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2022-23 English League Championship, Regular Season
  • Ian Maatsen (18')

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Burnley edge 1-0 past Huddersfield in Kompany's Championship debut

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Ian Maatsen opens scoring for Burnley (0:54)

Ian Maatsen right-foots a shot from an assist by Ashley Barnes, giving Burnley a 1-0 lead. (0:54)

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July 29 (Reuters) - An early goal by Ian Maatsen earned Burnley a 1-0 win over Huddersfield on Friday in Vincent Kompany's first game in charge of the Championship club.

Maatsen slotted home in the 18th minute to give his side their first win after their six-year spell in the top flight came to an end last season.

Burnley's line-up underwent drastic changes during the close season as several players left to remain in a top-flight league, including winger Dwight McNeil and defenders Ben Mee and Nathan Collins who stayed in the Premier League.

"I keep saying, on any given day, give me hard work and attitude and I'll take that above talent and that's what Burnley is," Kompany told Sky Sports after the match.

"We're not there, don't get me wrong, but it's one step in the right direction, showing what we could do."

Former Manchester City skipper Kompany joined the club in June after leaving Belgian side Anderlecht, who sealed European qualification after a third-place finish and reached the Cup final under his lead. (Reporting by Silvia Recchimuzzi in Gdansk; Editing by Stephen Coates)

English League Championship Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Sheffield United 11 +14 24
2 Norwich City 11 +8 23
3 Reading 11 -2 21
4 Burnley 11 +7 18
5 Queens Park Rangers 11 +4 18
6 Blackburn Rovers 11 -1 18
7 Watford 11 +4 17
8 Sunderland 11 +5 16
9 Luton Town 11 +3 16
10 Wigan Athletic 10 0 16
11 Swansea City 11 -1 15
12 Rotherham United 10 +4 14
13 Bristol City 11 +2 14
14 Preston North End 11 -1 13
15 Birmingham City 11 -2 13
16 Millwall 11 -4 13
17 Stoke City 11 -4 12
18 Cardiff City 11 -4 12
19 Blackpool 11 -6 11
20 Hull City 11 -12 11
21 West Bromwich Albion 11 0 10
22 Middlesbrough 11 -3 10
23 Huddersfield Town 10 -6 7
24 Coventry City 8 -5 6