25 min The town has been a bit sloppy in spite of its dominance, and the face of Pep Guardiola suggests that he is not totally enamored with his concentration levels and intensity.
22 min City works in a short corner for Fernandinho, whose kick is diverted to another corner. It is curled up at an angle to the nearest post where the unpinned Fernandinho opens. This was a good chance. He was in a lot of space because Otamendi blocked his marker off the ball.
20 minutes This was the 100th goal of the season in all competitions. They have come a long way since the days of playing David James in front.
GOAL! Huddersfield 0-1 Manchester City (Schindler og 18)
And that's blockbusters. Walker makes a long, square pass to Danilo, who moves the ball to his right foot and hits a long-range kick that deflects from Schindler's head and wandering Lossl. I think this is a goal of its own, as it seemed to be coming off the nearest post, before the intervention of Schindler's noggin.
17 min "If City has all the ball," writes Adrian Riley, "how does your game's stats say 50-50 possession? And Kachunga actually tried a header of his own cross?
1) They are wrong.
14 min With some penalty features, you can understand why the referee missed – his vision may be obscured, or it may seem at first glance that the ball was stolen. In this case, I have no idea what Andre Marriner saw, for it was an obvious fault.
13 min De Bruyne moves majestically to Sterling, who is sent off in the area by Kongolo. It's a clear penalty – however, Andre Marriner's waves continue to play. Sterling is livid, rightly so.
12 min Nothing much to report. The city is having all the ball, but it's still not in its best shape.
8 min A half chance for
Diakhaby, who invades a header from the flat cross of Kachunga and pushes the ball well to the side. Town was a bit lackadaisacal in the defense there.
7 min Huddersfield showed good intent in the break, if not yet the required quality. They are getting the ball directly to the players wide, so they can try to take the shortest path to the goal.
5 min It's all city. They had 85% ownership, which gives them about 77% of the bill.
3 min An initial half chance for Aguero. He enters the area on a return pass from Sterling and passes through Hogg before losing his balance and cutting the nearest post.
1 minute A weak ball from Fernandinho goes straight for Kachunga, who tries to pass through Laporte and falls. Huddersfield thought there was a fault; referee Andre Marriner did not.
1 minute Peep peep! Huddersfield starts from right to left. They are in blue and white stripes; City is in purple.
An e-mail! "It would be really rude," Dexter Stern writes, "berate you for forgetting a City 6-1 beating, Rob."
Do you call 6-1 a necklace? By recent city standards, that's a contest yet.
Yes, yes, I am a clown.because I totally forgot Manchester City 6-1 Huddersfield earlier this season. Ach. In my defense, I did not cover this game. I can not wait for you to remember everything!
This is the best thing I've read so far this year. Treat yourself, it's Sunday.
Huddersfield is one of the few teams who did not take a picture of the town of Pep Guardiola. Last season they lost 2-1 at home, having taken the lead and tied 0-0 at Etihad Stadium.
Some more pre-game readings
If you want a job done correctly, ask Paul Doyle to do it.
Huddersfield (4-2-3-1) Lossl; Smith, Schindler, Kongolo, Lowe; Bacuna, Hogg, Kachunga, Puncheon, Mpenza; Diakhaby
Substitutes: Hamer, Zanka, Durm, Pritchard, Hadergjonaj, Depoitre, Mounie.
Manchester City (2-3-2-3) Ederson; Otamendi, Laporte; Walker, Fernandinho, Danilo; De Bruyne, Gundogan; Sterling, Aguero, Sane.
Substitutes: Muric, Stones, Delph, B Silva, D Silva, Jesus, Foden.
Judge Mr. Andre Marriner.
Hello, good afternoon and welcome to the live coverage of Huddersfield Town v Manchester City. This match should be one of two things: tomorrow's newspaper or next month's commemorative DVD. If Manchester City win, as expected, no one will blink, the title race will be like you and Huddersfield will be a game closer to relegation.
This, almost certainly, is what will happen. There was something touching about the dignity and class with which David Wagner's departure was handled. But since he's done in such good condition, it's less likely that there will be a rebound from the manager-janitor.
But if the Huddersfield – without a coach, at the bottom of the table, 1/33 to be relegated – to beat or even draw with City, will have significant repercussions on one and perhaps both ends of the table. And perhaps in the ranking of DVD sales on Amazon.
Kick off is at 13:30.