Huddersfield 1-2 Leeds United: Billy Sharp the hero as Whites win again

Huddersfield Town 1 - 2 Leeds United

  • 7" Sam Byram
  • 26" Harry Bunn
  • 90" Billy Sharp

Ref: Chris Foy
Attendance: 20,029

John Smiths Stadium - Huddersfield

Leeds United defeated Huddersfield Town 2-1 on Saturday.

Leeds United stretched their unbeaten run to four matches and their winning streak to two games after overcoming Huddersfield 2-1 on Saturday.

Sam Byram put the visitors ahead after just seven minutes, with Neil Redfearn’s side having the better of the opening exchanges and looking very much on top.

They could have had a second goal but the wind was taken out of their sails when Harry Bunn levelled midway through the first half-half, heading in from a corner.

That was how the score-line remained until the final throes when substitute Billy Sharp, who only came on in the 87th minute, scored what proved to be the winner.

Sharp fired home from fellow forward Mirco Antenucci’s cross and despite an agonising amount of injury-time Leeds held on for a much-needed victory.

The result means Redfearn’s side climbed up to 17th in the table, leapfrogging Charlton Athletic, Reading and Brighton & Hove Albion.

Statistics

Huddersfield Town

Leeds United

Possession

51.8%
48.2%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Huddersfield Town

  • Joe Murphy
  • Mark Hudson
  • Tommy Smith
  • Joel Lynch
  • Conor Coady
  • David Edgar
  • Jacob Butterfield
  • Jack Robinson
  • Sean Scannell
  • James Vaughan
  • Nahki Wells

Substitutes

  • Murray Wallace
  • Joe Lolley
  • Lloyd Allinson
  • Oscar Gobern
  • Harry Bunn
  • Paul Dixon
  • Radoslaw Majewski

Leeds United

  • Marco Silvestri
  • Sol Bamba
  • Liam Cooper
  • Scott Wootton
  • Charlie Taylor
  • Lewis Cook
  • Rodolph Austin
  • Luke Murphy
  • Sam Byram
  • Alex Mowatt
  • Steve Morison

Substitutes

  • Billy Sharp
  • Gaetano Berardi
  • Tommaso Bianchi
  • Mirco Antenucci
  • Casper Sloth
  • Brian Montenegro
  • Stuart Taylor

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