Daniel Sinani nets winner as West Brom lose fourth straight away game
Huddersfield 1-0 West Brom: Daniel Sinani condemns Baggies to fourth consecutive away defeat as Terriers close in on playoffs spot
- Defeat leaves West Brom eight points behind league leaders Fulham
- Baggies had captain Jake Livermore sent off in the second half
- Huddersfield climbed up to seventh, one point behind sixth-placed QPR
- Terriers are unbeaten in their last five Championship games at home
Norwich loanee Daniel Sinani condemned faltering Championship contenders West Brom to a fourth straight away defeat.
The Terriers’ striker slid in from close range to leave Valérien Ismaël’s side eight points off the coveted automatic promotion places.
Victory means Town have gone five games without defeat at Alfred Mcalpine Stadium.
Daniel Sinani (third left) scored the only goal of the game as Huddersfield beat West Brom
Captain Jake Livermore was also shown a straight red card on a miserable afternoon for the visitors.
It was the Albion’s high defensive line that proved their downfall as the Terriers ripped them apart early on.
Scott High threaded a clever ball to free Danny Ward who rolled the ball across goal to allow Sinani a tap-in after just six minutes.
West Brom had captain Jake Livermore sent off in the second half of a miserable afternoon
Valerien Ismael has seen his team lose its last straight four away games in the league
Huddersfield (3-4-3): Nicholls; Colwill, Sarr, Pearson; Turton, Toffolo, High, O’Brien; Ward (Campbell 68), Thomas, Sinani
Subs not used: Schofield, Ruffels, Aarons, Russell, Koroma, Odubeko
Manager: Carlos Corberan
Goals: Sinani (6)
West Bromwich Albion (3-4-2-1): Johnstone; Clarke, Bartley, Kipre; Gardner-Hickman, Townsend, Livermore, Mowatt (Molumbi 75); Phillips (Furlong 82); Diangana (Hugill 61), Grant
Subs not used: Button, Ajayi, Reach, Robinson
Manager: Valerien Ismael
Booked: Kipre, Diangana
Sent off: Livermore
Harry Toffolo then fizzed a left-footer narrowly wide as the home side sensed blood, and but for a heavy touch from Sorba Thomas they would have doubled their lead.
Albion were caught flat directly from goalkeeper Lee Nicholls’ clearance, and Sorba Thomas raced clear only for a heavy touch to see the opportunity disappear.
Defender Kyle Bartley was proving West Brom’s unlikely danger man, and the former Leeds defender had a succession of efforts scrambled clear.
Albion settled into the game midway through the half, with Matt Phillips blazing well over and the hapless Cédric Kipré booked for a late tackle on Sinani
Matt Clarke wasted a great opportunity to equalise when he headed straight at Kipré and then saw his follow up shot blocked by Matty Pearson.
As the pressure built on the Town goal Bartley again fired just wide from a corner, and then climbed highest of to meet Conor Townsend’s cross but his header was straight at Nicholls.
Exciting teenager Taylor Gardner Hickman almost hauled Albion level after the break with a stunning volley that flashed wide.
Yet as the visitors pressed, so the gaps began to open up and Ward should have sealed the win for Town midway through the second half.
Goalscorer Sinani turned provider, squaring for Ward to tap wide of a gaping goal from 10 yards.
Matt Phillips (left) and Albion struggled to break down Huddersfield in the 1-0 loss
Sub Fraser Richardson then scampered through but again Bartley cleared the danger, before the Baggies’ hopes suffered a further setback.
Skipper Livermore, who endured a frustrating afternoon, was shown a straight red card for a high foot and the visitors were down to ten.
Matt Clarke had one last chance but his diving header flashed inches wide and Huddersfield held on for another home win.
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