Aaron Mooy’s Huddersfield Town have taken a huge step towards Premier League safety after a crucial 1-0 win against Watford overnight.
It took until the 91st-minute for the Terriers to make the breakthrough, with Tom Ince firing in from five yards after a square pass from defender Mathias Jorgensen.
Incredibly, it was Huddersfield’s first shot on target in the whole match.
Caltex Socceroos midfielder Mooy played a full game for David Wagner’s men, who have moved seven points clear of the EPL relegation zone with four games to play.
And with matches against Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal still to come, it could be a priceless three points in Town’s bid to avoid the drop.
"We need further points. The job isn't done, but with this performance the players are very focused and sharp,” Wagner said post-match.
“We have good momentum - and that is exactly what we need. It was a fantastic finish and a great afternoon for us - very emotional.
"This is what it is all about this game - about emotion. Everyone who supports Huddersfield knows how important this is for the history."
With the FA Cup semi-finals on next weekend, Huddersfield doesn’t have a game with their next fixture against Everton on April 28.
Elsewhere, Mat Ryan’s Brighton and Hove Albion were on the wrong end of a five-goal thriller against fellow relegation candidates Crystal Palace.
All the goals came in the first-half at Selhurst Park but it as the hosts who prevailed 3-2 to boost their chances of avoiding the drop.
Wilfried Zaha got two of the five scored with James Tomkins also finding the net for the hosts, but goals from Glenn Murray and Jose Izquierdo twice pulled Brighton back to within striking distance.
Despite pushing hard for an equaliser after the break, the Seagulls couldn’t make the most of their chances and to remain in 13th spot on the EPL ladder, seven points clear of the bottom three.
It doesn’t get any easier for the Aussie gloveman either, with a home clash against Harry Kane and Tottenham to come on Wednesday morning (AEST).
Caltex Socceroos left-back Brad Smith watched from the bench as his AFC Bournemouth side lost 3-0 against his former club Liverpool at Anfield.
Liverpool's deadly attacking trio Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino scored the goals.
In Germany, Mathew Leckie proved a super sub for Hertha Berlin as they came-from-behind to beat Cologne 2-1 in the Bundesliga.
Trailing 1-0 at half-time, the Caltex Soceroos winger came off the bench at the break and within seven minutes of his introduction his side was in front thanks to Davie Selke’s brace.
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