MX23RW : Sunday, September 23 20:30:40
Aug 19, 2018 at 1.30pm UK at ​Etihad Stadium
Attendance: 54,021
Man CityManchester City
6-1
HuddersfieldHuddersfield Town
Aguero (25', 35', 75'), Jesus (31'), Silva (48'), Kongolo (84' og.)
FT(HT: 3-1)

Pep Guardiola predicts "tough" Huddersfield Town test

Guardiola wary of Huddersfield test
© Reuters
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola warns his side that they will face a "tough" test against Huddersfield Town when they face off in the Premier League.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has warned his players to expect a "tough" test against Huddersfield Town on Sunday.

The defending champions welcome the Terriers to the Etihad Stadium for their first home game of the campaign this weekend, looking to build on their opening 2-0 victory away to Arsenal.

City needed a late goal to get past Huddersfield at the John Smith's Stadium last term and were then held to a goalless draw by David Wagner's side at home in May, and Guardiola is expecting another difficult encounter this time around.

"Last season was tough, those games. They defended so well. They are so tough - physicality, defensively strong, good set pieces, good throw-ins, good counter-attack, good high pressing. It was complicated last season and I imagine quite similar games," Guardiola told reporters.

"In this part of the season, all the teams, especially those with a lot of players at the World Cup, you need time - one month or a month and a half. In this period, these kind of games are so dangerous for the players. Games like this - and Wolves, Cardiff, Fulham - I prefer these teams in October/November.

"In this period the contenders, the big teams, history says always drop points. I remember last season we dropped points against Everton, and Bournemouth we won in the 96th minute. Always in this period games are so complicated. I guess it will be on Sunday."

Man City are unbeaten in all five of their meetings with Huddersfield since the turn of the century.

Share this article now:
Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner watches a pre-season friendly on July 25, 2018
Read Next:
David Wagner: 'Chelsea deserved to win'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Russian Premier League
Belgian Pro League
Brasileiro
Argentine Primera Division
Liga MX
Uruguayan Primera Division
Chinese Super League
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Serie B
Greek Superleague
Norwegian Eliteserien
Swedish Allsvenskan
Swiss Super League
Turkish Super Lig
Ukrainian Premier League
Major League Soccer

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool66001421218
2Manchester CityMan City65101931616
3Chelsea65101441016
4Watford6411116513
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs6402127512
6Arsenal6402129312
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd631299010
8Bournemouth63121011-110
9Leicester CityLeicester6303111019
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves62316609
11Crystal Palace621346-27
12Everton6132811-36
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton6123811-35
14Southampton612369-35
15Fulham6123813-55
16Burnley6114710-34
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham6114511-64
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle602448-42
19Cardiff CityCardiff6024314-112
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield6024314-112

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account