Town get back to winning ways

James Vaughan scored against his former club as managerless Huddersfield recorded a 1-0 home win against Crystal Palace.

Last Updated: 30/01/13 at 22:57 Post Comment

James Vaughan: Hit the winner for Town

James Vaughan: Hit the winner for Town

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

The Norwich loanee, who previously had two spells on loan at Crystal Palace, netted midway through the second half to give Mark Lillis and Steve Eyre a victory in their first league game in joint-caretaker charge and Town's first win in 13 Championship matches.

It means the Terriers, who parted company with Simon Grayson a few days after the 4-0 loss to Watford, move up to 16th and eight points clear of the relegation zone. Palace missed out on the opportunity to climb into second place and they now have just one win from their last nine league matches.

Scott Arfield tried his luck from distance early on but Julian Speroni comfortably held on, while Yannick Bolasie tested Alex Smithies at the other end.

Neil Danns forced a smart save from Speroni midway through the half and Oliver Norwood's subsequent corner flashed across goal, with Vaughan inches away from making contact.

But the Eagles did create some pressure of their own, most notably through the lively Bolasie, who linked well with new Manchester United signing Wilfried Zaha, only for Calum Woods to intervene before either could get a shot away.

There was a half-chance for Glenn Murray just before half-time, but after latching on to Andre Moritz's ball over the top, the former Brighton striker's effort cleared the crossbar.

The visitors' resurgence continued after the interval, with substitute Jonathan Williams and Bolasie breaking clear in separate attacks only to spurn the opportunity to test Smithies.

Jacob Butterfield almost marked his 100th career league appearance with a goal, but the Norwich loanee fired narrowly over the bar from the edge of the box after sloppy play from Jack Hunt.

Another on-loan Canaries man proved more decisive for the hosts with 65 minutes gone. Arfield's superb pass released Vaughan and he kept his cool to slot in his fifth of the season.

Bolasie almost levelled within five minutes but his free-kick whistled past Smithies' upright.

Holloway introduced Jermaine Easter for the last 15 minutes and switched to an ultra-attacking formation as he sought to inspire a late turnaround. The Welsh striker's first involvement saw him flick a header just wide of the far post.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

There are no results at present.

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Birmingham 0 0 0
2 Blackburn 0 0 0
3 Blackpool 0 0 0
4 Bolton 0 0 0
5 Bournemth 0 0 0
6 Brentford 0 0 0
7 Brighton 0 0 0
8 Cardiff 0 0 0
9 Charlton 0 0 0
10 Derby 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0
12 Huddersfld 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0
14 Leeds 0 0 0
15 Middlesbro' 0 0 0
16 Millwall 0 0 0
17 Norwich 0 0 0
18 N Forest 0 0 0
19 Reading 0 0 0
20 Rotherham 0 0 0
21 Sheff Wed 0 0 0
22 Watford 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0

Updated Mon, 14 Jul 2014

Footer 365

Liverpool: 'Last three months have been tough' says Steven Gerrard

Influential Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard admits that he has experienced 'the worst three months of his career'.

Premier League: Luke Shaw says Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal right to criticise lack of fitness

Manchester United new boy Luke Shaw says boss Louis Van Gaal was right to criticise him for a lack of fitness.

Manchester United beat Inter on penalties in Washington

Manchester United continued their unbeaten start to life under new boss Louis van Gaal, beating Inter 5-3 on penalties.

Mail Box

Youth Development Has To Be The Future

A varied Mailbox has thoughts on transfer targets, youth development, the obsession over 3-5-2, some innovative Blackpool suggestions and why Real bought Kroos...

Don't You Worry About Southampton...

We can't help but agree with one mailboxer who tries to calm the crisis-mongers gathering around Southampton, while we have mails on Man United's squad...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property