Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner said his side made life too easy for Middlesbrough as the Championship promotion chasers claimed a 3-0 win on Teesside.

Town conceded two goals in as many minutes in the first half as the suffered a second successive defeat and remained 18th in the table, eight points above the drop zone.

"We try to win every game. We know how good our opponent probably will be and they were as good as we expected," said Wagner of Aitor Karanka's second-placed Boro.

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"We tried and worked but they were better than us to tonight. They deserve this result, but the goals we conceded were too easy.

"We made too many basic mistakes. Our first touch was poor and we were nervous in the last line of our defence.

"This is a sign that we are not consistent enough, because we played a better game against Sheffield Wednesday but didn't follow it up."

Wagner added: "We were stable in defence on Saturday but not so in this game, and we have to learn and move forward.

"I am disappointed but I can accept this defeat because I know the reasons for it and we will we will work hard to improve in those areas."

Town are back in action this Saturday when fourth-placed Hull City visit on the back of a 4-0 feat at Derby County.