Huddersfield leapfrog Brighton thanks to Steve Mounié’s return to form

Steve Mounié scored a first-half double as Huddersfield bounced back to winning ways in the Premier League by beating Brighton 2-0 at the John Smith’s Stadium. Mounié, the club record signing and back in the starting line-up after recently returning to full fitness following injury, grabbed his first goal since the opening day early on and headed his second just before half-time to help the Terriers halt a four-game losing run. Victory lifts David Wagner’s side above Brighton in the table and extends the south-coast club’s winless league run to five matches.

Mounié forced Mathew Ryan into an early low save with a volley from just inside the penalty area before bundling Huddersfield into a 12th-minute lead. Christopher Lowe’s corner was flicked on by Christopher Schindler and Mounié arrived at the far post to force home his first goal since his double at Crystal Palace in August.

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