English Premiership

Burnley, Huddersfield share spoils

2017-09-23 18:39
Burnley v Huddersfield (AP)

Burnley - Burnley and Huddersfield fought out an uninspiring 0-0 draw at Turf Moor on Saturday with neither side able to capitalise on the opportunity to scale the dizzy heights towards the top of the Premier League.

The two teams, playing for the first time in England's top-flight since 1971, started the day in unfamiliar territory, with newly promoted Huddersfield in sixth and Burnley just one place below them.

A cagey start saw chances at a premium but the home side missed a good opportunity to take the lead midway through the first half, when in-form striker Chris Wood headed wide from a Stephen Ward cross.

David Wagner's Huddersfield, with only one goal in their previous four matches, gained a foothold against Sean Dyche's Burnley as the first period wore on.

But the away side were grateful for a vital interception from Christopher Schindler as the Huddersfield defender hooked Ward's cross away from goal, with New Zealand's Wood waiting to pounce.

Huddersfield went close early in the second half, with Laurent Depoitre seeing his shot saved by goalkeeper Nick Pope after Tom Ince fed the striker on the edge of the box.

A flurry of substitutions failed to break the deadlock and both sides remain comfortably in mid-table.

Going into the match Burnley had won the same number of Premier League home matches as Manchester United (11) since August 2016 and only one fewer than Manchester City.

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Saturday, 22 September 2018
Fulham v Watford, Craven Cottage 13:30
Liverpool v Southampton, Anfield 16:00
Cardiff City v Manchester City, Cardiff City Stadium 16:00
Leicester City v Huddersfield Town, King Power Stadium 16:00
Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Old Trafford 16:00
Crystal Palace v Newcastle United, Selhurst Park 16:00
Burnley v AFC Bournemouth, Turf Moor 16:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Tottenham Hotspur, The American Express Community Stadium 18:30
Sunday, 23 September 2018
West Ham United v Chelsea, London Stadium 14:30
Arsenal v Everton, Emirates Stadium 17:00
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West Ham United v Manchester United, London Stadium 13:30
Arsenal v Watford, Emirates Stadium 16:00
Manchester City v Brighton & Hove Albion, Etihad Stadium 16:00
Everton v Fulham, Goodison Park 16:00
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton, Molineux Stadium 16:00
Newcastle United v Leicester City, St. James' Park 16:00
Huddersfield Town v Tottenham Hotspur, The John Smith's Stadium 16:00
Chelsea v Liverpool, Stamford Bridge 18:30
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