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Premier League: Schindler helps Huddersfield claim Burnley draw

Christopher Schindler
Schindler's goal was the German's first in the Premier League

Huddersfield manager David Wagner believes his side "have everything" they need to survive in the Premier League after they came from behind to draw at resurgent Burnley.

Christopher Schindler's header helped the Terriers take a point at Turf Moor - a result which lifts Wagner's side off the foot of the table.

"We'll take the point and the wins will come," said the German, whose side dominated possession throughout in Lancashire, adding: "We have everything to stay up this season."

Sam Vokes had headed in a second goal in as many games to give the hosts a half-time lead, but German centre-back Schindler glanced a Chris Lowe cross beyond Joe Hart for his first Premier League goal to secure a draw.

The visitors had been wasteful before Vokes' opener, with Jonathan Hogg drilling over before England international James Tarkowski blocked a Laurent Depoitre shot with the Belgian well placed to score.

But the Clarets looked like inflicting another league defeat on Huddersfield when Johann Berg Gudmundsson found Vokes with a guided cross from the right for the Welshman's first goal at home in the Premier League since May 2017.

The away side then had a penalty shout waved away after Depoitre took a tumble in a chase with Tarkowski for a loose ball, but referee Chris Kavanagh rightly spotted it was a blatant dive and produced a yellow card.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche - who spoke in the build-up to the game about the need to eliminate diving from the sport - was furious about the incident, calling it "embarrassing" and saying he does not "know where football is going".

There was a lengthy delay shortly after the equaliser when Schindler sustained a cut to his face in a collision with Chris Wood, but neither side could find a winner in the eight minutes of added time.

The result ends Burnley's run of back-to-back wins to leave Dyche's side 12th in the Premier League heading into the international break.

Wagner's Huddersfield climb to 18th above Cardiff, who lost against Tottenham at Wembley, and Newcastle, who were beaten at Manchester United having led 2-0 with 20 minutes to go.

Mixed feelings for Burnley

Sam Vokes of Burnley scores a header against Huddersfield
Vokes got on the end of Johann Berg Gudmundsson's cross for his second Premier League goal in as many games

Early season fears of a Burnley struggle against the drop appear to have been exaggerated - for now.

The Clarets have taken seven points from their past three Premier League games, having collected just three points in the 10 before that.

And in Icelandic international Johann Berg Gudmundson, they have a player with four assists in 2018-19, the joint leader in the division.

However, there is still plenty of room for improvement on the basis of this performance, as Dyche's side were penned back for long periods in either half.

Admittedly, their defence was rarely troubled and offered goalkeeper Hart good protection, but with back-to-back matches against Manchester City and Chelsea to come, more clinical forwards could make them suffer if they continue to invite pressure in the same way.

Wasteful Terriers miss chance to win

Huddersfield's overall play was not that of a side deserving a place in the relegation zone, but their lack of finesse in the final third cost them three points.

While due credit should go to Burnley's central defenders - chiefly James Tarkowski, who made two key blocks - Joe Hart was not tested enough.

Overall, Wagner's side - who had nearly 70% of possession at Turf Moor - fashioned 19 shots, but only two of them were on target.

Huddersfield are without a win in their past 12 league games - drawing five and losing seven - and are enduring their longest winless streak in the league since 2000 when they went 17 games without winning.

After the international break, the 2017 Championship play-off final winners need to start picking up points, with a tricky home game against Liverpool followed by meetings with Watford, Fulham, West Ham and Wolves to come in the weeks thereafter.

This side are not a relegation write-off by any means, but improving on a total of four goals scored from eight league games is clearly a must.

'Our best performance' - what they said

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

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Burnley 1-1 Huddersfield: Sean Dyche angry over diving

"I don't know what to do about diving now, the lad [Depoitre] has been booked but nothing will happen now in terms of sanctions.

"It's a good point and we've got good performances to take into the international break."

Huddersfield manager David Wagner:

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Terriers wins will come - Wagner

"I'm happy with the performance. We dominated the game, we played decent football and created opportunities with lots of crosses but in the end Burnley made lots of blocks.

"We have to win it, everyone who's seen the game knew we were the better team. The performance was very good and I'm very confident going forward because we came here today and played the football we wanted.

