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Huddersfield Town travel up to the North East this afternoon to face fellow Premier League relegation rivals Newcastle United at St James' Park.

After a fortnight break for international fixtures, boss David Wagner will be keen to quickly get back to winning ways after the disappointing home defeat to Crystal Palace last time out.

However, the Terriers face a Magpies side in good form – having beaten both Manchester United and Southampton in their last two home fixtures.

And Rafa Benitez will be buoyed by the potential returns of forwards Islam Slimani and Matt Ritchie from injury as well.

Meanwhile, Town duo Aaron Mooy and Philip Billing have been passed fit to play despite picking up minor injuries on international duty.

Bringing you all the pre-match news and extensive match comment and analysis is Blake Welton with expert analysis and opinion from Rory Benson.

FT: Newcastle United 1 Huddersfield Town 0

The referee blows the whistle and it’s a disappointing result for the Terriers as Perez’s late winner condemns Town to defeat at St. James’ Park.

Don’t go anywhere though as we have all the best post-match reaction and analysis starting with our LIVE Blog from the post-match press conference.

Close!

90+ 1 Minutes: A deep cross looks to be heading towards Collin Quaner at the back post but he can’t get enough on it.

Added Time

The fourth official indicated an additional five minutes to be played at the end of this game - can Town salvage a draw here?

Substitution

86 Minutes: Scott Malone replaces Rajiv van La Parra.

Yellow Card

85 Minutes: Collin Quaner is booked for a foul on Slimani.

Fan Reaction...

Substitution

82 Minutes: Steve Mounie replaces Tommy Smith - David Wagner has to go for it now and he is...

Newcastle United 1 Huddersfield Town 0

80 Minutes: Perez puts Newcastle ahead after Kenedy squares the ball to the attacking midfielder who places it in the back of the net from five yards out.

Substitution

80 Minutes: Mohamed Diame is replaced by Isaac Hayden

Close...

79 Minutes: Almost a sight of goal for substitute Slimani - great long ball forward, he controls it on his chest, but is forced wide before Town clear.

Substitution

75 Minutes: Islam Slimani replaces Dwight Gayle for Newcastle - the home crowd cheer the change, it’s what they wanted but will the forward bring the goal they crave?

Knife Edge...

Less than 20 minutes to go - it’s been a game low on quality but with so much at stake there good be a dramatic twist here. Feel one goal will win it.

Well Over!

69 Minutes: Atsu cuts in from the right but slices an effort high and wide from 20 yards out.

Here's Hoping...

Substitution

67 Minutes: Matt Ritchie is replaced by Christian Atsu for Newcastle United.

Chance!

65 Minutes: Mathias Zanka meets Mooy’s corner but his header hits a man on the line and falls into the arms of Magpie keeper Martin Dubravka. Town are starting to creep into this...

Yellow Card

60 Minutes: Schindler is booked for kicking the ball away - needless yellow.

Wide...

59 Minute: The ball falls to Depoitre on the edge of the area but he drags an effort just wide of goal....the second period is so far worse than the first and that is saying something.

Rory Benson's View...

Newcastle are looking less dangerous this half but Town are still looking bereft of ideas but, having said that, they’re still very much in this.

Substitution

54 Minutes: As expected, Kachunga is replaced by Collin Quaner - it’s a knock but thankfully doesn’t look too serious on the bench.

Play Resumes...

51 Minutes: Kachunga is back on the pitch but moving gingerly - I don’t think it will be long until we see Collin Quaner.

Fan Reaction...

This looks bad...

48 Minutes: Elias Kachunga is down receiving treatment to his ankle after a challenge from Kenedy - it looks bad.

Second Half Underway...

46 Minutes: Van La Parra has a cross cut out by Shelvey before the Newcastle man slices an effort wide from 20 yards out at the other end.

First Half Match Action

HT: Newcastle United 0 Huddersfield Town 0

The referee blows for half-time here - all Newcastle in the opening 45 minutes and a much-improved performance needed from Town in the second period.

Added Time

One added minutes to be played at the end of this half - it hasn’t been great from Town but at 0-0 they are still very much in it!

Penalty Appeals

40 Minutes: Newcastle appeal for a penalty as Kenedy and Tommy Smith collide just inside the area but the referee waves it away.

Fan Reaction...

Agree - no fluidity but it’s still 0-0 here and the longer it goes on the more the Magpies will become frustrated.

Another Chance!

33 Minutes: Gayle again is nearly in - picked out by Yedlin in the area but he blazes over the bar from eight yards out.