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Wagner: work rate key to our success

Nahki Wells's Huddersfield Town head into the international break at the top of the Sky Bet Championship after beating Wolverhampton Wanderers at home at the weekend.

Huddersfield, who finished last season in seventeenth position, have made a superb start to the campaign with an impressive 13 points from their opening five games.

Rajiv van La Parra, who had a loan spell at Huddersfield last season before joining from Wolves, scored the only goal of the game when he fired in a rebound after Wells had hit the post after six minutes.

Wolves improved after the break with substitute midfielder Joao Teixeira striking an upright from 20 yards and striker Jon Dadi Bodvarsson forcing a save from Danny Ward, the Huddersfield goalkeeper.

David Wagner, the Huddersfield head coach, praised the contribution of Van La Parra who scored his first goal for the club.

“This has been a very good start to the season but everybody knows how much hard work it was and we will not stop what we did in the past,” Wagner said.

“Hard work got us where we are and this will help us to be successful. We only look forward now.

“I am very happy for him [Van La Parra]. He chose the best moment to score his first goal.

“Everybody knows how difficult it was to get him here on loan last season and he was desperate to come here.”

Rai Simons was an unused substitute in Chesterfield's 3-1 defeat at home to Millwall in League One at the weekend.

A first-half double from Steve Morison inspired Millwall, with the striker pouncing after Shane Ferguson opened the scoring.

Sam Hird pulled one back in the second half but it was too late to rescue Chesterfield who are tenth in the table.

Reggie Lambe helped Carlisle United to a 1-0 victory away to Barnet in League Two to lift manager Keith Curle's side to sixth in the table.

Jabo Ibehre scored his first goal of the season as Carlisle continued their unbeaten start to the campaign.

Danté Leverock's Harrisburg City Islanders drew 1-1 at home to Pittsburgh Riverhounds in the United Soccer Leagues Eastern Conference at the weekend.

Harrisburg took the lead early in the second half when Craig Foster met a cross by Cardel Benhow before Pittsburgh equalised through Sergio Campbell.

The result enabled Harrisburg to claim the Keystone Derby Cup for the first time, a competition awarded to the club with the best head-to-head record in Pennsylvania at the end of the season.

Freddy Hall, the Bermuda goalkeeper, helped Limerick seal promotion back to the Premier Division after winning the SSE Airtricity First Division title with a 3-2 victory at UCD yesterday. Paul O'Conor scored a brace for Limerick while John O'Flynn was also on target. USD's goals came from Kieran Marty Waters and Maxi Kuougun.

Limerick suffered relegation last season after losing a second leg promotion-relegation play-off match 2-0 to Finn Harps.

Good start: Wagner is not getting carried away, despite Huddersfield's early success

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Published August 29, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated August 29, 2016 at 7:50 am)

Wagner: work rate key to our success

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