Huddersfield Town defender Christopher Schindler: "I don't think my injury was deliberate, he [Chris Wood] tried to create space for himself and caught me.

"I felt the blood pouring right away so knew I needed to get some medical attention, especially with a head injury.

"Today was our best performance in the Premier League this season, it's a shame we didn't go on to win but we'll take the point."

Man of the match - James Tarkowski (Burnley)

James Tarkowski of Burnley
Tarkowski made 13 clearances for Burnley against Huddersfield and blocked two dangerous shots from the visitors

Terriers' wait for win goes on - the stats

  • Burnley have taken seven points from their past three Premier League games (W2 D1), after picking up just three points in the 10 before that (D3).
  • Sam Vokes has scored in consecutive Premier League games for Burnley for the first time since August 2017.
  • Four of Sam Vokes' last five Premier League goals for Burnley have been headers, with three of those assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson.
  • Burnley's Gudmundson has registered four Premier League assists, a joint-high figure in the division this season (level with Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy, Watford's Jose Holebas and Bournemouth's Callum Wilson).
  • Christopher Schindler scored for the first time in his last 66 league appearances for Huddersfield, previously netting against Ipswich in January 2017 in the Championship.

What's next?

After the international break, Burnley return to Premier League action with a trip to last season's champions Manchester City on Saturday, 20 October (15:00 BST).

On the same day, Huddersfield welcome Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool to the John Smith's Stadium in the evening kick-off (17:30 BST).

Line-ups

Burnley

  • 20Hart
  • 2LowtonBooked at 90mins
  • 5Tarkowski
  • 6MeeBooked at 74mins
  • 3Taylor
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 18WestwoodSubstituted forHendrickat 73'minutes
  • 4Cork
  • 25Lennon
  • 10BarnesSubstituted forWoodat 61'minutes
  • 9VokesSubstituted forVydraat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Heaton
  • 11Wood
  • 13Hendrick
  • 26Bardsley
  • 27Vydra
  • 28Long
  • 31McNeil

Huddersfield

  • 1Lössl
  • 37Durm
  • 25M JorgensenBooked at 76mins
  • 26Schindler
  • 15LöweSubstituted forHadergjonajat 86'minutes
  • 8Billing
  • 6Hogg
  • 10Mooy
  • 21Pritchard
  • 17van La ParraSubstituted forMounieat 59'minutes
  • 20DepoitreBooked at 58minsSubstituted forMbenzaat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Kachunga
  • 11Diakhaby
  • 12Hamer
  • 18Mbenza
  • 24Mounie
  • 27Stankovic
  • 33Hadergjonaj
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
20,533

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home32%
Away68%
Shots
Home6
Away18
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away10
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Burnley 1, Huddersfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burnley 1, Huddersfield Town 1.

Offside, Burnley. Johann Berg Gudmundsson tries a through ball, but Chris Wood is caught offside.

Florent Hadergjonaj (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Charlie Taylor (Burnley).

Booking

Matthew Lowton (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Lowton (Burnley).

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

Foul by Chris Wood (Burnley).

Offside, Burnley. Ben Mee tries a through ball, but Chris Wood is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Matej Vydra replaces Sam Vokes.

Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Aaron Mooy.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Jack Cork.

Attempt blocked. Philip Billing (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Pritchard.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Matthew Lowton.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Florent Hadergjonaj replaces Chris Löwe because of an injury.

Delay in match Chris Löwe (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

Foul by Steve Mounie (Huddersfield Town).

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

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

Foul by James Tarkowski (Burnley).

Booking

Zanka (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Steve Mounie (Huddersfield Town).

Charlie Taylor (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Zanka (Huddersfield Town).

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

Booking

Ben Mee (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Jeff Hendrick replaces Ashley Westwood.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

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

Attempt blocked. Ashley Westwood (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Vokes with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Ashley Westwood (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Lennon.

Goal!

Goal! Burnley 1, Huddersfield Town 1. Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Löwe with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Chris Wood replaces Ashley Barnes.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City76102131819
2Liverpool76101531219
3Tottenham8602157818
4Chelsea75201551017
5Bournemouth85121612416
6Arsenal7502149515
7Wolves843196315
8Man Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham8215813-57
16Southampton7124611-55
17Fulham7124816-85
18Huddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff8026417-132
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