Clarets give Huddersfield Town a New Year’s Day headache

Martin Paterson fires Huddersfield level at Burnley. Picture: Andrew Smith
Martin Paterson fires Huddersfield level at Burnley. Picture: Andrew Smith

Huddersfield Town boss Mark Robins admitted that his team were second best as they suffered a 3-2 New Year’s Day defeat at Championship promotion chasers Burnley.

Danny Ings gave the Clarets a seventh-minute lead only for Martin Paterson to level against his former club midway through the first half.

Ings restored the hosts’ lead before the break and Kieran Trippier made it 3-1 with 10 minutes remaining.

Paterson netted his second in the closing stages but it was not enough for Town, who were poor according to Robins.

He said: “I thought we were disappointing. I didn’t think we deserved anything from the game.”