London - Tom Ince scored in the 90th minute as Huddersfield grabbed a
late victory against Watford on Saturday afternoon at the Kirklees Stadium.
Troy Deeney came close to opening the scoring inside the
opening half an hour as his deflected shot flew inches wide of the post.
Huddersfield were behind for most of the game, but Ince
managed to break the deadlock by capitalising on a defensive error to fire home
a 90th minute winner.
It was a quiet start to the match as both teams struggled to
create chances in the final third with Huddersfield having several corners
which they could not capitalise on.
Watford slowly grew into the game and won their first corner
in the 28th minute after a much-improved passage of play. The ball fell towards
Will Hughes who directed the ball at Deeney who managed a to get a shot away
which was blocked.
The chance sparked another good move from the away side as
Abdoulaye Doucoure drove forward before his pass missed Roberto Pererya but
only for Deeney to latch on and hit a first-time shot that deflected just wide
of the mark.
Not long after the half hour mark, Doucoure had two shots
saved by Jonas Lossl in quick succession as the Hornets began to put more
pressure onto the home side.
Watford had a late chance in the half to find an opener as
they worked a free-kick short, but the Terriers managed to clear their lines before
Craig Pawson’s whistle brought an uneventful half to an end.
Watford dominated the opening period of the second half with
Hughes and Pererya starting to direct proceedings while Huddersfield continued
to chase the ball.
Watford were then the first to make a change as Richarlison
de Andrade came on for Kiko Femenia and Huddersfield responded shortly after
Ince took to the field in place of Colin Quaner.
Ince made an impact soon after as he had a shot blocked,
with the rebound falling to Steve Mounie, but the striker took too long and his
eventual shot was easily blocked by Watford.
Alex Pritchard then went over inside the penalty area, but
Pawson deemed it to have been a dive as the midfielder went into the book for
Out of nowhere, it was Ince that brought the game to life as
he netted the opener in the 90th minute.
A good Huddersfield attack saw Watford fail to clear their lines
effectively and Ince was alert as he swept home with the Terriers only shot on
target to snatch all three points.