David Wagner saluted Nahki Wells’ game after he watched his Huddersfield Town side win 4-1 at Leeds United.
The Bermudan got off on the wrong note when his penalty was saved by Marco Silvestri, but ran Leeds ragged from there on in and ended the afternoon with the crowning fourth goal.
Prior to that he had laid on an excellent assist for Karim Matmour and ran Leeds centre-halves Sol Bamba and Giuseppe Bellusci off their feet.
With his and Matmour’s goals added to by Mark Hudson and Harry Bunn, it was a day to remember for Town and, according to Wagner, Wells will look back on it in years to come.
“Everybody who works with him knows that this is not the first time he missed a chance or chances and stayed focused in the game,” Wagner said. “He created the goal of Matmour, which was high class, and what he did in this moment, he will speak about after his career. He missed a penalty, got a great assist.
“This was a fantastic day. A brilliant three points, a massive three points, but I think we have played better games.
“We were very clinical. We always moan that we are not clinical enough but the story of this game was something special.
“We missed the penalty, conceded a goal, but in the second half we were too quick and closed them down well.”
It was an even sweeter afternoon for Wagner given his first game at Huddersfield – albeit not in direct charge – ended in a 3-0 defeat at home by Leeds.