Town’s defending against leaders was ‘top, top quality’, enthuses Wagner

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HEAD coach David Wagner believes Huddersfield Town once again underlined their Premier League credentials despite losing to runaway leaders Manchester City.

The Terriers fuelled hopes of a first Manchester double on home soil for 65 years after taking the lead in first-half stoppage-time through Nicolas Otamendi’s own goal.

However, after beating United last month, Town were denied a further major scalp by a second-half penalty by Sergio Aguero and a late Raheem Sterling winner.

“We have shown so far that we are competitive in the Premier League,” said Wagner. “We have put in some very good performances and got some very good results.

“In others, we have been unlucky, but what counts is we have 15 points from 13 games and we have played some very, very good teams. We have found solutions and everything is in place (to keep doing well). At the end, it makes sense to take the positives from this game. How we defended against the best team in the Premier League was top, top quality.”

Wagner’s pride at his side’s gutsy efforts was tempered by a red card for Rajiv van la Parra after the final whistle following a clash with Leroy Sane. The Dutch winger will miss the next three games, starting with Wednesday night’s trip to Arsenal.

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