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Huddersfield Town 0-1 Burton Albion

Jackson Irvine
Jackson Irvine's goal moved him into double figures for Burton this season

Substitute Jackson Irvine scored an injury-time goal as Burton boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation with victory at third-placed Huddersfield.

David Wagner's Terriers dominated possession, but were unable to break down a determined Burton defence.

Marvin Sordell forced a good save from home keeper Danny Ward after the break.

And Town defender Dean Whitehead was sent off for a second yellow card before Australia international Irvine converted Sordell's cross to win it.

The defeat means Huddersfield are now nine points adrift of Brighton in second, after the south-coast club defeated Blackburn, while Burton moved up to 19th, four points clear of the relegation places.

Wagner made five changes after a 4-0 defeat by Bristol City and the home side had 73% of possession in the opening 45 minutes, but although Burton goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin had to push away an angled shot by Jack Payne, they carved out few clear-cut chances.

Ward had to be alert at the other end to deny Sordell after the forward cut inside, prompting Huddersfield to send on Nahki Wells and Elias Kachunga to boost their attack.

It was Michael Hefele, however, who came closest to a goal when his header was cleared off the line before Whitehead was dismissed after a clash with Tom Flanagan.

Irvine then compounded their frustration as he followed his first goal for Australia against the United Arab Emirates in midweek with a crucial winner for Burton.

Huddersfield manager David Wagner: "It's disappointing, not just because of the result but because of our performance, especially with the ball and in the final third.

"We showed a lack of quality and we have made too many wrong decisions.

"Against a difficult opponent an early goal would have helped. In the end wegave them a few counter-attacks and they have scored. The players tried everything."

Burton manager Nigel Clough: "There's a lot of euphoria in the dressing room. I don't think anyone gave us a chance.

"It's a big win but by no means a defining win which means we will stay up.

"It's a great start to the week when we said anything we got from these next three games would be a bonus."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Ward
  • 2Smith
  • 44Hefele
  • 26Schindler
  • 15LöweBooked at 90mins
  • 4WhiteheadBooked at 88mins
  • 10Mooy
  • 18LolleySubstituted forKachungaat 55'minutes
  • 16PayneSubstituted forWellsat 55'minutes
  • 17van La Parra
  • 23QuanerSubstituted forBillingat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Hudson
  • 8Billing
  • 9Kachunga
  • 12Holmes-Dennis
  • 13Coleman
  • 14Cranie
  • 21Wells

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 3BrayfordBooked at 74mins
  • 4MousinhoBooked at 90mins
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 49mins
  • 6TurnerBooked at 82mins
  • 2FlanaganBooked at 88mins
  • 24ChristensenSubstituted forAkinsat 76'minutes
  • 30Murphy
  • 28KightlySubstituted forIrvineat 63'minutes
  • 12WoodrowSubstituted forVarneyat 68'minutes
  • 9SordellBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 10Akins
  • 11Dyer
  • 13Bywater
  • 14McCrory
  • 15Naylor
  • 19Varney
  • 36Irvine
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
20,154

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home70%
Away30%
Shots
Home18
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Burton Albion 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Burton Albion 1.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 0, Burton Albion 1. Jackson Irvine (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marvin Sordell following a fast break.

Booking

John Mousinho (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by John Mousinho (Burton Albion).

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

John Mousinho (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Luke Murphy (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Lucas Akins following a corner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Christopher Schindler.

Attempt blocked. Marvin Sordell (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Varney.

Booking

Chris Löwe (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Flanagan (Burton Albion).

Booking

Tom Flanagan (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Dean Whitehead (Huddersfield Town).

Foul by Michael Hefele (Huddersfield Town).

Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Michael Hefele (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Chris Löwe with a cross.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

Attempt blocked. Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Löwe.

Attempt saved. Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Löwe.

Booking

Ben Turner (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ben Turner (Burton Albion).

Attempt missed. Ben Turner (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Attempt saved. Tom Flanagan (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Christopher Schindler.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Philip Billing replaces Collin Quaner.

Foul by Collin Quaner (Huddersfield Town).

John Mousinho (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Marvin Sordell (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Marvin Sordell (Burton Albion).

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

Foul by Marvin Sordell (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Lucas Akins replaces Lasse Vigen Christensen.

goal

As It Stood

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2Brighton39248764333180
3Huddersfield38225114744371
4Reading39217115249370
5Leeds392161252371569
6Fulham391713967472064
7Sheff Wed39189124940963
8Preston391513115448658
9Norwich39169146558757
10Derby391511134238456
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12Brentford39158166257553
13Barnsley391410155656052
14Cardiff39149165457-351
15QPR39148174652-650
16Wolves38139164949048
17Ipswich391016133948-946
18Birmingham391113153955-1646
19Burton391111174053-1344
20Nottm Forest39119195465-1142
21Bristol City39118205055-541
22Blackburn39913174658-1240
23Wigan39810213246-1434
24Rotherham3945303388-5517
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