A day that will long be remembered by Huddersfield Town fans, we look back at how their historic day at Wembley, against a much-fancied Reading side, played out in-front of 76,682 fans.
The 2016/17 season was more than just a season for Huddersfield Town, it was a revolution, according to fans, who claimed to have never seen a season like it. Looking for a place in the top flight for the first time in over 40 years, the 2017 Championship Play-Off Final was arguably one of the most important games the Terriers had ever played.
After seeing off Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday on penalties in the second-leg of the Play-Off Semi-Finals, David Wagner’s side headed into the showpiece event under the arch in confident mood. The Royals on the other hand, had made home advantage count, seeing off Fulham thanks to a Yann Kermorgant penalty in the other Semi-Final second-leg.
And so all eyes turned to Wembley.
The Terriers took the game to Japp Stam’s side in the early exchanges and probably should have taken the lead in the opening ten minutes, a whipped free-kick from Aaron Mooy was headed narrowly wide by defender Michael Hefele.