Ben Gibson's first senior goal for Middlesbrough earned them a point against Huddersfield Town, cancelling out James Vaughan's opener.

The 20-year-old defender, making his full debut, headed home a corner from Grant Leadbitter.

The equaliser came after Vaughan scored his 11th goal of the season to give Mark Robins' side a second-half lead.

The home side could have won it with five minutes remaining when Andy Halliday headed against the post.

The result means Middlesbrough are now without a win from their last eight but manager Tony Mowbray could well be feeling hard done to after dominating their Yorkshire opponents.

Mustapha Carayol and Kei Kamara both bought good saves out of Alex Smithies in the Huddersfield goal before Peter Clarke made a timely intervention to deny Albert Adomah an open goal.

Vaughan is top of the table

James Vaughan is the Championship's joint highest scorer alongside Blackburn's Jordan Rhodes, who also scored tonight, with eight goals.

When the deadline was broken, against the run of play, there was also a huge element of luck for the visitors/

Daniel Ward's long-range effort hit the post and the home defence failed to react, leaving Oscar Gobern to reach the loose ball first and his effort, from the edge of the box, was deflected in by Vaughan.

Kamara went close again before Gibson made up for an earlier miss to earn his side their sixth draw from their last eight but they they now sit 19th just four points above the bottom three.

The draw also saw Huddersfield moved down the table into ninth, five points behind sixth-placed Blackpool.

Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray:

"I thought the team worked extraordinarily hard to get a result. After the first 10-15 minutes where it was a bit anxious for us, understandably, not having won at home this season.

"We then got right on top, I thought we really worked their keeper, we controlled the game after the first 15 minutes from start to finish and yet we don't get the result again."

Huddersfield manager Mark Robins:

"We started brightly and took a foothold in the game. We passed it OK, but our final pass let us down, which meant that we didn't create a massive amount.

"We managed to get the goal and the game was nip and tuck from that point.

"It was a closely fought contest and I thought that Middlesbrough were good. They threw the kitchen sink at us at times and we have ended up conceding a very soft goal. Had we defended better from the corner we would have gone home with three points."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Middlesbrough

  • 01 Steele
  • 05 Richardson (Hoyte - 77' )
  • 22 Gibson
  • 03 Friend
  • 04 Williams
  • 19 Carayol (Jutkiewicz - 65' )
  • 18 Whitehead
  • 07 Leadbitter
  • 06 Butterfield (Halliday - 72' )
  • 27 Adomah
  • 29 Kamara

Substitutes

  • 09 Jutkiewicz
  • 02 Hoyte
  • 33 Smallwood
  • 16 Halliday
  • 21 Parnaby
  • 32 Leutwiler
  • 08 Varga

Huddersfield Town

  • 01 Smithies
  • 33 Lynch
  • 39 Gerrard
  • 05 Clarke Booked
  • 21 Richards
  • 12 Hammill (Woods - 81' )
  • 08 Clayton
  • 06 Hogg Booked
  • 10 Gobern
  • 07 Scannell (Ward - 53' )
  • 09 Vaughan (Stead - 92' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Norwood
  • 02 Woods
  • 14 Stead
  • 38 Holmes
  • 11 Ward
  • 17 Paterson
  • 13 Bennett
Ref: Jeremy Simpson
Att: 12,793

Match Stats

Shots

20 8

On target

8 1

Corners

9 5

Fouls

11 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Middlesbrough 1, Huddersfield Town 1.

90:00 +5:40 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Middlesbrough 1, Huddersfield Town 1.

90:00 +4:12

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Ashley Richards.

90:00 +4:08

Attempt blocked. Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +3:48

Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:48

Foul by Jon Stead (Huddersfield Town).

90:00 +2:56

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Ben Gibson.

90:00 +1:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Jon Stead replaces James Vaughan.

90:00 +0:24

Offside, Middlesbrough. Grant Leadbitter tries a through ball, but Lukas Jutkiewicz is caught offside.

89:25

Attempt blocked. Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

87:16

Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough).

87:16

Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:53

Foul by George Friend (Middlesbrough).

85:53

James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

84:58

Foul by Kei Kamara (Middlesbrough).

84:58

Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:31

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

84:27

Dean Whitehead (Middlesbrough) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Albert Adomah with a cross.

