Huddersfield Town 2 Notts County 1
JORDAN RHODES added to his goal tally and price tag with a deadly double as Town created Football League history.
This was the 25th win of an unbeaten League run which now comprises 43 League I matches, and it was one of the most satisfying.
Lee Clarks side had to overcome both a stubborn Notts County side and the setback of having Alan Lee sent off with half an hour still to play.
But a telling substitution (Anton Robinson for Gary Roberts) and a slick finish from a man playing with real confidence ensured fingernails stayed firmly intact.
Town came within seconds of keeping a clean sheet there was only time to take the kick-off following Neal Bishops stoppage-time reply and thats a reflection of the workrate and solidity of the side.
Lee did his bit before being harshly shown a straight red card by referee Darren Drysdale after a clash with Sam Sodje which appeared no different to most of the others between a combative duo who went head-to-head regularly throughout the hour the Town man was on the pitch.
Town, leading through Rhodes well-placed header just 26 seconds into the second half, could have been in a hole.
But the arrival of Robinson, whose no-nonsense approach added extra steel to the energetic home midfield, and another excellent finish by the frontman everyone is talking about knocked the stuffing out of Notts.
The visitors were themselves down to 10 men, with Sodje receiving treatment for the facial injury which was to force him out of the action altogether, when ex-Town man Krystian Pearces slip was ruthlessly exploited in the 65th minute.
Having hustled the defender into his error, Rhodes advanced on goal, drew Stuart Nelson and beat the keeper with a well-placed shot from 20 yards out.
It completed a miserable Galpharm return for Pearce, who was outjumped as Rhodes rose to meet Jack Hunts cross and give Town a great start to the second period after a hard-fought first half which produced few chances.
A couple of penalty shouts, both for challenges by Sodje on Rhodes, were the main topic of conversation over the half-time cuppas.
But mention might also have been made of Hunts rampaging approach.