Manchester City held to draw by Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town have earned a draw at Manchester City to move three points clear of the relegation zone.

After matching their opponents for an hour, Huddersfield defended superbly in the closing stages to frustrate the Premier League champions.

As expected, Manchester City dominated possession and David Silva had the first chance of the match when his low shot was stopped by Jonas Lossl.

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Kevin de Bruyne was next to test the goalkeeper but his shot from the byline was tipped over the bar.

Huddersfield did not just sit back though, and could have had the lead in the 11th minute. Alex Pritchard played in Florent Hadergjonaj but the Swiss international struck straight at Ederson.

Pritchard forced Ederson into a superb save 20 minutes in. He burst forward from midfield before hitting a 25-yarder which Ederson just managed to tip wide.

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Lossl almost gifted City a goal after the restart when he flapped at a Leroy Sane corner and could only push the ball into the chest of teammate Steve Mounie. The ball was eventually cleared though to keep the game level.

Huddersfield shut up shop with half an hour remaining, and defended well to keep City out.

Despite having all the possession in the Huddersfield half, City were unable to carve a path through the defence. Bernardo Silva saw a shot deflected wide from 20 yards. Bernard Mendy then struck wide from 30 yards.

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Scott Malone could even have won it for Huddersfield in stoppage time when he raced onto a clearance but his shot was punched away by Ederson.

The result sees Huddersfield move three points above the Premier League relegation zone while City need just two more points from the final two games to break Chelsea’s record of 95 points in a Premier League season.

Cover Photo: Manchester City Crest by Guts Gaming used under license by CC BY 2.0.

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