Cheers! Wagner lets Huddersfield stars toast survival

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With the Premier League set to wind down on Sunday, there are still a couple of loose ends to be tied up.

Huddersfield ensured their Premier League survival with a game to spare by pulling off a fabulous 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in their penultimate outing.

However, the night took an unexpected twist when it turned out that their driver was out of hours and was therefore unable to drive the squad back to the north until the following morning.

Lossl was kept busy in the Huddersfield goal and with their place in the Premier League hanging by a thread, Lossl pulled off a stunning save to push Andreas Christensen's header onto the post.

Chelsea threw everything they had at Huddersfield in the closing stages, but somehow the visitors managed to cling on to a priceless point.

The result of this match could determine the fate of Chelsea coach Antonio Conte as the Blues are not sure of top four place at the end of the season.

"This is the least you can do as a friend", Wagner said of Klopp, "to do him a favor".

After being dethroned by Manchester City as champions, Chelsea is scrapping to make the top four and qualify for the Champions League on the final day on Sunday.

The Blues are now sitting fifth in the Premier League with only a slim chance of making it into the Champions League through qualifying in the top 4.

"It's very hard to explain the draw because when you have 82 per cent possession and create many chances, concede only on a counter-attack, and draw the game - it's very hard to explain".

"My English is not good enough to give the players the credit they deserve", Wagner said.

Huddersfield midfielder Aaron Mooy said: "We knew it was going to be tough, Chelsea have so many talented players".

Meanwhile, in the other games on the night, Tottenham Hotspur edged Newcastle United 1-0 to move into third spot with 74 points while Chelsea remain in fifth with 70.

"But we must respect Huddersfield".

Conte's mood has not been the best since the previous worldwide break and even a FA Cup final triumph over Manchester United may not be sufficient to guarantee his stay, based on owner Roman Abramovich's demands from his managers, which includes regular participation in the Champions League.

Exhausted Huddersfield players had flung themselves into a pile on the pitch then raced to celebrate with their bench and the singing fans, preparing for a cheerfully noisy trip back north.

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