Wright on top as Bristol City thump Mooy's Huddersfield

Huddersfield Jonathan Hogg

English Championship promotion hopefuls Huddersfield Town were trounced 4-0 at relegation-threatened Bristol City, while Reading moved to fourth place with a 2-0 victory at fellow playoff contenders Sheffield Wednesday on Friday.

The match got off to an unfortunate start as the visitors' Jonathan Hogg was taken off on a stretcher with impact sustained in the neck, which would eventually mean 14 minutes additional time at the end of the first-half.

Even though the signs from the away dressing room at Ashton Gate were positive and Hogg was able to converse, doctors insisted on sending him to hospital as a precaution.

"We are in a very good position with nine games to go and we have been through too much together as a group for me to question my players".

However, Huddersfield were second all night against City and their defeat will give the Whites a chance to close the gap between the teams in the Championship standings.

City centre-back Aden Flint netted with an audacious flick from Gary O'Neil's low ball into the box to make it three late on, with Cotterill's penalty completing the scoring.

Interesting statistics as Huddersfield dominated possession (62%), the clubs had only two corners (one each) between them and Bristol City scored their four goals from only five efforts on target.

On Hogg's condition, Wagner added: "Jonathan has a neck injury". "He could talk, but he has had one scan at the hospital and needs another".

Terriers boss David Wagner was seen rushing onto the pitch after the incident to check on his player while both teams kept warm on the touchline.

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