Derby County's seven-match winning run came to an end after Martin Paterson's late equaliser for Huddersfield.

The Rams were on course for an eighth straight win when Craig Bryson put them ahead with a tap-in.

But Paterson lobbed keeper Lee Grant from just inside the area three minutes from time following substitute Duane Holmes's through ball.

The McClaren factor

Derby have lost just once in 13 Championship games since Steve McClaren took charge.

Derby missed a penalty when Alex Smithies saved Chris Martin's attempt when the game was goalless.

Despite conceding late, County are now unbeaten in eight games and well placed to challenge for an automatic promotion spot.

Huddersfield, who are 14th in the Championship table, are without a win in four but have drawn their last two games.

The game burst into life after 26 minutes when a penalty was awarded for a foul by Huddersfield substitute Joel Lynch on Jamie Ward.

But Smithies, making his 200th appearance for the Terriers, dived low to his left to parry Martin's spot-kick.

Steve McClaren's side took the lead four minutes later, midfielder Bryson scoring for the fourth successive game with a tap-in.

Huddersfield substitute Holmes created chances for Danny Ward and Adam Clayton before the hosts levelled.

Holmes played a one-two with Clayton and then set up Paterson for his stunning lob.

Huddersfield manager Mark Robins:

"I thought we were good value for a point.

"Derby are not just one of the best teams in the division, they're one of the best in the country at the moment.

"I was glad when we were only 1-0 down at the break. We changed a few things and it got us back in the game."

Derby manager Steve McClaren:

"The first half was the best we've played in terms of controlling a match and chances created. We knew at half-time that 1-0 wouldn't be enough as Huddersfield would look to take risks to get back in the game.

"I think we lost a bit of impetus when Will Hughes had to go off but overall I'm pleased with how we played.

"Huddersfield are a good side, especially at home, and it was a tough battle. We had to dig in in the second half and grind out a result."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Huddersfield Town

  • 01 Smithies
  • 12 Hammill Booked (Scannell - 80' )
  • 03 Dixon Booked
  • 15 Wallace Booked
  • 39 Gerrard (Lynch - 22' )
  • 27 Smith
  • 06 Hogg Booked (Holmes - 58' )
  • 08 Clayton
  • 17 Paterson
  • 11 Ward
  • 04 Norwood

Substitutes

  • 02 Woods
  • 07 Scannell
  • 10 Gobern
  • 13 Bennett
  • 14 Stead
  • 33 Lynch
  • 38 Holmes

Derby County

  • 01 Grant
  • 33 Wisdom
  • 03 Forsyth
  • 04 Bryson
  • 38 Keane
  • 25 Buxton
  • 14 Eustace
  • 19 Hughes (Cissé - 76' )
  • 09 Martin (Sammon - 84' )
  • 10 Ward
  • 32 Dawkins (Russell - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 11 Russell
  • 17 Freeman
  • 18 Sammon
  • 20 Bennett
  • 26 Legzdins
  • 27 Whitbread
  • 34 Cissé
Ref: Carl Boyeson
Att: 18,159

Match Stats

Shots

25 11

On target

5 6

Corners

10 2

Fouls

12 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Derby County 1.

90:00 +5:26 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Derby County 1.

90:00 +3:59

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Lee Grant.

90:00 +3:57

Attempt saved. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Duane Holmes.

90:00 +2:34

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

90:00 +2:34

Foul by Craig Bryson (Derby County).

90:00 +0:56

Attempt missed. Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Daniel Ward with a cross following a corner.

90:00 +0:33

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Michael Keane.

90:00 +0:09

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Jake Buxton.

90:00 +0:03

Attempt blocked. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Martin Paterson.

88:36

Foul by Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town).

88:36

Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Derby County 1. Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Duane Holmes.

84:54

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

84:18

Delay in match Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

84:16

Delay in match Craig Forsyth (Derby County) because of an injury.

83:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Conor Sammon replaces Chris Martin.

