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Wells grabs late winner

Nahki Wells ended his scoring drought with a late winner in Huddersfield Town's 2-1 victory over Bolton Wanderers in the Sky Bet Championship at the John Smith's Stadium.

Wells, who had not scored since Town's 3-0 home win over Nottingham Forest on November 1, grabbed his tenth goal of the season against Bolton with a left-footed shot from the edge of the area in the 85th minute.

The Bermuda striker, who has found himself out of favour in recent weeks, came on a 76th substitute after replacing Harry Bunn.

Darren Pratley gave Bolton, who were unbeaten in eight games, the lead after 41 seconds, crashing the ball home off the underside of the crossbar from the edge of the box.

Jacob Butterfield, the Town midfielder, levelled with a half-volley after being found in space by Jonathan Hogg just before half-time.

Emile Heskey, the former England striker, had a Bolton effort ruled out for offside before Wells won the game with a low finish after racing on to a Hogg through ball.

Huddersfield's first victory in four matches moves them into eighteenth in the Championship table.

Chris Powell, the Town manager, said: “The players passed a physical and mental test by winning today. We made the worst possible start, but had a great response.”

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Published December 29, 2014 at 8:00 am (Updated December 29, 2014 at 8:49 am)

Wells grabs late winner

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