January 2, 2019 / 9:54 PM / 6 months ago

Soccer-Huddersfield in deep trouble after loss to Burnley

* Huddersfield suffer 8th straight loss in 2-1 defeat to Burnley

* Steve Mounie’s first of season put Town ahead in 33rd

* Chris Wood brought Burnley level in the 40th

* Minute later Huddersfield’s Christopher Schindler was sent off

* Ashley Barnes grabbed winner in 74th minute

* Burnley’s Robbie Brady sent off in the 90th

* Huddersfield are at Cardiff, Burnley host Fulham on Jan 12


Jan 2 (Reuters)- 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 subsitute Robbie Brady sent off in the final minute of normal for a lunging foul from behind on Mbenza.

Reporting by Simon Evans; Editing by Alison Williams

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