Burnley 1 Huddersfield Town 1: Dominant visitors let big chances slip
Huddersfield Town's wait for a Premier League win this season goes on as David Wagner's misfiring side were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw at Burnley.
The Terriers were well on top at Turf Moor, yet they looked destined for defeat through Sam Vokes' first-half header before Christopher Schindler responded midway through the second period.
Wagner's men had enough chances to win this game against hosts who looked out-of-sorts, but the lack of a clinical front man let them down as it has so often this term.
An away point represents a reasonable return, but Huddersfield must start winning games soon or risk being cut adrift in the relegation zone.
FULL-TIME Burnley 1-1 Huddersfield
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Huddersfield started brightly but their profligacy cost them as Jonathan Hogg fizzed a big chance just over and James Tarkowski blocked from Laurent Depoitre prior to Burnley's opener.
Vokes towered a header past Jonas Lossl from Johann Berg Gudmundsson's centre, before the earlier pattern of play was reprised and Rajiv van La Parra sent a wild effort wide after breaking free on the left side of the area.
Joe Hart was not worked until just before the hour mark when an Aaron Mooy drive brought a clumsy save, and Vokes then came close to doubling Burnley's lead with a close-range flick from Gudmundsson's scuffed shot.
Huddersfield finally forged their breakthrough shortly afterwards, scoring in a similar manner to Vokes' earlier strike. Schindler attacked Chris Lowe's delivery and powered a header beyond Hart to clinch a share of the spoils.
What it means: Terriers lacking bite
Huddersfield may well have rescued a point from this game, but their domination should really have been rewarded with victory. They passed up chance after chance, looking incredibly blunt in attack, until finally their centre-back was able to get on the end of a teasing cross. They must find a fix up front.
Vokes clinical for Clarets
If Huddersfield's strikers scarcely threatened, the opposite was true of Vokes. He sent an early header straight at Lossl and made amends with a second effort. With very little service, the Wales international terrorised the Terriers.
4 - Four of Sam Vokes' last five Premier League goals have been headers, with three of those assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson. Noodle. #BURHUD
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Diving Depoitre lets Huddersfield down
Depoitre misfired badly for the Terriers, marshalled well by Tarkowski. Having made little of his few half-chances, his afternoon was capped by his last act: a shameful dive that saw the forward booked before he was substituted. This was a dismal showing.
Burnley will have time to regroup during the coming international break before taking on a tough run that begins with a trip to Manchester City. Huddersfield's fixture list is no kinder, with Liverpool up next.