Feb 26, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Turf Moor
HuddersfieldHuddersfield Town

Stock (45'), Austin (61'), Trippier (75')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Vaughan (55')
Gerrard (3'), Clayton (79'), Arfield (90')

Result: James Vaughan strike sinks Burnley

Coventry City manager Mark Robins during the match against Portsmouth on November 24, 2012
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Huddersfield Town earn a vital three points in their fight against the drop as they beat Burnley thanks to a James Vaughan strike.

James Vaughan scored the only goal of the game as Huddersfield Town beat Burnley at Turf Moor to earn a vital three points in their relegation fight this evening.

The home side started strongly and could have taken the lead inside the opening 10 minutes but Chris McCann could only poke Kieran Trippier's pinpoint cross wide of the target.

Burnley were dominating possession and Keith Treacy almost broke the deadlock as he beat the Calum Woods before firing at goal but Alex Smithies was on hand to make a good save.

Danny Ings had a great chance just before the break as he reacted first to Treacy's deflected shot but he could only fire wide from inside the penalty area.

After the break the Terriers came out strongly and took the lead through Vaughan as tapped in from close range after Lee Grant could only parry Wood's initial effort.

The Clarets responded as Marvin Bartley got the better of Adam Clayton before crossing into the area where his cross was met by Sam Vokes, but his header clattered off the bar and was cleared.

Huddersfield had a great chance to finish the game as Sean Scannell released Theo Robinson, who skinned two defenders, before firing at goal but his shot went just wide but the Terriers secured three vital points.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche on the touchline during the match against Blackburn Rovers on December 2, 2012
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