Football: Ince late strike secures vital win for Huddersfield

Huddersfield Town's Tom Ince celebrates with Steve Mounie and Aaron Mooy after scoring.
Huddersfield Town's Tom Ince celebrates with Steve Mounie and Aaron Mooy after scoring.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Tom Ince struck in stoppage time as Huddersfield Town beat Watford 1-0 to take a huge step towards securing Premier League survival on Saturday (April 14).

The hosts had managed only one goal in their previous five winless matches and were toothless against a Watford side who rarely looked ruffled and who created the better chances.

But Ince fired home from Mathias Jorgensen’s cut-back as the clock ticked past the 90-minute mark with what was Huddersfield’s only effort on target.

It was only Ince’s second league goal of the season and it proved decisive as Huddersfield rose to 14th, seven points above the relegation zone. Watford are all but safe in 12th spot.

With Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal to face in three of their four remaining games, manager David Wagner knew how important the three points were against Watford.

“It was a fantastic finish and a great afternoon for us – very emotional. The game was very weary, not a lot of clear-cut chances for both teams,” he said.

“We have this magic moment and all the emotions came out. We need further points. The job isn’t done, but with this performance the players are very focused and sharp.”