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Monday, 27 November 2017

Full Time: Huddersfield 1-2 Man City



Red card

Rajiv Van la Parra sent off at the final whistle. (Confusion right on the final whistle. Huddersfield’s Rajiv van La Parra has been shown a straight red card after an incident with Leroy Sane.)

Full Time | Huddersfield 1-2 City

Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling scored to restore the Blues eight point lead in the Premier League.

92′ – Running down the clock

City trying to see the game out now.

90′ – Five more minutes

A minimum of five minutes additional time.

89′ – Mangala on

Eliaquim Mangala is on to replace David Silva.

87′ – Sit back!

Benjamin Mendy knows.
City are moments away from going eight points clear at the top. Huddersfield have given this absolutely everything. A real gutsy effort by David Wagner’s team but City have been too good.
GOAL! 2-1 City!
City get the lead they deserve. Raheem Sterling bundles the ball over the line after Jesus saw his initial shot saved.

84′ – Pass masters

City have completed 285 passes in the second-half. Huddersfield? 16.

82′ – Fresh idea

Jesus for Kompany certainly sends a message that Pep wants to win this game! He’s spent the substitution time reminding Kyle Walker exactly how he wants the switch to work.

80′ – To the rescue?

City fans want to see Gabriel Jesus come on.

77′ – Pushing forward

The Blues have dominated the second half but can’t breakdown the Huddersfield defensive unit.

70′ – Time for change?

Coming up to the last 20 minutes, will Guardiola be thinking about a sub? For the moment, it is the three defenders on the bench that are warming up.

65′ – Frustrated fans

Huddersfield supporters aren’t happy with the flurry of free-kicks given to City. It’s a really gritty game in the second half with clumsy challenges from both sides.

60′ – On the front foot

In the latest episode of poke-the-beast, Huddersfield are finding out what happens when City ramp up through the gears. They’re still playing well but will surely have to score again if they’re to take anything from this game.

57′ – Bar!

Leroy Sane smashes the resulting free-kick against the bar from 25-yards.

56′ – Silva fouled

David Silva draws a free-kick from Jonathan Hogg, with the Huddersfield man booked for the cynical challenge.

55′ – Perfect response

City have been in control since the break.

Sensational Sterling

Raheem Sterling getting booed by the home fans for having the temerity to be hauled down in the penalty box. They should be worried with just how lively he has looked in these opening few minutes. Despite the reputation, he very rarely goes missing in this team.

52′ – Big save

More fantastic football from City to unleash Sergio Aguero in the box, but his poked effort at goal is saved well.

GOAL! 1-1 City

Sergio Aguero coolly slots away the penalty into the bottom right corner as he sends the keeper the wrong way.

City penalty

Raheem Sterling is bundled over in the box.

46′ – Second half

Sergio Aguero gets the action back under way.

Doesn’t bode well

City have not come from behind at half-time to win away in the Premier League since April 1995.

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The ball  hits Otamendi on the chest and flies into the City net. It’s a clear own-goal, right on the stroke of half time. David Wagner can’t contain his excitement, this is going to make for a very intriguing second half.
They’re working so hard as a team, now they’ve really got something to hold on to which will give them that extra 10-15 per cent.

Half-time verdict

That goal right on the stroke of half time has City staring at the possibility of their incredible run coming to an end.
You get the feeling that this is not going to be City’s day, with a home side fighting for everything, and getting that bit of luck as a corner deflected in off Otamendi.
Until that point, this game had shades of the FA Cup game here last season, with Huddersfield happy to let City have all the possession and not even make a challenge until they are two-thirds of the way up the field – that ended goalless.
That ploy has severely squeezed the space in which Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva operate, and means the onus is on Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane to find space in behind the defence.
But the Blues’ ploy of slinging the ball diagonally from deep has not worked out.
They have reverted to quick one-twos, which has been the pattern of the season so far – but too often Sterling or Sane have not been on the same wavelength as the passer.
The Terriers’ success in restricting chances has saw grow in confidence – they have not lacked belief that they can get something out of the game, and that goal backs up that belief.
City can take comfort from the fact that David Silva has started to create chances – with three sumptuous passes in the latter stages of the half.
The third of those was a delightful flick to free Aguero – he should have done better with his shot, but when the keeper parried it as far as Sterling, his shot was poor with a clear sight of the goal.

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