ROUGH JUSTICE FOR TERRIFIC TERRIERS
HUDDERSFIELD have every right to feel aggrieved. Forget the second goal. Murphy’s challenge was brave and his finish intelligent. In the cold light of day, Ward will know he made an error.
But the opener was a dive – let’s not call it anything else – from Ritchie and the remainder of the match was dominated utterly by the home side.
Mooy was wonderful again, forever keeping the ball tantalisingly out of Newcastle’s grasp. Van La Parra probed and drove. At 2-0 down against the league leaders, many sides would have crumbled. Not Huddersfield.
They kept pressing, illustrating their class, showcasing the freakish fitness that has become a hallmark under David Wagner. Their display deserved much more.
Take nothing away from Newcastle though. Luck played its part but so did defensive discipline and an ability to soak up pressure. Given Brighton’s defeat at Forest, it is safe to say the Toon are going up.