Huddersfield 1-2 Burnley: Clarets beat 10-man hosts to move out of relegation zone


Wood’s goal was his fifth of the season

Burnley earned a crucial win over 10-man Huddersfield to move out of the Premier League relegation zone and condemn the Terriers to a record eighth consecutive league defeat.

Defeat means bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield are eight points from safety.

The Clarets’ win, their second in three days, was sealed when Ashley Barnes slotted home midway through the second half from Ashley Westwood’s pass.

Huddersfield had taken the lead through Steve Mounie’s header in the 33rd minute but conceded an equaliser and had Christopher Schindler sent off within two minutes before half-time.

Wood met Dwight McNeil’s low cross from the left six yards out and swept in for his fifth goal of the season.

Schindler, who had earlier been booked for a foul on Wood, was then shown a second yellow card for hauling down McNeil on the edge of the penalty area.

The German protested after being dismissed, seemingly unaware he had received the first caution earlier in the half.

The bad-tampered game saw Burnley also finish with 10 men when Robbie Brady was sent off for a two-footed tackle in the 90th minute.

The three points take Burnley to 16th.

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