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Burnley 0-0 Huddersfield Town

Burnley v Huddersfield
Burnley and Huddersfield were meeting in the top flight for the first time since 1971

Burnley manager Sean Dyche says new rules on retrospective bans for diving do not go far enough, despite Huddersfield's Rajiv van la Parra being booked for simulation in Saturday's 0-0 draw at Turf Moor.

The Dutchman, who went down under pressure from Matt Lowton despite no apparent contact, appealed for a penalty in the 73rd minute, but referee Chris Kavanagh instead showed the Terriers substitute a yellow card.

Under new Football Association regulations, only incidents that result in a player winning a penalty or lead to an opponent being sent off - through either a direct red card or two yellow cards - can be punished retrospectively with a suspension.

That means Van La Parra will face no further sanction for Saturday's incident, whereas he could have been banned had Kavanagh missed it.

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Burnley 0-0 Huddersfield: Blatant diving 'unacceptable' - Sean Dyche

Last December, Dyche claimed retrospective bans would end diving within "six months" of being introduced.

"They've changed the rule, but they've changed it so negligibly," he said.

"In theory, if they were to get a penalty, score it and then he gets banned after the event after we've possibly lost the game... that can't be right. That should be effective now.

"It's not about that player, either, it's about the moment. That's unacceptable in football; I don't want my lad doing that and neither should children across the world be doing that."

Dyche praised Kavanagh's decision but added officials should have "more power after the game" to get diving "out of football".

Huddersfield boss David Wagner said he did not see the incident but stated: "If it was a dive, it's not what we want to see."

The Clarets and Terriers had played out a cagey affair with the first half featuring no shots on target, although Burnley striker Chris Wood should have done better as he headed wide from a Stephen Ward cross.

Huddersfield had the better of the second half, but Laurent Depoitre and Tom Ince failed to convert their opportunities.

Going into the match, Burnley had won the same number of Premier League home matches (11) as Manchester United since August 2016, and only one fewer than Manchester City.

But Huddersfield never looked like being the latest victims, with German centre-back Christopher Schindler easily coping with the threat of Wood.

A late flurry of substitutions failed to change the pattern of the game and Huddersfield and Burnley are eighth and ninth in the table respectively, with nine points from their opening six games.

Man of the match - Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield)

Christopher Schindler
The German kept tight to Burnley's Chris Wood throughout and made an important first-half interception

Defences on top - the stats

  • Burnley (W1 D3) are unbeaten in four Premier League games for the first time since December 2014.
  • The Clarets' past three home league games have produced just two goals (one for, one against).
  • Aaron Mooy has now created 14 goalscoring chances in the Premier League for Huddersfield, twice as many as any of his team-mates.
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Burnley's Chris Wood was restricted to just two touches inside Huddersfield's box...
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At the other end, the entire Terriers side had only three touches in the Clarets' 18-yard box

What the managers said

Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "They are very defence minded - I think they've only conceded three goals so far this season. We had our moments, some huffs and puffs but overall it's another good point on the board.

"Credit to them, they are having a fantastic start to the season. People imply that these are easy games, but there are no such things and I'm pleased.

"We calmed things down well when we had to, so there were good signs beyond the result I think."

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Wagner 'very happy' with 'deserved' point

Huddersfield manager David Wagner: "It was a tight game, very even. Maybe they were the better side in the first half and we were better in the second half.

"I'm very pleased with our defensive work. Maybe we made too many mistakes in the first half. We spoke about it, then we had our moments.

"Everyone knows this is a difficult place to play. I'm OK with the result."

What's next?

Burnley have taken five points from visits to Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool so far this season and will look to continue their good away form at Everton on Sunday, 1 October (14:15 BST). For Huddersfield, it is a return to the John Smith's Stadium, with Spurs coming to West Yorkshire on 30 September at 12:30 BST.

Line-ups

Burnley

  • 29Pope
  • 2Lowton
  • 5TarkowskiBooked at 90mins
  • 6Mee
  • 23Ward
  • 12Brady
  • 4CorkBooked at 7mins
  • 13HendrickSubstituted forBarnesat 74'minutes
  • 16Defour
  • 37ArfieldBooked at 24minsSubstituted forBerg Gudmundssonat 77'minutes
  • 11Wood

Substitutes

  • 9Vokes
  • 10Barnes
  • 17Berg Gudmundsson
  • 18Westwood
  • 26Bardsley
  • 28Long
  • 30Legzdins

Huddersfield

  • 1Lössl
  • 2Smith
  • 25Jorgensen
  • 26Schindler
  • 15Löwe
  • 10Mooy
  • 6HoggSubstituted forBillingat 80'minutes
  • 9KachungaSubstituted forHadergjonajat 89'minutes
  • 11SabiriBooked at 6minsSubstituted forvan La Parraat 63'minutesBooked at 71mins
  • 22Ince
  • 20Depoitre

Substitutes

  • 3Malone
  • 4Whitehead
  • 8Billing
  • 17van La Parra
  • 28Green
  • 33Hadergjonaj
  • 44Hefele
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
20,759

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home4
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Burnley 0, Huddersfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burnley 0, Huddersfield Town 0.

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Rajiv van La Parra tries a through ball, but Tommy Smith is caught offside.

Philip Billing (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Burnley).

Attempt blocked. Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

James Tarkowski (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Tarkowski (Burnley).

Foul by Tom Ince (Huddersfield Town).

Jack Cork (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Florent Hadergjonaj replaces Elias Kachunga.

Foul by Laurent Depoitre (Huddersfield Town).

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jack Cork (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Löwe (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt saved. Chris Wood (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Philip Billing replaces Jonathan Hogg.

Tom Ince (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Defour (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Johann Berg Gudmundsson replaces Scott Arfield.

Attempt missed. Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Laurent Depoitre following a corner.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Nick Pope.

Attempt saved. Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Aaron Mooy.

Foul by Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town).

Stephen Ward (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Ashley Barnes replaces Jeff Hendrick.

Offside, Burnley. Scott Arfield tries a through ball, but Chris Wood is caught offside.

Booking

Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Offside, Burnley. Robbie Brady tries a through ball, but James Tarkowski is caught offside.

Jeff Hendrick (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Zanka (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt missed. Tom Ince (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Aaron Mooy.

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Laurent Depoitre (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Rajiv van La Parra replaces Abdelhamid Sabiri.

Attempt saved. Robbie Brady (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jeff Hendrick.

Attempt saved. Chris Wood (Burnley) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stephen Ward with a cross.

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Chris Löwe tries a through ball, but Laurent Depoitre is caught offside.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City65102121916
2Man Utd65101721516
3Chelsea6411125713
4Tottenham6321105511
5Liverpool63211211111
6Watford6321910-111
7Newcastle53026429
8Huddersfield62315329
9Burnley62316519
10West Brom52214408
11Southampton622245-18
12Arsenal521278-17
13Everton6213411-77
14Swansea612337-45
15Stoke6123510-55
16Leicester6114912-34
17Brighton511347-34
18West Ham6114613-74
19Bournemouth6105411-73
20Crystal Palace6006013-130
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