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Huddersfield Town 2-2 Middlesbrough

Huddersfield manager Mark Robins

Albert Adomah struck twice to earn Middlesbrough a point at Huddersfield.

The hosts twice led, first through Adam Hammill's early effort, then Nahki Wells just before the break.

But Adomah equalised on both occasions, pouncing on a poor back pass for his first, before slamming home at the start of the second period.

They were the 26-year-old's first goals of 2014 and keep Middlesbrough a point clear of their hosts in the safety of mid-table.

Huddersfield boss Mark Robins would have hoped for more when Hammill struck after just three minutes, finishing smartly from Oliver Norwood's pass.

However, Oscar Gobern's mistake presented Adomah with his equaliser, the striker pouncing on the loose ball before rounding Alex Smithies and slotting the ball into an empty net.

Wells curled home a fantastic effort to give Huddersfield the edge at half-time.

But, once again, the hosts were unable to hold on to their advantage, conceding just two minutes after the restart, with Adomah producing a smart finish.

Huddersfield manager Mark Robins:

"Another day in the football factory and a few more mistakes.

"I thought the game generally was a decent game of football and we've just gifted them two goals.

"All season I have said we have got to take the mistakes on the chin."

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka:

"I think the score is fair. In the second half we started 100 per cent opposite to the first, we started very well.

"I am happy today. Not with the first half because we went into the game very, very bad."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 12Hammill
  • 3DixonBooked at 42mins
  • 27Smith
  • 39Gerrard
  • 5P Clarke
  • 8Clayton
  • 10GobernSubstituted forHolmesat 85'minutes
  • 11D Ward
  • 21WellsSubstituted forVaughanat 75'minutes
  • 4Norwood

Substitutes

  • 2Woods
  • 6Hogg
  • 9Vaughan
  • 13Bennett
  • 15Wallace
  • 38Holmes
  • 44Bunn

Middlesbrough

  • 13Konstantopoulos
  • 8VargaBooked at 64mins
  • 3FriendBooked at 84mins
  • 24ChalobahSubstituted forTomlinat 45'minutes
  • 25Omeruo
  • 22Gibson
  • 11LedesmaBooked at 62minsSubstituted forMainat 73'minutes
  • 18Whitehead
  • 9GrahamSubstituted forWilliamsat 88'minutes
  • 6Butterfield
  • 27Adomah

Substitutes

  • 1Steele
  • 10Tomlin
  • 14Williams
  • 23Main
  • 28Morris
  • 30Jackson
  • 36Atkinson
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
11,999

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamMiddlesbrough
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 2, Middlesbrough 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 2, Middlesbrough 2.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Ben Gibson.

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

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alex Smithies.

Luke Williams (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt missed. Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Ward.

Substitution

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Luke Williams replaces Danny Graham.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Duane Holmes replaces Oscar Gobern.

Booking

George Friend (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by George Friend (Middlesbrough).

Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Lee Tomlin (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. James Vaughan replaces Nahki Wells.

Foul by Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Curtis Main replaces Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma.

Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Attempt missed. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Paul Dixon.

Attempt blocked. Lee Tomlin (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

József Varga (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by József Varga (Middlesbrough).

Booking

Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough).

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

Foul by Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough).

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

Attempt missed. Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Hammill with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Kenneth Omeruo.

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

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

Attempt missed. Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Lee Tomlin (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

goal

As It Stood

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1Leicester3725753582
2Burnley38221333379
3QPR3820991569
4Derby38199102166
5Wigan37188111462
6Reading381611111459
7Nottm Forest3814159857
8Ipswich38151211757
9Brighton37151111856
10Bournemouth38141014-452
11Blackburn37131212-151
12Watford371213121049
13Sheff Wed38121214448
14Leeds3713816-547
15Middlesbrough38101612446
16Huddersfield3812917-445
17Bolton38101414-544
18Blackpool38101117-2141
19Birmingham38101018-840
20Doncaster38101018-2340
21Charlton3581116-1835
22Yeovil3871120-2232
23Barnsley3771119-3032
24Millwall3871120-3232
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