UPDATE 1-Soccer-Huddersfield off the bottom after Mooy brace at WolvesReuters | Updated: 25-11-2018 23:55 IST | Created: 25-11-2018 23:55 IST
* Huddersfield climb from basement with 2-0 win at Wolves
* Aaron Mooy's first goal of the season put them ahead
* It was deserved reward for a bright opening spell
* Wolves improved after a double substitution at the interval
* But Mooy curled in a low free kick for the second goal
* Raul Jimenez's header for Wolves hooked off the line
Nov 25 (Reuters)- Huddersfield Town shot up six places from the bottom of the Premier League with a 2-0 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers thanks to Aaron Mooy's double on Sunday.
The Terriers had more bite than the toothless Wolves, who suffered a fourth defeat in five games and remained 11th.
Australian Mooy scored his first two goals of the season.
His first, in the sixth minute, was perfectly placed from the edge of the penalty area. The second in the 74th came directly from an equally precise low free kick.
Wolves, having struggled to get into the game, improved after making a double substitution at the break but the closest they came to a goal was when Mexican Raul Jimenez had a header hooked off the line by Philip Billing.
"When you get into a bad patch, it feels like it's never going to end," said Mooy, who was outstanding in midfield. "Now it's two wins and a draw and we need to keep riding the train."
Billing added: "We showed how good we can be when everyone's at it."
The early goal was deserved reward for Huddersfield's bright start.
It came from a sharp move down the left with Billing setting German Erik Durm free to cross for Mooy, who controlled his shot perfectly to find the bottom corner of the net.
Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo sent on teenager Morgan Gibbs-White and forward Adama Traore at halftime but a recovery was denied by the thinnest of margins when goal-line technology confirmed that Billing's acrobatic clearance had just managed to keep out Jimenez's header.
Mooy's free kick for his second goal meant it was the first time Town had scored more than once since beating West Bromwich Albion 2-1 away in February.
They will go down one place after Burnley (16th) play at home to Newcastle United (15th) on Monday but, after failing to win in the first 10 games of the season, manager David Wagner will take great heart from seven points in their last three. (Reporting by Steve Tongue; editing by Ken Ferris)