BURNLEY missed out on a third successive Premier League victory as they were held by Huddersfield Town.

The Clarets had taken the lead at Turf Moor when Sam Vokes headed home, but they spent most of the afternoon on the back foot and were perhaps fortunate to take a point away from the game.

Sean Dyche had made one change as he looked to keep Burnley’s upturn in form going, with Ashley Barnes replacing Matej Vydra, while Steven Defour missed out on a place on the bench as he dealt with a personal issue.

Vokes had given a warning of his aerial dominance within five minutes, planting a header from six yards straight at Jonas Lossl after being picked out by Ashley Westwood’s cross.

But there was nothing Lossl could day 15 minutes later. A free-kick deep ended up at the feet of Johann Berg Gudmundsson on the right and the Clarets’ assist king checked back on to his left foot, curled in a cross and Vokes arced his neck to angle a header from eight-yards into the bottom corner.

Those two headers were Burnley’s only threat in a first half dominated by Huddersfield. Before Vokes’ goal Jonathan Hogg had blazed a half-volley narrowly over from 15 yards after Jack Cork had cleared a corner, while James Tarkowski had thrown himself at Laurent Depoitre’s shot from 10 yards out after Ben Mee had lost possession in a dangerous area to Aaron Mooy.

After taking the lead the Clarets were gradually forced back, with Depoitre failing to react to Tarkowski missing a clearance in time to steer his shot on target, while Philip Billing fired over from 25 yards.

That pattern continued in the second half, although clear chances were few and far between, with Mooy heading over from 12 yards before Joe Hart pushed his shot away, with Laurent Depoitre booked when he took a dive as he chased the loose ball, with Tarkowski nowhere near making contact.

The pressure told midway through the half. Burnley cleared Billing’s long throw, but Chris Lowe sent the ball back in and Christopher Schindler glanced it home.

Schindler’s glory turned to agony shortly after, with the centre back end of Vokes’ unintentional elbow, but the clash drew blood and the Terriers man needed more than five minutes of treatment as he lay prone in his own box.

It was the visitors who continued to enjoy the majority of the ball, but despite eight added minutes neither side could go close to a winner.