Aaron Mooy’s fine second-half strike maintained Huddersfield’s dream Premier League start as they beat Newcastle 1-0 in their first top flight home game in 45 years.

The Australian, who this summer turned a loan from Manchester City into a permanent signing that could rise to £10million, smashed in a 50th-minute winner following a one-two with Elias Kachunga as the Terriers defeated one of the sides they came up with last term.

It meant David Wagner’s men followed up last weekend’s 3-0 victory at Crystal Palace with three more points to become just the third newly-promoted side to win their first two games in the Premier League era, emulating Bolton in 2001 and Hull last season.

What they said

David Wagner
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Huddersfield head coach David Wagner: “I don’t have to pinch myself but I didn’t expect it. But it’s football, if someone knows that in football everything is possible then it’s me and our club after what we’ve seen and felt last season. We only wanted to be brave in every single game, to search for our chance, and I think we’ve done it so far. Of course we are over the moon with six points in the two opening games, two clean sheets and I think these points were deserved, it’s what makes it even bigger.”

Rafael Bentiez
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Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez: “My experience in the Premier League is that you have to take your chances because if you make mistakes you will pay for that. It’s maybe because it’s a learning process so we have to learn quickly, maybe it’s too soon for us. Obviously we are working behind the scenes trying to do things but I don’t know which is our position at the moment.”

Tweet of the match

Star man – Aaron Mooy

The Australian was a class above in the Championship and he delivered the one moment of quality with a tremendous second-half finish.

Stat of the match

David Wagner’s side made it two wins from two at the start of the new Premier League campaign, emulating the feats of Bolton in 2001 and Hull last year. The former, who also won their third game, survived but the Tigers went down.

In with the crowd

Having waited so long for top-flight football, Huddersfield fans are now dreaming even bigger. After Mooy’s opener they could be heard chanting, ‘We’re on our way, to the Champions League, we’re on our way’.

Player ratings

Huddersfield: Jonas Lossl 8, Tommy Smith 7, Mathias Jorgensen 7, Christopher Schindler 7, Chris Loewe 7, Aaron Mooy 8, Philip Billing 7, Elias Kachunga 6, Tom Ince 7, Rajiv van la Parra 6, Steve Mounie 6. Substitutes: Collin Quaner (for Van la Parra, 69 mins) 6, Kasey Palmer (for Kachunga, 72 mins) 6, Michael Hefele (for Ince, 90 mins) 6.

Newcastle: Rob Elliot 6, Javier Manquillo 5, Jamaal Lascelles 6, Ciaran Clark 6, Chancel Mbemba 6, Isaac Hayden 6, Mikel Merino 6, Christian Atsu 5, Ayoze Perez 5, Matt Ritchie 7, Dwight Gayle 5. Substitutes: Joselu (for Gayle, 52 mins) 7, Mohammed Diame (for Hayden, 76 mins) 6, Jacob Murphy (for Perez, 80 mins) 6.

Who’s up next?

Newcastle take on Nottingham Forest
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