts at the start of the season.

Live Text

Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Huddersfield Town 0.

Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Huddersfield Town 0.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Tommy Smith.

Foul by Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Kasey Palmer (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Jonathan Hogg.

Attempt blocked. Michael Hefele (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kasey Palmer with a headed pass.

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Elvis Manu replaces Anthony Knockaert.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Mark Hudson.

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Jonathan Hogg tries a through ball, but Michael Hefele is caught offside.

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Steve Sidwell replaces Jiri Skalak.

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Kasey Palmer replaces Jack Payne.

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Michael Hefele replaces Chris Löwe.

Foul by Anthony Knockaert (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Chris Löwe (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Huddersfield Town 0. Anthony Knockaert (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jamie Murphy.

Attempt blocked. Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Murphy.

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Jamie Murphy tries a through ball, but Glenn Murray is caught offside.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Lewis Dunk.

Foul by Jiri Skalak (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jamie Murphy.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jiri Skalak following a set piece situation.

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Glenn Murray replaces Tomer Hemed.

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Nahki Wells replaces Harry Bunn.

Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Foul by Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Lewis Dunk.

Tomer Hemed (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town).

Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jiri Skalak (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town).

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