Burnley 1-1 Huddersfield: David Wagner's side still searching for win
Highlights and report as Burnley and Huddersfield share the points with two headers
By Gerard Brand
Last Updated: 06/10/18 9:16pm
Huddersfield are still searching for a Premier League win after a 1-1 draw with Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday.
On the back of successive league wins, Sam Vokes' superb header put Burnley ahead against the run of play (20), but Huddersfield were level with a header of their own through Christopher Schindler (66).
It was Huddersfield's first goal from open play this season, but they couldn't find a winner despite having the better of play, and remain 18th, without a win this season.
Burnley: Hart (6), Lowton (5), Tarkowski (7), Mee (7), Taylor (6), Gudmundsson (7), Cork (6), Westwood (5), Lennon (5), Vokes (7), Barnes (6)
Subs: Wood (5), Hendrick (5), Vyrdra (NA)
Huddersfield: Lossl (6), Durm (6), Zanka (6), Schindler (7), Lowe (6), Hogg (6), Mooy (7), Van La Parra (6), Billing (6), Pritchard (6), Depoitre (6)
Subs: Mounie (5), Mbenza (5), Hadergjonaj (NA)
Man of the match: James Tarkowski
The result leaves Burnley 12th, five points above the drop zone.
Huddersfield had the majority of the ball and the chances in the first half; Jonathan Hogg blazed over in space on the half volley, James Tarkowski did superbly to block from Laurent Depoitre, but Burnley made them pay on 20 minutes.
Picking the ball up on the right, Johann Gudmundsson delivered a fine cross to the back post for Vokes, who did well to direct a header back across goal and past Jonas Lossl from 10 yards.
Just the one change for Burnley after the 2-1 win at Cardiff; Barnes was preferred to Vydra in attack.
Huddersfield also made just one change from the side that lost 2-0 against Spurs; Van La Parra came in, replacing Kongolo.
Aaron Mooy forced a good save out of Joe Hart from range after the break, before Vokes' flick from Gudmundsson's mis-hit was gratefully collected by Lossl at the other end, but it was Huddersfield who got the goal their pressure deserved.
Latching onto Chris Lowe's deep cross into a crowd of players, Schindler rose highest to glance a fine header past Hart into the far corner from 10 yards.
Huddersfield had 68 per cent of possession and 10 corners to Burnley's one, but struggled in the final third against the hosts, who were booed off at full time.
- Burnley have taken seven points from their last three Premier League games (W2 D1), after picking up just three points in the 10 before that (D3).
- Huddersfield are without a win in their last 12 league games (D5 L7); they last endured a longer winless streak in the league in a run of 17 games ending in November 2000.
- 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 Gudmundson.
Man of the match - James Tarkowski
On a day where Burnley's defence were tested more than they would have predicted, Tarkowski made a staggering 13 clearances, five more than any other player.
Alongside Ben Mee, the England man was superb on an afternoon where Burnley's defence can be a lot of prouder of their work than their attack.
He looked to have a slight hip injury late in the game, but both Sean Dyche and Gareth Southgate will be glad to see him finish the 90 minutes.
Burnley go to Man City after the international break on October 20, while Huddersfield host Liverpool on the same day at 5.30pm.