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Wagner: Huddersfield ‘dominated’ defensive Newcastle

Huddersfield Town suffered a narrow defeat to Newcastle United on Saturday in the Premier League, their eleventh loss of the season so far.

Despite possessing the ball for the vast majority of the game, the Terriers were unable to break down a solid Magpies side that looked to play on the counter.

Falling victim to a Salomon Rondon goal, Huddersfield manager David Wagner sought out the positives in his side’s performance.

“I think the guys have done well, they played decent football and dominated without the clearcut chances,” Wagner told BBC Sport.”

“Newcastle are a well drilled side, they are difficult to break down, but we have done a lot of things right, they had one chance and took it.

“We played some good football today and in recent weeks as well. Today was different because we did not have clearcut chances but how the players played and defended, their bravery and intensity to be on the front foot, was great.”

Only Fulham (12) have lost more games in the Premier League this season, as Huddersfield continue to languish in the relegation zone.

The Terriers lie in 17th position in the table following four consecutive losses in the league.

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