Signing Off

Well that’s all from Mel and I for today on what has been a great day for Huddersfield Town.

I’ll be back on Tuesday evening with Doug Thomson with live coverage from Shrewsbury Town for the League Cup.

Until then, have a great evening and rest of the weekend.

Keep the Faith!

Wagner Speaks!!

Have a look at what the manager had to say after the impressive 2-1 victory over Brentford....

Town Player Ratings

Who stood out and who didn’t among David Wagner’s men as his side sealed a record-breaking victory at the John Smith’s Stadium?

Elias Kachunga celebrates scoring for Huddersfield Town against Brentford on the opening day of the season.
Elias Kachunga celebrates scoring for Huddersfield Town against Brentford on the opening day of the season.

Match Report

Relive all the highlights from a fantastic opening day victory for Hudderfield Town over Brentford

Huddersfield Town's Kasey Palmer celebrates making it 2-1 against Brentford FC on the opening day of the season.
Huddersfield Town's Kasey Palmer celebrates making it 2-1 against Brentford FC on the opening day of the season.

FT: Huddersfield Town 2 Brentford FC 1

That’s it - it’s all over here and Huddersfield Town have won! Get in there!

A record-breaking attendance and the first opening day home win since 2007.

Town fans - it doesn’t get much better than that does it?

Nearly There....

Town are keeping the ball well, counting down the clock to the final whistle.

Added Time

There is a MINIMUM of five added minutes - where has the referee got that from??!!

(I suppose the amount of substitutes but even so, it’s too many for my liking and frayed nerves!)

87 Minute

It’s Huddersfield 2 Brentford FC 1 and the crowd are roaring the Terriers to stand firm for the remaining few minutes - this would be a first home opening day win since beating Yeovil back in 2007.

Substitutions

Final change made by Brentford - Phillip Hofmann replacing MacLeod while Town bring on Ivan Paurevic for Joe Lolley....

Attendance

Official Attendance announced as 18, 479 - the highest home first day attendance in 46 years, since 1970s.

Good work Town fans!!!

Huddersfield 2 Brentford 1

And breathe....

No sooner had Palmer come on but he found the ball at his feet with a goal at his mercy after Brentford keeper Bentley saved well from La Parra’s intial shot.

What An Introduction!!!

AND NO SOONER IS THE CHANGE MADE AND KASEY PALMER PUTS TOWN BACK IN FRONT! IT’S NOW 2-1 TO HUDDERSFIELD.

WHAT A CHANCE BY DAVID WAGNER - THE YOUNGSTERS FIRST TOUCH OF THE BALL!

Substitutions

David Wagner immediately reacts - bringing on Kasey Palmer for Jack Payne who was starting to look a bit leggy for Town....

Sting In The Tail

Moments after Huddersfield have a chance to double their lead as Bees keeper Daniel Bentley saves from La Parra from five yards out, Brentford go and equalise at the other end!!

Substitute Nico Yennaris slots home through the legs of Danny Ward from inside the box after good work from Sawyers, Hogan and Macleod.

Easy Save

Lewis MacLeod takes the resultant free-kick which amounts to very little other than a melee in the box as two Bees players try to obstruct Danny Ward’s vision before he makes a comfortable save.

Clumsy Challenge

Mark Hudson goes into the book for a clumsy challenge on Hogan, giving away a free-kick 30 yards out from Huddersfield Town’s goal.

Tempo...

Just quietened down a little bit which isn’t the worst thing in the world - Brentford look a lot better after the double substitution without really threatening Danny Ward’s goal.

On Cue...

Sean Scannell replaces Kachunga - 65th minute played and still 1-0 to Town: the substitute goes out wide and La Parra is pushed into the centre forward role.

Elias Injured?

Goalscorer Kachunga is feeling his hamstring a little bit... Sean Scannell is on the bench if needs be.

Opposition View

Could be a long half-an-hour...

Substitutions

Dean Smith shuffles his pack with his side on the rack - Sam Saunders and Nico Yennaris come on for Josh McEachran and Konstantin Kerschbaumer.

Huddersfield 1 Brentford 0

The goal came in the 50th minute - a superb cross from Tommy Smith down the right-hand side and a bullet of a header at the far post from Kachunga!

All Huddersfield Town now as the shots rain down on Brentford’s goal - Jack Payne with a swerving 25 yard shot which is put behind by Bees keeper Daniel Bentley.

Deadlock Broken

And Town have it!! Elias Kachunga opens his Huddersfield Town account to send the John Smith’s Stadium rocking as he jumps into the crowd in the Chadwick Lawrence Stand to celebrate with the fans.

GET IN!

Technical Issues

Well somethings never change at the John Smith’s Stadium - while Mel fights the wi-fi Gremlins next to me, the Stadium PA seems to have a wobble, letting out a horrible screeching sound.

New Season, Same Old Problems.

Sides Are Out

Mark Hudson leads the Town back out for the second-half - Brentford follow a few minutes later as the game gets back underway.

Half-Time

Huddersfield Town 0 Brentford FC 0: Town has certainly been the better side but they have failed to make any real impact in the final third - Rajiv van La Parra and Joe Lolley looking lively without really threatening.

Aaron Mooy and Jack Payne already look impressive in the middle of the park though.

However, Brentford haven’t really shown much threat themselves but there have been warning signs - and one only has to go back to May’s second half blitz as a concern for the second half.

Added Time

One minute added to the first 45 minutes....

40 Minutes

Huddersfield are back in the ascendancy at the minute - Lolley sees his effort parried by Bees keeper Daniel Bentley before Town have a succession of free-kicks and corners which eventually come to nothing.

The game needs a goal and on the stroke of half-time would be a brilliant time for it to come - obviously for Huddersfield of course!

Midfield Maestros

Jack Payne and Aaron Mooy are pulling the strings for the Terriers at the moment - everything good is coming from the duo. This time they set up Kachunga who can only drill his effort wide.

Ouch!

First booking of the day goes to Brentford’s Josh McEachran for a cynical hack on La Parra after some nifty footwork from the Dutchman, taking on three opponents before being hacked down by the Bees player.