10-Man Leeds United stun Manchester City Right at the Etihad Stadium

10-Man Leeds United stun Manchester City Right at the Etihad Stadium

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM

- Manchester City vs Leeds United saw Pep Guardiola's side drop all three points

- Leeds put up a spectacular show in the encounter despite playing with 10 men for major part of the game

- Liam Cooper was handed red card on the stroke of half-time in the encounter

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Manchester City will wait a little longer to confirm their Premier League title following their 2-1 home loss to Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds.

When Leeds held City back in October, the Blues had taken just four points from their first three games, and would continue their inconstistent start until December.

However, since a draw with West Brom, City have won 27 of their last 28, and are 14 points clear in the table.

Leeds surprisingly took the lead in the encounter when Stuart Dallas struck with just two minutes to the end of the first half to put his side ahead.

And in stoppage-time of the first stanza, the visitors were reduced to 10-men following a dangerous tackle by Liam Cooper.

Eleven against ten is always tough, but playing against a team like City makes the opposition work incredibly hard off the ball, and which had a stack of incredible talent waiting to come off the bench, it was a whole lot harder.

Pep Guardiola's side increased their attacking prowess in the second half and in the 52nd minute, a succession of corners and free kicks from City, were defended by the determined opposition.

And Manchester City restored parity in the 75th minute after Fernandinho found Bernardo, who just kept himself onside and sliped in Ferran Torres to sweep home. 1-1.

10-Man Leeds United stun Manchester City's Right at the Etihad Stadium
Manchester City vs Leeds United saw Citizens lose at home. Photo: Getty Images
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However, Marcelo Bielsa's side had another plan late on when Dallas moved past Ederson for his second of the game. He slotted home in style as it ended; Manchester City 1-2 Leeds United.

City suffer three home defeats in a season for the first time under Pep Guardiola. A very frustrating afternoon.

Manchester City attacker Kevin de Bruyne tops the Premier League highest earners table with a staggering £385k-a-week deal.

The Belgian signed a new five-year contract extension earlier this week having originally joined them from Wolfsburg in 2015.

After spending six years at the Etihad Stadium, the 29-year-old has already won two EPL titles including four EFL Cups, one FA Cup, and a Community Shield.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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