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High Scoring Manchester City Held To Stalemate By Huddersfield

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Blues Lift Trophy But Fail To Score At Home

Manchester City v Huddersfield Town - Premier League
Mancheter City Lift The Premier League Trophy For The Third Time
Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Manchester City were held to their first goalless draw at home since Manchester United last season, as a dogged display by Huddersfield meant the points were shared.

The blues were given a guard of honour by the 1968 title winning side as well as the Terriers as the entered the pitch, and the blues were expected to score the goals and win the points to break to further Premier League records.

But it wasn’t to be as Huddersfield not only contained the blues, but also had opportunities of their own, with Ederson pushing Alex Pritchard’s drive around the post. But City continued to press and could have won the game in the dying moments, but Nicolas Otamendi’s effort curled agonisingly wide.

However, the supporters cared little for the result and promptly invaded the pitch at the final whistle to celebrate once again with the players before the trophy presentation. With the stage set, it was down to Vincent Kompany to once again lift the trophy and crown the blues Champions of England. The presentation itself didn’t quite go according to plan. As the team mobbed Yaya Toure, they inadvertently knocked over the trophy before they had even received it.

For Huddersfield, it was a well needed point to help them in their battle against relegation, and whilst they are still looking over their shoulders, it may ease the worries going into the final game of the season, knowing Southampton who are immediately below them, face the blues on the final day.

Next for the blues is a home game against Brighton, which Guardiola has confirmed will be Toure’s last match for City, followed by the trip to St Mary’s on the final day. Huddersfield face a difficult run in, with a trip to Chelsea on Wednesday, before a final match against the departing Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal next Sunday.