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Manchester City breeze past Huddersfield to keep pace in title race

All the reaction from the John Smith's Stadium

Michael Jones
Sunday 20 January 2019 15:49
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Manchester City kept pace with Liverpool at the top of the Premier League as they breezed past Huddersfield Town on Sunday afternoon.

Goals from Danilo, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane proved far too much for the managerless Terriers, who remain 10 points from safety at the bottom of the league. City, meanwhile, move within four of the league leaders.

Here's how it played out:

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Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of Super Sunday.

The Premier League sees two games with implications at the top and bottom of the table with Huddersfield vs Manchester City followed by Fulham vs Tottenham.

Team news on the way from the John Smith's Stadium shortly so off we go.

Ben Burrows20 January 2019 12:23
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Team news

Huddersfield vs Man City

Michael Jones20 January 2019 12:31
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Team news

Man City make four changes with Gabriel Jesus, John Stones, David Silva and Bernardo Silva missing out. 

Caretaker boss Mark Hudson makes six changes from the draw with Cardiff as he tries to put his stamp on this struggling Huddersfield side.

Michael Jones20 January 2019 12:42
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With Liverpool's victory over Crystal Palace yesterday, Man City need a win today to close the gap at the top of the table. 

Huddersfield are really struggling. They remain bottom of the Premier League and a win today will bring them level with Fulham on points but still seven points away from safety. 

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Sergio Aguero makes his return to Man City's side today. He has scored six goals in his last three games against Huddersfield, including a hat-trick in the reverse fixture in August.

The last time he didn't play Huddersfield held City to a 0-0 at the Etihad last May.

Michael Jones20 January 2019 13:02
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Huddersfield caretaker manager Mark Hudson: "It's been an emotional start to the week - there were a few goodbyes but since then there's been a real focus on the training field ahead of Sunday.

"We fully respect what David Wagner has done for Huddersfield Town, and he's done a lot for me too, as both a player and a coach.

"A Mark Hudson side will be full of intent and fight. Togetherness is something I really believe in."

Michael Jones20 January 2019 13:13
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We're five minutes away from kick off. Huddersfield have lost eight of their last nine games, drawing the other one. Can they cause a major upset and get their season back on track?

Find out right here.

Michael Jones20 January 2019 13:25
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Huddersfield 0 - 0 Man City

Huddersfield start the match but Man City win the ball. Mbenza makes a good interception and breaks against Man City's defence. He goes down but the referee waves play on.

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3 mins: Huddersfield 0 - 0 Man City

Sergio Aguero creates a great play for the visitors. He plays a one-two with Fernandinho before giving it to Sterling and continuing his run into the box. Sterling splits the defence and finds Aguero but the striker is off balance and his shot hits the side netting. 

Michael Jones20 January 2019 13:34
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6 mins: Huddersfield 0 - 0 Man City

Man City threaten Huddersfield's area, trying to find an opening but the home side win the ball and are able to break quickly down the right wing. Danilo at left back does well though and stops the attack dead by winning the ball. 

Michael Jones20 January 2019 13:37

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