LONDON - Huddersfield shocked Blackpool to leapfrog the seasiders in the second tier English Championship after a 3-1 win yesterday.
Huddersfield closed the gap on leaders Brighton to just two points and moved level with Blackburn and a point clear of their beaten rivals as former Blackpool man and current Terriers' boss Simon Grayson returned to Bloomfield Road to engineer a win that prevented his former side going top.
Grayson was returning for the first time since leaving for Leeds in 2008 and put one over Ian Holloway's men.
Lee Novak opened the scoring for the visitors in the 13th minute after a James Vaughan flick-on. Blackpool levelled after 27 minutes through former Huddersfield striker Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
But Huddersfield won out with further efforts from Vaughan and then Oliver Norwood, sealing matters just after the break with a freekick.