Huddersfield Town's dream start to life in the Premier League continued as David Wagner's men secured a 1-0 win over fellow promoted side Newcastle United on Sunday.
The Terriers finished fifth last season, 13 points behind Championship winners Newcastle, and needed a penalty shoot-out to overcome Reading in the play-off final at Wembley.
But they have made themselves feel instantly at home in what is their first appearance in the top flight since 1971-72, thumping Crystal Palace 3-0 away from home last weekend.
And they made it two wins from two attempts thanks to Aaron Mooy's emphatic 50th-minute strike at a packed John Smith's Stadium.
While Wagner and his buoyant players can do no wrong, Newcastle have endured a difficult return to the highest level, Rafael Benitez now having overseen successive defeats following a 2-0 loss at home to Tottenham in the opening round of the campaign.
The former Valencia, Liverpool and Real Madrid manager, after watching his team come off second best against a heavily reinforced Huddersfield side, will no doubt feel his own club's lack of transfer activity must be addressed with less than two weeks remaining before the window closes on August 31.
Huddersfield's familiar high-tempo approach had caused Newcastle problems from the outset, Mooy testing Rob Elliot from long range after just four minutes.
Tom Ince also called the visitors' goalkeeper into action, turning and shooting first time and on the half-volley after Christian Atsu had carelessly given the ball away.
Despite the hosts' early dominance, Newcastle came agonisingly close to breaking the deadlock in the 16th minute, Ayoze Perez teeing up Matt Ritchie, whose curling strike to the far post was brilliantly saved at full stretch by the diving Jonas Lossl.
Undeterred, the Terriers resumed their determined approach to the contest, energetic centre-forward Steve Mounie forcing a turnover in the Newcastle box to create a chance for Ince in the 27th minute, but the former Derby County attacker's shot was blocked.
Although Benitez's side - missing the suspended Jonjo Shelvey following the midfielder's sending off against Spurs - slowly managed to take the sting out of the game as the half wore on, Huddersfield had the last opportunity of note before the break, Philip Billing winning possession in a dangerous area and leading a promising counter-attack, only for Chancel Mbemba to smuggle the ball behind for a corner.
Huddersfield managed to assert themselves early in the second half and deservedly broke the deadlock through influential midfielder Mooy. The Australia international exchanged a clever one-two with Elias Kachunga to create space for himself at the top of the penalty area and curled a brilliant finish beyond the reach of the outstretched Elliot.
2 - Two of Aaron Mooy's five league goals for Huddersfield have come against Newcastle (both at the John Smith's Stadium). Rasper.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 20, 2017
Newcastle responded well to falling behind and nearly equalised in the 67th minute.
First the intervention of Lossl was required to deny substitute Joselu and then, from the subsequent corner, Ciaran Clark's header fell to Perez, who somehow blazed over unmarked from close range.
That was as close as the away team came to snatching a point, leaving Huddersfield to reflect on their swift adjustment to life among the elite ahead of an EFL Cup tie at home to Rotherham United, followed by the visit of Southampton in the league next Saturday.
Newcastle play host to Nottingham Forest in midweek, before a showdown with fellow winless side West Ham next weekend.
Key Opta stats:
- Excluding the debut season of the Premier League in 1992-93, Huddersfield are the first team to win their opening two games in the competition.
- Newcastle, meanwhile, have lost their first two games of a Premier League campaign for the first time since 1999-2000.
- The Terriers are the second newly-promoted team to keep a clean sheet in their first two Premier League games following promotion (after Charlton in 1997-98).
- Newcastle have now gone 12 away games without a win in the Premier League, losing 10 of them (D2).
- Huddersfield’s opener – scored by Aaron Mooy - featured the most passes in the build-up of any goal scored in the Premier League so far this season (14).
- Two of Mooy's five league goals for Huddersfield have come against Newcastle, with both coming in home fixtures.
|Chelsea won´t appeal David Luiz red card, Conte confirms|
|Mbappe and Dembele lead Golden Boy nominees|
|Dembele tipped for early January return after successful surgery|
|I hope it´s the last time – Zidane relieved to welcome back Ronaldo|
|Szczesny to face Fiorentina as Allegri calls for Juventus consistency|
|Gundogan fears he might never return to top form after Manchester City injury nightmare|
|Bayern Munich goalkeeper Neuer ruled out until January|
|Kick It Out contact Manchester United over ´offensive´ Lukaku chant|
|Cologne drop protest against Borussia Dormtund VAR goal|
|Ferdinand wants to recapture ´chemical of competition´ from boxing|
|Barcelona not planning January signings despite Dembele injury|
|Neville trolls Ferdinand as Manchester United great starts boxing career|
|Manchester United great Rio Ferdinand to launch boxing career|
|Oxlade-Chamberlain relieved to join Liverpool from Arsenal, says Klopp|
|Case closed! Tianjin Quanjian dismiss Aubameyang links|
|Tevez has not met expectations, says Shanghai Shenhua chairman|
|Socceroos pair Jedinak and Rukavytsya return to squad for World Cup play-off|
