Benin’s Mounie scores twice for Huddersfield

Mounie scores Huddersfield's second goal

Benin striker Mounie joined the Terriers for a club-record £12m earlier this summer

Huddersfield Town made a dream start to their debut season in the Premier League as new Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer endured a miserable first game.

The Terriers, playing in the English top flight for the first time since 1972, led when Mathias Jorgensen’s header flew in off Palace’s Joel Ward.

Backed by almost 3,000 away fans, the Yorkshire side doubled their advantage when Steve Mounie powerfully nodded in.

Palace’s Scott Dann blazed over, just before Mounie cracked in the third.

And the impressive victory against a poor Palace side puts the Terriers on top of the fledgling table after their opening game.

David Wagner’s side celebrated their first Premier League win with joyous celebrations, the players standing in a line and linking arms in front of their travelling supporters, who cheered loudly every time their heroes raised their hands in the air.

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A day to remember for Huddersfield

Huddersfield upset the odds to reach the Premier League last season, combining indomitable team spirit and an aggressive pressing game to go up through the play-offs.

The Terriers have been tipped by many to go straight back down to the Championship, like the three previous play-off winners before them.

Of the starting XI which started at Selhurst Park, only one player – former Palace loanee Tom Ince – had previous Premier League experience, but they were not overawed by the one of the biggest occasions in Town’s recent history.

Whatever happens over the course of the rest of this season, this will be a day that Terriers fans remember for the rest of their lives.

German boss Wagner, the close friend of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp who masterminded promotion in his debut season in English football, instructed his side to be aggressive against Palace – and it worked.

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