Sport Soccer-Burnley edge 1-0 past Huddersfield in Kompany's Championship debut
Vincent Kompany sends Burnley transfer warning ahead of Huddersfield Town clash
The former Manchester City boss has taken over at the recently relegated side and wants to see some new face through the door before the game against the TerriersIt's been a summer of transition for both sides, with Town and the Clarets appointing new managers. Danny Schofield will get his first taste of management as the Terriers host one of the favourites for the title, following Carlos Corberan's departure.
(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.
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Vincent Kompany wants to take new-look Burnley back to the big time
Kompany's Clarets will have a very different look from the Sean Dyche model of old when they kick off the Championship season against Huddersfield on Friday night. Following relegation, nine players aged 29 or over have departed, along with £20million defender Nathan Collins, while interest remains in Maxwel Cornet and Dwight McNeil.
"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)
Huddersfield Town's awful starts and transfer need among five conclusions on Birmingham City .
Plus a poor record on individual battles, sloppy mistakes, confusion over roles and why there it's still possible for them to turn their losing start to the campaign aroundScott Hogan and Przemyslaw Placheta got the goals for Birmingham, and although Town upped their game after the break, they were unable to keep the pressure on sufficiently to turn Danny Ward’s goal into a complete rescue.