BURNLEY had to settle for a point against Huddersfield at Turf Moor in a game lacking in goalmouth action.

The Clarets headed into the game in seventh after a fine start to the season, with the Terriers one place higher in sixth.

And both sides looked reluctant to lose the game and bring a halt to their early season momentum.

Chris Wood had the best chance of a poor first half. In a rare moment of quality in the final third Stephen Ward and Scott Arfield combined on the left and the former’s whipped cross was inviting for Wood on the six-yard line, but he sent his header wide.

The Clarets were the better side in the opening 45 minutes and Terriers’ centre back Christopher Schindler produced an acrobatic clearance to stop Ward’s cross reaching Wood for a second time after the left-back had been played into a dangerous area by Robbie Brady.

Huddersfield’s only shot in anger came three minutes before the break as Elias Kachunga slashed high and wide from the edge of the area.

The Terriers came closer four minutes after the break as Tom Ince led the charge from midfield before sliding in Laurent Depoitre on the left side of the area but his low curler was pushed away by Nick Pope and cleared by Ben Mee.

Burnley tested Jonas Lossl on the hour mark as Jeff Hendrick’s neat footwork in the centre circle created space to drive into. He found Brady on the right but his left-footed effort was a tame one and was straight at the Terriers’ goalkeeper.

The visitors were proving more of a threat in the second half and it was Ince that came close on 65 minutes, drilling a low shot just wide from distance.

Rajiv van La Parra had come off the bench for Huddersfield and was booked soon after for a blatant dive, but he did test Pope with 15 minutes to go, cutting in from the left to curl a shot goalwards which the Clarets stopper parried away after it bounced just in front of him.

Ashley Barnes had replaced Jeff Hendrick as the Clarets went to two up front in search of a winner and Wood saw a 20-yard shot on the turn held by Lossl with five minutes to go, and that was to be the last of the chances.