|Allegri not the reason for Bonucci´s Juve exit – wife|
|Hazard: I improved after a week with Conte at Chelsea|
|We aren´t far off Real Madrid – Herrera sees no reason for De Gea to head home|
|Manchester City obliged to win title after spending so much - Herrera|
|Barcelona president Bartomeu criticises Neymar over lack of honesty|
|Feyenoord fans banned from Champions League trip to Napoli|
|PSG star Mbappe must prove he has Madrid quality, says Morientes|
|Impossible to stop Icardi, says Spalletti|
|Sevilla president urges fans not to ´insult´ returning Vitolo|
|Goals will come soon for struggling Suarez, insists Barca boss Valverde|
|It´s the hardest thing for a player – Valverde sympathises with crocked Dembele|
|Neuer out of Schalke trip with foot injury amid reports of long lay-off|
|West Ham have new plan to manage Carroll, says Bilic|
|Carvajal: My release clause is to stop me leaving Real Madrid!|
|Lazio star Milinkovic-Savic has suitors ´in Madrid, Manchester and Milan´|
|Ancelotti focused on Bundesliga business before PSG showdown|
|Klopp backs Liverpool forwards despite Burnley failings|
|Rooney reception leaves Mata proud of Manchester United fans|
|Klopp: Cups bring opportunity, not pressure, for Liverpool|
|Martin Schmidt takes charge at Wolfsburg|
|Pochettino targets Tottenham improvement|
|Giving De Boer time would have been ´negligent´, Palace chairman claims|
|Sacchi suggests Ancelotti should leave Bayern Munich|
|Cologne claims are ´ridiculous and grotesque´, says Dortmund´s Zorc|
|Cahill frustrated Chelsea could not break Arsenal down|
|Fulham experience means Hodgson will not panic at Palace|
|Dembele flies to Finland for surgery|
|Misfiring champions Anderlecht sack coach Weiler|
|Conte backs Christensen to replace David Luiz for key Chelsea triple-header|
|Rooney apologises for ´unforgiveable lack of judgement´|
|Wayne Rooney given two-year driving ban, 12-month community order for drink-driving|
|Wolfsburg sack Jonker after Stuttgart defeat|
|Players fear Dybala, says Juventus great Del Piero|
|Llorente insists trophies are within Tottenham´s reach|
|Don´t blame Tevez – Shanghai Shenhua´s Cao Yunding calls for unity|
|Rooney due in court on drink-driving charge|
|Real Madrid whistles ´normal´, says Bale|
|Navas lauds ´excellent´ Bale after goal in Madrid win|
|Wenger happy with Lacazette display|
|Emery tells Cavani and Neymar to sort it out after penalty disagreement|
|WATCH: Stephen Curry scores penalty at Stamford Bridge|
|He demonstrated the player he is – Zidane salutes Bale´s goalscoring performance|
|CAF Champions League Review: Sundowns snare first-leg advantage over Casablanca|
|Koeman takes swipe at Mourinho after ´top four´ claim|
|Dortmund CEO brands Cologne bad losers for demanding to replay a 5-0 defeat|
|Conte defends Morata´s performance|
|Mourinho thought about title rivals, but not Manchester City|
|Allegri hails Juve´s ´unplayable´ match-winner Dybala|
|Alaves sack Zubeldia after woeful start|
|Paris Saint-Germain 2 Lyon 0: Own goal double maintains 100 per cent start for Emery´s men|
|Real Sociedad 1 Real Madrid 3: Mayoral and Bale crucial as Zidane´s men return to winning ways|
|Brilliant Blake earns Philadelphia a point at the Red Bulls|
|Mourinho refuses to be drawn on length of Pogba absence|
|One day Rooney will be back home, says Mourinho|
|Eden Hazard set to make first start when Chelsea face Forest|
|Conte hopeful Pedro injury is not serious|
|Mourinho accepts four-goal thrashing harsh on Everton|
|Former Inter coach Bersellini dies|
|Borussia Dortmund 5 Cologne 0: Aubameyang, Philipp bag braces as BVB return to the top|
|Lukaku celebration was just ´banter´ with Everton fans|
|Manchester United 4 Everton 0: Lukaku inspires late surge to pile pressure on Koeman|
|Montella breathes sigh of relief after narrow Milan win|
|David Luiz was fouled by Sanchez before red, claims Conte|
|Wenger delighted with ´vital´ Arsenal response at Chelsea|
|Arsenal first side to stop Chelsea scoring at home under Antonio Conte|
|AC Milan 2 Udinese 1: Kalinic double opens account for new club|
|We needed that after Liverpool – Ramsey proud as Arsenal earn Chelsea draw|
|Roma´s Florenzi ´stronger´ for overcoming injury nightmare|
|Chelsea 0 Arsenal 0: David Luiz sent off as champions are held|
|Carvajal signs Madrid extension until 2022|
|Dybala shoots down Messi comparisons after stunning Juventus display|
|Dybala inspires Juventus to best goalscoring start in 58 years|
|Sassuolo 1 Juventus 3: Dybala marks 100th appearance with stunning hat-trick|
|Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele out for up to four months|
|Ozil out of Chelsea v Arsenal, Sanchez and Hazard on bench|
|Premier League´s biggest teams want ´one of the best´ Van Dijk, says Pellegrino|
|Coutinho speaks out on failed Barcelona switch|
|Inter stronger than Juventus, argues Burgnich|
|Stuttgart captain Gentner suffers multiple facial fractures in horror collision|
|Lewandowski brands Real Madrid rumours ´nonsense´|
|Those are my qualities – Paulinho proud of first Barcelona goal|
|Wenger insists Sanchez is ´well-loved and happy´ at Arsenal|
|Fabregas: Wenger like a father to me|
|MLS Review: Valeri nets in eighth straight game, Atlanta held|
|Keane reveals game time the reason he rejected Man United|
|Koeman: Lukaku almost impossible to replace|
|Premier League hardest to win, says Mourinho|
|Griezmann: Wanda Metropolitano best stadium I´ve played in|
|Allegri issues challenge to Higuain after Argentina snub|