Despite David Wagner's dominating for the majority of the game, Preston North End continued to frustrate with the result looking to be heading for a draw.
But deep into stoppage-time Wiltshire referee Lee Probert awarded a spot-kick for an off-the-ball incident and although Aaron Mooy's penalty was saved by Preston's Chris Maxwell, Quaner was quickest to smash the ball home.
Have a look below at the Huddersfield Examiner's key talking points from today's game at the John Smith's Stadium.
Collin Quaner’s first league goal for David Wagner’s men not only sealed all three points but was a huge step towards confirming a Play-Off spot.
Moan of the Match
Although the rebound was converted, it was the second league penalty Huddersfield Town have failed to convert so far this season - not ideal if knock-out football looms large on the horizon.
Among the late drama, could Philip Billing’s injury mean further selection headaches for David Wagner in the last five games?
Man of the Match
Tweet of the Match
Lee Probert (Wiltshire) - gave an arguably controversial penalty in Town’s favour but it’s about time the side have a stroke of luck when it comes to officials.
David Wagner urged the entire town to get behind his side and right from kick-off they delivered.
It wasn’t pretty at times but all that matters is winning at this stage of the season - bring on Derby County on Easter Monday!