Emile Smith Rowe wowed the Huddersfield Town fans again with an impressive performance in a 3-0 win for the relegation battlers on Wednesday.
Smith Rowe started for Huddersfield against Birmingham City on Wednesday, and the Town fans liked what they saw from the Arsenal loanee in his 69 minutes on the pitch.
Before the game, Huddersfield boss Danny Cowley confirmed he’ll sometimes make substitutions after the hour mark with upcoming games in mind. It’s a hectic schedule in the Championship, just like in the Premier League. This is presumably why Smith Rowe came off early.
It certainly wasn’t a poor performance that inspired the change. Smith Rowe completed 90% of his passes, created three chances, completed both of his long balls and four of his six crosses.
The 19-year-old also won a couple of free-kicks as Huddersfield took a 2-0 lead. They won the match 3-0 in the end, adding another after the substitution.
Huddersfield Fan Reactions to the Smith Rowe performance
Huddersfield were desperate for a result, particularly after their recent run of defeats. The fans certainly took notice of Smith Rowe’s performance in finally securing three points.
When Smith-Rowe’s on it, they’re all on it. #HTAFC
— Hotline (@HotlineHtafc) July 1, 2020
impressive first half from Town. Smith Rowe been fantastic but the whole team have. Need another goal in my opinion but all very promising so far #htafc
— Dazza🏏 (@DazHTFC) July 1, 2020
Smith-Rowe looks different level at times. Can see why he should make it at Prem level eventually. Great to have him here for these final few games #htafc
— Simon (@simonmick1) July 1, 2020
I sound like a broken record, but Smith-Rowe yet again 👍🏼 👏🏼
Oozes class and composure – no matter where he is on the pitch.
— Town Bloke (@townbloke) July 1, 2020
It’s crazy how much better we play with grant on the left – smith-Rowe literally oozes class as well #HTFC
— Locky (@lockylad) July 1, 2020
Smith Rowe 🔥 class! Man of The match
— Luizz (@luiz16_) July 1, 2020
— Jamie Denton (@jamiedentonjpg) July 1, 2020
Emile Smith-Rowe is going to be one hell of a footballer. Can’t wait to watch his career develop. Sadly won’t be with us but the boy has serious talent. Makes the game look easy. Was on it from minute 1. #HTAFC
— Richard Kosmala (@RichardKosmala) July 1, 2020
— Sarah Jones (@sarahhtfc) July 1, 2020
Even the Birmingham City fans had nice words to say about their opponent on the day, with one claiming Smith Rowe deserved the Man-of-the-Match award.
Absolutely disgraceful non-performance from @BCFC…Clotet needs to do the right thing and walk now! Huddersfield were good, much better players than their position conveys. Smith-Rowe 💯 MotM, Harlee Dean atrocious & needs to give his head a shake! 🤬 Relegation battle now! #KRO
— #KROtiltheendoftheroad (@PapaFoledog) July 1, 2020