Man City News:-
Manchester City secured their 10th straight Premier League win and extended their lead at the top of the table to four points after beating a Leeds United side playing under new manager Sam Allardyce.
The match saw Ilkay Gundogan score two fine first-half goals, the first into the bottom left-hand corner of Joel Robles’ goal and the second into the opposite corner.
Despite City’s dominance in the game, they could not find a third goal in the second half, and even Erling Haaland was unable to score.
With six minutes to go, City were awarded a penalty after Pascal Struijk fouled Phil Foden inside the area, but Gundogan missed the chance to complete his hat-trick when he hit the post.
Leeds seized the opportunity and, just 58 seconds later, substitute Rodrigo scored to give his side a glimmer of hope.
However, City held on to secure all three points and continue their march towards the title.
City’s next challenge will be against Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Leeds, who are still in the relegation zone on goal difference, will need to show more attacking intent in the coming weeks if they hope to avoid the drop.
Notable match events included Álvarez firing his shot into the sky in the 16th minute, Gundogan scoring in the 19th and 27th minutes, Haaland’s missed shot in the 25th minute, Ederson’s impressive save in the 28th minute, Wilfried Gnonto receiving a yellow card in the 47th minute, Haaland hitting the post in the 62nd minute, Mahrez’s shot being saved by the keeper in the 72nd minute, Wober’s important clearance in the 80th minute, Gundogan missing the penalty in the 85th minute, and Rodrigo scoring for Leeds just after in the 85th minute.
Man City XI: Gundogan, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Laporte, Ake, Ederson, Akanji, Haaland, Foden, Julián Álvarez, Rico Lewis
Leeds United XI: Robles, Adam Forshaw, Ayling, Patrick Bamford, Roca, Firpo, Maximilian Wöber, Rasmus Kristensen, Jack Harrison, McKennie, Wilfried Gnonto