Tranmere Rovers youngster Ash Taylor scored his first league goal to salvage a draw for the bottom club.
Lee Novak put Town in front with a blistering drive but Rovers captain Ian Moore was soon on hand to smash home.
Michael Collins restored the advantage after the break but Craig Curran cut inside barely a minute later to level.
Antony Kay struck late on to make it 3-2 from close range but Taylor nudged John Welsh's free kick over the line to clinch a vital draw.
Huddersfield had won their previous five home matches, scoring 22 goals in the process.
Managerless Tranmere have now gone three games without defeat, their longest unbeaten run since April.
Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark told BBC Radio Leeds:
"I certainly feel despondent in the way we've conceded three goals.
"We have to keep working with them and, if they carry on making the same mistakes, we'll have to see if there's anybody out there who won't make those mistakes.
"When you score three goals at home, and it doesn't matter who the opposition is, you should be winning the match."
Tranmere Rovers caretaker manager Les Parry told BBC Radio Merseyside:
"Any team that comes from behind three times on the bounce, you have to admire them.
"We were under the cosh for long periods mainly from set plays, not so much from open play. And we coped really well."
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Tuesday, 1 December 2009
05 P Clarke
06 N Clarke
16 Williams (Skarz 67)
17 Rhodes (Robinson 67)
09 Moore (Barnett 90)
14 Gornell (Ricketts 84)
25 Curran yellow card
Ref: SwarbrickAtt: 13,509
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+4:32 The referee brings the game to a close.
90:00+4:02 Michael Ricketts is caught offside. Peter Clarke takes the indirect free kick.
90:00+2:28 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Goodison by Lee Novak. Free kick taken by Luke Daniels.
89:33 Substitution Ian Thomas-Moore leaves the field to be replaced by Charlie Barnett.
88:48 The assistant referee signals for offside against Craig Curran. Alex Smithies restarts play with the free kick.
85:43 Corner taken right-footed by John Welsh.
84:22 GOAL - Michael Ricketts:Huddersfield 3 - 3 Tranmere Michael Ricketts fires in a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Huddersfield 3-3 Tranmere.
83:06 Free kick crossed right-footed by John Welsh from right channel.
83:06 Substitution Michael Ricketts comes on in place of Terry Gornell.
83:06 Terry Gornell fouled by Peter Clarke, the ref awards a free kick.
82:10 Unfair challenge on Gary Roberts by Shaleum Logan results in a free kick. Alex Smithies takes the free kick.
80:51 Assist by Lee Peltier.
80:51 GOAL - Antony Kay:Huddersfield 3 - 2 Tranmere Goal scored by Antony Kay from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Huddersfield 3-2 Tranmere.
80:39 Unfair challenge on Michael Collins by Ian Thomas-Moore results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Antony Kay.
77:19 Theo Robinson has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.
76:39 Theo Robinson takes a shot. Save by Luke Daniels.
71:35 Corner taken by John Welsh, Ian Goodison takes a shot. Save by Alex Smithies.
70:48 The referee blows for offside. Luke Daniels takes the free kick.
68:16 Foul by Terry Gornell on Antony Kay, free kick awarded. Centre by Lee Peltier, Theo Robinson takes a shot. Luke Daniels makes
a comfortable save.
65:59 Alex Smithies takes the free kick.
65:59 Substitution Joe Skarz replaces Robbie Williams.
65:59 Substitution (Huddersfield) makes a substitution, with Theo Robinson coming on for Jordan Rhodes.
65:59 Terry Gornell is ruled offside.
65:09 Alex Smithies takes the direct free kick.
65:09 Booking Craig Curran receives a yellow card.
64:56 Foul by Craig Curran on Antony Kay, free kick awarded.
63:41 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by John Welsh, Michael Collins manages to make a clearance.
63:28 John Welsh takes a shot. Save by Alex Smithies.
62:07 Unfair challenge on Gary Roberts by Zoumana Bakayogo results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Alex Smithies.
61:03 Corner from the left by-line taken by John Welsh, Lee Peltier manages to make a clearance.
60:23 Corner taken by John Welsh from the right by-line to the near post, Jordan Rhodes makes a clearance.
