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LOAN WATCH: Liverpool keeper Ward errs as Huddersfield beaten

Huddersfield Town lost their first game of the Championship season on Tuesday night.

The Terriers lost 1-0 to Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium after Anthony Knockaert struck in the 80th minute for the Seagulls.

Following two clean sheets in a row, Danny Ward was beaten by Knockaert's low effort which the Huddersfield keeper may have done better to save on another occasion.

However, the Liverpool loanee was not to blame for the defeat according to Terriers boss David Wagner.

"I spoke to Danny and I told him there were no complaints from my side," said the German.

"Mistakes are part of this game.

"Unfortunately, if a goalkeeper makes a mistake, it's a goal. But he is strong enough and he knows that everyone backs him and that he will be fresh on Saturday and will help us get a better result than we had today."

The season-first defeat did not see Huddersfield drop from the top of the Championship table as they sit a point clear of second-placed Newcastle United who hammered QPR 6-0 at Loftus Road.

Manchester City midfielder Aaron Mooy played a full 90 minutes for Huddersfield while Chelsea youngster Kasey Palmer replaced Jack Payne in the 83rd minute.

AFC Bournemouth striker Glenn Murray, who is on loan with Brighton, came on in the second half in place of Tomer Hemed.

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