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Dyche incredulous, Lossl admits contact in Burnley non-PK debate

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Considering the offender in question basically admitted his mistake, it’s no surprise that Burnley manager Sean Dyche was red-hot with the non-penalty call in Burnley’s 0-0 draw with Huddersfield.

Granted the Clarets should’ve scored a few times on Saturday, but it looked like a ready-made PK when Jeff Hendrick went down in the box under duress by Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Jonas Lossl.

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Referee Paul Tierney didn’t see it, even after Lossl apparently admitted it to the referee. Lossl did say he didn’t expect it to be given because the contact wasn’t malicious.

As for Dyche, well, he’s kinda like the Hulk, albeit the red one.

“I don’t need to say too much as everyone will see it because it is impossible that it is not given as a penalty. I am in a league where penalties are given for all reasons and that is definitely a penalty. Jeff has gone down in a natural manner and he does not get it. It seems people who go down in a theatrical way do get it, but Jeff goes down in a natural way as his foot is clearly taken away, but he does not get it.”

Well, aside from the fact that it’s obviously possible, we understand most of Dyche’s emotions. And Lossl’s admission sure makes the non-call all the more surprising (Not usually about intent now, is it?).

Still, we’d prefer to live in a world where Sean Dyche isn’t angry with us, so: Sean, we’re with you.

Charlie Austin charged with violent conduct for Lossl kick

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Southampton striker Charlie Austin has been charged by the FA with violent conduct for his kick to the face of Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, and has until 12 p.m. ET to respond.

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UPDATED: Austin has been handed a three-match ban, and has accepted the sanctions from England’s FA.)

In the 37th minute of Southampton’s 1-1 draw against Huddersfield, Austin chased a through-ball that Lossl had come out to collect. As the Terriers goalkeeper slid to ground to scoop up the loose ball, Austin leapt over Lossl’s head as he followed through, but not before sticking the tip of his boot straight into the face of the Danish keeper.

Lossl rolled on the ground for a while in obvious pain, and while he stayed in the game, it is suspected he suffered a broken nose. Austin was not cautioned for the incident by the match referee, as in real-time it was difficult to spot the intent. Huddersfield manager David Wagner criticized the Saints striker after the match, but admitted he did not see how bad it was until watching the replay.

“After seeing the video footage, this should usually never happen, that an opponent hurts another opponent on purpose,” Wagner said in his post-match media availability. “I don’t like to say this, but it looks this way. Jonas as well was absolutely surprised. This was a nasty challenge and nothing I like to see. I think he looks like this challenge was very ugly and nasty. This should never happen. Charlie Austin made the wrong decision in this moment.”

Austin would likely be slapped with a three-game ban if he accepts the charge, which would see him miss matches on Boxing Day against Tottenham, New Year’s Eve against Manchester United, and January 2nd against Crystal Palace.

Whether he accepts the charge or not, the 28-year-old suffered a hamstring injury later in the Huddersfield game and is likely out for the rest of the festive period anyways, according to Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino, who said he would be out “a couple of weeks minimum.”

Swansea City 2-0 Huddersfield Town: Ace Abraham leads win

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  • Swans move a point behind Town
  • Abraham scores in each half
  • Town winless in six

Tammy Abraham bagged a brace to lift Swansea City and add to Huddersfield Town’s woes in a 2-0 win at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

The Welsh side rises 13th with eight points, two places and a point behind Town.

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Leroy Fer flew into Town goalkeeper Jonas Lossl for an early yellow card.

Maybe that knocked Lossl off-kilter, because he passed the ball away to Swans in allowing Abraham to score the opener.

And when Luciano Narsingh chipped Lossl to allow Abraham to make it 2-0 early in the second half, Town was in big trouble.

Rajiv Van la Parra saw his deflected effort his the cross bar as Town tried to find a way back into the match.

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STREAM: West Ham United vs. Huddersfield Town

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West Ham’s next chance for its first points of the Premier League season comes with a Monday visit from surprising Huddersfield Town (Watch live at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).

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The Irons will hope that a starting role for Andy Carroll can help them get the job done, and pairing with Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez has to be an enticing idea for embattled coach Slaven Bilic.

For Huddersfield Town, Jonas Lossl is between the sticks with a chance to become just the fourth goalkeeper in PL history to start his career with four clean sheets. The Danish backstop would join Pepe Reina, Anders Lindegaard, and Alex Manninger.

This is the first match between West Ham and Huddersfield Town since the 1997-98 League Cup.

LINEUPS

West Ham United: Hart, Zabaleta, Reid, Collins, Fonte, Cresswell, Kouyate, Obiang, Antonio, Chicharito, Carroll. Subs: Adrian, Byram, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Rice, Ayew, Sakho.

Huddersfield Town: Lossl; Smith, Schindler, Billing, Lowe, Mooy, Zanka, Ince, Van La Parra, Kachunga, Mounie. Subs: Coleman, Malone, Sabiri, Williams, Depoitre, Hadergjonaj, Hefele.