Nahki Wells notched his 18th goal of the season, but Huddersfield Town had to be satisfied with a draw as Rotherham United made it 10 Championship matches unbeaten.

This Yorkshire derby provided an interesting clash of styles between David Wagner’s full-throttle, passing game and former Town manager Neil Warnock’s no-frills approach.

The hosts bossed the early stages and went ahead through Greg Halford, but after Wells levelled, Town stepped up a gear and just about had the edge in a competitive contest.

Town’s head coach Wagner made just one alteration to his team, recalling teenage midfielder Philip Billing for a first start in four at the expense of Emyr Huws.

Rotherham Unted v Huddersfield Town, Huddersfield's Nahki Wells scores the equaliser.

Rotherham brought in ex-Town forward Danny Ward in place of Leon Best, who had an unsuccessful trial under Wagner’s predecessor Chris Powell.

The Millers again included Grant Ward, the midfielder on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, and former Republic of Ireland right-back Stephen Kelly.

Meanwhile, there was also change of referee, with Graham Salisbury crossing the Pennines from Lancashire to replace Lincolnshire’s Darren Drysdale.

The hosts made a strong start and, playing in a direct style, tested Town with a free-kick, a corner and a long throw in the opening stages.

It was another flag kick, conceded after a careless pass by Rajiv van La Parra left Jason Davidson in no man’s land, which gave Rotherham the opportunity to go in front.

Joe Mattock’s 10th-minute delivery was headed down and Halford’s volley took a deflection and clearly crossed the line before being hacked away.

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Town keeper Jed Steer was a busy man, and having saved a shot from Grant Ward, he punched clear a Mattock corner, catching teammate Joel Lynch on the head in the process.

Former Sheffield Wednesday left-back Mattock was causing real problems with his set-piece play, and Steer had to be alert to save a header by centre-back Richard Wood.

It was somewhat against the run of play when Town levelled in the 22nd minute, with Harry Bunn playing in Wells for a shot which keeper Lee Camp touched, but could not keep out.

The goal sparked Wagner’s side into life, but they lacked a finishing touch, particularly from set-pieces.

At the other end, a loose pass by Dean Whitehead gave Matt Derbyshire the chance to test Steer from distance, but the keeper collected confidently. Meanwhile, former Bournemouth stopper Camp combined with Wood to ensure Wells did no better than hit the side-netting with a 43rd-minute drive.

Neither side were able to impose themselves at the start of the second half, although Bunn had a flicked header held by Camp.

The home keeper then held onto an awkward cross by Van La Parra before Rotherham replied by forcing two corners in quick succession

Town made a double change on 58 minutes, bringing on Karim Matmour and Jamie Paterson for Van La Parra and Bunn.

Grant Ward headed just wide from a Danny Ward cross before Joe Lolley brought a smart save from Camp after a neat dribble.

Rotherham Unted v Huddersfield Town, Huddersfield's Tommy Smith against Rotherham's Danny Ward.

Then Town had two penalty appeals rejected as substitutes Matmour and Paterson went down in quick succession.

Rotherham brought on Best for Derbyshire on 63 minutes as they sought a fresh spark in a game which Town were edging.

Rotherham were using Halford’s long throws at every opportunity, and from one of them, Danny Ward’s header was held by Steer.

Both sides were pushing. At the other end, a fizzing effort by Wells whistled just wide, then Camp palmed away another shot by the striker after a neat pass by Matmour.

Then, with the 1,852 Town fans behind the goal calling for Joel Lynch to shoot, the centre-back obliged with a powerful drive which was just off target.

Wells had a goal disallowed for offside just before Town made their final change, replacing Lolley with Sean Scannell.