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Published: 13:36 | 21/10/17

PL round-up: Terriers stun Man Utd; City win again


Manchester United lost for the first time this season as they were deservedly beaten by Huddersfield Town 2-1 at a rocking John Smith's Stadium.

Backed by a fervent home support, the Terriers took full advantage of a sloppy, lifeless display from Jose Mourinho's side to record a famous victory.

The hosts took the lead on 28 minutes when Aaron Mooy gathered Juan Mata's misplaced pass and after Tom Ince had seen his effort saved by David De Gea, Mooy was on-hand to fire home the rebound from 10 yards.

David Wagner's side doubled their advantage five minutes later when a terrible error from substitute Victor Lindelof - the Swede had earlier replaced the injured Phil Jones - let Laurent Depoitre run clear and the forward kept his cool to round De Gea before rolling it into the empty net.

Mourinho introduced Marcus Rashford and Henrik Mkhitaryan at the restart but it took until late on before Utd looked like getting back into the game with the former giving them hope when he headed home after great work from Romelu Lukaku.

Emergency striker Chris Smalling had a goalbound effort blocked at the death but Huddersfield held on for a thoroughly well-earned three points.

Manchester City have opened up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League after they saw off a dogged Burnley 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

Sergio Aguero equalled the club's all-time goalscoring record when he slotted home a controversial penalty on the half-hour mark.

The Clarets made life difficult for their hosts but they were finally beaten when Pep Guardiola's side struck twice in two minutes as the game entered it's final quarter, Nicolas Otamendi first rising highest to meet Leroy Sane's corner to power home a header.

It was then Sane's turn to beat Nick Pope in the visitors' goal, the German sent clear by Kevin De Bruyne and making no mistake to make it three for City, their 20th goal in their last four home league games.

Newcastle United are up to sixth in the table after substitute Mikel Merino grabbed an 86th-minute winner to beat Crystal Palace in a drab match at St. James' Park.

The game did not have a shot on target from either side until the final 20 minutes, with attacking quality in short supply.

Merino's header proved the difference and the Eagles remain rooted to the bottom with last week's 2-1 victory over Chelsea still their only points or goals this campaign.

Managerless Leicester City outplayed Swansea City to earn their second league victory of the season.

With Michael Appleton stepping in temporarily after Craig Shakespeare was sacked, the Leicester players reacted positively again and fully merited their victory.

The Foxes created numerous chances to score and they broke the deadlock on 25 minutes when Federico Fernandez headed Riyad Mahrez's cross into his own net.

A lightning counter-attack saw the impressive Shinji Okazaki double their advantage not long after half-time and although Alfie Mawson reduced the deficit minutes later for Paul Clement's side, Leicester held on for vital three points.

Stoke City have dropped into the relegation zone after they were beaten 2-1 by Bournemouth at a wind-swept Bet365 Stadium.

Having scored only four times in their eight league matches to-date, the Cherries rediscovered their goal touch, finding the back of Jack Butland's net twice in the opening 18 minutes.

First Andrew Surman found the bottom corner from outside the penalty area before Junior Stanislas made it two, beating Butland with a spot-kick after Ryan Shawcross had fouled Benik Afobe.

Mark Hughes' side dominated the second half but they could only break down the Bournemouth rearguard once, Mame Biram Diouf putting away Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's knock-down.

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