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Mooy helps Huddersfield hold Villa

  • Mooy helps Huddersfield hold Villa

    BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 16: Jordan Ayew of Aston Villa holds off Aaron Mooy of Huddersfield Town during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Huddersfield Town at Villa Park on August 16, 2016 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Socceroos midfielder Aaron Mooy has helped perennial battlers Huddersfield maintain their superb start to the English Football League season with the Terries holding Aston Villa 1-1 at Villa Park.

Man of the match in Huddersfield's stunning 2-1 win over Rafa Benitez's big-spending Newcastle on Saturday, Mooy played the full 90 minutes in a match headed Villa's way after Ross McCormack's first goal since his STG10.5 million ($A17.63 million) move from Fulham.

But with three minutes to go substitute Michael Hefele chased down a long ball and Villa keeper Pierluigi Gollini's attempted clearance cannoned off the German's back and into the unguarded net.

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There was no place in the side for Mooy's international teammate Jason Davidson who has been frozen out by David Wagner, a former assistant coach to Juergen Klopp at Liverpool, after falling out with the manager last season.

The point saw Huddersfield climb to third on the table behind and Norwich and Brighton.

Reports in Birmingham claim Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak could complete a move to Villa before Saturday's clash with Derby who beat Bailey Wright's Preston at Deepdale, also on Tuesday.

It was a third successive loss for North End who went down to an 87th-minute winner from Craig Forsyth.

The result leaves Preston second from bottom. They're pointless behind Newcastle but ahead of Blackburn who both play on Wednesday.

Young Socceroos left-back Cameron Elder has been loaned to Brentford from Leicester for the season and is earning rave reviews from the Griffin Park fans.

The 21-year-old former Manly United player helped the Bees to a 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest - the teams's second straight success after beating Ipswich 2-0 on Saturday.

Massimo Luongo's QPR can return to the top of the table if they beat Barnsley on Wednesday at Oakwell.

It's been a fine start to the campaign from the Sydneysider, who was outstanding in Rangers' recent wins against Leeds and Cardiff playing in central midfield.

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