How did the players fare in Middlesbrough's 3-2 defeat at Huddersfield?


Schofield 6; Bacuna 6 (Duhaney 77), Stearman 4 (Edmonds-Green 29, 6), Sarr 5, Toffolo 6; Eiting 6, Hogg 7, O’BRIEN 8; Mbenza 6 (Brown 89), Campbell 7 (Ward 77), Koroma 8 (Rowe 89).

Subs (not used): Pereira (gk), Dikhaby, Daly, Phillips.


5 Bettinelli: Might well feel he should have done better with Eiting’s equaliser given that the ball passed just by his left hand

5 Dijksteel: Became increasingly ruffled as the game wore on and failed to close down Koroma as he scored Huddersfield’s winner

5 Fry: Couldn’t keep Huddersfield’s forwards out in the final hour – seemed to find himself out of position on occasion

6 McNair: Did his best to try to hold things together at the back, but wasn’t his usual unflappable self in the second half

5 Bola: Had to concentrate on his defensive work rather than look to get forward, but struggled to get close enough to his man

6 Spence: Began extremely brightly down the right-hand side, but struggled to get involved throughout most of the second half

5 Saville: Started well enough, but lost possession in the build-up to Campbell’s goal and struggled from that point on

6 Howson: Tried to repel Huddersfield’s second-half attacks from his position in front of the back four and generally used the ball well

8 TAVERNIER: Was the stand-out player on the pitch for the opening half-hour, setting up Johnson’s goal and driving at the Terriers’ defence

8 Johnson: Claimed his third league goal of the season with a fine driven finish and delivered some good balls into the box in the first half

5 Assombalonga: Made no mistake from the penalty spot, but even he will be wondering how on earth he failed to score in the first half


5 Akpom (for Tavernier, 66): With Boro on the back foot, he didn’t really have the chance to make an impact in the closing stages

Watmore (for Dijksteel, 87)

Wing (for Saville, 90)

(not used): Stojanovic (gk), Wood, Coulson, Morsy, Roberts, Folarin.

Man Of The Match: LEWIS O’BRIEN – Huddersfield’s diminutive midfielder was the key to his side hauling themselves back into the game. Set up Campbell’s goal with a fine tackle and run.