Centurion Elias Kachunga ends 22-month Huddersfield Town goal drought against Hull City

The DR Congo international’s strike during the Terriers’ triumph over the Tigers ended a long run without a goal

Elias Kachunga’s Huddersfield Town barren spell is over after the Congolese scored in the Terriers’ 3-0 victory over Hull City on Saturday.

The 27-year-old, who was making his appearance for the club got his team’s third goal to lift Danny Cowley’s men from relegation waters at the Kirklees Stadium.

After a goalless first half, Karlan Grant and Juninho Bacuna handed the hosts a two-goal lead before Kachunga slided home Lewis O’Brien’s low ball in the Yorkshire derby.

The goal ended a run of 22 months without a goal for Huddersfield in all competitions.

The striker’s recent poor form is in sharp contrast to his debut season (12 goals in 44 appearances) following his move from Germany’s Ingolstadt.

Kachunga failed to find target in 20 games last season as the Terriers got demoted from the Premier League.

His struggles in front of goal prevented him from making DR Congo’s squad to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

He was on parade for the entire duration while Benin Republic’s Steve Mounie was an unused substitute.

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The victory lifted Cowley’s team above relegation zone but share the same points with 17th placed Reading.

Next up for Huddersfield is a fixture against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park in the Championship on October 19.


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