83:34

Dean Whitehead (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:34

Foul by James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town).

83:26

Attempt blocked. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

82:58

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

81:24

Delay in match Dean Whitehead (Middlesbrough) because of an injury.

81:07 Booking

Booking Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

80:49

Dean Whitehead (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:49

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

80:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Calum Woods replaces Adam Hammill.

78:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Middlesbrough 1, Huddersfield Town 1. Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Grant Leadbitter with a cross following a corner.

77:57

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

76:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Middlesbrough. Justin Hoyte replaces Frazer Richardson.

76:11

Attempt blocked. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joel Lynch.

75:36

Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough).

75:36

Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:16

Attempt blocked. Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dean Whitehead.

74:20 Booking

Booking Peter Clarke (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

74:20

Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:20

Foul by Peter Clarke (Huddersfield Town).

73:16

Attempt missed. Dean Whitehead (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Grant Leadbitter.

71:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Middlesbrough. Andrew Halliday replaces Jacob Butterfield.

70:35

Peter Clarke (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:35

Foul by Jacob Butterfield (Middlesbrough).

70:03

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

69:59

Attempt blocked. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Grant Leadbitter.

65:28

Attempt missed. Kei Kamara (Middlesbrough) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Frazer Richardson with a cross.

65:06

Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town).

65:06

Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Middlesbrough. Lukas Jutkiewicz replaces Mustapha Carayol.

61:18

Delay in match Ashley Richards (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

61:03

Attempt missed. Dean Whitehead (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

60:37

Attempt blocked. George Friend (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dean Whitehead.

58:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Middlesbrough 0, Huddersfield Town 1. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) with an attempt from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Oscar Gobern.

58:12

Attempt blocked. Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

58:09

Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) hits the left post with a left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left. Assisted by Adam Hammill with a cross.

57:35

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Albert Adomah.

56:55

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Albert Adomah.

54:58

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Ashley Richards tries a through ball, but Adam Hammill is caught offside.

54:25

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Albert Adomah.

52:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Daniel Ward replaces Sean Scannell.

51:19

Attempt saved. Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jacob Butterfield.

49:53

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by George Friend.

49:15

Ashley Richards (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:15

Foul by Mustapha Carayol (Middlesbrough).

48:00

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Joel Lynch.

45:00

Second Half begins Middlesbrough 0, Huddersfield Town 0.

45:00 +3:47 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Middlesbrough 0, Huddersfield Town 0.

45:00 +2:21

Attempt missed. Kei Kamara (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Grant Leadbitter.

45:00 +0:46

Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:46

Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough).

45:00 +0:26

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

45:00 +0:26

Dean Whitehead (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:23

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

43:23

Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.

41:44

Peter Clarke (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:44

Foul by Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough).

41:21

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

39:08

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

39:08

Kei Kamara (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:25

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Alex Smithies.

38:24

Attempt saved. Frazer Richardson (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Albert Adomah.

36:49

Attempt missed. Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Grant Leadbitter with a cross following a corner.

36:18

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

36:03

Foul by James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town).

36:03

Jacob Butterfield (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:15

Attempt saved. Kei Kamara (Middlesbrough) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Albert Adomah with a cross.

34:48

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Ashley Richards.

34:39

Attempt saved. Kei Kamara (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Grant Leadbitter.

34:25

Attempt saved. Mustapha Carayol (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kei Kamara.

33:59

Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) hits the bar with a left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left. Assisted by Adam Clayton.

29:06

Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

29:06

Foul by Jacob Butterfield (Middlesbrough).

26:31

Attempt missed. Kei Kamara (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

26:26

Attempt blocked. Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Albert Adomah.

25:25

Back pass by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield Town).

25:25

(Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.

24:47

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

24:06

Delay in match Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

23:24

Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:24

Foul by Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough).

22:49

Attempt saved. Mustapha Carayol (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

20:51

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

19:14

Delay in match Mustapha Carayol (Middlesbrough) because of an injury.

17:03

Attempt missed. Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Jonathan Hogg.

11:11

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

10:26

Delay in match Kei Kamara (Middlesbrough) because of an injury.

7:47

Peter Clarke (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:47

Foul by Mustapha Carayol (Middlesbrough).

4:28

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Adam Clayton tries a through ball, but James Vaughan is caught offside.

3:13

Attempt blocked. Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from long range on the right is blocked.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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