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Kompany off to winning start as Burnley boss

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Vincent Kompany’s first competitive match as Burnley manager ended with a 1-0 league win over Huddersfield Town on Friday.

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The former Manchester City captain was named permanent successor to longtime Sean Dyche last month following Burnley’s relegation from the Premier League.

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On-loan Chelsea winger Jan Maatsen marked his debut with the only goal of the game as Burnley won, returning to the second division after six seasons in top football.

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In Friday’s game, which marked an unusually early start to the new season due to the start of the World Cup in Qatar in November, Burnley faced Huddersfield who had just missed out on promotion to the Premier League by defeat. from Nottingham Forest in May. playoff final.

But they weren’t in the best shape as Burnley had chances to take the lead before they took the lead.

The 20-year-old Maatsen, starting down the left flank, fired a 15-yard shot into the right post of Terrier goaltender Lee Nicholls in the 18th minute.

Burnley really should have questioned the result: teenage debutante Dara Costello missed three solo chances before the break.

But Huddersfield failed to capitalize as Belgian manager Kompany, who won the Premier League four times in his 11 years as a Manchester City defender, saw his new team take all three points.

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Source: sports.yahoo.com

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