Huddersfield went into the Yorkshire derby against Sheffield Wednesday needing a win to jump back to the top of the Championship, but they fell to a disappointing defeat. It was a close match filled with action and a great one to watch for the neutrals. Wednesday showed the kind of performance that they were used to last season and this win could ignite their season ahead of a busy period of matches.
Here are three things we learned from Sunday’s match:
Forestieri is going to be the key man for Wednesday again this season
It was a huge coup for the club to keep hold of the Argentine this summer amidst interest from both Aston Villa and Newcastle United. There were rumours that he was set to depart after refusing to play in August, but the player and club managed to reach a positive conclusion, which allowed Forestieri to be reintegrated into the side. He has had a slow start to the season in terms of goal-scoring, but managed to score the winner from the spot.
The Argentine was the away side’s main threat as he hit the post with a superb effort from range before scoring the penalty. It is his all-around game that makes him so important for his club, as he holds the ball up well before distributing effectively. Moreover, he puts a shift in defensively and runs tirelessly when his side don’t have the ball. If Wednesday are to finish in the top six for a second successive season, they will need their key player to perform consistently at the level he showed on Sunday.