Brighton moved into the Championship play-off places after coming from behind to draw with Huddersfield.

The Terriers led after six minutes when Oliver Norwood beat Tomasz Kuszczak with a free-kick from 25 yards.

Kuszczak kept his side in the game after the break by pulling off a good save from another Norwood free-kick.

And Bruno Saltor scored an equaliser for the Seagulls with seven minutes left after a defensive error from Huddersfield.

The result was enough to take Brighton above Reading and into the top six with three games remaining, although Ipswich could go above them if they beat Watford on Saturday.

Terriers out of form

Huddersfield have not won any of their last 10 games, losing six. Their last win was 5-0 against Barnsley at home on 1 March

Huddersfield, who have not won in 10 matches, are seven points above the relegation zone with four games remaining.

They took an early lead when Norwood drilled home a free-kick after Keith Andrews fouled Nahki Wells.

Brighton's top scorer Leo Ulloa had the chance to level and duly put the ball in the net, but his header was ruled out for a foul.

After the break Lewis Dunk fouled Adam Clayton and was lucky not to be shown a second yellow card, with Kuszczak denying Norwood from the resulting fee-kick.

The keeper was also needed to save from Adam Hammill and then used his legs to keep out Sean Scannell's attempt.

Craig Mackail-Smith twice went close with headers for the visitors, who had captain Gordon Greer booked with 13 minutes to go when there was an altercation as he tried to retrieve the ball from the Huddersfield bench.

There were late chances at both ends - Wells and Scannell forced saves from Brighton keeper Kuszczak and Dunk had a header saved by home keeper Alex Smithies in injury-time.

Huddersfield manager Mark Robins: "On balance, I have to be happy with a point but we could have had all three. I was pleased with the application and the steely way we set about our jobs.

"If we had taken another of the chances we would have been all right. We have been creating chances all season but just not been clinical enough.

"We said we needed four points from the Easter weekend fixtures, so we have to go to Yeovil on Monday and win. They are fighting for their lives but we have the players who are capable of going there and getting three points.

"We fought hard and if we hadn't switched off at the end we would have won the game. A draw was probably a fair result."

Brighton assistant boss Nathan Jones: "We are delighted to be still in the mix with three games left.

"We had a lot of injuries early on and the aim was to hang onto the coat-tails of the other clubs until we could get the injured players back.

"We always knew we had a competitive squad with everyone fit. We had an injury list that would have crippled even Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City.

"This is a fantastic club. It's a Premier League club in terms of set-up and ambition. The difficult bit is getting there on the pitch."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (4)

Huddersfield Town

  • 01 Smithies
  • 02 Woods Booked
  • 03 Dixon
  • 06 Hogg Booked
  • 39 Gerrard Booked
  • 15 Wallace
  • 07 Scannell (Gobern - 92' )
  • 08 Clayton
  • 21 Wells
  • 04 Norwood Booked
  • 12 Hammill (Bunn - 95' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Gobern
  • 13 Bennett
  • 18 Lolley
  • 25 Carroll
  • 34 Crooks
  • 38 Holmes
  • 44 Bunn

Brighton & Hove Albion

  • 29 Kuszczak
  • 02 Bruno
  • 17 Ward
  • 04 Andrews
  • 03 Greer Booked
  • 05 Dunk Booked
  • 27 March
  • 06 Stephens Booked
  • 19 Ulloa
  • 35 Lingard (D. López - 87' )
  • 25 Lua Lua (Mackail-Smith - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Brezovan
  • 09 Rodríguez Sánchez
  • 12 Mackail-Smith
  • 14 Calderón
  • 18 Forster-Caskey
  • 21 D. López
  • 38 Ince
Ref: Andy Davies
Att: 13,460

Match Stats

Shots

6 7

On target

5 2

Corners

5 7

Fouls

15 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 1.

90:00 +5:57 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 1.

90:00 +4:58

Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +4:58

Foul by Calum Woods (Huddersfield Town).

90:00 +4:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Harry Bunn replaces Adam Hammill.

90:00 +1:33

Foul by Leonardo Ulloa (Brighton and Hove Albion).

90:00 +1:33

Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +1:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Oscar Gobern replaces Sean Scannell.

86:56

Attempt saved. Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bruno.

86:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. David López replaces Jesse Lingard.

84:34

Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

84:34

Foul by Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town).

82:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 1. Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lewis Dunk.

82:02

Attempt blocked. Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Craig Mackail-Smith.

80:05 Booking

Booking Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

79:52

Foul by Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion).

79:52

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

79:19

Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sean Scannell with a headed pass.

78:07

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

76:07 Booking

Booking Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card.

75:43

Foul by Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion).

75:43

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

75:04

Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:04

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

74:21

Attempt missed. Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

73:31

Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

73:31

Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town).

72:23

Attempt missed. Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Dale Stephens with a cross following a corner.

72:00

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

71:16 Booking

Booking Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

70:58

Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:58

Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

70:17

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Stephen Ward.

69:22

Foul by Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion).

69:22

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

68:09

Attempt missed. Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Solly March with a cross following a corner.

67:25

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

65:09

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Calum Woods.

62:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Craig Mackail-Smith replaces Kazenga Lua Lua.

61:56

Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:56

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

61:16

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

59:46

Foul by Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion).

59:46

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

59:37

Attempt saved. Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

59:12

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

57:59

Foul by Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion).

57:59

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

55:33

Jesse Lingard (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

55:33

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town).

49:07

Foul by Jesse Lingard (Brighton and Hove Albion).

49:07

Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

48:50

Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Gerrard with a headed pass following a corner.

48:06

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Lewis Dunk.

46:58 Booking

Booking Calum Woods (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

46:51

Stephen Ward (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

46:51

Foul by Calum Woods (Huddersfield Town).

45:00

Second Half begins Huddersfield Town 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

45:00 +2:26 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

45:00 +1:45

Foul by Leonardo Ulloa (Brighton and Hove Albion).

45:00 +1:45

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

44:00

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Lewis Dunk.

41:02

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Leonardo Ulloa tries a through ball, but Bruno is caught offside.

37:55

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Solly March tries a through ball, but Leonardo Ulloa is caught offside.

36:18 Booking

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

36:11

Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

36:11

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

35:25 Booking

Booking Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

34:56

Foul by Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion).

34:56

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

33:48

Attempt blocked. Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

33:01

Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:01

Foul by Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town).

31:55

Leonardo Ulloa (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

31:55

Foul by Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town).

26:46

Keith Andrews (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:46

Foul by Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town).

25:16

Foul by Leonardo Ulloa (Brighton and Hove Albion).

25:16

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

24:29

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

23:41

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Jonathan Hogg.

23:18

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Jonathan Hogg.

22:09 Booking

Booking Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

21:54

Jesse Lingard (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:54

Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town).

16:37

Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:37

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

14:56

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Bruno tries a through ball, but Jesse Lingard is caught offside.

8:07

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

8:07

Keith Andrews (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:22

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Lewis Dunk.

5:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 0. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

4:22

Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:22

Foul by Keith Andrews (Brighton and Hove Albion).

2:58

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Tomasz Kuszczak.

2:10

Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

2:10

Foul by Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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