Fraser Campbell ruled Nottingham Forest on its worst start in the league in 66 years, with Huddersfield scoring a superb volley, and it was fortunate for him that Jonathan Hough was not sent off in the first minute.
Midfielder Hogg escaped punishment, despite newcomer Harry Arter catching Forrest on his chin with a studded challenge.
Forrest, who lost their last three matches in their first league game in 1954, could have been a man before halftime, with Samba Sue avoiding his second yellow card in eight minutes despite a late challenge on Alex Pritchard.
With great sporting style and great artistic style, Campbell scored his first goal in Huddersfield in the league this season as the Terriers scored their first campaign points.
The victory was Huddersfield’s first under Spanish coach Carlos Corbran and puts further pressure on Forrest coach Sabri Lamucci, who has not won four league and cup matches to start the season after missing a place in the play-offs in July after a late-season crash.
Forrest made seven changes after his defeat to Cardiff a week ago, and Republic of Ireland midfielder Arthur was among four newcomers who had moved to the city grounds just three days earlier.
He was unharmed by the early intervention of Hogg, who failed to see the half as he knocked out with a thigh injury and was replaced by Ajax’s recent arrival in Carel Eiting in the 44th minute.
The diving of Therese Ben Hammer’s goalkeeper countered to push Sami Amyoubi’s curled back from the edge of the area over the crossbar.It was a moment of quality from both players, while at the other end the guests were fortunate not to concede after Bryce Samba hit a Josh Koroma shot and Campbell tested the goalkeeper on bounce.
France’s international youth player, Loic Mbey Soh, who joined from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer and was one of three newcomers to Forrest, was called to play just before the break with a towering header and what proved to be the last major tournament of the night.
Nine minutes into the first half, Harry Tofollow’s cross pass from the left flank found Campbell to score a well-deserved winner.
Forrest’s top scorer Louis Graban was brought in to replace Lyle Taylor, but managed a shot so far as the Reds searched for their first goal of the season.
Terriers finished with a set of chances, seeing Adama Diakhaby try to lead, while Samba made a double save to keep the substitute out again in the last minute before also denying Koroma.
- 12StearmanBooked in 72 minutes
- 6HugBooked in 11 minutesReplaced witheaterin a 43 ‘Minutes
- 18MabinzaReplaced withDiakhabyin a 66 ‘Minutes
- 22CampbellReplaced withbrouwnin a 81 ‘Minutes
- 44Castro Pereira
- 26McKennaBooked in 81 minutes
- 21sowBooked in 19 minutesReplaced withProbablyin a 57 ‘Minutes
- 8ColbackBooked in 29 minutes
- 15free manReplaced withLollyin a 76 ‘Minutes
- 33TaylorReplaced withTwo podsin a 66 ‘Minutes
- 11AmyubeBooked in 60 minutes
- 7Two pods
The match ended, Huddersfield Town 1, Nottingham Forest 0.
The second half ended, Huddersfield Town 1, Nottingham Forest 0.
Attempt is prohibited. Joe Lawley (Nottingham Forest) was banned with his left foot from outside the penalty area. With the help of Sami Amyoubi.
Attempt is prohibited. Alex Maiten (Nottingham Forest) was banned with a right foot from outside the box. With the help of Tyler Plackett.
Error from Sammy Amoby (Nottingham Forest).
Jaden Brown (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Missed attempt. Juninho Bacona (Huddersfield Town) with a right foot outside the penalty area close, but she skipped to the left. With the help of Karel Eiting.
Wrong by Jack Colback (Nottingham Forest).
Alex Pritchard (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul of Joe Lawley (Nottingham Forest).
Richard Stearman (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Huddersfield Town. Against Bryce Samba.
Your attempt has been saved. Josh Koroma (Huddersfield Town) a right-footed shot from the right side of the six-yard box is saved in the lower right corner. With the help of Pepa.
Your attempt has been saved. Adama Diakhaby (Huddersfield Town) shoots with his left foot from the center of the penalty area and is blocked in the middle of the goal. With the help of Josh Koroma.
Harry Arter (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the offensive game.
Fault from Alex Pritchard (Huddersfield).
Alex Mayten (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Wrong by Richard Stearman (Huddersfield Town).
Attempt is prohibited. Juninho Bacona (Huddersfield Town) was banned with his left foot from outside the penalty area. With the help of Josh Koroma.
Sneak, Huddersfield Town. Harry Tofolo attempts a through pass, but Jaden Brown is caught in an offside position.
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