Very difficult, but still – 11th consecutive win for Man City in the Premier League
Manchester City equaled his club record for consecutive Premier League victories after he scored 11th today after a 2-1 draw against Huddersfield. The Premier League winner, who defeated Manchester United earlier this season, led surprisingly after Nicholas Otamendi’s own goal at the very end of the first part. With Sergio Aguero (47 ‘) and Rahim Stirling (84’), “the citizens” managed to score the 11th consecutive success as a guest in all tournaments.
Christopher Schindler returned to the hosts after a penalty. Jonathan Hogg and Tommy Smith were also holders of the Terriers.
Josép Guardiola made two changes in his composition. Nicholas Otamendi replaced John Stones, while Sergio Aguero was preferred to Gabriel Jezeus at the top of the “Citizens” attack.
The first half hour of this game offered almost nothing interesting except that in the 13th minute Sergio Aguero’s goal was canceled offright ambush. In the last 1/4 hour of the first half, however, it became quite interesting. Citizens have missed several very good situations. In the 35th Silva brought Aguero well, but at the last moment Schindler intervened excellently, threw a sword and prevented the Argentine. Shortly thereafter, Otamendi poisoned a terrible shot of about 22 meters, after which the ball buzzed over the beam. In the 39th minute, Aguero pushed to the left and shot, but Lossel slaughtered. Sterling attempted an add-on, but he shot quite inaccurately from a dozen meters. Fernandino also missed a good opportunity, and his shot crossed the bar. Thus came the final seconds, in which first Company had barely scored an own goal in trying to clear Ins. In the subsequent corner, Schindler deflected the nearby beam and the ball rattled in Otamendi’s shoulder, who scored an own goal, giving Huddersfield a sensational advance. The “Terriers” managed to lead without a single hit. Immediately after the resumption of the game, Manchester City equalized the score. Rahim Stirling had two claims for a penalty within seconds. First English national fell after a collision with the guard of hosts Loessel. A signal did not follow. Shortly afterwards, Sterling received a great pass from Silva and was thrown into the penalty area by Malone. Craig Powson pointed to the white dot this time. Sergio Aguero fired coolly for 1: 1. Five minutes later, Aguero had a chance to make a full turn after receiving De Deorene and knocking the ball to the goal but Leesle managed to knock on the corner.
In the 58th minute Sane performed a perfect free kick after which the ball met the crossbar.
Ten minutes before the end, Guardiola switched Gabriel Jezeus to the game, and it soon came to an end. In the 84th minute the Brazilian got De Deuxe and shot, and Lossel knocked out, but the ball ricocheted in Stirling’s knee and went into the door. In the 88th minute Aaron Mowy performed a very good free kick after which the ball stopped outside the net.
After the final referee, Van La Parra received a red card because he put his hands on Sane’s face. The German was decorated in yellow because of the same incident.
Manchester City already has 37 points. Huddersfield is the 11th with an asset of 15 points.