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Aaron Mooy goal seals second successive win for newcomers Huddersfield

21 Août 2017

The Magpies are hoping to make amends for their 2-0 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the season opener.

"It's been a great start so far", said the Australia global, who spent last season on loan from Manchester City and made the move permanent in an £8m deal during the summer.

Ayoze Perez blasted a chance over the bar after latching onto the second ball from a corner, but that was the closest Newcastle came to an equaliser.

Now they sit joint top of the Premier League and are making a huge mockery of their pre-season billing as relegation favourites.

"Huddersfield are well organised, as we saw last season, they've got a good manager (David Wagner) and the players all work hard".

We take a look at tonight's Premier League clash between Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United.

But the firsts don't stop there; the goal also goes down as Huddersfield's first top-flight home goal in 45 years.

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The hosts started brightly with Newcastle content to absorb the pressure and hit them on the counter-attack.

On the other hand, Newcastle is a much better team than Huddersfield Town and I think they will show this in the game. We just need to keep our focus and keep our heads up for Huddersfield. Huddersfield did most of the pressing and passing without creating a clear opening in the first half, whereas on the rare occasions their opponents got forward they managed to look slightly more risky.

The Terriers finished fifth in the table last season with a negative goal difference and earned promotion through the Championship playoffs after two narrow penalty shootout victories. "We know in this kind of game it's important not to make a mistake but straight after halftime we were too sluggish on defending and we paid for it".

"This was a more deserved result for us today than last week, in my opinion, where we were lucky in a lot of situations", he said.

Manager Benitez was at pains not to criticise his player in public at his prematch news conference on Friday afternoon, but admitted only Shelvey, who served a five-match ban last season for racially abusing Wolves player Romain Saiss, could address the problem.

"We only wanted to be fearless in every single game and we have done that so far".

Aaron Mooy goal seals second successive win for newcomers Huddersfield