By Amir Mir
BBC pundit Charlie Adam has defended Huddersfield manager David Wagner for his clash with Leeds boss Garry Monk on Sunday.
The duo sparked a mini-brawl when the Terriers scored a late winner against their rivals which resulted in Wagner running over to celebrate with his players.
As the German was running back, he ran into Monk’s technical area where the Whites boss body checked his managerial counterpart.
Players and staff from both sides then got involved with the referee sending off both Monk and Wagner for their actions.
Stoke City midfielder Adam defended Wagner for enjoying himself and stated that he never did anything wrong.
“It’s a last minute winner, it’s a derby,” Adam told the Monday Night Club on BBC Radio Five Live. “He never involved any Leeds fans, he never involved Garry Monk, he ran towards his players and what?
“What happened to Mourinho when he ran the touchline when he was at Porto. Wagner wanted to enjoy it.”
Huddersfield went on to win the match 2-1 and, as a result, leapfrog their Yorkshire rivals in the Championship table.
Both teams have shown promotion form this season and are hoping to secure that all elusive big money prize to the Premier League at the end of the campaign.
Monk’s side are currently in fifth place on 54 points from 30 games, one point behind Wagner’s men who have a game in hand.
If the Yorkshire duo can continue their promotion form then they may well meet again in May when the play-off matches take place.
However, this season Huddersfield have picked up six points against their neighbours winning 1-0 at Elland Road in the reverse fixture.