How did the players fare in Middlesbrough's 2-1 win over Huddersfield?


6 Bettinelli: Didn’t have any chance with Huddersfield’s goal and made a good first-half save from another free-kick from Bacuna

6 Fisher: Seemed to enjoy playing as wing-back and drew the foul that resulted in Fletcher’s winning penalty

7 Dijksteel: Looked much happier playing as one of three centre-halves and made some important challenges

6 McNair: Will feel he was unfortunate to be dismissed, but shouldn’t have jumped in with his studs showing

8 Hall: Made a hugely impressive return to the backline as he made his first start since the end of September

6 Bola: Got forward effectively down the left-hand side and defended resolutely as Huddersfield piled on the pressure late on

6 Morsy: Covered a lot of ground in a central midfield role and kept himself in check after his early booking

8 Howson: Drove Boro forward in the first half and dropped back to help protect those behind him in the second

7 Kebano: Caused problems when Boro were on top in the first half and delivered the cross that led to the penalty

8 WATMORE: Troubled the Huddersfield defence with his direct running and scored a superb solo goal to level the scores

7 Fletcher: Transformed the Boro attack by providing the kind of focal point and aerial threat that has been missing in his absence


Spence (for Fisher, 78)

Saville (for Kebano, 78)

Johnson (for Watmore, 85)

Akpom (for Fletcher, 85)

(not used): Archer (gk), Coulson, Mendez-Laing, Assombalonga.


Schofield 4; Pipa 6, Keogh 6, Sarr 5, O’Brien 4; Bacuna 5, HOGG 7, Pritchard 4 (Rowe 46, 5); Holmes 5 (Phillips 55, 6), Campbell 4, Mbenza 7 (Vallejo 30, 5).

Subs (not used): Leutwiler (gk), Stearman, Duhaney, Crichlow, Daly, High.

Man Of The Match: DUNCAN WATMORE – The Middlesbrough forward turned the game as his direct dribbling punched holes in the Huddersfield defence.