Huddersfield Town's Australian midfielder Aaron Mooy is stretchered off during the English Premier League football match between Huddersfield Town and Bournemouth.
Huddersfield Town's Australian midfielder Aaron Mooy is stretchered off during the English Premier League football match between Huddersfield Town and Bournemouth.

Roos scare as Mooy carried off in agony

AUSTRALIA'S midfield star Aaron Mooy was carried off in agony as Huddersfield beat Bournemouth in the English Premier League.

The 27-year-old had his head in his hands as he left the turf at the John Smith's Stadium with reports suggesting the former Wanderers and Melbourne City linchpin had suffered a deep cut following a clash.

Socceroos fans will be holding their breath that Mooy has not suffered long term damage ahead of the Russia World Cup.

The Sun reported Mooy went down in agony after a clash of knees with Cherries ace Lewis Cook and said his World Cup dream could now also be in jeopardy.

A number of team-mates consoled him on the pitch before he left the field with a brace on his left knee and his head in his hands.

Huddersfield Town's Australian midfielder Aaron Mooy (L) goes down during incident with Bournemouth's English midfielder Lewis Cook.
Huddersfield Town's Australian midfielder Aaron Mooy (L) goes down during incident with Bournemouth's English midfielder Lewis Cook.

Now he could be set for a lengthy period on the sidelines just as the Premier relegation dogfight starts to begin.

Mooy, 27, has been the Terriers top performer this season as they battle to stay up.

He has played in 29 matches for David Wagner's men so far, providing numerous assists and scoring four goals.

After the game Wagner said: "We have to wait. He got a cut over his knee - he got some stitches as well.

"We have to see what he looks like in the upcoming days - how long he will be sidelined.

"At the minute I can not answer this question seriously."

Wagner was directly asked about potential ligament damage for the Aussie, which he confirmed is not the case.

 

Steve Mounie scored twice as Huddersfield lifted themselves - at least temporarily - out of the relegation zone.

Mooy couldn’t continue.
Mooy couldn’t continue.

Mooy played a role in both goals, delivering the free kick Mounie met with a downward header past Asmir Begovic and then offering the square ball the Beninese striker wrong-footed past the goalkeeper.

The visiting fans were regretting their early wake-up call for the long trip north when Alex Pritchard netted his first Town goal in the seventh minute.

Junior Stanislas equalised for Bournemouth seven minutes later, but Mounie then struck either side of halftime and Rajiv van La Parra netted a stoppage-time penalty to take Huddersfield two points above the bottom three.

"We needed a few minutes at the start where Bournemouth were strong but after that we played superb football. It was one of the performances of the season," manager David Wagner said.

"It was our idea to press the opponent high up the pitch and win the ball. It was a fantastic afternoon for us."


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