Fraser Campbell’s goal was the first for Huddersfield to score under coach Carlos Corbran

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.

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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.

Line up


  • 1Hummer
  • 2Avila
  • 12StearmanBooked in 72 minutes
  • 27Crichlow
  • 3Tofulu
  • 7Bakuna
  • 6HugBooked in 11 minutesReplaced witheaterin a 43 ‘Minutes
  • 18MabinzaReplaced withDiakhabyin a 66 ‘Minutes
  • 10Pritchard
  • 19Coroma
  • 22CampbellReplaced withbrouwnin a 81 ‘Minutes


  • 11Diakhaby
  • 14eater
  • 17Dohani
  • 28brouwn
  • 34Daly
  • 37warrior
  • 44Castro Pereira

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