David Wagner lost for words after yet another win

David Wagner lost for words after yet another win

David Wagner struggled to find the superlatives to describe his Huddersfield side after a 2-1 victory over QPR kept them top of the Championship.

Town bounced back from their first defeat of the season against Brighton on Tuesday to make it six wins from the first eight league matches.

Goals from Kasey Palmer and Elias Kachunga put the home side 2-0 up before sub Idrissa Sylla pulled one back late on.

German head coach Wagner said: "It was a great reaction by the group after Brighton.

"Our one target was to bounce back with the right result.

"This was a huge, massive result for us with a performance that was brilliant, fantastic, great. I don't have enough vocabulary to describe it. I cannot say how happy I am."

Huddersfield had recorded their best ever start to a season until their unbeaten run came to an end with a 1-0 defeat at Brighton.

But Town hit back to stay top and Wagner said: "It is still very early but I am very happy with eight games gone and 19 points. This is great stuff."

Palmer gave Huddersfield the lead in the 14th minute when he headed home Rajiv van la Parra's cross.

Kachunga doubled the lead in the 62nd minute when he rose well at the back post to plant a header past former Town keeper Alex Smithies from Tommy Smith's inch-perfect cross.

Right-back Smith went down with a head injury and had to stay off the field while play restarted, meaning Town were down to 10 men for a corner which resulted in Rangers pulling a goal back in the 76th minute, Tjaronn Chery crossing for Sylla to steer a header past Danny Ward at the back post.

Wagner said: "That was very unlucky for us because Tommy Smith was out of the game. We had one man less in the centre."

Wagner also praised the fans and a season-best 20,595 crowd and said: "If we are to invest and perform and show this emotion in the game we need this support. The support was never more important than today.

"We are working for each other and we will always be a working and fighting club because we cannot buy afford to buy success."

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was disappointed after back-to-back defeats following a 6-0 humbling against Newcastle at Loftus Road on Tuesday but said there was no need to panic.

"We need to lift ourselves and it is only us who can fix it," he said.

"The group is good and there is no problem for us. What we need to do is go back to base number one and work from there."

Hasselbaink believed his side could have snatched a point with a bit more luck.

He added: "We needed that goal badly and we got it. I thought we might have got another. If we had got back to 2-2, even with bad play, it would have been a point.

"Going forward we must help each other. That is what we need to do now."

QPR face Sunderland at home in the EFL Cup third round on Wednesday and Hasselbaink said: "It will be a tough match but we will have to perform at our best. I will have to rest a few players."