Huddersfield City 2-0 Rotherham United: Duane Holmes, Jordan Rhodes raise City off backside

Huddersfield Town's Duane Holmes
Duane Holmes opened the scoring together with his first aim of the season

Duane Holmes and Jordan Rhodes had been on course as Huddersfield triumphed in opposition to Rotherham to maneuver off the foot of the Championship desk.

Holmes fired the Terriers forward together with his first aim of the season, a strong end that flew in off the put up.

Rhodes doubled City’s benefit with a second-half strike that ensured they registered back-to-back wins for the primary time this season.

The win hauled Huddersfield as much as twenty second place, simply two factors and two locations behind the Millers.

Tom Eaves may need opened the scoring early on for the guests, amassing Oliver Rathbone’s by means of ball solely to fireplace straight at Lee Nicholls.

That was to be the striker’s final contribution of the night time, going off injured after simply 18 minutes and Huddersfield step by step eased into their stride, with Jack Rudoni supplying a string of harmful crosses.

But it surely was particular person brilliance that put City forward on the half-hour as Holmes pounced on a free ball and labored his solution to the sting of the field earlier than unleashing a ferocious drive previous Viktor Johansson and in off the far put up.

Rudoni nearly added a second quickly afterwards, overhitting his try from Tom Lees’ cross and the house facet continued to threaten after the break.

They gained their reward 10 minutes after the restart, with Rudoni combining with Kaine Kesler-Hayden to arrange Rhodes for his second aim in as many video games.

Rotherham battled to realize some form of foothold within the contest, however Jamie Lindsay and substitute Hakeem Odoffin had been unable to transform half-chances as the house facet noticed out the sport.

The Millers’ defeat means they’ve now gained simply one in every of their final 11 video games.

Huddersfield head coach Mark Fotheringham instructed BBC Radio Leeds:

“We have a very stable basis and that is why the inventive gamers can go and play with freedom within the final third.

“The blokes that scored have gotten particular person class – they’re match-winners. Any time they went by means of the gears they seemed harmful.

“Jordan Rhodes has been working so exhausting and placing huge calls for on himself in coaching and the identical with Duane Holmes.

“The staff spirit’s rising, everybody’s working extraordinarily exhausting for one another and we have simply obtained to maintain at it.”

Rotherham supervisor Matt Taylor instructed BBC Radio Sheffield:

“Viktor [Johansson] has not had too many saves to make all through the night time, so it isn’t been a recreation the place each groups have created a bunch of probabilities.

“It got here all the way down to execution and we lacked high quality in sure areas of the pitch.

“Our use of the ball was actually poor, in all honesty. We didn’t create till that second-half interval the place we actually had a go.

“The assumption wasn’t fairly there. A few of the gamers are actually low bodily, in addition to mentally.”



Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 21Nicholls
  • 32Lees
  • 39Helik
  • 12BoyleBooked at 73mins
  • 16Hayden
  • 6HoggBooked at 43mins
  • 18KasumuSubstituted forCamaraat 85′minutes
  • 14Ruffels
  • 22RudoniBooked at 11minsSubstituted forThomasat 61′minutes
  • 19HolmesSubstituted forMahoneyat 84′minutes
  • 9RhodesSubstituted forSimpsonat 74′minutes


  • 7Thomas
  • 11Mahoney
  • 24Camara
  • 27Simpson
  • 34Spencer
  • 41Bilokapic
  • 47Ayina


Formation 3-1-4-2

  • 1Johansson
  • 2HardingBooked at 42mins
  • 24Humphreys
  • 5McCartSubstituted forNorton-Cuffyat 76′minutes
  • 4Barlaser
  • 30KiosoSubstituted forFergusonat 63′minutes
  • 16LindsaySubstituted forOdoffinat 76′minutes
  • 18Rathbone
  • 3BramallBooked at 33mins
  • 11Ogbene
  • 9EavesSubstituted forWashingtonat 19′minutes


  • 6Wooden
  • 10Norton-Cuffy
  • 14Washington
  • 15Bola
  • 17Ferguson
  • 22Odoffin
  • 26Hemfrey

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