Huddersfield 3-1 Stoke: The Terriers deliver decisive home win against the Potters

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On Saturday, Stoke City suffer an away defeat to Huddersfield Town at John Smith’s Stadium. Huddersfield were looking to get back their winning ways, following a previous defeat to Birmingham City. Stoke were able to continue their winning streak after a 2-0 win against Blackpool in their last match. As the table looks today, both teams are on 3 points and sit in 14th and 16th places respectively after 3 matches.

The Terriers dominated the first half, when Yuta Nakayama found the net just before halftime

The Potters took the lead in the second half, when Lewis Baker found the net, at 56 minutes. However, each side looked hungry to win and Huddersfield then found the back of the net, 77 minutes in thanks to Danny Ward, taking the score to 2-1. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Jordan Rhodes just before the final whistle to make it 3-1.

Huddersfield brought on Duane Holmes, Etiene Camara, Jordan Rhodes and William Boyle for Faustino Anjorin, Sorba Thomas, Danny Ward and Kaine Kesler Hayden. Stoke brought on Tyrese Campbell and Sam Clucas, to replace Tom Sparrow and Josh Laurent.

There were bookings for Lee Nicholls from Huddersfield. For Stoke, Jacob Brown, Lewis Baker and Connor Taylor saw yellow.

Huddersfield will next travel to Norwich City, while Stoke will face Middlesbrough at home.

Technical card:
Huddersfield Town:Lee Nicholls, Jack Rudoni, Yuta Nakayama, Ollie Turton, Danny Ward (Jordan Rhodes, min.81), Tom Lees, Kaine Kesler Hayden (William Boyle, min.90), Josh Ruffels, Faustino Anjorin (Duane Holmes, min.64), Sorba Thomas (Etiene Camara, min.81) and Jonathan Hogg
Stoke City:Josef Bursik, Josh Laurent (Sam Clucas, min.80), Dwight Gayle, Connor Taylor, Josh Tymon, Jacob Brown, William Smallbone, Lewis Baker, Tom Sparrow (Tyrese Campbell, min.79), Ben Wilmot and Aden Flint
Stadium:John Smith’s Stadium
Goals:Yuta Nakayama (1-0, min. 40), Lewis Baker (1-1, min. 56), Danny Ward (2-1, min. 77) and Jordan Rhodes (3-1, min. 86)