Huddersfield Town slipped to a second successive league defeat as they fell 3-1 at Fulham thanks to goals from Hugo Rodallega, Lasse Vigen Christensen and Ross McCormack.

Rodallega gave the Cottagers a first-half lead against the run of play but Town rallied in the second half and deservedly netted an equaliser through central defender Joel Lynch with just 15 minutes remaining.

But the Terriers conceded straight from kick-off as Christensen danced through to dink past Smithies before McCormack sealed the three points with a powerful drive from range.

But how did each Town player rank in the Craven Cottage loss?

See our player ratings below.

 

Smithies - Was left far too exposed for two of the goals but there may be some complaints about his positioning for McCormack's drive, even if there was a fair amount of power behind it. Otherwise, his distribution was the most impressive aspect of his performance. 6.

Smith - At fault from a positional perspective for the first goal in failing to cover captain Mark Hudson, and struggled to deal with the pace and movement of the Fulham attack, something reflected in McCormack's goal. 5.

Hudson - A bad day at the office for the skipper, whose first-half header was cleared off the line before being caught for both of the hosts' first two goals and didn't seem his usual composed self throughout. That resonated with the rest of the defence and led to a sloppy display at the back. 5.

Lynch - The best of the lot at the back and made some crucial interventions early on to thwart Rodallega. Hauled his side back into it with a brave header and the only disappointment on his part was being caught out of position for the third as Town pushed for a leveller. 7.

Dixon - A difficult place to return to the starting lineup and struggled with the hosts' effervescent attacking line, but he was committed to the cause and showed tremendous energy reserves to offer Town an outlet on the left flank. 6.

Scannell - Frustrated by his inability to truly get the better of Kostas Stafylidis but worked tirelessly in his pursuit to do so and delivered some dangerous crosses, as well as supporting Smith. 6.

Butterfield - Town's best player on the day. Started slowly but grew into it and his impact in the second half was central to Town's improved display as he picked out passes, weaved through challenges and linked the play effectively. 7.

Hogg - Combative in the tackle and neat with the ball, he offered manager Chris Powell everything he felt was missing in the midweek defeat at Derby, when he was ruled out with a thigh injury. 6.

Coady - Another below-par display and wasted a good opportunity to hand Town the lead in the first half before some suspect defensive work in attempting to stop Christensen for Fulham's second. 5.

Bunn - Started brightly but squandered the best chance of the first half for Town to seize an advantage and it appeared to affect him thereafter. Worked hard and was a persistent threat as always but was unable to replicate his Derby goalscoring heroics. 6.

Holt - Will have nightmares about his second-half miss and looked as if he was yearning for more attacking support throughout. His aerial presence and desire to battle ensured he would keep the Fulham defence on its toes but failed to truly arrive until the second half. 6.

Substitutes:

Wells - Made an instant impact by winning the free-kick which Town were able to equalise from and offered pace through the middle which was previously in short supply. 6.

Ward - Offered a poisoned chalice of trying to haul Town back in it but offered nothing to the attacking cause from a left-wing-back station. 4.