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Huddersfield Town 2-2 Hull City

Hull City manager Steve Bruce
Steve Bruce spent 17 months as Huddersfield boss, in his second job in management, from April 1999

Hull City twice came from behind to rescue a point as Steve Bruce's side got their Championship play-off push back on track at Huddersfield.

Jamie Paterson fired home a left-foot shot to give Town a half-time lead.

Abel Hernandez levelled with a left-foot volley on 76 minutes, only for Harry Maguire to then head into his own net in the final minute of normal time.

But Adama Diomande headed the Tigers level again at the John Smith's Stadium with a 93rd-minute equaliser.

The result still leaves Bruce's men with only one win in nine matches, but it was still a positive response to Tuesday night's 4-0 defeat at Derby.

Huddersfield were well worth their lead fashioned from a fine sweeping move down the left which finally saw on-loan Middlesbrough defender James Husband square for Paterson to find the bottom corner for 12 yards to mark his 200th career appearance.

After visiting manager's son Alex Bruce fired over from six yards on the stroke of half time, it looked as if the Tigers' poor run of results was set to continue.

It took some fine saves from Allan McGregor to keep the score level before Hernandez equalised.

It looked as if Huddersfield had then won it when Harry Bunn's left-wing cross was turned into his own goal by Maguire, but substitute Diomande headed home a deflected header at the far post to secure a draw.

Hull remain fourth, nine points behind second-placed Middlesbrough while Huddersfield, who came into the game on the back of successive defeats by Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday, are now nine points clear of trouble.

Huddersfield boss David Wagner told BBC Radio Leeds:

"I am long enough in this business to know it is only over when the final whistle comes, but this is a very strong side.

"We were a little bit unlucky that there was a touch and we were not unable to avoid the header, but mistakes happen. It is part of the game.

"The timing was not the best today, but I am satisfied with the performance, with the reaction after the last game on Tuesday, when we criticised ourselves.

"We asked ourselves to show the right reaction against another very strong side and this is what we did."

Hull City manager Steve Bruce told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Bruce on Huddersfield v Hull

"I have to say (automatic promotion) looks a bit remote at the minute because just at the wrong time we've stumbled.

"However, if we have to go through the play-offs, we have to cement our position in the play-offs first.

"There's six games to go and we can still get 18 points, which would take us to 88 points.

"Hopefully the goal from Abel Hernandez will kick-charge him in, but we've shot ourselves in the foot by missing big opportunities."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Steer
  • 2Smith
  • 5Hudson
  • 14CranieSubstituted forLynchat 81'minutes
  • 15Husband
  • 4WhiteheadBooked at 12mins
  • 16HuwsBooked at 89mins
  • 18LolleySubstituted forScannellat 66'minutes
  • 8Paterson
  • 24van La ParraSubstituted forBunnat 72'minutes
  • 21Wells

Substitutes

  • 3Davidson
  • 7Scannell
  • 10Matmour
  • 17Bunn
  • 26Allinson
  • 29Billing
  • 33Lynch

Hull

  • 1McGregor
  • 21DawsonSubstituted forMaloneyat 45+2'minutes
  • 4Bruce
  • 12MaguireBooked at 61mins
  • 27Elmohamady
  • 14LivermoreBooked at 26mins
  • 17DiaméSubstituted forDiomandeat 76'minutes
  • 8Huddlestone
  • 26Robertson
  • 9Hernández
  • 10SnodgrassSubstituted forAlukoat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Davies
  • 7Meyler
  • 11Clucas
  • 15Maloney
  • 16Jakupovic
  • 24Aluko
  • 25Diomande
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
12,883

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamHull
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home12
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 2, Hull City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 2, Hull City 2.

Jake Livermore (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dean Whitehead (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt missed. Jake Livermore (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Adama Diomande.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 2, Hull City 2. Adama Diomande (Hull City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Own Goal by Harry Maguire, Hull City. Huddersfield Town 2, Hull City 1.

Booking

Emyr Huws (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dean Whitehead (Huddersfield Town).

Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

Emyr Huws (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Hull City).

Attempt missed. Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jamie Paterson with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Joel Lynch replaces Martin Cranie.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Ahmed Elmohamady.

Alex Bruce (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Hull City 1. Abel Hernández (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Sone Aluko replaces Robert Snodgrass.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Adama Diomande replaces Mohamed Diamé.

Attempt blocked. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Harry Bunn replaces Rajiv van La Parra.

Attempt missed. Robert Snodgrass (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Robert Snodgrass (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Sean Scannell replaces Joe Lolley.

Foul by Jake Livermore (Hull City).

Jamie Paterson (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Joe Lolley (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Nahki Wells.

Booking

Harry Maguire (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Harry Maguire (Hull City).

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

Attempt missed. Abel Hernández (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Andrew Robertson.

Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Shaun Maloney.

Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tommy Smith.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Allan McGregor.

Attempt saved. Emyr Huws (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Paterson with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

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1Burnley412214564333180
2Middlesbrough40247955253079
3Brighton402015556381875
4Hull4020101056292770
5Derby411913960382270
6Sheff Wed411814960411968
7Cardiff411615105244863
8Ipswich411612134747060
9Birmingham401611134539659
10Preston411414133939056
11QPR411316125248455
12Wolves411314144852-453
13Brentford40157185761-452
14Reading401312154546-151
15Leeds401115143949-1048
16Blackburn411114163940-147
17Fulham411114166367-447
18Bristol City411211184564-1947
19Huddersfield411210195459-546
20Nottm Forest401113163541-646
21Rotherham41137215164-1346
22MK Dons41910223459-2537
23Charlton41812213772-3536
24Bolton41414233876-3826
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