Huddersfield Town secured their first win of the Championship with a brilliant 2-1 win at Reading to lift the gloom from around the club on Tuesday night.
First-half goals from Jacob Butterfield and Harry Bunn put the Terriers in the driving seat and they did not relinquish their lead, despite Simon Cox threatening a fightback with a goal 10 minutes from time.
But how did each Town player rank in the morale-boosting victory?
See our player ratings below.
Smithies - Given his opening-day woes and the amount of goals conceded so far this season - 10 from three games in all competitions - the Town goalkeeper can be pleased with a solid display which was embellished with a fine second-half save from Cox. Could do nothing about the goal. 7.
Smith - Never put a foot wrong for his side all evening and gave his all in a brave, committed showing. Epitomised the Terriers' resilient spirit throughout the game and was effective on the ball, too, for good measure. 7.
Lynch - A wonderful performance from Town's stand-in skipper and, in Lee Peltier's absence, he acted as a true leader to an inexperienced backline and guided his side through a late onslaught admirably after recovering from a shaky start. 7.
Wallace - Like Lynch, he was quick to throw his body in to make a tackle and was composed when he was tasked with bringing the ball out of defence with Saturday's goal at Cardiff City acting as a catalyst for improvement for the centre back. 7.
Dixon - Improved immeasurably to assist Town in their second-half defensive quest as he dropped back to give Lynch more protection. His first-half was littered with positional question marks but showed experience and nous to come good after the break. 6.
Butterfield - Showed he can prove the heir to Adam Clayton's previous role as a goalscoring midfielder with a stunning first-half finish and gave Town some much-needed poise and control in midfield. 7.
Hogg - Kept Town ticking over with a neat midfield display which featured some intelligent passing and gave the midfield a balance they may have lacked at the Cardiff City Stadium. 7.
Coady - Showed how effective he can be for his new side with another battling performance in the centre of the park and helped Town quell the threats of Taylor and Akpan. 7.
Scannell - Unlucky not to receive the man-of-the-match award after a superb performance on the right. He worked tirelessly to offer defensive support to Smith and also got up to flank Nahki Wells in attack. 8.
Wells - The most eye-catching aspect of his showing was his hold-up play, which was lacking in previous games but he relished facing Hector and Pearce and his pace opened up gaps for Butterfield and Harry Bunn to take advantage. 7.
Bunn - From the first minute to the last, he was a constant menace to the Reading back four and the strength and desire he showed to hold off Chris Gunter and dispatch from a tight angle was outstanding. A full first-team debut he will not forget in a hurry. 9.
Stead - Came on to run after the Reading defenders and harry them in possession. He completed his objective without having a tangible impact otherwise. 6.
Sinnott - Only came on for the final stages and barely got a touch. 5.
Majewski - Similarly to Sinnott, he could not truly influence proceedings, arriving on the scene for the final moments. 5.
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