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Wells ends his goal drought in fine style

Get in: Wells celebrartes scoring Huddersfield's winner (photograph courtesy of Huddersfield Examiner)

Nahki Wells ended his goal drought to send Huddersfield Town back to the top of the Sky Bet Championship as they beat Rotherham United at home yesterday.

Wells, who had not scored since Huddersfield’s 2-1 victory away to Newcastle United on August 13, added his team’s second in the 38th minute to restore their lead.

Elias Kachunga gave Huddersfield an early advantage when he struck from close range in the second minute after sustained pressure from the home side.

Rotherham equalised through Danny Ward’s volley in the 34th, but Wells’s shot restored Huddersfield’s lead before the interval.

Huddersfield were rarely tested after half-time as they went two points clear of Norwich City at the summit.

Tom Adeyemi did come close to drawing Rotherham level for a second time when he headed wide at the back post late on, but the visiting side managed only one shot on target throughout the game.

Rotherham are now without a win in six league games, having conceded 24 goals this season, four more than any other team.

Huddersfield, meanwhile, have won seven of their opening ten games, but could fall to second if Norwich beat Newcastle at St James’s Park today.

David Wagner, the Huddersfield head coach, said he was delighted with his side’s collective defending but believed they were sloppy in attack.

“I think we had a very good first half, especially in the defence where we looked very strong and very sharp,” Wagner said.

“We looked very hungry, very greedy and very aggressive.

“Unfortunately in the final third we were a little bit sloppy and we should have been more than a goal up after such an excellent first half.

Wagner added: “Rotherham have some very, very good quality in the offence and you always have to be on the front foot and switched on to keep them away from goal.

“In the second half we had some problems and lacked concentration as well. They are a strong side on the offence and we had to show our fighting side well.”

Huddersfield return to action on Saturday away to Ipswich Town.

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