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Goal for Mooy in Huddersfield loss

Press AssociationPress Association 28/11/2016

Aaron Mooy's first home goal for Huddersfield Town was in vain as his English Championship side's poor form continued with a 2-1 defeat to Wigan on Monday night.

For Wigan it was their first-ever league win at Huddersfield thanks to goals from Reece Burke and Yanic Wildschut either side of Mooy's effort five minutes after halftime.

The Australian was a constant midfield threat and after Nakhi Wells' incisive run and cross, Mooy ghosted in at the back post to tap home his first goal at the John Smith's Stadium.

Mooy soon after stung the palms of Wigan goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen with a 25-yard strike but Town's frailty in defence was soon exposed again as Wildschut raced clear to deservedly net what proved the winning goal.

It followed the goal from Burke, who had the freedom of the penalty area when he opened the scoring after 40 minutes.

Huddersfield had a seemingly good penalty shout turned down when Nakhi Wells - following a nice went down under pressure from Luke Garbutt.

But at the end the hosts could have few complaints after a performance that leaves further question marks over their promotion credentials.

David Wagner's side remain inside the play-off places despite the defeat, however, but they have now won just once in seven games after a flying start.

Wigan's triumph was their first under Warren Joyce, who could also claim to have achieved what no other Latics boss had managed before - a league win in Huddersfield.

The visitors had not even managed a goal at Town in the league since 1993, but put that hoodoo to rest with a win that more significantly leaves them inside the bottom three on goal difference only.

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