Huddersfield Town 2 – 1 Manchester United – Terriers capitalise on individual errors to end Jose Mourinho’s unbeaten run as Aaron Mooy took advantage of Juan Mata’s error to open the scoring for Huddersfield and Aaron Mooy has now scored two Premier League goals.
Huddersfield Town ended Manchester United’s unbeaten start to the season as Jose Mourinho’s side fell five points behind league leaders Manchester City at the John Smith’s Stadium.
United had only conceded twice in eight league games this season, but they doubled that tally in five first-half minutes following two sloppy mistakes that were punished by the home team.
Juan Mata gave the ball away to Aaron Mooy in midfield and after he fed Tom Ince, whose shot was saved by David De Gea, the Australian was first to the rebound to sweep home from 10 yards as the United defence watched on.
Then Swedish defender Victor Lindelof – on as a substitute for the injured Phil Jones and making just his second Premier League appearance – misjudged a goal kick by Jonas Lossl and Laurent Depoitre raced onto the loose ball to round De Gea and double the Terriers’ lead on 33 minutes.
Mourinho made a double substitution at half-time, bringing on Marcus Rashford and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and the former gave United hope with 12 minutes remaining, nodding in a terrific cross by the otherwise quiet Romelu Lukaku.
But despite a nervy finale and with United enjoying almost 80% of possession, the Terriers clung on to record their first league win against United since 1952 and end a run of six league games without a victory.
28′ 1 – 0 Aaron Mooy scores for Huddersfield! Mata gets the pass to feet but has hardly seen the ball all game and just loses concentration for a second. Mooy steals it off him, drives through the middle and gives it to Ince, who turns Lindelof inside out and shoots. De Gea parries but it falls to Mooy who finishes well into the empty side of the goal.
33′ 2 – 0 Laurent Depoitre scores from a mistake by Lindelof! That’s a confidence shattering error. Lossl punts the ball long over the top, a largely pointless hoof towards Depoitre, but Lindelof completely misreads the flight of the ball, doesn’t get anything on his header and completely misses it. Depoitre controls, goes around De Gea, who briefly considers chopping him down but decides against it, and slots into the empty goal. Smalling desperately slides into try and stop the goal but can’t do anything about it. He is not pleased.
78′ 2 – 1 Marcus Rashford scores on the comeback is on! Lukaku turns provider, doesn’t give up on a lost cause, puts the ball on his left foot and curls a cross to the back post. Rashford heads in to set up an exciting finish!