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Fernandinho
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90' + 1'
S. Dallas
E. Alioski
1 - 2
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Ferran Torres
Bernardo Silva
1 - 1
45' + 1'
L. Cooper
Red Card
42'
S. Dallas
P. Bamford
0 - 1

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That is all from this Premier League game, until next time!
The Whites climb up to ninth in the league and they next host Liverpool at Elland Road. Guardiola's side are in Champions League action against Borussia Dortmund in midweek before an FA Cup semi-final clash with Chelsea. The hosts, who sit top of the league, then travel to Aston Villa for their next Premier League game.
Leeds remarkably run out 2-1 winners at the Etihad Stadium to make it three consecutive Premier League wins for the first time in 18 years. Dallas' first-half goal had given the visitors the lead before Cooper's dismissal overshadowed their first-half performance. Torres then responded for City in the second half with a right-footed equaliser. With the hosts pressing on for a winner, Dallas grabbed a second goal in the 91st minute to secure a memorable three points for Bielsa's men on the road.
90' + 7' FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 1-2 LEEDS UNITED
J. Shackleton
Raphinha
90' + 6' Raphinha limps off and Shackleton replaces the Brazilian for the closing stages.
90' + 4' Cancelo crosses into the arms of Meslier and that will surely be the end of the game here. Raphinha is down on the far side, still struggling from Fernandinho's earlier tackle and Leeds' physios rush onto the pitch.
Fernandinho
Yellow Card
90' + 3' Fernandinho, perhaps more out of frustration than malice, hacks down Raphinha and becomes the next name in referee Marriner's book.
E. Alioski
Assist
90' + 1' Alioski and Costa have one thought on their mind as they surge forward down the left. Alioski rolls in Dallas, who races through the middle before slotting a second goal past Ederson late on at the Etihad Stadium.
S. Dallas
Goal
90' + 1' GOOOOOOOOOALLLLLL!! 2-1 LEEDS! Costa and Alioski exchange a one-two on the left and Dallas goes roaming through the middle. Alioski rolls in his team-mate, who gets in between Stones and Fernandinho, reaching the edge of the area before sliding a right-footed strike through the legs of Ederson. Leeds are on the verge of a memorable victory against Guardiola’s men!
90' The hosts left it late against Dortmund in midweek, will they once again find a late goal at the Etihad Stadium today? They have another three minutes of added time as Meslier collapses on Silva's weak headed effort to waste some time.
88' WIDE! Silva gets isolated one-on-one with Alioski and drifts inside the area onto his left foot. The Portuguese midfielder whips a left-footed strike towards the top left corner and Meslier remains motionless. Fortunately for the visitors, Silva's strike goes wide of the target and the scores remain level.
87' Cancelo nips in in front of Alioski and fires a right-footed cross across the face of goal. Despite the Portuguese's inviting cross, none of his team-mates can get on the end of it and the ball races out for a throw-in.
86' CHANCE! Phillips releases Raphinha down the right-hand channel and Fernandinho as the last man can't intervene. Raphinha finds himself one-on-one with Ederson and attempts to round the goalkeeper. Ederson produces a wonderful sliding tackle to stop Leeds' Brazilian from grabbing what would have likely proved to be the winning goal.
85' Foden sneaks in behind Ayling and then hooks an optimistic cross towards the back post. Alioski, however, wins the initial header before City regain possession on the edge of Leeds' area.
Bernardo Silva
Yellow Card
83' Raphinha's skill sends Silva the wrong way and the Portuguese midfielder brings him down with a slide tackle. Marriner has no option but to add Silva to his list of cautions from this fixture.
82' Fernandinho ignores the shooting options for once and slides in Cancelo, whose cross from the right gets turned behind for a corner. The hosts play it short as they look to intricately carve out another opportunity.
81' Cancelo needlessly fouls Costa in the left-hand channel, which offers Leeds a rare chance to get men in the box. Struijk and Koch make their way up but Zinchenko heads away a clearance inside the six-yard area.
80' The hosts have gone unbeaten in each of their last 41 Premier League games against newly promoted sides at the Etihad Stadium (W36 D5), since a 0-2 loss to Reading in February 2007 under Stuart Pearce. Their remarkable record looks set to continue here.
79' Stones exchanges a one-two with Jesus and unleashes a wild, right-footed strike from range. The centre-back ends up falling over off balance and his shot ends up in the stand behind Meslier's goal.
78' Fernandinho again is offered the chance to shoot outside the area and this time he miscues a right-footed effort well wide of Meslier's goal.
Bernardo Silva
Assist
76' Silva finds a little bit of space inside the area and Fernandinho plays him in. The Portuguese midfielder then prods through for Torres, who equalises with an emphatic finish into the bottom left corner.
Ferran Torres
Goal
76' GOOOOOOALLLLL! CITY EQUALISE TO MAKE IT 1-1! After waves and waves of pressure, Torres curls a right-footed finish into the bottom left corner. Initially, Fernandinho found the feet of Silva, who poked through for his Spanish team-mate inside the area to equalise for the hosts. VAR has a quick check of Silva’s position for offside before allowing the goal to stand.
P. Foden
B. Mendy
74' After an important goal in midweek, Guardiola sends on Foden for Mendy in an attempt to inject some extra energy to City's attacking play.
73' CLOSE! Cancelo cuts in off the right-hand side and whips a low, left-footed strike towards the far corner. There are a lot of bodies in front of Meslier but the French goalkeeper manages to cling onto a save, despite the initial effort taking a couple of deflections on the way through to him.
