Match ends, Bournemouth 1, Huddersfield Town 1.
Bournemouth returned to the top of the Championship on goal difference, despite being held by Huddersfield.
The Cherries are level on points with Middlesbrough and a point clear of third-placed Derby, both of whom are in FA Cup fifth-round action this weekend.
An excellent set-piece routine was finished off by Yann Kermorgant to put the hosts in front before half-time.
But Huddersfield striker James Vaughan turned in Jack Robinson's shot midway through the second period to level.
The visitors responded well to their 4-1 home defeat by Wolves in midweek, producing a superb battling display against a Bournemouth team that have now drawn consecutive home games.
Huddersfield made a bright start but it was the hosts who created the majority of the game's early chances.
Defender Steve Cook and striker Kermorgant sent headers off target for Bournemouth, who won 4-0 at Huddersfield on the opening day of the season, while Terriers goalkeeper Alex Smithies made saves from two Matt Ritchie attempts either side of Kermorgant's opener.
That goal came when Matt Ritchie's corner was played in low and Harry Arter allowed the ball to run through to Kermorgant, who drilled low into the net.
At the other end, Cherries goalkeeper Artur Boruc kept out Tommy Smith's curling shot, but Huddersfield chances were rare despite their continuous endeavour.
And Vaughan's equaliser, his third in as many games, came against the run of play after Bournemouth had dominated possession for large spells in the opening stages of the second period.
The impressive Smithies made further saves from Kermorgant, Ritchie and Arter, while Callum Wilson had an effort cleared off the line in the closing minutes as Bournemouth searched in vain for a winning goal.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe:
"Huddersfield came here to destruct and defend and that is hard to play against. You can look at it in two ways; you can either say it is two points dropped or it could be an important point at the end of the season.
"If we had won that game three or four nil, which we should have done, everyone would be saying what a fantastic performance it was.
"We weren't one of the favourites at the beginning of the season and have never said we are going to achieve anything.
"We are just going about our business so I don't see why they pressure should be building."
Huddersfield manager Chris Powell:
"It was a difficult proposition coming up against a team flying high but there was a lot of character displayed.
"We needed that concentration and discipline and in the end we got our just rewards.
"My players put their bodies on the line at times and executed the game plan."
- 15A Smith
- 3S Cook
- 8ArterBooked at 58mins
- 7PughSubstituted forFraserat 74'minutes
- 18KermorgantSubstituted forPitmanat 75'minutes
- 13C Wilson
- 15M Wallace
- 8ButterfieldSubstituted forHoggat 88'minutes
- 9VaughanSubstituted forMillerat 84'minutes
- Gavin Ward
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Bournemouth 1, Huddersfield Town 1.
Attempt blocked. Steve Cook (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Fraser.
Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Mark Hudson.
Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Steve Cook.
Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Steve Cook.
Foul by Brett Pitman (Bournemouth).
Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Murray Wallace.
Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Jonathan Hogg replaces Jacob Butterfield.
Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town).
Foul by Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth).
Ishmael Miller (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ishmael Miller with a headed pass.
Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Ishmael Miller replaces James Vaughan.
Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Fraser.
Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town).
Attempt blocked. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Wilson.