Jordan Ayew was handed a straight red card for a studs-up lunge on Jonathan Hogg, leaving Swansea a huge task to take anything from John Smith's Stadium. He came up against the Terriers a lot when he was the manager of Sheffield Wednesday, and it was David Wagner's side who ended the dream of a return to the Premier League for the Owls last season.
Ayew, whose contribution to the Swans attack has been terrific since manager Carlos Carvalhal took over from Paul Clement in December previous year, was given his marching orders by referee Michael Oliver following a horror tackle on Jonathan Hogg in the 10th minute of the game.
The Swans striker saw red after challenging for the ball with Huddersfield midfielder Jonathan Hogg.
"If it's a red card to one then it should be a red card to both of them".
Mounie next turned an inventive header over the bar as a five-man Swansea defence, stationed deep inside their own half by the 30-minute mark, successfully battled their way to the end of a scoreless first half.
The tension ratcheted up a notch on the hour.
- Huddersfield's possession figure of 80.84 per cent is the second highest ever in a Premier League game (since 2003-04), after Manchester City's 82.28 against QPR in May 2012. How much will Wagner and his men regret failing to capitalise on the lost points?