MX23RW : Tuesday, September 25 10:00:42
Oct 21, 2017 at 3pm UK at ​John Smith's Stadium
Attendance: 24,426
HuddersfieldHuddersfield Town
2-1
Man UtdManchester United
Mooy (28'), Depoitre (33')
Smith (8'), Schindler (9'), Mooy (66'), Williams (79')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Rashford (78')
Martial (8'), Young (60')

Result: Huddersfield Town stun Manchester United at John Smith's Stadium for famous win

Huddersfield Town beat Manchester United 2-1 at the John Smith's Stadium to end the Red Devils' unbeaten start to the season.

Huddersfield Town have ended their six-match wait for a Premier League win by earning a shock 2-1 victory over Manchester United at the John Smith's Stadium this afternoon.

The Terriers capitalised on a couple of individual errors in the first half for both of their goals, netting through former Manchester City man Aaron Mooy and summer signing Laurent Depoitre.

United failed to really get going in West Yorkshire, only coming to life when pulling one back through Marcus Rashford late on, as they fell to their first defeat of the season in all competitions to see the gap on league leaders Manchester City grow to five points.

Aaron Mooy celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United on October 21, 2017© SilverHub

In the first meeting between these two sides since 1972, United started on top and created an early opening for Romelu Lukaku which was blasted straight at Jonas Lossl in the Town goal.

Huddersfield, defeated 4-0 by Tottenham Hotspur here in their last home outing, were happy to sit back and soak up the pressure in a change of ploy from that recent loss.

There was a brief flashpoint 10 minutes in when Tommy Smith and Anthony Martial came face-to-face following an off-the-ball incident, leading to referee Lee Mason showing a yellow card to both men.

Just when United were starting to grow more into the game, seeing Lukaku send an overhead kick narrowly wide of the target, Huddersfield struck for the first of their two goals.

Phil Jones receives treatment during the Premier League game between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United on October 21, 2017© SilverHub

Without the injured Phil Jones, who hobbled down the tunnel five minutes earlier, Mooy capitalised on some slack play from Juan Mata to play in Tom Ince.

The former Derby County winger had his shot well saved by David de Gea but Mooy was there to tuck home the rebound, becoming just the second different player to net against the Red Devils this term and ending his side's 10-hour wait for a goal in the process.

The second goal also came from an individual mistake as Victor Lindelof, the man brought on to replace Jones in the heart of defence, failed to get his head to a high ball over the top and Depoitre was gifted the chance to round De Gea and roll it home.

United continued to see more of the ball in the remainder of the first half and perhaps should have had a route back into the match, only for Mason to wave away strong appeals for a penalty when Elias Kachunga barged into Ander Herrera.

David Wagner watches on during the Premier League game between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United on October 21, 2017© SilverHub

Visiting boss Jose Mourinho turned to his bench at the interval by bringing on Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Rashford, meaning that all three of his subs had been used with half the game left to play.

Ashley Young, doing more than any other United player to drag his side back into the match, was wayward with his sliced attempt from 20 yards as the title chasers continued to be frustrated.

With a quarter of the match left to play United still had just the one Lukaku shot on target to show for their attacking efforts, as they headed towards successive league games without scoring a goal.

They avoided that feat courtesy of a close-range header from Rashford, though, as he ghosted in to convert a right-sided cross from strike partner Lukaku 12 minutes from time.

Jose Mourinho realises how many points adrift his side are during the Premier League game between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United on October 21, 2017© Offside

Nearly half of United's goals this term have come in the final 10 minutes of games, and it was Mourinho's men who were asking all the late questions.

That one final killer chance they craved arrived in added time, but Mathias Zanka dived in front of Chris Smalling's goalbound shot to help Huddersfield see things through for a first win in this fixture since March 1952.

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