Date: 19th August 2018 at 3:51pm
Written by:
Manchester City
6 – 1
Huddersfield Town

The Etihad Stadium

FA Premier League

19/08/2018 8:29 pm

Attendance: 54,021

Referee: Andre Marriner of The West Midlands

Manchester City Huddersfield Town
Sergio Agüero (25', 35',75'), Gabriel Jesus (31'), David Silva (48') Terence Kongolo (84' og) Jon Gorenc-Stankovic (43')
31 Ederson 12 Ben Hamer
5 John Stones 2 Tom Smith
4 Vincent Kompany 26 Christopher Schindler
 
14 Aymeric Laporte 5 Terence Kongolo
25 Fernandinho 15 Chris Löwe
20 Bernardo Silva 21 Alex Pritchard Diakhaby 61'
8 Ilkay Gündogan Foden 82' 27 Jon Gorenc-Stankovic
22 Benjamin Mendy 8 Philip Billing
 
10 Sergio Agüero Sané 76' 33 Florent Hadergjonaj
33 Gabriel Jesus 29 Abdelhamid Sabiri Depoitre 45'
21 David Silva Mahrez 64' 24 Steve Mounie Sobhi 84'

Substitutes

1 Claudio Bravo 1 Jonas Lössl
2 Kyle Walker 11 Adama Diakhaby
7 Raheem Sterling 14 Ramadan Sobhi
19 Leroy Sané 17 Rajiv van La Parra
26 Riyad Mahrez 18 Isaac Mbenza
30 Nicolas Otamendi 19 Daniel Williams
47 Phil Foden 20 Laurent Depoitre

Game Statistics

32 Goal attempts 5
14 On Target 1
10 Corners 3
9 Fouls 4
0 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
77 % 23

A CLASS ACT. City veterans David Silva and Sergio Agüero spearheaded a rampant Manchester City performance at The Etihad leaving David Wagner’s erstwhile successful stifling tactics in tatters. The Terriers, whose defence was constantly reduced to  paper kites in a wind tunnel were relentlessly ripped apart with consummate ease.

“Spanish Dave” making his 250th Premier League appearance was the architect of a sizzling display by Pep Guardiola’s Centurions who have already registered 10 goals in the season’s first three competitive fixtures and to a man are going after the ball as if their lives depend upon it. Up top, the brilliant Kun Agüero recorded a 9th Premier League hat-trick drawing level in the record books with Robbie Fowler. He is now closing in on another record. Only the BBC’s shrewd pundit Alan Shearer with 11 trebles lies ahead of the legendary Argentine.

Johnny’s Man of the Match: Benjamin Mendy. The powerful Frenchman scared Huddersfield to death with his pace, his barrelling runs creating havoc. Whilst deploying his trickier players to work in and around a parked bus and benching most of his sprinters, Pep clearly earmarked a weakness on the hapless visitors right side with his team selection and Blue Mendy bought right into the game plan with aplomb. A fit and firing Walker-Mendy overlapping axis is going to be a fearsome choice of weapon.

 

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