Josh Dasilva, Marcus Forss and Bryan Mbeumo struck in the second half as the Bees christened their shiny 17,250-capacity Brentford Community Stadium in style.
Town head coach Carlos Corberan said: “I think we finished the first half well and started to have some chances. We started the second half well, we felt comfortable, but the one pressure they created, they scored.
“After that we couldn’t keep the mentality and intensity. You have to arrive at the end of the game with that mentality and intensity.”
Thomas Frank wants to make Brentford’s new ground a fortress. “I was thinking this morning that we all want to create that fortress straight away in a new stadium,” said Bees chief Frank. “Then I thought, ‘can you do that without the fans?’. But of course we are very pleased. We need to make it a fortress, we got the first win so that’s good.
“I’m pleased with two things in particular. The pressure – right from the first second we were much more intense – and the 50-50s, the duels... we were bang on again.”
Mbeumo came close to opening the scoring after 10 minutes but his first-time effort flew narrowly wide.
Ivan Toney, was then presented with a gilt-edged chance to open the scoring after Ben Hamer’s poor clearance fell right at the feet of Dasilva. The midfielder sent Toney through on goal but he rolled his shot wide of Hamer and the near post.
Huddersfield were without their star man, Karlan Grant, who looks set for pastures new, and it showed.
Their best chance of the first half fell to Juninho Bacuna, whose drive was held by Bees keeper Luke Daniels.
Luckless Town also lost Harry Toffolo and Christopher Schindler to injury before the interval.
With 57 minutes gone the hosts went ahead through a precise side-footed finish from Dasilva.
Bacuna almost hauled Town level but his far-post header flew just wide.
Instead, with five minutes remaining substitute Forss slotted home and Mbeumo curled in a fine third in stoppage time.
Brentford: Daniels, Dalsgaard, Jansson, Pinnock, Henry; Da Silva (Baptiste 81), Norgaard, Marcondes, Mbeumo; Toney (Forss 72), Canos (Fosu 69). Unused substitutes: Raya, Thompson, Sorensen, Zamburek.
Huddersfield Town: Hamer, Pipa, Schindler (Crichlow-Noble 45), Stearman; Toffolo (Brown 36), Pritchard, Hogg, Bacuna, Diakhaby (Campbell 62); Mbenza, Koroma. Unused substitutes: Duhaney, Jackson, Daly, Joel Pereira.
Referee: C Pawson (South Yorkshire).
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