Huddersfield Boost Promotion Hopes With 2-0 Win Over Middlesbrough Huddersfield
Town boosted their promotion hopes with a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough on Tuesday evening. The win moves Huddersfield
to within one point of the automatic promotion places. Middlesbrough struggled to get anything from the match and Huddersfield's Jordan Rhodes netted his second goal in the league. Middlesbrough have now lost four of their last five games and are one point behind Sheffield United in sixth‚ having played one more game.
Huddersfield Town beat Middlesbrough 2-0
Middlesbrough's defeat against Huddersfield
Town has lifted the Yorkshire club into the top six. Despite the loss‚ Huddersfield
Town remain one point behind second-placed Bournemouth and two points ahead of the Terriers. Despite the defeat‚ Huddersfield
are realistically still in the running for the play-offs. They are now 10 points clear of seventh-placed Middlesbrough. Middlesbrough's loss has knocked them down to ninth spot‚ just two points off the top six with four games to go. Huddersfield‚ on the other hand‚ stay third‚ four points behind second-placed Bournemouth. Despite the loss‚ Huddersfield
looked more likely to draw the opening goal. After all‚ Huddersfield
had been sluggish in recent games and were underdogs for the entire game. After the draw against Bournemouth‚ Huddersfield
Town have won three straight league games and kept a clean sheet. Although they have been inconsistent this season‚ they are now on an 11-game unbeaten streak. In the midweek game against Preston‚ the Terriers had one shot on target and drew the match. With two games in hand‚ Huddersfield
have boosted their promotion hopes once more.
Huddersfield move to within one point of automatic promotion places
Middlesbrough move to within one point of automatic promotion after winning at Huddersfield. Boro have lost two of their last three games but have won nine of their last 12 league games and have only drawn twice. Huddersfield
have a better defensive record on home soil and have played three more games than Bournemouth. Huddersfield's last victory at the Riverside was in 1986 and the Yorkshire club haven't beaten Boro since then. Middlesbrough are now five points behind Huddersfield
in the Championship‚ and the win puts them just one point off the top six. Middlesbrough's goal came from an early penalty‚ converted by Dimi Konstantopoulos. Ramirez's second goal came in the 32nd minute‚ following a fine free-kick from Harry Toffolo. The result means that Middlesbrough are now just one point behind leaders Burnley. Boro remain in the play-off places but are only two points ahead of Hull. This is the first time Huddersfield
have lost in four matches and could be on the brink of missing out on promotion. Huddersfield
are on 66 points‚ and are currently one point behind Forest Green Rovers and Tranmere Rovers. In other results‚ Huddersfield
moved within one point of the play-off places by beating Hull 2-1 at the Den.
Middlesbrough struggle at home to Huddersfield
Both Middlesbrough and Huddersfield
are still fighting for promotion to the top flight of English football. The two sides are due to meet on Easter Monday‚ when both are looking to get back on track. Middlesbrough have won 44 of their last 97 meetings with Huddersfield‚ while the Terriers have won 33 times. Twenty meetings have finished goalless. Middlesbrough last won at home‚ 2-1‚ back in November. Both teams had good chances to win‚ but both sides had to work hard to get the three points. Middlesbrough were on the hunt for promotion‚ while Huddersfield
were aiming for the top six. Middlesbrough dominated possession‚ but failed to create clear chances until Riley McGree met Paddy McNair's cross with a volley. Harry Toffolo was also in the right place to divert a volley past Lee Nicholls. On Monday night‚ Middlesbrough play Huddersfield‚ and both teams have lost their last three games. Middlesbrough have a game in hand over Huddersfield‚ which gives them a chance to put pressure on the Terriers. Middlesbrough thrashed Peterborough United 4-0 in their last game after the international break‚ but have failed to score in three consecutive games. Middlesbrough have not scored in their last four games‚ which is a worrying sign.
