Danny Ward scored a hattrick to help Huddersfield produce one of the high-scoring football scores of the weekend in the Championship. It was the home side who took the lead when Lucas Joao finished superbly but Daniel Sinani scored the equalizer in the ninth minute. Danny Ward scored in the 15th and 25th minute sandwiching an equalizer from George Puscas before half-time. Michael Morisson once again equalized but it was Ward who scored the winner in the second half.
Reading Veljko Paunovic: “I think that the start of the game was really good – but at the same time really bad. We were dominating the ball and feeling comfortable. We were finding free players and taking control. We did some really good moments in that first half, even if we didn’t defend that well. We might not have attacked as well in the second half, but we defended better – and that was necessary to take the three points.”
Huddersfield’s Carlos Corberan: “We have a lot of offensive mentalities but we also need a little bit more meanness in defense. This is exactly the big challenge, the balance, for us. Not only for us but for every team in the world. In the first half, we attacked really well. But in the second half, we attacked worse but we defended better. Yes, it was a bit chaotic in the first half. That’s because we had four defenders against their two strikers and it was too open.”
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