83:04

Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:04

Foul by Jamie Ward (Derby County).

81:12

Attempt missed. Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

81:06

Attempt blocked. Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

80:32

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Andre Wisdom.

79:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Sean Scannell replaces Adam Hammill.

78:11

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Lee Grant.

78:08

Attempt saved. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

77:47

Attempt blocked. Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Duane Holmes.

76:03 Booking

Booking Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

75:39

Johnny Russell (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

75:39

Foul by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town).

75:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Kalifa Cissé replaces Will Hughes.

74:38

Johnny Russell (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:38

Foul by Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town).

74:34

Attempt saved. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Dixon.

72:22

Johnny Russell (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:22

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town).

71:46

Attempt missed. Michael Keane (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Craig Bryson with a cross following a set piece situation.

71:06

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

71:06

Foul by Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town).

70:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Johnny Russell replaces Simon Dawkins.

69:28

Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

69:24

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

68:51

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

68:37

Attempt blocked. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Smith.

67:32

Attempt missed. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Martin Paterson.

66:24

Attempt blocked. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

64:52 Booking

Booking Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

63:44

Offside, Derby County. Craig Bryson tries a through ball, but Michael Keane is caught offside.

63:01

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

63:01

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town).

59:47

Attempt missed. Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

58:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Duane Holmes replaces Jonathan Hogg.

57:16

Craig Forsyth (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

57:16

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

56:29

Hand ball by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town).

55:29

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Alex Smithies tries a through ball, but Martin Paterson is caught offside.

53:53

Attempt missed. Simon Dawkins (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Michael Keane.

52:38 Booking

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

52:23

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:23

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

48:46

Attempt missed. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is high and wide to the left.

47:39

Attempt saved. Simon Dawkins (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Bryson.

46:32

Attempt saved. Simon Dawkins (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Martin.

45:00

Second Half begins Huddersfield Town 0, Derby County 1.

45:00 +3:16 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Derby County 1.

45:00 +2:14

Attempt missed. Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jonathan Hogg.

44:16

Attempt missed. Will Hughes (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jamie Ward.

40:22

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

38:52

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

38:00

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Joel Lynch.

36:32

Jamie Ward (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

36:32

Foul by Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town).

35:40

Attempt saved. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

34:54

Foul by Jamie Ward (Derby County).

34:54

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

34:48

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

34:22

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Jake Buxton.

33:45

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Michael Keane.

29:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Huddersfield Town 0, Derby County 1. Craig Bryson (Derby County) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Martin.

26:40

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by John Eustace.

26:38

Attempt blocked. Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Dixon.

26:26

Attempt saved. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

26:20

Penalty saved! Chris Martin (Derby County) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

25:21

Penalty Derby County. Jamie Ward draws a foul in the penalty area.

25:21

Penalty conceded by Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

24:18

Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

24:18

Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:31

Foul by Simon Dawkins (Derby County).

23:31

Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:24

Attempt blocked. Jake Buxton (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Craig Bryson with a cross.

23:04

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Tom Smith.

21:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Joel Lynch replaces Anthony Gerrard because of an injury.

21:15

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

20:51

Delay in match Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

20:22

Foul by Craig Bryson (Derby County).

20:22

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

19:07

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Michael Keane.

19:07

Attempt blocked. Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonathan Hogg.

15:46

Foul by Craig Bryson (Derby County).

15:46

Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:13

Attempt blocked. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Dixon with a cross.

12:16

Attempt blocked. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

10:52

Attempt missed. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

10:05

Foul by Simon Dawkins (Derby County).

10:05

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

9:07

Attempt saved. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andre Wisdom.

7:01

Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

7:01

Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:24 Booking

Booking Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

6:07

Jamie Ward (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:07

Foul by Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town).

3:35

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Tom Smith tries a through ball, but Daniel Ward is caught offside.

2:45

Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:45

Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

0:53

Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

0:53

Foul by Craig Forsyth (Derby County).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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