Saturday’s early West Yorkshire derby was a game that both Huddersfield Town and Leeds United needed to win.
Huddersfield have been poor of late after only picking up two points in their last seven games, which ultimately lead to the dismissal of Chris Powell.
Leeds wanted to continue their decent form for fellow new boss Steve Evans, after picking up five points since Evans took over, including their first win at Elland Road in eight months on Tuesday night.
The Terriers wanted to end their miserable derby run against Leeds after losing three times in a row to the Whites.
There was nothing to choose between the two sides in a scrappy first half, but Leeds bucked up their ideas just before half time, as two goals in two minutes from Mirco Antenucci and Chris Woods, and then an Alex Mowatt stunner in the second half rounded off a 3-0 win.
Leeds made it back-to-back wins after beating Cardiff City on Tuesday night, and United equaled their biggest ever win over Huddersfield.
Leeds are now up to 14th in the Championship and Huddersfield remain in 19th, five points clear of the relegation zone and without a win in four games.
Here are three things we learned from yesterday’s contest:
1) Winless streak goes on for Huddersfield
It was a bit of a bizarre decision for Wagner to turn down an assistant role with Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, but Wagner wanted to prove himself as a manager.
However a 3-0 home debut defeat to Leeds will leave Town fans with their heads in their hands.
The team is low on confidence and Wagner will go into training on Monday looking to pick up the pieces.
2) Huddersfield need to be more ruthless in the final third
Huddersfield dominated the second half and you could tell that frustration was growing on the field.
You would have thought they would have at least converted one of their chances after having 13 shots at goal in the second half.
Huddersfield’s top striker Nahki Wells was ineffective, and James Vaughan looked lively but had no end product.
3) Alex Mowatt’s 30 yarders
The Leeds man has been known for his long range efforts on goal and he did it again yesterday.
Arguably, his goal on Saturday was better than his screamer against Cardiff on Tuesday night, it was that good.
Mowatt picked up the ball 30 yards from goal and thumped an unstoppable half-volley into the top right corner.
Can he do it again in Leeds’s next game against Rotherham?
Huddersfield and Leeds fans…. what do you make of the game? What did you make of Mowatt’s strike? Are Leeds on the up? Has Wagner got a a tough job on his hands? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!