Huddersfield Town 2 Middlesbrough 2: Adomah double punishes profligate Terriers

Huddersfield's Nahki Wells
Huddersfield's Nahki Wells
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Albert Adomah scored twice to earn Middlesbrough a point as he punished Huddersfield for slack play in a 2-2 Sky Bet Championship draw at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Adam Hammill had given Huddersfield an early lead but Adomah pounced on a poor back pass to level.

A fine curled shot by Nahki Wells had put Huddersfield back in front before the break but Adomah grabbed his second early in the second period with a rising shots.

Huddersfield got off to the perfect start when Hammill shot in from the left edge of the area after the home side had won the ball in midfield in the third minute.

Oliver Norwood fed Hammill who finished coolly past Dimi Konstantopoulos for his fourth league goal of the season.

Middlesbrough were level after 10 minutes when a back pass from Oscar Gobern set up Adomah and he rounded Alex Smithies before slotting the ball into the empty net.

Captain Peter Clarke headed just over on the half hour from a Hammill corner as the home side continued to push for a second.

Wells gave them that goal with a fine finish in the 34th minute.

The January signing from Bradford cut in front the right and curled a left-footed shot form the corner of the area over the despairing dive of the keeper and in off the far post.

Wells then turned provider as his through ball found Ward but his shot from a tight angle was beaten away by Konstantopoulos.

Ward was close to a third goal when he advanced and shot from 25 yards but his effort flashed just wide of the far post.

Huddersfield were punished for losing the ball in midfield and it was once again Adomah who made them pay.

He claimed possession and hit a fine rising shot past Smithies to again draw his side level.

Manager Mark Robins was booed for taking off Wells and bringing on James Vaughan with a little over 10 minutes to go.

Huddersfield: Smithies, Clarke, Gerrard, Smith, Hammill, Clayton, Norwood, Gobern (Holmes 85), Dixon, Wells (Vaughan 75), Ward. Unused substitutes: Woods, Hogg, Bennett, Wallace, Bunn.

Middlesbrough: Konstantopoulos, Varga, Omeruo, Gibson, Friend, Ledesma (Main 73), Chalobah (Tomlin 46), Butterfield, Whitehead, Adomah, Graham (Luke Williams 88). Unused substitutes: Morris, Steele, Jackson, Atkinson.

Referee: J Linington (Isle of Wight).