The FA Cup never fails to disappoint and Saturdays fixture between Huddersfield Town and Manchester City was a classic example of this. The match was a very raw display of how hustle, belief, and grit can outwork skill, experience, and riches. It was great to see a low-profile team like Huddersfield Town hold off a world class team like Manchester City.
Result – Draw
Huddersfield Town Coach, David Wagner had his squad maniacally press Manchester City whenever they were on the ball. So much so that many began to question whether or not his team had the stamina to keep up the press for a full 90 minutes. As the match continued, viewers realized there was something more to this small town team than meets the eye. Fatigue was not an option. They would continue to press Manchester City all the way to the final whistle.
Manchester City often looked shaky in their back end as they opted for the short ball instead of the long, even while being under the significant stress of Huddersfield attackers sprinting towards them. At one point Huddersfield Town had managed to put the ball in the back of the net, unfortunately getting blown down because the play was offside.
On February. 28, 2017, the Huddersfield Town Terriers will take on Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in a rematch to determine which of the two teams shall be moving on to the next round. If the Terriers can play with the belief that we saw in yesterdays match, I call a Huddersfield Town upset over the giants known as Manchester City.