Huddersfield claim first win after own goal sinks Fulham to the bottom

If good things are supposed to come to those who wait, few had waited longer than Huddersfield Town. They had gone 205 days without scoring a home goal, a 659-minute barren streak that threatened to make them the wrong sort of history-makers. Instead that mantle goes to Fulham. No side has conceded more goals in the opening 11 games of a Premier League campaign as Huddersfield secured a first win to elevate them from the foot of the table. Rather than suffering the ignominy of joining the Mansfield team of 1971-72 as the only English sides ever to fail to score in the first six home games of a league season, they are level with Newcastle on six points.

So Fulham’s worst start to a top-flight season deteriorated further. They have procured only two points from their last eight games in a run that imperils the position of the manager, Slavisa Jokanovic. With a trip to Liverpool next, he may approach the international break with some trepidation.

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