David Wagner says Huddersfield still have work to do despite ‘fantastic afternoon’

Huddersfield boss David Wagner says his side are one step closer to Premier League safety after beating Watford 1-0

David Wagner praised his side after a “fantastic afternoon” for Huddersfield but insisted they still have work to do in their battle to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

Tom Ince scored in the 91st minute to give Huddersfield a 1-0 win over Watford and move the Terriers seven points clear of the drop zone, albeit having played at least a game more than all the sides below them.

“Everybody spoke before the game about how important it was,” Wagner said. “We said that we wanted to make ourselves independent from the circumstances.

“We wanted to be focused on ourselves to make it an intense game, an aggressive game – a very uncomfortable game for Watford – Watford is a decent side, they have some very good quality players – and I think our players have done this fantastically.

“It is not only that they’ve won it, how they have won it makes it even bigger. With this very, very late goal they will always believe that it is possible. There was this magic moment from Zanka and Ince was in the right place and scored a great goal, a huge one for us.

“I think the game was very even, both teams neutralised each other, there were not a lot of chances but the one we had, we used. It’s a fantastic afternoon for us. We’re absolutely delighted, I’m delighted for the players and the supporters we had today in our stadium were incredible.

“They played their part and let the players believe until the final second. We know the job isn’t done but we are one further step nearer to our target.”

Huddersfield must wait two weeks for their next game, another home match, against Everton as they bid to secure their top-flight status.