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Mooy key in Huddersfield's shock win, Ryan powerless to stop Man City

Mooy key in Huddersfield's shock win, Ryan powerless to stop Man City
From ESPN - August 12, 2017

Life in the Premier League has got off to a flying start for Aaron Mooy and Huddersfield Town while Mat Ryan's Brighton suffered a reality check at home to Manchester City.

Mooy's Huddersfield travelled to London for their first top-flight clash in almost five decades and came away with three points after a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace.

The Terriers showed few signs of their long absence from England's top table, dominating Palace in the early exchanges.

Mooy showed the toughness that earned him player of the season honours in the Terriers' promotion campaign, highlighted by a challenge on Luka Milivojevic which set up his side's best chance of the first 20 minutes as Tom Ince attacked down the left.

Two minutes later Mooy set up Huddersfield's first-ever Premier League goal with a short corner to the near post. The subsequent flick-on led to an own goal from Palace defender Joel Ward.

It did not take long for the visitors to double the advantage and Mooy was again in the thick of it. The former Wanderers and Melbourne City linchpin delivered a pinpoint cross in the 25th minute to find record signing Steve Mounie, who buried the header to make it 2-0.

Mounie put the icing on the cake with a second goal in the 78th minute.

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