Huddersfield Town’s sojourn in the Premier League was supposed to be fleeting, a one-season dalliance with the elite, but David Wagner and his side have proved all-comers wrong. They heaved to contain Chelsea here, their defending late on increasingly desperate but ultimately inspired, to claim the draw that sees them safe. Theirs is a staggering achievement.
The final whistle was greeted with an outpouring of joy from travelling fans and players alike, a campaign’s unlikely objective achieved against all the odds, while in the distant corner of south Wales despair must have set in for good. It is hard to see how Swansea, left seeking a nine-goal swing in their goal difference with Southampton, will survive now.
Written by Dominic Fifield at Stamford Bridge
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/09/chelsea-huddersfield-premier-league-match-report under the title “Laurent Depoitre seals safety for Huddersfield and dents Chelsea’s hopes”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.