Aaron Mooy has scored twice to lift his Huddersfield side off the bottom of the table, defeating a disappointing Wolverhampton away from home.
Mooy put Huddersfield ahead in the sixth minute, scoring again in the 74th to give the visitors a 2-0 win and a precious three points.
Huddersfield entered the match under pressure, having won only one game from 12 starts this season.
For Wolves, the loss showcased their drop in form in recent weeks. They opened the season on fire, keeping pace with the unbeaten Manchester City and Liverpool in the early rounds. They’ve come back to earth recently however, losing four of their past five matches.
The result showed the congested nature of the bottom end of the Premier League ladder. After former Leicester mentor Claudio Ranieri’s Fulham defeated Southampton 3-2 in his first match in charge, Huddersfield were left stranded on the bottom of the ladder.
Their win puts them up to 14th place, four spots away from the drop zone. The promoted Wolves now sit in 11th, in danger of sliding further down ahead of the busy Christmas period.
Mooy had come under fire in recent weeks for his lethargic performances and a lack of output, both for Huddersfield and in a Socceroos shirt. Huddersfield’s next match is against Brighton at home, while Wolves travel to Cardiff City.
After the match, Mooy said he was thrilled to get on the score sheet. “It’s nice to score, that’s two wins and a draw, it lifts the squad, a great day,” he said.
“Sometimes when you score, something changes and you get more confidence. When you go through a bad patch, it feels it will never end. Now have another good result, we must get as many as we can.”