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Huddersfield Town 1-3 Burnley

Sam Vokes watches as his the ball goes in off the post for Burnley's second against Huddersfield
Sam Vokes has scored nine goals in 13 appearances since 12 January

Burnley moved seven points clear at the top of the Championship by extending their winning run to six games with victory at Huddersfield Town.

Stephen Ward stretched to prod home the opener after Michael Keane headed down David Jones' corner.

Sam Vokes poked Burnley's second in off the post before Joe Lolley responded with a curled finish.

Ben Mee nodded in the visitors' third from a Jones corner, while Jason Davidson hit the bar for the Terriers.

Sean Dyche's Burnley have now taken 36 points from a possible 42 in a 14-game unbeaten league run, dating back to their loss at Hull City on 26 December.

Second-placed Middlesbrough, who had head coach Aitor Karanka walk out on training on Friday, can move back to within four points of the summit if they beat second-from-bottom Charlton Athletic at The Valley on Sunday.

Defeat leaves Huddersfield 18th in the table and six points above the relegation places.

Jones, returning from a Achilles problem which kept him out of Tuesday's win at Fulham, created the game's first goal - finding Keane to nod into the path of Republic of Ireland defender Ward, who netted his first league goal for the Clarets.

A neat touch from top scorer Andre Gray then afforded George Boyd space down the right-hand side, with Wales striker Vokes getting on the end of a piercing pass to net his 13th goal of the season from close range.

With Huddersfield's first shot on goal, Lolley - making his 50th Terriers appearance - reduced the deficit, only for Mee to restore the two-goal advantage almost immediately.

Huddersfield head coach David Wagner:

"Burnley are the best team in the league and if you are to beat the best team you have to be brave, and we weren't.

"At half-time I said we had to accept the situation. I said we can lose this game but we have to learn from the first half and impose our identity.

"If you play our style of football mistakes will happen but we are still creating chances. We made mistakes for the corners and were punished."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"I felt we had control of the game at the end of the first half and we saw it out really well.

"In the second half Huddersfield played with more freedom, as you would expect from a side with nothing to lose, but we controlled it well.

"The energy of the side is great and we will physically go as hard as we can to get where we want to be.

"It was a very powerful performance and we never looked under pressure."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Steer
  • 2Smith
  • 5Hudson
  • 14Cranie
  • 3DavidsonSubstituted forHusbandat 84'minutes
  • 16Huws
  • 4Whitehead
  • 7ScannellSubstituted forBunnat 55'minutes
  • 10MatmourSubstituted forPatersonat 56'minutes
  • 18Lolley
  • 21Wells

Substitutes

  • 8Paterson
  • 13Murphy
  • 15Husband
  • 17Bunn
  • 22Dempsey
  • 33Lynch
  • 36Bojaj

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Lowton
  • 5Keane
  • 6Mee
  • 23Ward
  • 21Boyd
  • 14Jones
  • 13Barton
  • 37ArfieldSubstituted forKightlyat 75'minutes
  • 9Vokes
  • 7GraySubstituted forHenningsat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Marney
  • 11Kightly
  • 15Taylor
  • 17Robinson
  • 18Hennings
  • 26Tarkowski
  • 27Darikwa
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
13,917

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Burnley 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Burnley 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Ben Mee.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town).

  5. Post update

    Sam Vokes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  7. Post update

    Delay in match Tom Heaton (Burnley) because of an injury.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town).

  9. Post update

    Tom Heaton (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Michael Kightly (Burnley).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Rouwen Hennings replaces Andre Gray.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. James Husband replaces Jason Davidson.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Huddersfield Town. Dean Whitehead tries a through ball, but Nahki Wells is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joe Lolley (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joe Lolley (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nahki Wells.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Nahki Wells.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Michael Kightly.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Michael Kightly replaces Scott Arfield.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley372111560303074
2Middlesbrough35207847212667
3Hull35198849212865
4Brighton361714549341565
5Derby371613850351561
6Sheff Wed371514853361759
7Cardiff37151394840858
8Ipswich361510114443155
9Birmingham35159114034654
10Preston371313113534152
11QPR371214114642450
12Leeds361114113641-547
13Wolves361210144550-546
14Nottm Forest361112133334-145
15Reading351111134141044
16Blackburn361013133634243
17Brentford36127174858-1043
18Huddersfield37119174852-442
19Bristol City371010173458-2440
20Fulham37813165663-737
21MK Dons37910183149-1837
22Rotherham37106214362-1936
23Charlton36611193266-3429
24Bolton37414193662-2626
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