Barnsley 1 Huddersfield 1:

With banned manager Paul Heckingbottom watching from the stand, Barnsley battled back superbly to earn a draw in a pulsating Yorkshire derby against third-placed Huddersfield Town.

The Reds were forced to defend heroically at times as the Terriers’ six-match winning streak was halted.

There was only one team in this game in the first half at a blustery Oakwell.

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Huddersfield looked every inch automatic promotion contenders with a high quality performance featuring brute strength and plenty of guile.

They went in front courtesy of a straightforward strike, however, as German defender Michael Hefele stooped to powerfully head home Aaron Mooy’s out-swinging corner-kick.

Mooy himself had earlier gone close with a deflected strike, while Reds ‘keeper Adam Davies produced a brilliant double stop to thwart Izzy Brown and Mooy.

The Reds’ best chance during a largely dismal opening period came via Angus MacDonald, whose flicked header from Marc Roberts’ long throw-in was comfortably saved by Danny Ward.

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The Reds came close to a leveller straight after the restart when Terriers defender Chris Schindler almost sliced Ryan Kent’s cross into his own net.

Huddersfield responded with sub Jon-Gorenc Stakovic forcing a fine reaction save from Davies.

It was 15 minutes from time when the Reds levelled, and a great goal it was.

Sub Adam Hammill clipped in a great cross for Marley Watkins, who volleyed home neatly from an acute angle.

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After that Roberts was superb in hacking Brown’s effort off the line, while Davies saved superbly from Collin Quaner.

Barnsley (4-4-2): Davies; Jones, MacDonald, Roberts, Yiadom; James, Scowen, Mowatt (Bradshaw, 61), Kent (Hammill, 61); Watkins, Armstrong (Williams, 90).Subs not used: Townsend, Elder, Jackson, Moncur.

Huddersfield (4-2-3-1): Ward; Smith, Schindler (Stankovic, 50), Hefele, Lowe; Whitehead (Billing, 58), Mooy; Kachunga, Brown, van la Parra (Lolley, 81); Quaner.

Subs not used: Coddington, Holmes-Dennis, Cranie, Payne.

Referee: Tim Robinson (West Sussex).