Huddersfield Town fell victim to two late goals after making a breakthrough with another Nahki Wells strike.

Things looked good when the Bermudian slid the ball home in the 80th minute, but Paul Gallagher levelled with a deflected shot three minutes later.

Then Alan Browne headed home a cross by former Town full-back Calum Woods to condemn David Wagner's side to a cruel fourth successive defeat.


Preston XI: Lindegaard, Cunningham, Clarke, Wright, Woods, Browne, Gallagher, Robinson, Reach, Hugill, Garner.

Huddersfield Town XI: Steer, Smith, Husband, Cranie, Lynch, Hogg, , Billing, Paterson, Bunn, Lolley, Wells.

First Half

Huddersfield Town made a lively start to the game with Nahki Wells producing some neat link-up play.

His square ball freed Tommy Smith for an effort which went across the face of goal, then he teed up Harry Bunn for a shot which keeper Anders Lindegaard blocked with his legs.

Anchor midfielders Jonathan Hog and Philip Billing were busy for the visitors, but Preston, led by Town old boy Tom Clarke, were defending strongly.

At the other end, the home side were unable to take advantage of a trio of free-kicks taken by Paul Gallagher, one going wide the other two being cleared.

Stand-in Town skipper Joel Lynch skimmed the bar with a long-range strike before Jed Steer saved from Preston's Jordan Hugill.

Joe Lolley put the ball over after cutting in from the left while Wells drew a save from Lindegaard with a shot from Billing's cross.

Bailey Wright headed over from another Gallagher free-kick, but Town finished the first half the stronger of the two sides, with Lindegaard making a good block to thwart Jamie Paterson,

Second Half

Town were back on the attack early in the second half, but Lindegaard used his feet to thwart Wells.

Then Smith put a low shot just wide after a forceful run by Billing and pass from Wells.

Preston made a double change after 58 minutes, with John Welsh and Daniel Johnson coming on.

But Town continued to push forward, and Lolley had a shot blocked before Lindegaard saved from Paterson in the 64th minute.

Town made a change with Karim Matmour replacing Lolley, while keeper Steer got down low to save from Johnson, who was making a difference for Simon Grayson's side.

New loan signing Elvis Manu replaced Bunn before Wells got the breakthrough goal, sliding a low shot past Lindegaard.

Browne had a shot blocked before Gallagher volleyed home from a Preston corner, his effort taking a deflection on the way in.

Wells drilled a shot narrowly wide but there was to be no second goal for the Town man, and as the assistant referee signalled five additional minutes, things took a turn for the worse when Browne headed home a cross by ex-Town full-back Woods.

Wells then had a penalty appeal turned down and there was late controversy as Jonathan Hogg claimed his shot had crossed the line, but the home side held out for victory.

Good Day

Philip Billing produced a busy, effective and impressive performance.

Bad Day

Jed Steer looked set for a clean sheet before he was beaten by a deflected shot and a late header.

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