Belfast Telegraph

Fosu-Mensah's own goal lifts Huddersfield off bottom spot

Huddersfield Town 1-0 Fulham

Applause time: Christopher Schindler hails the fans
Applause time: Christopher Schindler hails the fans

By Mark Walker

Timothy Fosu-Mensah's first-half own goal gave Huddersfield a 1-0 home win against Fulham and their first Premier League victory of the season.

Fosu-Mensah headed into his own net, under pressure from Town's Christopher Schindler, as Huddersfield halted an eight-game home run without a top-flight goal - and moved above Fulham and Cardiff at the foot of the table.

The Terriers' winless league run stretched back to April - 14 league games in total - but manager David Wagner was able to celebrate on the night of his third anniversary in charge with a morale-boosting victory.

Fulham's fifth successive league defeat did little to ease the pressure on boss Slavisa Jokanovic, whose side's own run without a league win was extended to eight matches.

Huddersfield's agonising wait for a goal at the John Smith's Stadium was finally over in the 29th minute, making it 659 minutes in total.

Chris Lowe crossed deep from the left and German centre-half Schindler saw his header deflect into the net off Fosu-Mensah for the game's decisive moment.

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