Martin Paterson and Adam Clayton returned to duty for Huddersfield Town - and scored the goals which sealed a welcome 2-1 derby win at Sheffield Wednesday.
It was Town's third victory in their last four visits to Hillsborough, and came after two Championship defeats on the trot.
The success in front of the Sky sports cameras spelled further woe for Wednesday boss Dave Jones, with many home fans in the 19,339 crowd making their feelings known.
Town manager Mark Robins made six changes to the side beaten 3-1 at home to Birmingham before the international break.
Paterson and Clayton were both back after missing three matches in the wake of an alleged training-ground spat.
It proved an inspired decision, because the pair linked up to provide an 11th-minute lead, Paterson beating keeper Damian Martinez with a low shot from Clayton's pass.
It was a first Town goal for Paterson, a close-season signing from Burnley, and his 50th in league football.
And it provided the foundation for a solid first-half performance from the visitors, led by James Vaughan in the absence of injured skipper Peter Clarke.
Back from a three-match suspension, top scorer Vaughan (the other new faces were Joel Lynch, Jonathan Hogg and Tommy Smith) had little in the way of chances before the break.
But he worked busily, and set up Ollie Norwood for a long-range shot which Martinez needed two attempts to collect.
Former Manchester City player Smith, making his league debut at centre-back for Town as part of a 3-5-2 formation, made some key touches.
Wednesday's best opportunity before the break fell to Jose Semedo, but his shot from the edge of the area went well wide.
Home boss Jones made two half-time substitutions, with Giles Coke and pace former Bradford winger Jermaine Johnson coming on.
But it was Town who conjured the first chance of the second half, Paul Dixon crossing to Vaughan, who was unable to hit the target.
Dixon then teed up Paterson, but he scuffed his shot and Martinez was able to make a comfortable save.
Johnson was looking lively for Wednesday, and his stinging 57th-minute shot borough a fine save from Alex Smithies.
It was to prove a key moment, because in the 68th minute, Clayton made it 2-0 to Town, drilling in a shot after Norwood's initial effort from Adam Hammill's corner was blocked.
Wednesday pulled a goal back in stoppage time, when Connor Wickham drove home a 20-yard free-kick, but Town held out for the win.