Huddersfield off bottom of Premier League after beating Fulham

Postado Novembro 07, 2018

Manager David Wagner insists Huddersfield must stick together and not panic as they go in search of their first win of the season against Fulham.

The defeat leaves Slavisa Jokanovic's side at the bottom of the Premier League table and the pressure is starting to mount on the boss. Before Monday evening, the last time they troubled the back of an opposing net at the John Smith's Stadium was when Tom Ince scored against Watford back in April.

'I don't know whether it was preparation not being that good or if we didn't understand how important this game was'.

"This is huge for us".

"Last weekend [in a 3-0 defeat at Watford] we under-performed and did not look solid defensively, but we were better today and nothing is more important than the winning feeling and the happy faces in the dressing room and around the whole club". We probably need more fight, more personality. "It's massive for us".

Huddersfield fans must have expected another frustrating night as they saw an early shot from Danish midfielder Philip Billing come crashing back off the crossbar in the 15th minute.

Steve Mounie headed Aaron Mooy's cross tamely over soon after and Alex Pritchard's brilliant effort from outside the area was expertly clawed away by Fulham goalkeeper Sergio Rico.

Fulham boss Jokanovic sent on Kevin McDonald and Cyrus Christie for Luciano Vietto and Fosu-Mensah at the interval and the Londoners began the second half with more intent.

The Terriers continued to harry and chase and Pritchard fired narrowly off target in the 68th minute.

Town were not to be denied however - and the first top-flight meeting between the two sides since 1952 ended in their favour.