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Burnley 3-2 Huddersfield Town

Danny Ings

Danny Ings scored twice as Burnley edged Huddersfield to move back into the top two in the Championship.

The 21-year-old opened the scoring, latching onto David Jones's ball, but Martin Paterson levelled against his old club from Oliver Norwood's corner.

Jones hit the bar before another Ings effort, with the outside of his right foot, made it 2-1 at half-time.

Kieran Trippier sealed the win after rounding Alex Smithies before Paterson scored a late consolation.

Ings's goals were his 18th and 19th in all competitions this season as Sean Dyche's men overtook second-placed Derby - who lost 1-0 to Wigan - to stay four points behind leaders Leicester.

Huddersfield forward Paterson turned down a new contract at Burnley in the summer to join the Terriers but, despite his brace at Turf Moor, he might be regretting that decision with his current side 13th in the table.

His old team led as early as the sixth minute when Ings converted Jones's hopeful ball forward. However, the Terriers levelled 14 minutes later when Paterson scored from Norwood's set-piece.

The Clarets had the better chances and Smithies did well to keep Jones out before the same player hit the crossbar from a free-kick - Town lucky not to have Murray Wallace sent off for a professional foul on Ings in the build-up.

And Ings gave the hosts the lead going into the break when he was set up by Trippier, who then sealed the win in the second half when he went around the goalkeeper to fire a shot in off the underside of the bar.

Paterson created a tense finale when he turned in Paul Dixon's cross but it was not enough.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"There were some real good pockets of football, we looked back to what we're about, really, because we created so many chances. The amount of good quality play from us, the number of chances we created, it wasn't as convincing as arguably it could have been - but all credit to Huddersfield.

"I enjoyed some of the play and Kieran [Trippier] probably summed it up right when he said we showed framework and freedom. We want the players to play with a shape defensively but also use their own understanding of the game, and then there was a champagne moment for Kieran.

"They didn't lay down, they didn't accept defeat easily and kept at it, they had nothing to lose."

Huddersfield manager Mark Robins:

"After the way we've been playing of late, I thought we were disappointing for large parts of the game. I didn't think we deserved anything from the game because I didn't think we played particularly well and I thought it took us until 3-1 down to get any life in us.

"But having said that, we could have got something out the game in the end and I think had we done so it would've been great - but it would have been slightly unjust. Their first goal was very dubious in all fairness, he was offside, but I'm not going to moan too much.

"We just had a game against Burnley at home where a couple of decisions went our way, it's swings and roundabouts in football sometimes. Even though we haven't played to our potential, we were within a whisker of grabbing a draw."

Line-ups

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Trippier
  • 6MeeSubstituted forLaffertyat 71'minutes
  • 8MarneyBooked at 71minsSubstituted forStockat 84'minutes
  • 4Duff
  • 5Shackell
  • 26TreacySubstituted forStanislasat 84'minutes
  • 14Jones
  • 9Vokes
  • 10Ings
  • 37Arfield

Substitutes

  • 3Lafferty
  • 11Stanislas
  • 12Cisak
  • 15Edgar
  • 19Kightly
  • 22Stock
  • 28Long

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 12HammillSubstituted forScannellat 85'minutes
  • 3Dixon
  • 33LynchSubstituted forGerrardat 25'minutes
  • 15WallaceBooked at 39mins
  • 27Smith
  • 6HoggSubstituted forHolmesat 52'minutes
  • 8Clayton
  • 11D Ward
  • 17PatersonBooked at 58mins
  • 4Norwood

Substitutes

  • 2Woods
  • 7Scannell
  • 10Gobern
  • 13Bennett
  • 14Stead
  • 38Holmes
  • 39Gerrard
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
14,047

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home14
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Burnley 3, Huddersfield Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burnley 3, Huddersfield Town 2.

Attempt missed. Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

Attempt missed. Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Burnley 3, Huddersfield Town 2. Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paul Dixon with a cross.

Attempt missed. Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Daniel Ward with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Sean Scannell replaces Adam Hammill.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Junior Stanislas replaces Keith Treacy.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Brian Stock replaces Dean Marney.

Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.

Attempt missed. Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Tom Heaton.

Attempt saved. Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Clayton.

Offside, Burnley. Scott Arfield tries a through ball, but Dean Marney is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Burnley 3, Huddersfield Town 1. Kieran Trippier (Burnley) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Dean Marney.

Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Scott Arfield.

Attempt missed. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Paul Dixon with a cross.

Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

Attempt saved. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Duane Holmes.

Attempt blocked. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Dixon.

Booking

Dean Marney (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Dean Marney (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Daniel Lafferty replaces Ben Mee because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ben Mee (Burnley) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Scott Arfield with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Dean Marney (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Sam Vokes.

Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kieran Trippier (Burnley).

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

Booking

Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town).

Michael Duff (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Burnley. Kieran Trippier tries a through ball, but Danny Ings is caught offside.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Adam Clayton.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Scott Arfield.

goal

As It Stood

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2Burnley2413831847
3QPR2413741246
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5Nottm Forest24101041040
6Ipswich24996936
7Brighton24996736
8Leeds241059735
9Reading24987235
10Blackburn24978234
11Wigan23968233
12Blackpool24888-432
13Huddersfield24879431
14Watford23797630
15Middlesbrough24798530
16Bournemouth248610-1030
17Birmingham24789129
18Bolton24699-527
19Charlton245910-824
20Sheff Wed234109-722
21Millwall245712-2322
22Doncaster245613-2321
23Yeovil234514-1817
24Barnsley243813-2117
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