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In the contest between the two new managers, it was Vincent Kompany who came out on top tonight as Burnley went to Huddersfield and won 1-0.

The only goal of the game came in the first half, a first half that Huddersfield boss Danny Schofield readily admitted we dominated. “It’s a disappointing result,” he said. “I felt first half, Burnley were the much better team and they were winning the middle of the pitch, the wingers were coming inside and breaking lines far too easily.

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“Tactically we changed it in the second half and it was much better in terms of us being much more solid in that area and Burnley found it much harder to penetrate through us centrally. First half, not good by us at all, but second half we showed lots of improvement. Second half was much more competitive, much more even and we got to grips with the central areas of the pitch.

“We need to keep focusing and concentrating on things we need to improve on for definite but take the positives out of that second half and try and keep building.”

He added: “They’re a quality team with quality players and they’ve just come down from the Premier League and I’m sure they’ll be fighting at the top end of the Championship come the end of the season.”

Vincent Kompany was delighted with his team’s performance and getting that first win. “Winning away, keeping a clean sheet and creating chances against a team that has been at Wembley last season, it’s a decent start and we have to keep going,” he said.

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“I said to the lads after the game, they could have lost this game and I still would have been proud of them with what I’m looking for this season. If you want to go through 46 games, the lads have got to work hard, show real togetherness and cover the ground.

“I get as much pleasure from the chances we created and the way the lads did it and how aggressive we were by picking up loose balls. Someone was always there to help, we had to dig deep and we did it and they can be proud of themselves.

“I hope that what people take away from this game is that they saw hard work, and what I can see is that the fans enjoyed it and it really felt like a good football match for the football club, and hopefully we can enjoy many more.”

He added: “The players have given me incredible focus and hard work throughout pre-season and they deserved the result and we just need to see the team effort. We defended well, we stopped crosses at the source, we put pressure on the ball and we did it for 95 minutes. When we had the ball, we made good use of it and that kept momentum from the opposition.

“It’s good to score the first goal as a team effort, I’m used to having a team where the goals are shared around and I’m hoping that the goals are spread around.”

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