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Wells on target with ‘brilliant’ strike

Nahki Wells struck a stunning goal in Huddersfield Town's 2-2 draw against Middlesbrough in the Sky Bet Championship last night.

The 23-year-old scored his second goal in three games with a curling effort past Dimitrios Konstantopoulos, the Middlesbrough goalkeeper, to give his side a 2-1 lead in the 34th minute. It was Wells's fourth goal since completing a club-record £1.3 million move in the transfer window.

Mark Robins, the Huddersfield manager, said: “Nahki Wells is an outstanding player and his goal was brilliant.”

Wells, who ended a nine-game goalless streak in a 4-2 defeat by Blackburn Rovers this month, was substituted in the 75th minute with the game evenly poised after Albert Adomah equalised for the visiting side early in the second half.

“I didn't want to open us up by going two up top,” Robins added. “The fans have to trust me; my decisions are for the good of the club. Nahki was tiring and I felt that James Vaughan would give us something different.”

Huddersfield made a flying start, taking the lead in the third minute when midfielder Adam Hammill fired the ball into the bottom corner.

Their lead was short-lived, though, with Adomah levelling in the tenth minute after intercepting a poor back-pass from Oscar Gobern.

Scorching effort: Wells, right, is lifted in the air by Adam Clayton, his Huddersfield team-mate, after scoring against Middlesbrough yesterday

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Published March 26, 2014 at 9:00 am (Updated March 26, 2014 at 1:45 am)

Wells on target with ‘brilliant’ strike

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