- Town’s first win over United since 1952
- Mooy, Depoitre score
- Rashford pulls one back
- United’s first PL loss
Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre scored to give Huddersfield Town its first win over Manchester United in 65 years, a 2-1 win at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday.
Marcus Rashford pulled a goal back for United, which has lost its first PL match of the season and drops five points behind Man City.
Town leaps 10th, with 12 points. USMNT midfielder Danny Williams put in an impressive display for the Terriers.
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Anthony Martial collected an early yellow card for United, and a clever move from Tom Ince to Steve Mounie called up Red Devils backstop David De Gea for his first collection of the match.
And Mooy put Town a head when he played Ince in for a shot, then put the rebound behind De Gea.
The keeper wouldn’t be relieved when a Jonas Lossl goal kick sailed over Victor Lindelof‘s jumping intervention, and Depoitretw danced around De Gea to make it 2-0.
Nemanja Matic‘s stoppage time effort through traffic almost pulled one back for United, but Town dealt with a corner kick to get to the break unscathed.
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But how many have?
Rashford lifted the hopes of the visitors with a goal with just under 15 minutes to play.
Huddersfield Town’s first signing as a Premier League team has broken the club’s transfer record.
The newly promoted side snagged Belgian striker Laurent Depoitre from FC Porto, the club has confirmed. The 28-year-old had played in the Belgian ranks his entire career before trying his hand internationally, moving to Porto last summer. Unfortunately, he found playing time scarce, and has looked to the Premier League for a career revival.
“He is a proper striker,” said Huddersfield manager David Wagner. “One who has played for a very good Belgium side, featured in elite European competition and who has won domestic titles. It is great news that we have had the opportunity to sign a player of his quality and now we will focus on getting him back to the top form he showed only a season ago.”
Wagner also mentioned how Depoitre fits the “Terrier mentality” with a hard-working playing style.
The signing of Depoitre was at an undisclosed fee, but the club confirmed it broke the transfer record. Some reports tab the signing at around $6 million. That would far and away mark the highest fee paid by the club, with the previous record set last summer for German defender Christopher Schindler who arrived from 1860 Munich for around $2.2 million.
Still, that transfer record could be shattered again, with the club expected to announce the permanent signing of Manchester City loanee Aaron Mooy for a reported $12.7 million.