Mooy stars as Huddersfield down Palace
A SUPERB Aaron Mooy guided Huddersfield Town to a famous 3- 0 win away to Crystal Palace on his Premier League debut.
The Socceroo dispelled any myths about his ability to transition into the world’s most popular league, providing two assists and having a hand in the sealer.
Mooy produced an intelligent, commanding and clinically balanced display, as he and two- goal hero, new signing Steve Mounie vied for man- ofthe- match honours.
It took Huddersfield’s 3000 travelling contingent just two minutes to break into their favourite Mooy chant.
His first few decisive actions were tackles and intercepts deep in defence, including blocking star Wilfried Zaha, but then an uncharacteristic yet effective crunching 20th minute tackle turned the game.
Palace’s Luka Milivojevic was left rolling on the deck as Huddersfield created their best early chance and three minutes later they opened the scoring.
Mooy drew a tackle and won a corner before a rehearsed set piece saw his corner flicked on by Mathias Zanka as Joel Ward turned it into his own net.
Manager David Wagner has turned Mooy into a deep- lying midfielder with a licence to break.
Three minutes later and sensing Palace’s frailties, Mooy burst down the left and delivered a pinpoint left- footed cross for Mounie to head home.
This Aussie could well determine Huddersfield’s EPL fate.