An early goal from Robert Koren and a late one from David Meyler gave City three excellent points in a Yorkshire derby that turned ugly at the final whistle.
Koren stretched to poke home a Stephen Quinn cross after just eight minutes, then Meyler, shortly after hitting the crossbar, steered into an open goal in injury time from Jay Simpson’s ball as City sealed a hard-earned win.
Huddersfield had few chances, with an overhead kick from former City loanee Anthony Gerrard proving their best opportunity but Tom Cairney blocked the effort.
After the final whistle, Alex Bruce received a straight red card for thumping striker Alan Lee, though much was made of Lee’s culpability and play-acting afterwards, and he may receive retrospective punishment. Still, City were momentarily third after a handy win and approach the halfway point of the season in fine condition. Match report later.