Queens Park Rangers twice came from behind to earn a point in an entertaining 2-2 draw and deny Huddersfield from closing the gap on the automatic promotion spots.
The hosts knew victory would take them within two points of Bournemouth, in second, following their 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough, but they couldn’t capitalise against a QPR side that had lost their last five matches.
Huddersfield led after just six minutes when Yoann Barbet hacked the ball into his own net at a corner, but the visitors hit back just before half-time through Luke Amos.
They then led again within seven minutes of the second half through Harry Toffolo’s header yet were pegged back five minutes later thanks to Ilias Chair’s volley.
It means Huddersfield remain in third, four points behind Bournemouth having played two matches more while QPR, who also desperately needed a victory, are five adrift of the play-offs.
Huddersfield got off to the perfect start when Danel Sinani’s near-post corner was flicked on by Jonathan Hogg and sliced into his own goal by Barbet as he tried to clear.
Sam Field looked to get QPR level with a volley from the edge of the area which dipped over before the hosts went close again as Sorba Thomas shot wide from 25 yards.