Middlesbrough stunned at struggling Huddersfield

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Matty PearsonMatty Pearson had scored one goal this season before netting twice in nine minutes against Middlesbrough

Relegation-threatened Huddersfield produced a stunning second-half fightback to thrash Middlesbrough and dent their automatic promotion hopes.

Marcus Forss' powerful finish put Boro ahead shortly before half-time, but Josh Ruffels lashed a shot into the roof of the net to level just 20 seconds into the second half.

The hosts led moments later when Josh Koroma curled a shot into the corner before Matty Pearson added a quickfire double as below-par Boro collapsed.

The visitors had a goal ruled out for handball before Chuba Akpom headed a consolation from Riley McGree's cross for his 26th goal of the season.

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Formation 4-2-3-1

1Vaclík4Pearson32Lees39Helik14Ruffels6Hogg23Edmonds-GreenSubstituted forLowtonat 77'minutes19HolmesSubstituted forJacksonat 26'minutes22RudoniBooked at 52mins10KoromaBooked at 80minsSubstituted forKasumuat 88'minutes25WardSubstituted forSimpsonat 88'minutes




Formation 4-2-3-1

1Steffen14SmithBooked at 80mins17McNairSubstituted forBarlaserat 84'minutes26Lenihan3Giles16Howson30HackneyBooked at 62minsSubstituted forMcGreeat 65'minutes21Forss29Akpom11A Ramsey10ArcherSubstituted forCrooksat 65'minutes



Referee:John Busby


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Match ends, Huddersfield Town 4, Middlesbrough 2.

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 4, Middlesbrough 2.

Attempt missed. Aaron Ramsey (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Daniel Barlaser.

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Josh Ruffels.

Foul by Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough).

David Kasumu (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Ryan Giles.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Ryan Giles.

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Tyreece Simpson replaces Danny Ward.

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. David Kasumu replaces Josh Koroma because of an injury.

Foul by Ryan Giles (Middlesbrough).

Ben Jackson (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Tom Lees.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Josh Koroma (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Daniel Barlaser replaces Patrick McNair.

Attempt missed. Jack Rudoni (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Danny Ward with a cross.

Attempt saved. Chuba Akpom (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonny Howson.

Attempt missed. Chuba Akpom (Middlesbrough) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Aaron Ramsey.

Tommy Smith (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card.

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