Kit Symons savoured a first win since getting the Fulham manager’s job on a permanent basis and said: “All in all, it’s very pleasing.”

The Cottagers had to come from two down to gain a point at home to Blackpool last Tuesday, and Symons said his side showed character in a different way to regain the end after Joel Lynch’s leveller for Town.

Huddersfield are a good side and Chris Powell is an excellent manager who is doing a good job with them, so this win is great for us,” added Symons, whose side are 17th, a point and a place below Town.

“Over the 90 minutes, I thought we were the better side and deserved our victory.

“We played well in the first half, had some good chances and scored a really good goal.

 

“We got off the hook a little bit with one of their chances (for Harry Bunn) but deserved to be ahead at half-time.

“Huddersfield put us under pressure in second half, and we didn’t pass the ball well enough to ease that pressure, but we did defend very well.

“But we gave away too many cheap free-kicks against a side who are good at set-pieces.

“It was almost inevitable they would eventually score from one, which they did.

“That was disappointing from our point of view, but the character we showed to respond so fast was fantastic and our third goal was the icing on the cake.

“I would have liked a clean sheet, but three goals is a good return.

“We showed improvement at both ends of the pitch, and if we can keep on improving, I’ll be a happy man.”

Fulham frontman Hugo Rodallega, who scored his side’s opening goal and had a hand in the other two, said: “We had to really work hard.

“Huddersfield are a strong side who have been on a good run. It was a very tough game for us.

“Lasse Christensen and Scott Parker had to play really well because they have some good players in midfield.

“They made life hard for us. It was a big win for us and it closes the gap on the teams around us.

“It was a great win. It was very important to get three points.”