Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola this evening aimed a brilliantly cheeky dig at Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, after the Premier League leaders put Huddersfield to the sword by 2 goals to 1.
The free-scoring Citizens travelled to the Kirklees Stadium on the back of a scintillating run of form, having picked up wins in all but one of their matches across all competitions this season, a 1-1 draw with Everton on the second day of the Premier League campaign.
Their lead atop the English top-flight was cut to 5 points by Manchester rivals United yesterday afternoon, after the Red Devils picked up a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford
Huddersfield, meanwhile, came into today’s clash on the back of a harrowing 4-0 loss at Bournemouth last time out, though they had won two of their previous four Premier League fixtures.
Grinding it out
The first-half saw the visitors unsurprisingly dominate in terms of both possession and chances created, with Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Otamendi all seeing chances come and go.
As such, when the opener came for Huddersfield on the stroke of half-time, it was labelled as the ultimate smash and grab.
Tom Ince’s whipped corner from the right flicked off the unfortunate Otamendi’s shoulder to leave Ederson helpless in the Citizens’ net, with the goal the difference between the sides heading into the interval.
It didn’t take the Citizens long to work their way back into…