Huddersfield Town overcame their Premier League travel sickness with an emphatic win over Watford at Vicarage Road yesterday afternoon.
After failing to record a win or even a goal since the opening day of the season, an Aaron Mooy double and goals from Elias Kachunga and Laurent Depoitre sealed an impressive victory for David Wagner's side.
Kachunga and Mooy put Town two goals up in 23 minutes before Watford skipper Troy Deeney threw himself two-footed into the back of Collin Quaner.
Abdoulaye Doucoure reduced the deficit with a sweet half-volley but it was merely a consolation as Australian Mooy blasted in his second, and Huddersfield's fourth, from the penalty spot to secure a well-deserved three points.
Have a look below at some of the best lines from across the media on the Vicarage Road encounter...
For Huddersfield Town, this was proof that football has a tendency to reward the teams who never give up. They had gone 738 minutes without a goal in all competitions on the road, but they are no longer weighed down by that unfortunate statistic.
David Wagner’s side followed a drought with a deluge, never looking back after Elias Kachunga’s early strike allowed them to feast on Watford’s vulnerabilities on an afternoon of chaos and controversy.
Huddersfield, who scored four in a top-flight game for the first time since 1956, have not had this much fun on their travels since ruthlessly taking Crystal Palace apart on the opening day of the season. Kachunga’s first goal in the Premier League was followed by two for Aaron Mooy and one for the excellent Laurent Depoitre.
The harsh reality for Watford is that they were fortunate to lose only by three. Marco Silva’s team were appalling, their fate sealed by Troy Deeney’s brainless red card in the first half, and are without a win in five matches.
Troy Deeney completed a hat-trick of shame for Watford as his red card contributed to a Hornets meltdown – but turned Vicarage Road into the edge of heaven for Huddersfield.
Sharper, quicker to the ball and more disciplined, the Terriers deserved their first win, and first goals, on the road since the opening day of the season.
They also enjoyed critical moments of luck. But Watford – who have now taken just one point from five games – were a dispirited rabble.
If Hornets boss Marco Silva has endured more buttock-clenchingly grim afternoons, it is hard to imagine such abject misery.
After seven successive blanks on their travels, Huddersfield ended a run of 648 minutes without scoring since the opening day of the season with their first four-goal haul in the top flight since 1956.
The margin of victory was every bit as emphatic as it looked as Huddersfield lived up to their Terriers nickname by snapping at Watford’s heels from the first whistle.
This was the battle of the Premier League's fast starters, with Huddersfield sitting sixth in the table after the first six games of the season and Watford fourth after eight.
But both teams have stuttered in recent weeks. Huddersfield's win here was only their second in seven Premier League matches while Watford have now lost three in a row and four of their last five.
Huddersfield were excellent defensively and clinical up front. Watford were undone by a combination of recklessness from Deeney and rash defending.
The Daily Mail
When you’re over 12 hours without a goal away from home, sometimes it can feel like luck has deserted you. Huddersfield Town, though, got their fair slice of good fortune and pounced on it to trounce Watford.
Elias Kachunga’s goal that ended a 738-minute, four-month barren run involved two incorrect offside calls before a second bounced in that scorer Aaron Mooy knew little about.
But make no mistake, this was a well-deserved victory for David Wagner’s men against their imploding hosts who were summed up by captain Troy Deeney’s idiotic red card before Laurent Depoitre and Mooy again made the win emphatic.