59:02 GOAL - Craig Curran:Huddersfield 2 - 2 Tranmere Craig Curran gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Huddersfield
57:28 GOAL - Michael Collins:Huddersfield 2 - 1 Tranmere Michael Collins fires in a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Huddersfield 2-1 Tranmere.
56:01 Free kick awarded for a foul by Terry Gornell on Peter Clarke. Free kick taken by Antony Kay.
55:37 Shot from outside the area by Gary Roberts misses to the left of the goal.
53:34 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Anthony Pilkington, save made by Luke Daniels.
Correction - 52:27 Lee Peltier takes a shot.
52:27 Shot from outside the area by Lee Peltier misses to the left of the target.
45:01 The second half kicks off.
45:00+2:19 It is the end of the first-half.
42:56 Inswinging corner taken by Anthony Pilkington from the left by-line played to the near post, John Welsh manages to make a
41:01 Unfair challenge on Lee Novak by Ian Goodison results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Anthony Pilkington from
the free kick, John Welsh makes a clearance.
39:17 Nathan Clarke challenges John Welsh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gareth Edds shoots direct from the free kick, blocked
by Lee Novak.
37:24 Shot from outside the box by Antony Kay misses to the left of the goal.
35:52 Michael Collins takes a shot. Blocked by John Welsh. Corner from the left by-line taken by Anthony Pilkington, Luke Daniels
makes a save.
34:42 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ash Taylor on Jordan Rhodes. Lee Peltier takes the direct free kick.
31:10 Gary Roberts produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.
29:29 Corner taken left-footed by Gary Roberts from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Peter Clarke goes over
29:16 Anthony Pilkington takes a shot. Ian Goodison gets a block in.
28:56 Ian Thomas-Moore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Clarke. Alex Smithies takes the direct free kick.
27:51 Foul by Nathan Clarke on Ash Taylor, free kick awarded. Luke Daniels restarts play with the free kick.
27:31 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gary Roberts, clearance made by Ian Goodison.
26:33 Antony Kay takes a shot. Luke Daniels makes a comfortable save.
25:38 Lee Peltier gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Welsh. Direct free kick taken by Shaleum Logan.
23:09 John Welsh produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
22:17 Shot from just outside the box by Lee Peltier goes over the crossbar.
21:27 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary Roberts played to the near post, Ash Taylor manages to make a clearance.
20:53 Corner taken right-footed by Anthony Pilkington, Peter Clarke takes a shot. Luke Daniels makes a save.
20:19 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary Roberts from the right by-line, Ash Taylor manages to make a clearance.
19:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by John Welsh on Antony Kay. Nathan Clarke takes the free kick.
16:21 Corner taken left-footed by Gary Roberts from the left by-line to the near post, Ian Goodison manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Gary Roberts from the left by-line, Ian Goodison manages to make a clearance.
15:11 Unfair challenge on Nathan Clarke by Terry Gornell results in a free kick. Alex Smithies takes the free kick.
Correction - 13:48 Gary Roberts decides to take the corner short.
13:48 Ash Taylor takes a short corner.
13:02 The official flags Terry Gornell offside. Indirect free kick taken by Peter Clarke.
10:52 Jordan Rhodes takes a shot. Luke Daniels makes a comfortable save.
9:22 Nathan Clarke challenges Terry Gornell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ian Goodison.
7:49 Craig Curran takes a shot. Alex Smithies makes a save.
7:26 GOAL - Ian Thomas-Moore:Huddersfield 1 - 1 Tranmere Ian Thomas-Moore finds the net with a goal from inside the box high into the middle of the goal. Huddersfield 1-1 Tranmere.
5:17 Assist by Nathan Clarke.
5:17 GOAL - Lee Novak:Huddersfield 1 - 0 Tranmere Lee Novak gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Huddersfield
3:00 Terry Gornell is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Alex Smithies.
2:23 Terry Gornell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Alex Smithies.
2:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Roberts on Shaleum Logan. Luke Daniels takes the direct free kick.
1:09 Gary Roberts has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
0:00 The referee gets the game started.
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