Huddersfield Delay Trip Back North In Order To Celebrate Staying Up
A quick look at the fixtures just a couple of weeks ago suggested that Huddersfield had no chance of staying up so when they did so last night it's no wonder they had a thirst for celebrating in style.
Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal that was Huddersfield's daunting run in to the end of the season. After a season when they over performed from the expectation it looked like they could be dragged back into relegation thanks to Southampton's resurgence.
With three of the top six to play at the end of the season it was likely that David Wagner's team would end up with zero points and even their weekend draw with the Premier League champions was unlikely to save them.
Southampton's win against Swansea meant a Swans win against Stoke on the last day of the season and Huddersfield failing to register a single point in their remaining two games would send them down, instead the Terriers got a second unlikely point in four days, drawing with Chelsea and surviving.
The team were then due to fly back last night but as per the Times they asked permission to get a coach home so they could get the beers in and sing on the way home and enjoy survival but their coach driver had surpassed his hours and couldn't do the 200 mile journey home.
That led the players to head to London night club Chinawhite, party the night away, and get a train home on Thursday morning. All with the permission of their manager- now that's a boss we'd all like.
And of course that was some evidence of the night out on social media:
On Sunday the side in their first Premier League season had held City to their first 0-0 draw at home of the season but still needed another point from another two tricky fixtures.
Laurent Depoitre gave them an unlikely lead in the 50th minute but just 10 minutes later Marcos Alonso scored a rather fortuitous goal when the ball hit him in the face and went in.
It left them half an hour to hang on and hang on they did thanks to goalkeeper Jonas Lossl and brilliant reaguard from their defence.
The celebration was certainly well deserved as they look forward to a second season in England's top tier.