And just minutes later Wells himself got on the scoresheet, claiming his tenth goal of the season with a good left-footed strike to make sure of a comfortable win in front of a crowd of 18,706.
Huddersfield Town’s quick-fire second and third goals thankfully ensured there would to be no late drama to deal with.
Moan of the Match
Just a minor criticism on a night of many positives - Town could have taken a few of their earlier chances to ensure the game was even more comfortable viewing than it was.
Man of the Match
Jonathan Hogg: A sensational return from his neck injury, the 28-year-old is Huddersfield Town’s very own N'Golo Kanté.
Tweet of the Match
Chris Kavanagh (Manchester) - a few strange decisions but not the worst refereeing display seen this season. But that’s not saying too much either.
The noise inside the John Smith’s Stadium throughout gave no hint or suggestion of promotion nerves from the Blue White faithful.
Normal service is resumed with an emphatic SkyBet Championship performance. Pressure? What Pressure?