Jordan Rhodes scores second league goal for Huddersfield
Jordan Rhodes has a target to reach. To reach the top scorer in the Championship‚ he needs just eight more goals. This would be a record for him. However‚ he is already one of the country's finest strikers. His first league goal for Huddersfield
Town earned the club promotion in 2012. The slender victory was more than enough to settle the nerves of the Huddersfield
fans. The first goal‚ a header from Danny Ward's cross‚ came in the sixth minute and was cancelled out by David Edgar's screams. However‚ despite the narrow 1-0 margin‚ Huddersfield
held on to their lead in the second half‚ and Jordan Rhodes' superb strike secured a share of the spoils. Despite being a first-half substitute‚ Jordan Rhodes starred in the second half‚ scoring five goals and assisting another five. The forward scored twice before half-time and added a hat-trick in the second period. The forward has now scored in five successive games without conceding. While his goal against Wycombe Wanderers gave Huddersfield
a huge boost‚ the result leaves Middlesbrough in eighth position.
Middlesbrough's home form has been key to their promotion push
Middlesbrough's home form has led to a strong start to the season. Since taking over as manager‚ they have only lost two of their last five league games. They are unbeaten in the league and have only lost two of their last five games overall. With a run of three wins and one draw‚ Middlesbrough look well-placed to earn a play-off spot. Middlesbrough have a relatively easy run-in with home games against Birmingham‚ Brighton and Millwall‚ as well as a tricky game at Nottingham Forest. Middlesbrough's home form has been vital to their promotion push‚ and they will need to continue to keep up that form against the other sides in the division. Neil Warnock announced his retirement from management at the weekend‚ but the home form has been key to their promotion push. The Scot has overseen eight promotion campaigns‚ more than any other manager in English football. The promotion push continues and Middlesbrough are on course to extend that record if they can continue their home form. They have won seven of their last 10 games‚ and will be looking to make the most of it this time around.
Huddersfield's recent form has dealt a blow to promotion hopes
Reading and Huddersfield
have both recently lost in the league‚ a blow that should be tempered by the fact that both teams are in the process of adjusting to new owners and a new management team. Reading have never finished in the top two in the Championship and Huddersfield
have won five of their last six games. The club's recent form is also a blow to its promotion hopes‚ especially as David Wagner has been in charge of the club for only two years. The Terriers' recent form has hit their promotion hopes‚ but their last few results have given them some hope. They have won the Football League Trophy twice this season and reached the Northern Final‚ beating Carlisle United. Huddersfield
have now played at Wembley in the FA Cup‚ a place they last played in 1938. The team finished the season strongly‚ scoring four goals in a single game. Although the win over Nottingham Forest was a thumping‚ fans still have faith in Huddersfield's chances of promotion. Despite this‚ fans can still have hope for the future of the club‚ as Beattie is currently on holiday and will be out of the country. Huddersfield
won the League Cup in 1968 and were promoted to the top flight two years later. However‚ Huddersfield's recent form has dealt a blow to their promotion hopes‚ and the club's recent form is not promising.
Huddersfield's recent form continues
Despite the scoreline‚ Huddersfield's 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough can be taken as a huge boost for their promotion hopes. Huddersfield's win at the Riverside Stadium has put them one point behind second-placed Bournemouth‚ despite playing three more games than their opponents. The win also gives Huddersfield
hope of moving up the table and‚ despite being 10 points adrift of seventh-placed Middlesbrough‚ they are still realistically in the fight to make the play-offs. A goal from Jordan Rhodes in the second half sealed the win. Huddersfield's fans were left frustrated by the late winner‚ as their side had been down to 10 men for most of the game. Harry Toffolo's late strike has made sure of the Terriers' top-six hopes. The Terriers played with an extra man throughout the second half‚ and it was only right that Huddersfield
snatched a late winner through Harry Toffolo. The result means that Boro have now won eight of their last nine games‚ while Huddersfield
have now won 16 in a row. Despite the result‚ Middlesbrough remain in ninth place and are just two points behind the top six with four games remaining. With the win‚ Huddersfield
move one point closer to the top six‚ with Bournemouth and Sheffield United both dropping points.