November 5, 2018 / 10:25 PM / 7 months ago

Soccer-Huddersfield beat Fulham 1-0 to grab first league win of the season

* Huddersfield secured first win of season by beating Fulham 1-0

* Fulham’s Fosu-Mensah scored an own goal

* Huddersfield scored first league goal at home since April

* Fulham’s Schuerrle had a goal ruled out for offside

* Huddersfield host West Ham next, Fulham visit Liverpool HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 1 FULHAM 0

Nov 5 (Reuters) - An own goal by Timothy Fosu-Mensah gave Huddersfield Town their first Premier League win of the season as they beat fellow strugglers Fulham 1-0 to climb off the bottom of the table.

The win lifted Huddersfield, who before Monday had scored only four away goals this season, into 18th place on six points, with Fulham now bottom on five points after 11 games.

Huddersfield fans must have expected another frustrating night as they saw an early shot from Danish midfielder Philip Billing come crashing back off the crossbar in the 15th minute.

Having not seen their side score a league goal at home since a 1-0 win over Watford in April, the home fans finally got to celebrate when Fosu-Mensah headed into his own net under pressure from Christopher Schindler.

Celebrating the third anniversary of his appointment, Huddersfield boss David Wagner sent out his side to defend in the second half, and they had little trouble frustrating the visitors.

Fulham lacked creativity and despite Andre Schuerrle having a goal ruled out for offside, they barely managed to trouble Huddersfield keeper Jonas Lossl as they slumped to their fifth defeat in a row. (Reporting by Philip O’Connor, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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