Manchester City 5 vs 1 Huddersfield Town
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Full-time at the Etihad. Manchester City progress to the FA Cup quarter-final after a comprehensive 5-1 victory over Huddersfield. The visitors actually took the lead, but Pep Guardiola’s men displayed their class to recover and eventually won after two goals from Aguero and strikes from Sane, Zabaleta, and Iheanacho. Thanks for joining us, see you next time!
SAAAAAVE FROM COLEMAN! Iheanacho bulldozes his way through the centre of the opposition defence before Sterling eventually takes over to smash a strike at goal, only to see it saved. However, the Englishman’s blushes are spared as the flag goes up for the offside.
Navas collects possession on the right-hand side and flashes a wicked, bouncing cross into the penalty area which just evades Iheanacho. The two substitutes nearly combine for a lovely goal, but Huddersfield survive conceding the fifth.
SubstitutionLeroy SanéJesús Navas González
Substitution Leroy Sané Jesús Navas González
SubstitutionKevin De BruyneFabian Delph
First alteration of the match from Manchester City as De Bruyne is given a 15-minute rest, with Delph being awarded a rare run-out for the remainder of the play.
Fair play to Huddersfield as even with the legs no doubt aching, they are still attempting to press the possession of City. However, with this comes further space being developed in behind the defence which Sane and Sterling look poised to take advantage of.
Fernandinho, who has actually been featuring more in the full-back positions recently, is back in central midfield tonight and looks much more comfortable for it. On this occasion, the Brazilian powers through the middle with authority before sliding a pass into the channel for Sterling, but there is just too much on it as Huddersfield win the goal-kick.
OH WHAT A MISS FROM LOLLEY! Following a short corner from the visitors, Billing picks up the ball on the edge of the box before sending a teasing cross to the front post, but his team-mate is unable to convert from seven yards out! City let off the hook…
Half-time at the Etihad. Well this game is certainly much better than the previous fixture between the two as we go into the break with City 3-1 up over Huddersfield. The visitors started proceedings very well and actually took the lead, but Guardiola’s charges rallied and eventually started banging the goals in. Second period to come.
Just a few minutes away from the break now, and the way play is going Huddersfield will be lucky to get into the break with just the two-goal deficit. A bit of a shame as they were so brave in the early portion of the game, but they really need to sort themselves out at the back.