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Huddersfield go top of Championship

Press Association logoPress Association 27/09/2016 James O'Brien

Socceroo Aaron Mooy's Huddersfield have returned to the top of English football's second-tier competition with a 2-1 win over Rotherham

Midfielder Mooy played the full match as first-half goals from Elias Kachunga and Nahki Wells either side of former Town striker Danny Ward's neat finish gave Huddersfield a fifth win from as many games at the John Smith's Stadium this season.

It could have been different for Huddersfield had an unmarked Tom Adeyemi headed home rather than wide five minutes from time but despite that late scare, manager David Wagner was in no doubt that Town were worthy of the victory.

"We deserved it because we played a fantastic first half, especially defensively. We were very hungry, aggressive and we didn't give them any turns in our fighting zone," he said.

Town replaced Norwich at the summit ahead of the Canaries' clash with Newcastle on Wednesday but Wagner is aware how quickly things could change in the Championship.

"We've now won five out of five very tight home games so everybody knows to be focused in every single situation to get us over the line," he added.

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