Manchester City defeated Leeds United with a 2-1 scoreline during the 34th matchday of the Premier League. They are now 4 points ahead of Arsenal as both have participated in 34 matches each.
City practically dominated every aspect of the game against the relegation-fighting Leeds side. This year, they are not having their dream run as they have now the same points as 18th place Nottingham Forest, 30 points each.
City dominated the possession game with 81% in total. They also had 18 shots in total against just 4 from the side of Leeds. In terms of expected goals criteria, City also puts up humongous stats, 2.47 against just 0.23 by Leeds.
Defensively, Leeds had a bad day as they committed 16 fouls in the whole game managing to book three yellow cards. City showed a clear defensive side as they won 65% of the total duels. It was a bad day at the office for Leeds but City clearly outclassed them. Read More- Copa del Rey final (Real Madrid vs Osasuna): Preview and Predictions.
It was the night of the German Midfielder as he bags two goals in a critical game of the Prem. His partnership with Mahrez clearly reflected in the game. The Algerian managed to assist twice in the game during the first half.
In the 19th Minute of the match, KDB manages to pass the ball to Mahrez and dribbles passed Firpo. He squared the ball to Gundogan who hit the ball to the bottom corner. City got the breakthrough. City doubles the lead soon enough with a similar goal. Haaland manages to collect the ball and in the process, he engages the defense of Leeds. The Norwegian passes the ball to Mahrez who found Gundogan. A low-driven shot and he manages to beat the Leeds keeper. City managed to gain a penalty in the 83rd minute as Foden was fouled in the box.
The German Midfielder was on a hat-trick and was given penalty duty for the night. He missed the spot kicks and Leeds capitalized it. Rodrigo manages to beat Ederson from a mistake by Akanji. But it was too late as City managed to maintain the lead.
The city now solidifies its top spot with 4 point lead. They and Arsenal played the same number of games and now City looks like the favourites to lift the cup once again. They will be playing Real Madrid in the upcoming weeks for a spot in UCL final and this can be a good enough confidence boost for them.
Meanwhile, Leeds will be fighting relegation. They will be facing Newcastle and Tottenham who can make their stay on the top flight even harder.
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