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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 Burnley 21 +17 41
2 Sheffield United 21 +16 38
3 Blackburn Rovers 21 +2 36
4 Watford 21 +6 33
5 Norwich City 21 +6 32
6 Millwall 20 +4 31
7 Queens Park Rangers 21 +2 31
8 Swansea City 21 -1 31
9 Preston North End 21 -2 31
10 Luton Town 21 +1 30
11 Coventry City 19 +3 29
12 Reading 21 -7 29
13 Birmingham City 21 +3 28
14 Middlesbrough 21 +3 27
15 Sunderland 20 +3 27
16 Rotherham United 21 -1 26
17 Stoke City 21 -5 25
18 Bristol City 21 -2 24
19 Cardiff City 21 -8 24
20 Hull City 21 -14 24
21 West Bromwich Albion 20 0 23
22 Wigan Athletic 21 -10 23
23 Blackpool 21 -9 22
24 Huddersfield Town 20 -7 19