Ruthless Man City Thrash Leeds United to Go 4 Points Clear at The Top

Ruthless Man City Thrash Leeds United to Go 4 Points Clear at The Top

Rene Otinga
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:51 PM
  • City completely blew away Leeds United with a scintillating performance in a 7-0 rout
  • De Bruyne, Mahrez and Grealish were all among the scorers in the emphatic win
  • The Citizens go four points clear with the comprehensive victory

An attacking masterclass from Manchester City saw them tear apart Leeds United in a 7-0 rout at the Etihad on Tuesday, December 14.

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Manchester City put up an attacking masterclass to thrash Leeds 7-0. Photo by James Gill .
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City were at their scintillating best, and had Kevin De Bruyne to thank as the Belgian was in frightening form throughout the night.

The scoreline would have been much more embarrassing for Marcelo Bielsa’s men if City managed to convert all their chances, but credit still has to be given to the home side for their attacking display.

Phil Foden opened the scoring after eight minutes with a strike after Rodri’s initial effort was saved.

That goal also bore some personal significance for Pep Guardiola’s Man City career as the Spaniard became the fastest City boss to see his side score 500 goals during his tenure. It only took 207 matches.

The second goal came five minutes later, with Riyad Mahrez curling in a brilliant cross which Jack Grealish nodded in with relative ease for a rare headed goal.

De Bruyne, who was recently reintegrated back into the squad, got in on the act with a decent shot from Rodri’s pass for his first goal since October.

Barely moments after the second half kicked off and it was 4-0 as Mahrez found the back of the net with a low shot that took a cruel deflection off Junior Firpo and De Bruyne sealed his brace with perhaps the best goal of the night - a mighty shot from outside the box that flew into the top corner.

Defenders also got in on the act as John Stones made it six with a header and Nathan Ake rounded off the scoring with a header from Phil Foden’s corner.

The result took City four points clear once again, and the ball goes to Liverpool and Chelsea’s courts as the two chasing sides try to close down the lead once again.

For City, however, the biggest plus on the night will be their goal difference, which is now closer to free-scoring Liverpool’s.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and