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2018/2019 English Premier League
  • Steve Mounie (33')
  • Christopher Schindler (41')
  • Chris Wood (40')
  • Ashley Barnes (74')
  • Robbie Brady (90')

Huddersfield in deep trouble after club-record loss to Burnley

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Huddersfield 1-2 Burnley: Clarets pull off comeback (1:59)

Burnley came from behind to climb out of the relegation zone with a significant three points on the road at Huddersfield. (1:59)

Huddersfield Town suffered a club record eighth straight defeat as they fell to a 2-1 home loss to fellow strugglers Burnley at the John Smiths Stadium on Wednesday.

Sean Dyche's Burnley climb out of the bottom three and up to 16th with their second win in a row while Town are rooted to the bottom of the table now eight points from safety.

Burnley went close to an opener in the 31st minute when Ben Mee met an Ashley Westwood free-kick with a powerful header which Town keeper Jonas Lossl did well to keep out.

Two minutes later though, Huddersfield grabbed the lead when Steve Mounie snuck between two Burnley defenders to head home a swinging cross from the left by Isaac Mbenza, the striker's first goal of the season.

The home crowd's joy was short lived though as Burnley drew level in the 40th minute when Chris Wood turned in a low cross from Dwight McNeil, the Kiwi's second goal in as many games.

A minute later Huddersfield found themselves down to 10 men after defender Christopher Schindler was sent off for a second yellow card after hauling down McNeil on the edge of the area.

Burnley were well on top after the break but it was not until the 74th minute that they were able to get in front when Ashley Barnes finished off a well constructed move with a confident side-foot finish.

The visitors had substitute Robbie Brady sent off in the final minute of normal for a lunging foul from behind on Mbenza.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Manchester City 27 +54 65
2 Liverpool 26 +44 65
3 Tottenham Hotspur 26 +29 60
4 Manchester United 26 +17 51
5 Arsenal 26 +16 50
6 Chelsea 26 +16 50
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 26 +1 39
8 Watford 26 0 37
9 Everton 27 -3 33
10 West Ham United 26 -7 33
11 AFC Bournemouth 26 -10 33
12 Leicester City 26 -3 32
13 Crystal Palace 26 -7 27
14 Brighton & Hove Albion 26 -11 27
15 Burnley 26 -18 27
16 Newcastle United 26 -12 25
17 Cardiff City 26 -23 25
18 Southampton 26 -16 24
19 Fulham 26 -33 17
20 Huddersfield Town 26 -34 11