Aaron Mooy of Huddersfield Town celebrates scoring the winning goal against Newcastle.
Aaron Mooy of Huddersfield Town celebrates scoring the winning goal against Newcastle. Jan Kruger

Aaron Mooy taking success all in his stride

SOCCEROOS midfielder Aaron Mooy was typically calm post-match despite his first English Premier League goal ensuring Huddersfield continued its 100% start.

Mooy's 20-metre second-half strike gave the Terriers all three points in a 1-0 home win over Newcastle to make it two victories from two in their return to the top flight after 45 years.

The 26-year-old's goal came after the home side strung together 26 passes - the most by any EPL side in a goalscoring sequence this season.

Mooy was also influential throughout the game but said noone was getting too far ahead of themselves at the club despite the great start.

"The boss has a saying to have no limits and we all stand behind that," he said.

"It has been a great start so far, but we can't get carried away, it's early in the season.

"We just have to keep working hard and keep trying to improve."

Huddersfield boss David Wagner said he was surprised to his see his team sitting second behind Manchester United on goal difference but he was full of praise for his Australian playmaker.

"I don't have to pinch myself but I didn't expect it," the German said.

"He (Mooy) doesn't really say much, doesn't smile a lot, he's very calm but he is for sure very happy and very proud as well, and I think he deserves all the credit for his goal.

"He's a great technical footballer with such unbelievable working attitude. This is why I love this player."

The goal also earned Mooy a slice of history as it was the first Premier League goal to be scored by the Terriers at The John Smith's Stadium.

In the day's other clash, Tottenham's Wembley woes continued with a 2-1 defeat at the hands of champions Chelsea.

Spurs dominated at their temporary home - they are playing at Wenbley while White Hart Lane is being revamped - but lost again to a double from Marcos Alonso.

Tottenham has now won only once at the national stadium in 10 matches since a League Cup final victory over the same opponents nine years ago.

The home side should have taken the points in this game too but failed to take advantage of its dominance.

Alonso struck with a superb free-kick early in the game before Spurs equalised when Michy Batshuayi headed Christian Eriksen's free-kick into his own net with eight minutes left.

The home team looked to have earned a point before Alonso's 88th-minute strike went under the body of Hugo Lloris to seal the Blues' win.

News Corp Australia

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