Manchester City strolled past helpless Huddersfield as goals from Danilo, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling ensured that City cut the gap between them and league leaders, Liverpool to four. Let’s get down to the talking points.
Guardiola’s side lacked that bit of the cutting edge as they looked rather lethargic in their play. They would however atone for their sloppiness in the second half when they ran out easy winners over the home side.
Pep made some changes coming into this match welcoming Sergio Aguero, Ilkay Gundogan, Nicolas Otamendi and Kevin de Bruyne back into the fold.
A hugely decorated Blues side had all the possession but never really threatened managerless Terriers’ goal. However, thirteen minutes into the game, there was a huge penalty call. Sterling was felled into the box by Rodney Kongolo. City fans were left scratching their heads but the unwavering referee saw no foul in that.
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Luckily, City didn’t have to wait for so long to get the first goal. Five minutes after the penalty appeal, left back, Danilo, fired home from distance with Christopher Schindler standing in the way of his goalkeeper – that was definitely going in.
City obviously struggled to get on track with the kind of fluid passing we’re used to all to no avail.
However, the Blues came out in the second half refocused with the main aim of getting a comfortable and deserved win. The passing, tempo and movements were better this time as the Terriers struggled to contain City.
This paid off in the 54th-minute as Leroy Sane sent in an inch-perfect cross towards Raheem Sterling. The English man made no mistake about it as he went for the diving header to give his side the second goal.
Moments later, it was Sane who proved Saviour once more – this time as goal scorer. The youngster finished off superbly with Sergio Aguero the provider.
This win would definitely keep Liverpool on their toes as any slip-ups could inadvertently see ManCity leap-frog them into first place.
Huddersfield 0-3 Manchester City