And that win was underlined by Town's rivals' inability to claim victory this weekend, with the Terriers now having a game in hand on a couple of their direct relegation rivals.
Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion, Swansea City and Crystal Palace have all played one game more than Town now, but all three failed to win in their last round of fixtures.
Swansea were beaten 5-0 by champions Manchester City, while Stoke, Crystal Palace and West Brom were all held to draws by Burnley, Watford and Liverpool respectively.
With just a handful of games left to go, take a look at the Premier League table and the breakdown of fixtures for every relegation-threatened side...
12th – Watford (35 games, 38 points)
13th - Brighton & Hove Albion (34 games, 36 points)
14th - Crystal Palace (35 games, 35 points)
15th -West Ham United (34 games, 35 points)
16th - Huddersfield Town (34 games, 35 points)
17th - Swansea City (34 games, 33 points)
18th – Southampton (34 games, 29 points)
19th - Stoke City (35 games, 29 points)
20th -West Bromwich Albion (35 games, 25 points)