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Huddersfield Move 4 Points Clear Of Relegation After Chelsea Draw

Huddersfield Town moved 4 points clear of the relegation zone ensuring they will have a second season in the top flight next season, after their 1-1 draw with Chelsea Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge.

They started the season with a 57 percent chance of relegation but following draws away to champions Manchester City on Sunday and Chelsea, they will be staying up in the Premier League.

Huddersfield are now up to 16th with 37 points and have effectively relegated Swansea, who are virtually certain of following Stoke and West Brom into the Championships.

The draw also dented Chelsea’s top-four hopes, who are now in 5th spot and need Brighton to beat Liverpool at Anfield on the final day for any hope of clinching Champions League football next season.

“This achievement for our football club is just incredible,” a jubilant David Wagner said after the match.

“We did it on our own. We didn’t rely on anybody. We did it with our result, in this week with [matches against Manchester] City, Chelsea and Arsenal … it’s just unbelievable. I’m so proud that the players have done it by themselves, and I’m happy for them, my backroom staff and the fans.

“For sure, Chelsea were the better team and we had the Lady Luck. We saw top, top quality in Chelsea’s side, and we saw desire, spirit, great attitude and an unbelievable work rate on our side, and sometimes that’s enough. Today was a stolen point but, to be perfectly honest, I don’t care.”

The Terriers coach Wagener who is a  former U.S. international allowed his team to travel back to West Yorkshire by coach instead of the scheduled flight in order that his men could celebrate for longer.

‘They have 48 hours and what they say we’ll do so we’ll go back by coach. Beers? There will be more than one,’ joked Wagner.

 

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