Huddersfield boost survival hopes with goalless draw at Manchester City

Champions Manchester City will have to wait to break the Premier League points record after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Huddersfield Town at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

City, who lifted the Premier League trophy in front of their fans after the match, mustered only two shots on target all game, as relegation-threatened Huddersfield dug in for a vital point.

The draw means City have 94 points, one short of the season record set by Chelsea back in 2004-05, but they still have two games left to play.

Huddersfield gave their survival hopes a huge boost with a point that moves them three clear of the bottom three ahead of their midweek trip to Chelsea.

Huddersfield defender Mathias Jorgensen told Sky Sports after the match that it was a vital point taken from an unlikely source.

“We can’t be too greedy. We’ll take the point and go on from there. We tried to press them high; we did a good job but got a bit tired. In the second half we were pressured.

“It’s horrible chasing Manchester City, but when you come away with a clean sheet it’s worth it. The confidence is the most important thing, this point and confidence we take means we know we can get it from the best in the league. The belief is as strong as it’s been all year long,” he said. (Reuters/NAN)