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Burnley 2-1 Huddersfield Town

Andre Gray
Andre Gray scored his second brace in the Championship this season

Andre Gray scored his eighth goal of the season as Burnley kept up the pressure at the top of the Championship with victory against Huddersfield Town.

The hosts took an early lead when Joel Lynch was adjudged to have brought down Gray, who converted from the spot.

He doubled Burnley's advantage after linking up with Sam Vokes to beat Mark Hudson and easily slot past Jed Steer.

Huddersfield were handed a late consolation as Michael Duff diverted Kyle Dempsey's cross into his own net.

The result means Burnley remain third in the Championship table and have lost just once in their last 11 league fixtures.

The hosts went ahead after 12 minutes when Lynch fouled Gray in the box and the Burnley striker made no mistake from the penalty for his seventh goal of the season.

Huddersfield, who have picked up just two points on the road this campaign, almost levelled when Paterson played the ball to the onrushing Ishmael Miller, who fired just wide.

Burnley nearly doubled their lead as Joey Barton passed to Gray, who turned and found George Boyd, but his strike was well saved by Terriers keeper Steer.

The Clarets gave themselves a two-goal cushion going into the break when Vokes beat the Huddersfield backline to tee up Gray to smash home.

Nahki Wells worked well to put Huddersfield back into the game but his hooked volley went over the bar, while Emyr Huws' effort was parried by Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton moments later.

After flicking Dempsey's low cross past Heaton, Duff put the ball into his own net to give Huddersfield a late goal but the hosts held on.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"They were two very good goals. The first goal comes off an 11-pass move from our keeper all the way through the midfield into the forwards, allowing Andre to get in behind for a penalty of course.

"The second goal was very similar, very good movement, very good passage of play, fine link-up play between Vokes and Gray for a superb strike, I felt.

"It makes a game of it, the last five or six minutes with them scoring. It was actually from a corner that we should have gone 3-0 up, we didn't and there is the complexity of football."

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell:

"Andre Gray showed his class with the second goal, that's why you pay the money and get a player who did very well last year and it's a good buy for Sean and for Burnley.

"But my players did what I asked them at half-time and maybe if there was another five minutes, we possibly could have got something from it.

"Maybe the goal came a bit too late but I thought our second-half performance was needed after the first half and I got a very good response."

Line-ups

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 27Darikwa
  • 4Duff
  • 5Keane
  • 6Mee
  • 21Boyd
  • 14Jones
  • 13BartonBooked at 82mins
  • 37Arfield
  • 9Vokes
  • 7GraySubstituted forLongat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Lowton
  • 11Kightly
  • 15Taylor
  • 18Hennings
  • 22Gilks
  • 23Ward
  • 24Long

Huddersfield

  • 1Steer
  • 14Cranie
  • 5Hudson
  • 33Lynch
  • 3Davidson
  • 10CarayolSubstituted forDempseyat 72'minutes
  • 4WhiteheadBooked at 57minsSubstituted forBojajat 90'minutes
  • 16Huws
  • 17BunnBooked at 71mins
  • 8Paterson
  • 11MillerSubstituted forWellsat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Murphy
  • 19Holmes
  • 21Wells
  • 22Dempsey
  • 29Billing
  • 34Boyle
  • 36Bojaj
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
16,749

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away13
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burnley 2, Huddersfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burnley 2, Huddersfield Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town).

  4. Post update

    Chris Long (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Florent Bojaj replaces Dean Whitehead.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  7. Goal!

    Own Goal by Michael Duff, Burnley. Burnley 2, Huddersfield Town 1.

  8. Post update

    Michael Keane (Burnley) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box following a corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Kyle Dempsey.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Chris Long replaces Andre Gray.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Martin Cranie (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Paterson with a cross.

  12. Booking

    Joey Barton (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Jamie Paterson (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Joey Barton (Burnley).

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Emyr Huws (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  16. Post update

    Kyle Dempsey (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Joey Barton (Burnley).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Arfield (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joey Barton.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Paterson (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kyle Dempsey.

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton148601911830
2Hull148422181328
3Burnley148422013728
4Middlesbrough148332391427
5Derby1476121101127
6Birmingham147341915424
7Reading146532113823
8Sheff Wed146531916323
9Cardiff145721511422
10Fulham145542620620
11Brentford146262020020
12QPR145452223-119
13Wolves145362020018
14Ipswich144641621-518
15Blackburn143651414015
16Huddersfield143561418-414
17Nottm Forest143561115-414
18Preston142751013-313
19Leeds142751219-713
20MK Dons143291221-911
21Bristol City142571626-1011
22Bolton141761020-1010
23Charlton142481124-1310
24Rotherham142391527-129
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