Huddersfield Town went nap to see off Charlton Athletic with the minimum of fuss and claim a fifth win in 10 Championship games under David Wagner.
Skipper Mark Hudson, a former Charlton player, top scorer Nahki Wells, who now has 10 for the season, Jamie Paterson, Duane Holmes and Jason Davidson were the players on target.
It was Town’s biggest win of the season so far, bettering the 4-1 home success against Bolton Wanderers, and sealed their second double.
To make matters worse for the visitors, substitute Reza was sent off late on after committing two bookable offences in as many minutes.
There were just two changes for Town, with Middlesbrough loan left-back James Husband kept waiting for a full debut as Australian international Jason Davidson again got the nod after a bright FA Cup display against Reading.
Aston Villa loan keeper Jed Steer, ineligible for the FA Cup, was back between the posts in place of Joe Murphy while midfielder Emyr Huws, who missed the Reading clash through illness, was recalled in place of Sean Scannell, who has a niggly knee injury.
Unusually, Town found themselves playing towards the North Stand in the first half, but that didn’t prevent Tommy Smith flashing a shot narrowly wide from fellow full-back Davidson’s cross inside the opening minute.
Town began with Harry Bunn in the right and Joe Lolley on the left, with Jamie Paterson taking a No10-style role behind Wells, who was making his 150th start in English football after his 200th appearance all told against Reading.
Charlton were getting plenty of men behind the ball in the opening stages, with Portuguese forward Ricardo Vaz Te, the former Barnsley and West Ham United player, their only frontline outlet.
Another Davidson cross was turned over by Wells as Town tried to up the tempo, with the breakthrough coming in the 17th minute after Lolley’s run and low centre led to Roger Johnson slicing the ball over his own bar.
Town played a short corner routine, and Paterson crossed for Hudson to power home a header from close range for his first goal of the campaign.
The goal forced Charlton to come out of their shell a little, and Hudson intercepted a neat cross by Johan Berg Gudmundsson while it took a good block by Jonathan Hogg to thwart Morgan Fox when he took aim from distance.
Some of Charlton’s challenges were a touch too keen for referee Geoff Eltringham, who showed yellow cards to Chris Solly and Rhys Williams after they were late on Joel Lynch and Lolley respectively.
Town were finding it tough to penetrate the Londonders’ defences, but Lolley did well to fashion a 40th-minute chance for Bunn, who brought a good save from Stephen Henderson with a well-struck shot from outside the area.
The second came just before the break, again from a corner, with Lolley taking the flag kick, Smith sending the ball goalwards and Wells touching it in from close range.
Boss Wagner felt no need to make changes to his line-up at the break, but Town did begin the second half with Lolley on the right and Bunn on the left.
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There was an escape when Paterson’s slip allowed Diego Poyet an opportunity, but the former Town loan man’s shot was tame.
Fox became the third Charlton player cautioned when he fouled Lolley, before Wells came close as he side-footed a cross from the left.
Huws was replaced by Holmes in the 54th minute, with Paterson dropping back to play alongside Hogg.
Kyle Dempsey replaced Lolley in Town’s second change on the hour, and as the home side kept pressing forward, Wells fired over from a narrow angle.
Callum Harriott drilled a shot well over as Charlton, who had made a double substitution, bringing on Tareiq Holmes-Dennis and Iranian striker Reza, came to life for a spell.
By now Town had Holmes on the left, Bunn in the middle and Dempsey on the right of their advanced midfield three, but despite some neat passing, clear-cut chances were scarce.
It took a slick solo effort by Paterson to bring a third goal, shot home low from the edge of the area after a neat dribble.
Then Holmes got in on the act, claiming his first senior goal for Town with a deflected 20-yard effort.
With Reza red carded, Town took advantage by claiming a fifth in stoppage time through Davidson, who bundled the ball home from Bunn’s cross.