Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell believes his side were the enemy of their own downfall after seeing his side slip to a second successive league defeat in the 3-1 reverse at Fulham.

The Terriers fell behind midway through the first half when Hugo Rodallega raced onto a Ross McCormack pass and tucked home across Alex Smithies but Town rallied in the second period and found a deserved leveller courtesy of Joel Lynch.

But having found a route back into the game, Town pressed the self-destruct button and conceded straight from kick-off as Lasse Vigen Christensen beat Mark Hudson too easily to dink home before McCormack embellished the scoreline with a powerful late strike from range.

But Powell was left with a sense of regret after seeing his side fail to capitalise on a good opening to the game.

 

When quizzed on how he felt after the defeat, the manager said: "Extremely frustrated. We started the game ever so well, we had one cleared off the line and had a strong penalty appeal.

"It was all going according to plan.

"We know how Fulham like to play - straight down the middle - and sorted that battle out.

"But we conceded a goal from our throw-in."

Town's recovery after the interval was admirable, but Powell felt his side were guilty of switching off in the immediate aftermath of Lynch's equaliser.

"Second half, it was all us, and there were some good passages of play," he added.

"We put them on the back foot and finally got the equaliser,  but then we fell asleep.

"I think we thought our work was done when obviously there was still plenty to do.

"We were in the ascendancy but of course they were buoyed by the second goal.

"You are at your weakest when you have just scored, and so it proved."