A dramatic winner in the sixth minute of stoppage time from Collin Quaner sealed a much-needed SkyBet Championship victory for Huddersfield Town over Preston North End.

As the game looked to be heading for a point apiece, Town were awarded a penalty deep into stoppage time after Elias Kachunga was fouled in the penalty box by Jordan Hugill.

And although Aaron Mooy's penalty was saved by PNE's Chris Maxwell, German striker Quaner pounced on the rebound to move David Wagner's side a step closer to guaranteeing a Play-Off place.

Here's how the game and the goals unfolded from this afternoon's John Smith's Stadium clash....

First Half

3 Minutes: A patient build-up from Town before Kachunga’s deflected half volley forces a good save from PNE keeper Maxwell.

4 Minutes: Chris Lowe finds Mooy but his effort from 18 yards out is over the bar.

12 Minutes: Aiden McGeady is nearly through on goal until Lowe makes a superb challenge to deny him.

22 Minutes: Lowe whips in a free-kick but Michael Hefele can’t make a firm connection on it.

23 Minutes: A superb strike from McGeady from outside the area gives the visitors the lead against the run of play.

38 Minutes: Another warning for Town as Preston try to launch a quick counter but Tom Barkhuizen’s ball is too far over Hugill's head.

43 Minutes: GOAL FOR TOWN! A corner and an excellent delivery from Mooy sees Maxwell stranded to leave Kachunga to head into an empty net.

Huddersfield Town vs Preston North End, 14.04.17: Elias Kachunga celebrates scoring his side's first goal.
Huddersfield Town vs Preston North End, 14.04.17: Elias Kachunga celebrates scoring his side's first goal.

Second Half

55 Minutes: Some of the crowd are on their feet as Mooy slips Kachunga into the box but the forward’s shot hits the side netting.

63 Minutes: Mooy’s corner looks for Tommy Smith but it is intercepted by McGeady - the Preston player then tries to break but Jonathan Hogg is on hand to snuff out the danger.

64 Minutes: Hogg then launches a raid down the other end and wins a corner - that’s delivered into the box and is met by Hefele but his header is blocked.

70 Minutes: Great build-up by Town before Smith’s deflected cross is headed in by the diving Jack Payne at the back post.

79 Minutes: Town have it all to do again as Barkhuizen’s pin-point delivery finds Jordan Hugill who heads home with aplomb.

82 Minutes: PNE's Tommy Spurr launches a long throw in the box which is cleared before Hugill heads over from two yards out - let off.

84 Minutes: Hogg looks for Nahki Wells but the pass is just too long and it runs out of play.

90+2 Minutes: Payne is manhandled by Hugill near the byline for a free-kick - it’s headed clear by Huntingdon....

90+3 Minutes: Play is then stopped after Kachunga is floored in the penalty area -the referee awards a penalty with Hugill booked for the foul.

90+6 Minutes: After a long delay Mooy takes the penalty but it is well saved by Maxwell before Quaner fires home the rebound.

Huddersfield Town vs Preston North End, 14.04.17: Michael Hefele appeals for a penalty.
Huddersfield Town vs Preston North End, 14.04.17: Michael Hefele appeals for a penalty.

Line-Ups

Huddersfield Town (4-2-3-1): Ward; Smith, Schindler, Hefele, Lowe; Mooy, Hogg; Kachunga, Billing ((Payne,36)(Hudson,90+8)), van La Parra; Wells (Quaner, 86)

Subs Not Used: Coleman, Whitehead, Cranie, Scannell

Booked: Lowe

Preston North End (4-4-2): Maxwell; Vermijl (Browne, 89), Clarke (Spurr, 17), Huntington, Cunningham; Gallagher (Horgan, 74), Pearson, Johnson, McGeady; Hugill, Barkhuizen

Subs Not Used : Lindegaard, Makienok, Beckford, Robinson

Booked: Maxwell, Vermijl, Huntington, Pearson, Hugill

Half Time: Huddersfield Town 1 Preston North End 1
Next Match: Derby County at Pride Park, SkyBet Championship, Monday April 17th (5pm kick-off)