League leaders Manchester City have finally celebrated their incredible premier league title victory when they lifted the trophy on Sunday after an uncharacteristic 0-0 with Huddersfield Town.
This was only the 2nd time this season that Pep Guardiola has failed to inspire his side to score and for the first time they failed to put the ball in the net at the Etihad Stadium.
Today’s draw proves money isn’t everything as the team with the smallest wage budget in the premier league matched the highest wage bill in the premier league man for man for 90 minutes.
for Huddersfield, this result means that they’re another point closer to surviving in the Premier League for another year. David Wagner, a premier league neutrals favourite isn’t out of the woods yet but a result against the Premier League’s best ever side is certainly an achievement of sorts.
In another uncharacteristic move in Manchester, the sun was in full beam as Peps side walked out into a classy guard of honour from Hud Hud and Joe Mercer & Malcolm Allison.
It’s a contrasting game with City’s season over & Huddersfield’s yet to be we saw a very evenly contested first half performance. Huddersfield showed up what happens when you refuse to roll over to this all dominant City side.
Manchester City lacked consistency
The visitors could have taken an early lead when Aaron Mooy played a beautiful dead ball through to tongue-twisting extraordinaire Florent Hadergjonaj where the full-back produced a weak effort. the benefit of the doubt has to be given to Florent however as he’s a fullback playing in an unfamiliar central midfield role.
Once normality resumed City did look at their best providing long spells which pinned Hud Hud back in typical City fashion, however they failed to create let alone convert any real clear-cut chances before the half-time whistle.
Huddersfield manned a late charge hoping to give City a taste of their own medicine. Bernardo Silva, who had a poor game, slipped and allowed Scott Malone to dart through on goal where he fired his shot straight at Ederson.
In the end, we saw no winners on the field but two incredibly delighted teams off of it.