Huddersfield Town 0 Wigan Athletic 2 - Player ratings

It was an awful return to football action for Huddersfield Town as they crashed to a 2-0 home defeat by Wigan Athletic.

Huddersfield's Karlan Grant nutmegs Wigan's Joe Williams. (Picture: Tony Johnson)

Here’s how we rated the individual performances.

Huddersfield Town ratings:

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Jonas Lossl 6. Made an important first-half save to thwart Pilkington, but had little chance with Wigan’s goals.

Huddersfield's Emile Smith Rowe with Wigan's Cedric Kipre. (Picture: Tony Johnson)

Danny Simpson 5. Kept busy with Lowe and did not have too much chance to power forward.

Richard Stearman 6. Steady away in classic Stearman and tidied up diligently. Certainly one of Town’s better players before making way.

Christopher Schindler 5. Found Moore - an awkward customer - a handful.

Harry Toffolo 6. On the back foot in first half as Wigan posed problems down his side. Stung the palms of Marshall with a late shot, kept going.

Huddersfield Town's Harry Toffolo has his cross blocked by Wigan's Nathan Byrne. (Picture: Tony Johnson)

Jonathan Hogg 5. Typical graft, but did not impose himself on the game.

Lewis O’Brien 5. Quiet by his high standards and copped a first-half booking before his afternoon descended when he unluckily deflected Pilkington’s shot past Lossl.

Chris Willock 5. Not much came off for the loanee.

Juninho Bacuna 6. Posed problems with his set-piece deliveries at times. Operated in a no.10 role in first half.

Emile Smith-Rowe 5. Very quiet. Did drag one low shot wide, but had an unsatisfactory afternoon. Replaced early in the second half. Booked

Karlan Grant 5. Struggled to get into the game and was starved of service. Had one shot blocked early on by Fox.


Alex Pritchard (Smith-Rowe) 6. One or two flashes, but not much else.

Elias Kachunga (O’Brien 59) 6. Operated down the middle, with Grant moved to the left.

Jon-Gorenc Stankovic (Stearman 59), 6;

Andy King (Hogg 72), 6;

Demeaco Duhaney (Simpson 72), 6.

Not used: Joel Coleman, Trevoh Chalobah, Collin Quaner, Matty Daly.

Wigan Athletic: Marshall; Byrne, Kipre, Fox (Pearce 86), Robinson; Morsy, Williams; Pilkington (Jacobs 60), Dowell (Evans 74), Lowe (Naismith 86); Moore (Garner 86). Substitutes unused: Jones, Macleod, Gelhardt, Mlakar.