David Wagner’s side couldn’t find a way past Fraser Forster despite dominating the game, but are still yet to concede this season

However their cavalier style will win them games and friends as they went close to powering in front so many times, particularly in a blistering first-half.

Huddersfield dominated the first-half but were unable to score

Huddersfield dominated the first-half but were unable to score

Possession was split in the first-half 50-50, but Southampton failed to hit the target once

Possession split in the first-half 50-50, but Southampton failed to really hit their stride

Steve Mounie hit Maya Yoshida on the back when he went to turn in a cross before Fraser Forster was stretched when the big striker went in for the kill.

Rajiv van la Parra almost converted some great work by Elias Kachunga but Cedic Soares’s foot denied him a goal the move deserved.

Mounie should have connected better with a fine cutback from Tommy Smith as the chances kept coming, often down Huddersfield‘s right.

Thomas Ince stole in behind Yoshida from a long ball and Forster made a sprawling save as the attacks mounted.

Forster got away with making a mess of collecting a Lowe cross and the keeper had to make a block with his big feet when Kachunga tried to roll the ball in.

Southampton‘s Manolo Gabbiadini had to wait until the 50th minute for a sniff and hurt himself by making Jonas Lossl save for the first time.

The scores remained level on the hour-mark despite Huddersfield's dominance

The scores remained level on the hour-mark despite Huddersfield’s dominance

Fraser Forster was kept busy during the game at the John Smith's Stadium

Fraser Forster was kept busy during the game at the John Smith’s Stadium

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The second half was more even and Huddersfield had to show their tenacious side. But Saints did not really hurt them.

There was a lesson there for Wagner and his scouts as they could still do with an extra match-winner in their ranks to win the tight matches.

Saints may need more too. New boy Mario Lemina was far from super and subbed for Shane Long and they will have to look at their central defence whether Virgil van Dijk leaves or not.

Huddersfield went into the game hunting their third straight victory

Huddersfield went into the game hunting their third straight victory

Oriol Romeu saw yellow in the second half as Southampton's frustration grew

Oriol Romeu saw yellow in the second half as Southampton’s frustration grew

Bournemouth 1 Man City 2

Crystal Palace 0 Swansea 2

Southampton were frustrated by Huddersfield at the John Smith's Stadium

Southampton were frustrated by Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium

Rajiv van la Parra was injured during the 0-0 draw against Southampton

Rajiv van la Parra was injured during the 0-0 draw against Southampton

Huddersfield went into the game hoping to go top of the Premier League

Huddersfield went into the game hoping to go top of the Premier League

Southampton desperately struggled to get shots away in Huddersfield

Southampton desperately struggled to get shots away in Huddersfield

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Newcastle 3 West Ham 0

Watford 0 Brighton 0

Southampton have struggled for consistency under Mauricio Pellegrino

Southampton have struggled for consistency under Mauricio Pellegrino

Paul Ince was in attendance to watch son Tom play for Huddersfield

Paul Ince was in attendance to watch son Tom play for Huddersfield

Huddersfield manager David Wagner: “I was happy how brave we were in the first-half.

“Unfortunately, we didn’t score and this is why we have to accept the 0-0.

“There were some good blocks and saves. We missed opportunities. Southampton had the best chances in the second-half.

HUDDERSFIELD: Lossl 7, Smith 7, Jorgensen 6, Schindler 7, Lowe 7, Mooy 6, Billing 7 (Williams 61, 6), Kachunga 6 (Quaner 88, 6), Ince 7, Van La Parra 6 (Palmer 56, 6), Mounie 7.

Subs not used: Malone, Coleman, Lolley, Hefele.

SOUTHAMPTON: Forster 7, Soares 6, Stephens 7, Yoshida 6, Bertrand 6, Romeu 7, Lemina 6 (Long 64, 6), Tadic 6 (McQueen 74, 5), Davis 7, Redmond 6, Gabbiadini 6 (Ward-Prowse 71, 6).

Subs not used: Hoedt, Austin, McCarthy, Boufal.

Huddersfield spurned a host of glorious chances to make it three straight wins

Huddersfield spurned a host of glorious chances to make it three straight wins

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Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/4327227/huddersfield-0-southampton-0-terriers-top-premier-league/

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