Kompany makes winning start with Burnley

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An early goal by Ian Maatsen has earned Burnley a 1-0 win over Huddersfield 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 after several players left to continue playing in the Premier League.

Former Manchester City skipper Kompany joined the club in June after leaving Belgian side Anderlecht and saw his team dominate for long periods against the beaten playoff finalists.

It was the 20-year-old Maatsen's fifth goal in 84 senior outings and, with last term's top-scorer Maxwell Cornet, who netted nine times in the Premier League not included in the squad and expected to move on, Kompany confessed his team are short on natural marksmen.

"If you count the goals in our team, there's not one player who is an out-and-out goalscorer, but every player can get in the box, nick a goal and work hard for the team," said Kompany.

"Ashley Barnes made life horrible for their defenders and the most important thing is we created chances because I feel we will have to share the goals around this season.

"But I'm used to that. I've never had an out-and-out goalscorer during three years as a manager, but my team scored 107 goals last season and there was nobody with 30 goals.

"I'm not expecting that this season either, although I will be happy if somebody can go and get 20."

Huddersfield's new boss Danny Schofield admitted his team's efforts were not good enough in the first half, but he took encouragement from an improved display after the break.

"The first half was quite disappointing and, tactically, maybe we didn't get it quite right," Schofield said. "We lost the middle of the pitch and that was the biggest difference.

"In the second half, we changed things tactically and competed more in the central areas and it became a much more even game."

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