Watford 1 Huddersfield 4: Robins full of praise for hat-trick star Ward

Huddersfield's Danny Ward.
Huddersfield's Danny Ward.
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Danny Ward came off the bench to score a second half hat-trick as Huddersfield capitalised on an abject Watford performance to end the season on a high with a 4-1 victory.

After a goalless first half, Joe Lolley fired the visitors in front within a minute of the restart and they never looked back from that point.

Ward, who had been a first-half replacement for the injured Nakhi Wells, went on to score three times - twice as a result of errors from Hornets keeper Jonathan Bond - before Troy Deeney netted a late consolation from the penalty spot.

Town manager Mark Robins said: ”I’ve said for a long time Danny gets himself into unbelievably good positions and doesn’t always deliver with the finish. In training, he does, so it’s there, it’s in him.

“People know him as a winger but when he was at Swindon he played up front with Charlie Austin and for me he’s better in the middle. He delivers a lot more and he’s less isolated than out on the wings.”