Man City vs Leeds LIVE: Premier League updates

Leeds secure legendary 2-1 win at Man City

Manchester City host Leeds United on Tuesday night looking to take an early step clear of their nearest challengers in the midweek round of Premier League matches. Pep Guardiola’s side are just one point clear of Liverpool heading into the game, but the Reds and third-place Chelsea don’t play until Thursday.

It’s six straight wins in the top flight for the reigning champions, in contrast to their opponents who have just one victory across that same span of matches. Marcelo Bielsa’s side have plenty of injury absences already and face several potential suspensions if any of seven players pick up a yellow card in this match – but he won’t be telling them to hold back, rather to be sensible about each challenge they make.

“There is no need for any added recommendation to the one we usually make – just to avoid actions that will get you booked,” he said. “I don’t think that we are a violent team and I don’t think we are defending worse and for that reason there is more hits. We always try not to be booked, whether we’re on the limit of yellows or not.” Follow all the team news and match updates from Man City vs Leeds below:

Man City vs Leeds

Man City XI: Ederson; Dias, Stones, Laporte, Rodri, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Mahrez, Foden, GrealishLeeds XI: Meslier; Shackleton, Ayling, Llorente, Firpo; Dallas, Forshaw; Raphinha, Roberts, Harrison; James8’: Foden strikes opener as Dallas fails to clear off the line13’: Grealish heads in Mahrez cross to put City two up 32’: De Bruyne makes it three as City threaten to run riot 49’: Mahrez’s deflected strike sneaks past Meslier Show latest update


GOAL! Man City 4 – 0 Leeds (Mahrez, 49’)⚽️

49 mins: Mahrez has scored now too! City attack down the left and Gundogan brings the ball inside before sliding a pass into the right side fo the box for Mahrez. He shifts the ball onto his left foot and shoots aiming for the near post. The shot deflects off Junior Firpo and wrongfoots Meslier before nestling into the far corner of the goal! Unlucky for Leeds that one.

Michael Jones14 December 2021 21:09


Man City 3 – 0 Leeds

47 mins: Almost! It’s a brighter start from Leeds who win the ball and carry it into the midfield. Stuart Dallas floats a lovely pass over the top and picks out Jack Harrison on the left side of the box. Joe Gelhardt drops into space and wants the ball but Harrison takes too long in possession and gets dispossessed.

Michael Jones14 December 2021 21:08


Second half: Man City 3 – 0 Leeds

Kick off: There’s a couple of substitutions to tell you about at the break. Ilkay Gundogan is on for Manchester City replacing Bernardo Silva and Daniel James has been replaced with Joe Gelhardt for Leeds.

City get the game back underway.

Michael Jones14 December 2021 21:05


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Michael Jones14 December 2021 21:02


Man City 3 – 0 Leeds

Kevin De Bruyne has been directly involved in 80 goals in just 83 Premier League starts at the Etihad Stadium, scoring 30 and assisting 50.

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Michael Jones14 December 2021 21:00


Man City 3 – 0 Leeds

Jack Grealish has scored his first ever headed goal in the Premier League and his 17th overall in the competition (two for Man City and 15 for Aston Villa).

Michael Jones14 December 2021 20:57


Man City 3 – 0 Leeds

Phil Foden, Jack Grealish and Kevin De Bruyne are all on the scoresheet as Man City take a three goal lead at the Etihad Stadium. As it stands they’re moving four points clear at the top of the Premier League stadium.

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Michael Jones14 December 2021 20:55


Half-time: Man City 3 – 0 Leeds

45+3 mins: No goals for Leeds then and Manchester City take a commanding three goal lead into half-time. Pep Guardiola’s men came out firing on all cylinders and blew Leeds away.

Things got worse for Marcelo Bielsa as Jamie Shackleton was forced off to add to Leeds’s injury woes and on top of that City could easily have had more than three.

Michael Jones14 December 2021 20:50


Man City 3 – 0 Leeds

45 mins: Three minutes of added time to play at the end of the first half. Manchester City have slackened off a bit and Leeds are now seeing more of the ball. If they can score before the break they may yet find a way back into the match.

Michael Jones14 December 2021 20:48


Man City 3 – 0 Leeds

44 mins: Junior Firpo gets foward on the overlap for Leeds and is played into the box by Jack Harrison. His cross is blocked by Dias but the ball comes back to Harrison. City get back into shape and Harrison is forced wide where the ball runs out for a goal kick.

Michael Jones14 December 2021 20:46


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