Football: Huddersfield wallop Bournemouth for vital victory but have Mooy carried off

Huddersfield Town striker Steve Mounie (right) celebrating after scoring against Bournemouth during their EPL match on Feb 11, 2018.
Huddersfield Town striker Steve Mounie (right) celebrating after scoring against Bournemouth during their EPL match on Feb 11, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Huddersfield Town snapped a five-match losing sequence to beat Bournemouth 4-1 and move out of the English Premier League's relegation zone on Sunday (Feb 11).

Goals by Beninese striker Steve Mounie either side of half-time put Huddersfield into a deserved two-goal lead, after Bournemouth's Junior Stanislas had cancelled out Alex Pritchard's early strike for the hosts with a precise finish.

Mounie headed in Aaron Mooy's free kick in the 27th minute to put the hosts back in front and he struck again in the 66th minute with a superb finish after more good work by Mooy.

Rajiv van la Parra tucked away a stoppage-time penalty earned by Pritchard to complete a satisfying afternoon for David Wagner's side.

But victory did come at a cost for Huddersfield, with Australian midfielder Mooy leaving the pitch on a stretcher in the second half after a clash of knees.

Huddersfield are away to bottom side West Bromwich Albion next, while Bournemouth host Newcastle.