Huddersfield Town conceded two late goals as three points evaporated into one at the New York Stadium in a battling 2-2 Boxing Day showdown with Rotherham United.

A first-half strike from the returning James Vaughan and Conor Coady's header after the break had Town in cruise control but the Millers hit back through substitutes Jonson Clarke-Harris and Lee Frecklington to ensure a share of the spoils.

But how did each Town player rank in the derby stalemate?

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Smithies - Rarely called upon and was assured with his handling throughout to alleviate the pressure from his defence and could do nothing about either goal as the Millers applied pressure late on. 6.

Smith - A composed showing on the whole but the finger will be pointed at both goals initially deriving from his flank, where Paul Green was allowed too much space to cross for the home side's first but played a key role in Town's own opening goal. 6.

Hudson - Looked largely untroubled against the physical presence of Alex Revell as Town appeared set to coast their way to victory. But he hould have provided more authority when the chips were down late on as Town folded. 5.

Wallace - A dominant aerial presence for Town throughout in a commanding defensive display but was occasionally troubled by the pace and craft of Tom Lawrence, who he hauled down to receive a booking. Made one brilliant block in the second period. 6.

Robinson - Really looked up for the contest on the left and sent in a number of crunching challenges to underline his intent. Got forward regularly but also tracked back effectively and was diligent in his defensive duties. 6.

Scannell - Grabbed an assist with a clever cross to locate Vaughan for the opener and worked tirelessly to offer support in both areas of the field. Was a key component in Town's counter-attacking display during the second period. 7.

Butterfield - Some clever touches, plenty of yards covered and looked determined to assist Harry Bunn in the final third of the field. Did not always make the right decisions with the ball but was a driving force in the side. 6.

Coady -  A much-improved display from the combative midfield man, who tackled and passed the ball sensibly in a match where tempers could easily have boiled over. Deserved his second-half header for a fine midfield display. 8.

Bunn - Deployed just behind the two frontmen and was clever with his movement to occasionally drift out to the left and confuse the hosts' backline. Went close with a number of efforts and a goal would have been merited. 7.

Holt - Neat hold-up play but was poor with his end product in the final third on more than one occasion. Showed a partnership with Vaughan could be fruitful if his loan spell is extended but was forced off by injury early in the second half for the penultimate game of his initial spell. 5.

Vaughan - A goalscoring return for the forward, who was sensational throughout and regularly breached the Millers backline. He constantly looked to play off the shoulder and make the defenders think about his movement, which he displayed to secure himself a first-half tap-in. 8.

Substitutes:

Gobern - A surprising but encouraging cameo for the midfielder who returned from the wilderness to deliver a committed display alongside Butterfield and Coady. His cross for the latter's goal was superb and looked to have put his side on the way to victory. 7.

Wells - Helped add much-needed pace to the attacking lines late on but was unable to offer the incision required to net what would have been a game-securing third goal. 6.

Gerrard - Only emerged for the final minutes and, while he didn't touch the ball, he picked up an unnecessary booking. 5.

 
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