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Huddersfield Town 2-1 Burnley

Huddersfield goal scorer Oliver Norwood

Burnley were knocked off the top of the Championship table after losing for the first time in 12 league games at Huddersfield.

Oliver Norwood put Huddersfield ahead with a stunning long-range volley before James Vaughan added a second with a penalty.

Danny Ings pulled one back when he ran through one-on-one with the goalkeeper.

Michael Duff was sent off late on as the Clarets suffered only their second league defeat of the season.

They move to second spot following Leicester City's win over Millwall.

Burnley arrived at the John Smith's Stadium as the side in form, having won eight and drawn four of their last 12 games.

However, it was the home team who dominated the early stages.

Vaughan's swirling shot from 30 yards had Burnley keeper Tom Heaton diving at full stretch, before former Claret Martin Paterson struck the post with a header from Paul Dixon's cross.

Ings fired over midway through the first half but it was the Terriers who had the best chance of the first 45 minutes when Vaughan fired over from little more than six yards.

Sam Vokes shot marginally wide soon after the break but just as Burnley seemed to be improving, Huddersfield took the lead in stunning fashion.

Adam Hammill lofted a corner away from the box and towards Norwood about 30 yards from goal and the midfielder struck a first-time dipping effort that beat Heaton at his near post.

Moments later, Huddersfield doubled their advantage as Duff was adjudged to have handled the ball inside the area and Vaughan stepped up to coolly place the penalty beyond Heaton.

Burnley responded by going on the attack but they were denied what seemed a certain goal when the ball fell for an unmarked Ings in the middle of the area and his powerful strike was thumped away by Huddersfield goalkeeper Alex Smithies.

However, they ensured a tense finish to the game when Ings raced through on goal to beat Smithies with a low shot.

But Burnley were reduced to 10 men late on when Duff was dismissed for a second yellow for a foul on Vaughan and Huddersfield closed out the remainder of the game.

Huddersfield manager Mark Robins:

"I am really proud of the lads and even if we hadn't taken the three points I would have been delighted.

"In the second half, like the top teams do, they came at us and there are some good players there.

"In Sam Vokes and Danny Ings they've got two lively strikers who only need a sniff."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"I believe in referees but it's frustrating for us and frustrating for the fans.

"I am always truthful about my team and we were second best in the first half.

"Huddersfield raised their game but that's what happens when you're at the top."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 12HammillSubstituted forWoodsat 87'minutes
  • 3Dixon
  • 33Lynch
  • 39Gerrard
  • 27Smith
  • 4Norwood
  • 6Hogg
  • 9Vaughan
  • 17PatersonSubstituted forD Wardat 74'minutes
  • 8ClaytonBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Woods
  • 7Scannell
  • 10Gobern
  • 11D Ward
  • 13Bennett
  • 15Wallace
  • 38Holmes

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Trippier
  • 6Mee
  • 14Jones
  • 4DuffBooked at 90mins
  • 5Shackell
  • 37ArfieldSubstituted forTreacyat 88'minutes
  • 15EdgarSubstituted forStockat 45'minutes
  • 10Ings
  • 9VokesBooked at 77mins
  • 19KightlySubstituted forStanislasat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Lafferty
  • 11Stanislas
  • 12Cisak
  • 22Stock
  • 26Treacy
  • 28Long
  • 33Hewitt
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
17,390

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home18
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 2, Burnley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 2, Burnley 1.

Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Brian Stock (Burnley).

Attempt missed. Kieran Trippier (Burnley) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt blocked. Junior Stanislas (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Brian Stock.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Michael Duff (Burnley) for a bad foul.

Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jason Shackell (Burnley).

Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Brian Stock (Burnley).

Hand ball by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Daniel Ward tries a through ball, but James Vaughan is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Brian Stock (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Ings.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Keith Treacy replaces Scott Arfield.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Calum Woods replaces Adam Hammill.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 2, Burnley 1. Danny Ings (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Vokes following a fast break.

Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Oliver Norwood tries a through ball, but James Vaughan is caught offside.

Offside, Burnley. David Jones tries a through ball, but Scott Arfield is caught offside.

Booking

Sam Vokes (Burnley) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Burnley. Junior Stanislas tries a through ball, but Sam Vokes is caught offside.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Ings.

Foul by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town).

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Daniel Ward replaces Martin Paterson.

Delay in match Kieran Trippier (Burnley) because of an injury.

Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kieran Trippier (Burnley).

Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Ings (Burnley).

Offside, Burnley. Kieran Trippier tries a through ball, but Scott Arfield is caught offside.

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester1712231338
2Burnley1710521635
3QPR171052935
4Blackpool17872731
5Reading17773628
6Nottm Forest17764627
7Leeds17827426
8Derby16745725
9Brighton17674525
10Watford17656323
11Ipswich17656323
12Huddersfield17656223
13Blackburn17656223
14Wigan15645422
15Middlesbrough17476119
16Bolton17476-519
17Bournemouth17548-1019
18Doncaster17548-1119
19Birmingham17539-218
20Charlton17458-617
21Millwall17458-1517
22Yeovil173311-1112
23Sheff Wed16187-911
24Barnsley172510-1911
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