- Manchester City completely blew away Leeds United with a scintillating performance in a 7-0 rout
- Kevin De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez and Jack Grealish were all among the scorers in the emphatic win
- The Citizens go four points clear with the comprehensive win
An attacking masterclass from Manchester City saw them tear apart Leeds United in a 7-0 rout at the Etihad on Tuesday, December 14, Mirror reports.
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.
Guardiola reacts to controversial Champions League redraw
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that manager of Premier League club Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, has said that errors sometimes happen and that there are no suspicions about the Champions League redraw.
The Citizens were earlier pitched against Villarreal, but a redraw will now see them take on Sporting Lisbon in the round of 16 of the competition.
Despite the change of opponents, Guardiola seems unmoved as he said his side will be coming all out against their Portuguese opponents.