Rajiv van La Parra's early goal against his former club earned Huddersfield Town a fourth win in five games and keep them top of the Football League Championship.

The winger, who joined in a £750,000 summer move from Molineux after a loan spell at Town last season, struck just six minutes in.

Wolves made a real game of it, and it took a couple of fine saves from on-loan Liverpool man Danny Ward to keep them out.

Another big John Smith's Stadium crowd, this time 19,972, witnessed a first defeat for Wolves in any game this season.

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First Half

6mins: Town get off to a flying start as Rajiv Van La Parra shoots home after Nahki Wells hits the left-hand post.

15mins: Wolves midfielder George Saville is wide from outside the area.

19mins: Saville puts an effort over after linking with full-back Matt Doherty.

26mins: Tommy Smith's low cross skids though a crowded area and the ball goes wide.

28mins: Aaron Mooy tees up Kasey Palmer for a bending shot which Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme holds.

28mins: Wolves forward Jed Wallace has a drive blocked by Chris Lowe.

31mins: Palmer links with Wells, but can't quite reach the latter's delivery into the danger zone.

35mins: Palmer is the provider as Wells turns and shoots only for Ikeme to save low down.

40mins: Wolves forward Joe Mason's deflected shot us held by keeper Danny Ward.

44mins: Mason has the ball in the Town net but he's offside and the goal is disallowed.

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Second Half

48mins: Town old boy Conor Coady's shot is deflected wide.

50mins: Home skipper Mark Hudson heads over from a Mooy free-kick.

52mins: Ward spreads himself to save well from Doherty.

60mins: Wolves sub Joao Teixeira hits the outside of the right-hand post.

65mins: Van La Parra curls a shot wide.

68mins: Ward makes a great save, parrying striker Jon Dadi Bodvarsson's close-range header.

70mins: Hudson makes a crucial tackle to thwart Mason after substitute Helder Costa's shot is blocked.

74mins: Elias Kachunga breaks, but his run is ended by a Jack Price foul.

82mins: Town substitute Harry Bunn flashes in a teasing low cross, but it come to nothing.

88mins: Wolves substitute Prince Oniangue volleys side.

Line Ups

Town: Ward, Smith, Lowe, Hudson, Schindler, Hogg, Mooy, Palmer (Payne, 57), Kachunga, Van La Parra (Scannell, 88), Wells (Bunn, 61).

Subs not used: Whitehead, Cranie, Hefele, Coleman.

Wolves: Ikeme, Coady, Batth, Iorfa, Doherty, Price, Edwards (Oniangue, 73), Saville (Costa, 61), Mason, Bodvarsson, Wallace (Teixeira, HT).

Subs not used: Henry, Borthwick-Jackson, Hause, Lonergan.

Referee: Stephen Martin (Staffordshire).