City take on Huddersfield Town on Sunday, knowing that two goals and three points will break another two records in this remarkable season. But what has the blues record against the Terriers been like?
The teams first met at Maine Road in 1920, with the blues running out 3-2 winners. Following that, City won the following two meetings, 2-1 and 3-1, with Huddersfield picking up their first point at Maine Road in April 1924, holding the blues to a 1-1 draw. It was the same result in October of the same year, before the blues thumped the Terriers 4-0 in the FA Cup in January 1926.
Huddersfield’s first win at Maine Road came one month after that FA Cup defeat, hammering City 5-1, which remains City’s heaviest defeat to Huddersfield both home and away. The last time the two teams met in the league was November 1999, when Huddersfield ran out 1-0 winners, although the blues did win the last home encounter 5-1 in the FA Cup in 2017.
City have entertained Huddersfield 32 times in the league, with City winning 17, while Town have won eight times on City soil, but have also won the last two league visits, albeit both were at Maine Road.
The team have met three times in the FA Cup. As well as the encounters in 1926 and 2017, City travelled to Leeds Road in January 1988. The blues escaped with a 2-2 draw thanks to a last minute equaliser, and the replay at Maine Road ended 0-0. A second replay was required and the blues won 3-0 at Leeds Road.
City’s biggest win at home to Huddersfield came in November 1987, when Tony Adcock, Paul Stewart and David White all scored hat-tricks as the blues demolished the Terriers 10-1, while the heaviest defeat remains at 5-1. The last goalless draw between these two sides came in 1934, and Huddersfield’s last four wins at City have all been by a one goal margin.
In all competitions, the blues have scored 75 goals against the Terriers and conceded 43. City have failed to score in their last three league games at home to Huddersfield.
What will the next game bring? We’ll find out in two days.