KENYA BROWN - Monday, October 23, 2017
Danny Williams and Huddersfield Town scored a big upset win over Manchester United while DeAndre Yedlin played a solid game for Newcastle in their win over Crystal Palace.
Huddersfield Town 2-1 Manchester United
Huddersfield Town ended Manchester United unbeaten start to the season as goals from Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre helped them to their first win over the Red Devils in 65 years at the John Smith's Stadium.
Danny Williams was playing his second game for the Terriers since returning from injury.
Huddersfield may not have the budget like Manchester United, but David Wagner's men showed no fear when taking the field against the multi-time Premier League champions. Predictions would have picked United to walk away comfortable winners, especially with the like of Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford scoring at will.
The host shocked United in the 28th minute when they scored the first goal of the game. Juan Mata lost control of the ball and it went to Mooy, who then made a run towards goal. He passed it on to Tom Ince who took a shot at goal, but it was saved by David de Gea. However, the rebound fell to Mooy and the Australian steered it home from close range.
Huddersfield doubled their lead five minutes later when United defender Victor Lindelof, who came on for the injured Phil Jones, misjudged a goal kick and the bounced to Depoitre who sidestepped de Gea and put the ball into the open net to the delight of the home supporters.
Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho made some adjustments at halftime in hopes of getting his team back into the game. Rashford did cut the deficit in the 78th minute with as he headed in a cross from Lukaku.
However, that would be all United could muster up as the Terriers claimed all three points.
Huddersfield now sits in 11th place in the standings with 12 points.
Newcastle United 1-0 Crystal Palace
A goal from Mikel Merino four minutes from time helped Newcastle United to a win over Crystal Palace at St. James' Park to keep them in the top ten of the league standings.
DeAndre Yedlin played, especially frustrating Palace winger Wilfred Zaha anytime he would forge an attack.
The Magpies entered the game against the Eagles who were coming off a big win last weekend against Chelsea to earn their first points of the season.
And the visitors started the game well as they put pressure on the Newcastle goal. Zaha had an effort early on that was well saved by goalkeeper Robert Elliot.
Palace continued to attack but controversy erupted later when Yedlin was violently brought down by midfielder Yohan Cabaye. Replays showed that Cabaye's tackle was very serious and the American right back was down on the ground for several minutes. The home supporters were shouting for a red card, but the Frenchman escaped with a yellow.
The second half was a back-and-forth affair as both teams had excellent chances at scoring. But it would be the Magpies that scored the lone goal to claim all three points. Merino rose up to head in a Matt Ritchie corner kick to leave a smile on the face of the supporters.
The win leaves Newcastle in seventh place in the standings with 14 points.
Stoke City 1-2 Bournemouth
Stoke City was left stunned by two first-half goals and could not recover as they fell to Bournemouth at the Bet365 Stadium.
Geoff Cameron took up his regular place in the starting lineup in the loss.
The Potters were looking to bounce back following the humiliating 7-2 loss to Manchester City last weekend, and with Bournemouth coming into town it would have been a good game for them make a response as the Cherries sit in the relegation zone.
However, the visitors had other plans and silenced the stadium the 16th minute when Andrew Surman's left-footed shot beat goalkeeper Jack Butland to give Bournemouth the lead.
It went from bad to worse for Stoke two minutes later when the referee pointed to the spot for a penalty when Ryan Shawcross brought down Benike Afobe in the area. Junior Stanislas stepped up and converted the penalty.
The host found a lifeline in the 63rd minute from Mame Diouf as he volleyed in a pass from teammate Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. However, they could not find an equalizer to salvage a point.
Stoke sit in 17th place in the standings with eight points.
In the Championship, Tim Ream started for Fulham in their narrow 2-1 loss to Aston Villa.
Eric Lichaj started and scored a goal in Nottingham Forest's 2-0 win over Burton Albion.
Cameron Carter-Vickers started for Sheffield United in their 2-1 win over Reading.
Lynden Gooch came off the bench for Sunderland in their 3-3 tie with Brentford.
Antonee Robinson watched from the bench for Bolton Wanderers in their 1-1 tie with Queens Park Rangers.
In League One, Duane Holmes started for Scunthorpe United in their 2-1 win over Peterborough United.
Gboly Ariyibi came off the bench for Milton Keynes Dons in their thrilling 4-4 tie with Oldham Athletic.
Brendan Moore watched from the bench for Rochdale in their 1-0 win over Bristol Rovers.