All you need to know ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup game
- Burnley FC vs Huddersfield Town preview
- Tickets on sale until 3pm on Friday 7 January 2022
- Listen on iFollow HTAFC
Huddersfield Town turn their attention to the Emirates FA Cup when they take on Premier League side Burnley in their Third Round tie at Turf Moor on Saturday 8 January; 12:30pm kick-off.
Saturday will be the seventh FA Cup meeting between the two sides. The last game came in 1972, where the Terriers won 1-0 thanks to a Dennis Clarke strike.
Burnley made it to the Fifth Round last season before being knocked out, losing 2-0 to AFC Bournemouth.
Burnley currently occupy the 18th spot in the Premier League table, with 11 points.
Having beaten Brentford 3-1 at Turf Moor in October 2021, they have failed to win a Premier League game since, registering four draws and three defeats.
Managed by Sean Dyche, Burnley are unbeaten in their last four league home matches, collecting a point at home against Norwich, Crystal Palace, and West Ham respectively.
The Clarets have won each of their last three FA Cup Third Round ties and will be hoping to make it four-in-a-row when Town visit on Saturday.
ONES TO WATCH
Mee initially joined Burnley on a season-long loan from Manchester City in 2011. The move was made permanent in January 2012. The 32-year-old has since gone on to make over 320 appearances for the Clarets during his 10-year tenure. The centre-back offers a goal threat from set pieces, as highlighted by his two goals in 13 Premier League appearances so far this season. The Burnley Captain’s determined defending mean Town will need to attack well to break him down.
Having joined Burnley’s Academy in 2014, the 22-year-old made his First Team debut in May 2018. McNeil has gone on to make over 100 appearances for Sean Dyche’s side, scoring seven times. The winger offers versatility in wide areas, with several of his appearances coming on the right-hand side despite the majority of his minutes coming down the left. The current campaign has seen McNeil feature in every game so far.
The striker signed for the Clarets from Leeds United ahead of the 2017/18 season. Standing at 6’3, Wood is always a physical presence in the box for Burnley whether that be with the ball at his feet or if the ball in the air. The 30-year-old made history in April 2021, when he became the first New Zealander to score a hat-trick in a Premier League match. So far this campaign, Wood has featured in all of Burley’s games, scoring three times.
FA CUP FORMAT
The FA have announced that there will be no replays in any FA Cup tie from the Third Round onwards.
The tie between Burnley and Town will go to extra-time and penalties should the score be level after 90 minutes.
Each team will be able to name nine substitutes on the bench, with five of those players allowed onto the pitch across the 90 minutes in three opportunities – four including half time.
If the game goes to extra-time, any of the remaining five substitutes can be used in a fourth opportunity.
VAR will be in operation for the game.
Town will be in our famous blue and white stripes for Saturday’s cup tie.
HOW TO WATCH
Tickets for our trip to Turf Moor are available on general sale until 3pm on Friday 7 January.
Town fans can buy their tickets online, over the phone, or in person before the deadline.
Adults - £15
Over-65s - £10
Under-23s - £10
Under-17s - £5
As per Government and Public Health England guidelines, supporters will now need to either provide proof of their full vaccination status or a negative lateral flow test – taken within 48 hours of kick-off – to gain entry into the ground.
All information can be found here courtesy of our hosts, Burnley.
HOW TO LISTEN
If you are unable to attend Saturday’s game, Town supporters can listen to the game via iFollow HTAFC.
Live audio commentary will be available for the game when you purchase either a Monthly Pass or Audio Match Pass. You can purchase a UK Season Pass for £45, Monthly Pass for £4.49 or an Audio Match Pass for £2.50.