Huddersfield Town defeat Manchester United for the first time in 65 years to end Manchester United’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season in a shock 2-1 loss at Huddersfield Town on Saturday, with Victor Lindelof the villain of the piece.
The defeat drop Jose Mourinho’s side five points behind league leaders Manchester City.
Huddersfield earned a famous 2-1 victory over Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Jose Mourinho’s side appeared to be in control until Jones’ withdrawal, but suddenly the home side turned the tables, scoring two within eight minutes of Lindelof’s entrance.
Juan Mata gave the ball away to Aaron Mooy in midfield and after he fed Tom Ince, whose shot was saved by David de Gea, the Australian was first to the rebound to sweep home from 10 yards.
Then Swedish defender Victor Lindelof – on as a substitute for the injured Phil Jones and making just his second Premier League appearance misjudged a goal kick by Jonas Lossl and Laurent Depoitre raced onto the loose ball to round De Gea and double the Terriers’ lead.
But despite a nervy finale and with United enjoying almost 80% of possession, the Terriers clung on to record their first league win against United since 1952 and end a run of six league games without a victory.
Huddersfield have beaten Man Utd for the first time in the league since March 1952, a 3-2 win in the top flight.
Sub Marcus Rashford halved United’s deficit on 78 minutes – heading home Romelu Lukaku’s deep cross – and though Chris Smalling saw a late chance blocked, United couldn’t force a leveller.
But it proved to be too little, too late, as Huddersfield dug deep to wrap up all three points and inflict a first Premier League defeat on United since May.
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