Preview - Crystal Palace vs Huddersfield 12 Aug

Started by Bensergi, Aug 12, 2017, 10:33 AM

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Crystal Palace vs Huddersfield

Huddersfield are in the big time, and curiously, their last top-flight match in 1972 was at Crystal Palace! It ended goalless that day. Palace will be without influential midfield duo of James McArthur and Yohan Cabaye, while Connor Wickham is still out. New signings Ruben Loftus-Cheek and TImotyh Fosu-Mensah are set to play. Huddersfield have not made a significant signing, justifying their relegation strugglers tag. This Selhurst Park encounter also sees Frank De Boer (Palace) and David Wanger (Huddersfield) make their EPL managerial debut.


Aug 13, 2017, 10:57 AM Last Edit: Aug 13, 2017, 11:04 AM by Bensergi
Match Stats
  • Crystal Palace 0-3 Huddersfield
  • Palace scorers: N/A
  • Huddersfield scorers: Joel Ward (23' OG) Steve Mounie (26', 78')
  • Shots: 14-8
  • Possession: 57%-43%
  • Corner kicks: 12-9
  • Factline: Huddersfield are the first team to win on their Premier League debut since Blackpool in August 2010 /li]
Huddersfield Town made a dream start to their debut season in the Premier League as new Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer endured a miserable first game.

The Terriers, playing in the English top flight for the first time since 1972, led when Mathias Jorgensen's header flew in off Palace's Joel Ward.

Backed by almost 3,000 away fans, the Yorkshire side doubled their advantage when Steve Mounie powerfully nodded in.

Palace's Scott Dann blazed over, just before Mounie cracked in the third.

And the impressive victory against a poor Palace side puts the Terriers on top of the fledgling table after their opening game.

David Wagner's side celebrated their first Premier League win with joyous celebrations, the players standing in a line and linking arms in front of their travelling supporters, who cheered loudly every time their heroes raised their hands in the air.

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