By Tony Alvarez
Last night Huddersfield lost their 43 game unbeaten league run at the hands of current League One leaders Charlton Athletic thanks to goals to QPR loanee Hogan Ephraim and Frenchman Yann Kermorgant.
The result gives Charlton a 7 point lead at the top of league 1 over closest rivals Sheffield Wednesday and gives them an 8 point lead over Huddersfield Town.
Although Huddersfield lost to Peterborough in the play off finals at Old Trafford in May they were unbeaten in the League since December 2010 when they tasted defeat against current Championship leaders Southampton.
Many people are not counting Huddersfields record due to the defeat in the play offs whilst others are just seeing it as an achievement to remain undefeated in the league for so long.
After Huddersfield’s 2-1 over Notts County their was celebrations on the pitch as the club had surpassed Nottingham Forests 42 game unbeaten Football League record however they could only better it by one game after last nights defeat.
Although they have set a new Football League record the club were hoping to chase down Arsenals 49 unbeaten game run but unfortunately for the terriers they fell short.
It will now be seen how the club deal with defeat as it is a psychological barrier which has been knocked down, Premier League fans may remember the severe drop in form Arsenal had after they suffered defeat at Old Trafford in what would of been their 50th consecutive game without defeat.
Despite the loss Huddersfield are still in a great position in League One and cannot afford to let the defeat get into the players head and affect their form in the next few fixtures and even more importantly until the end of the season.
On a side note but quite an interesting fact, both Nottingham Forests and Arsenals unbeaten runs were ended with 2-0 away defeats and now Huddersfield’s record has fell to the same score line.
What are your thoughts on Huddersfield defeat? Will it affect them psychologically? Have they still got enough to get promoted? Are you one of the people who are not counting the clubs run due to the play off defeat? Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts.
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