72' SAVE! Fernandinho is invited to wander forward and he duly obliges before unleashing a right-footed strike from 30 yards out. Meslier watches as the Brazilian's shot dips and swerves and opts to parry over the bar.
71' The Whites are camped on the edge of their own area, protected by the screen of Phillips, Dallas and Koch in front of them. City remain intent on crossing from wide at the minute and Leeds appear happy to keep winning their aerial duels before clearing long.
69' Another corner comes for the hosts and Zinchenko eventually delivers after initially going short to Silva. As has been the case all half, however, Meslier holds firm and claims the ball inside his area with real authority.
67' OVER! Cancelo takes the set-piece but fails to find his intended target of Stones. The visitors clear to the edge of the area, where Gundogan rifles a left-footed volley just over Meslier's goal. The French goalkeeper scurried across, however, the German's strike never looked like beating him from that sort of angle.
E. Alioski
Yellow Card
66' Alioski lunges into a sliding tackle on Torres and becomes the next man in Marriner's book. Not only does the left-back pick up a caution, he also offers the home side a free-kick in a good position out wide.
64' Fernandinho glides past Phillips but then hits his low, right-footed shot straight at Struijk. The visitors will be content with their performance so far, as they have largely limited the hosts to long-range efforts.
R. Koch
T. Roberts
63' Bielsa opts for a more defensive change in midfield as he sends on Koch for Roberts. The German will sit in front of Leeds' back four in an attempt to protect their one-goal lead.
63' Slide tackles are flying in all around the pitch as the Whites attempt to regain possession. Despite their best efforts, namely through Dallas and Costa, they fail to win the ball back and City remain in search of an opening to test Meslier.
62' Guardiola has registered at least one win over 75 of the 77 opponents he has faced in his top-flight league managerial career – Leeds are one of the two he hasn’t beaten (P1 D1), along with Middlesbrough (P2 D2).
61' WIDE! Stones once again drills a right-footed strike from range but his effort gets blocked. Gundogan misses the initial follow-up and the rebound falls to Silva, who takes a touch before volleying wide of goal to the right. Marriner, however, awards a corner as he suggests Llorente has deflected behind at the near post.
60' For the time being, Zinchenko has also dropped deeper into a left-back role, allowing Mendy to operate further forward as more of a left winger. Stones then shoots from range but Meslier catches with ease.
İ. Gündoğan
N. Aké
58' Guardiola signals his attacking intentions as he sends on Gundogan for Ake. Given Ake's removal, Fernandinho will now drop into centre-back alongside Stones.
58' Raphinha dances inside and runs into the chest of Fernandinho but referee Marriner sees it differently and allows play to go on. Jesus then breaks down the left, however, he has ventured offside and the opportunity goes amiss.
57' Leeds have started this half well and surely it will soon be time for Guardiola to call upon the riches on the host's bench. De Bruyne, Gundogan and Mahrez all watch at the moment on as the hosts work the ball down the right-hand channel through Ayling.
56' Dallas is far too enthusiastic and drags down Ake in the left-hand channel. Zinchenko wanders across but this time opts to play the free-kick short, despite some inviting set-piece deliveries earlier.
55' Jesus twists and turns, eventually playing to Cancelo, who crosses to the near post. Llorente doesn't get the final touch but he does enough to put Sterling off and the Englishman fires wide of Meslier's goal with a poked effort.
54' SAVE! Stones once again goes roaming forward, evading the attentions of Phillips and playing to his left. Zinchenko takes one touch outside the area, smashing a low strike towards the far corner. Meslier dives to his left, parrying the first effort before collecting the rebound in front of Sterling.
53' Mendy and Jesus play intricately through the left, with the Brazilian reaching the byline and drilling across for a team-mate. Phillips, however, intervenes as he turns behind for another City corner.
52' Zinchenko lifts an inviting delivery towards the far post and Alioski does excellently to nod a clearance behind, despite the presence of Torres behind him.
51' Costa looks for the run in behind of Raphinha but Ederson spots the midfielder's run and comes flying off his line to intervene. Despite being down to 10 men, Bielsa's side aren't going to stop attacking here.
50' City have won just one of their last 13 Premier League games when trailing at half time (D2 L10), going winless in their last nine such fixtures since a 2-1 comeback victory against Southampton in November 2019.
49' Sterling and Zinchenko stand over the free-kick and the latter takes it, sending his left-footed strike straight into the wall. Leeds clear down the pitch and Alioski loses out in the left-hand corner after a decent run.
48' Stones carries the ball half the pitch, reaching the edge of the area before going down under the pressure of Phillips. The contact looks minimal but Marriner awards City a free-kick, 20 yards from goal in a good central position.
47' Ake immediately goes long in search of Mendy but the Dutch defender's pass is slightly overhit and races out of play.
46' Referee Marriner gets the second half underway!
Cooper's dismissal has of course put Bielsa's side on the back foot and they will be hoping the introduction of Struijk will firm up their defence. Guardiola will be disappointed with his team's performance so far and he could call upon the wealth of options he has off the bench soon, such as Foden, Mahrez or De Bruyne if required.
After a fairly quiet opening, this fixture came to life courtesy of Dallas' low strike beating Ederson via the post to open the scoring for the visitors. The first half, however, didn't go entirely to plan for Leeds as they saw their captain, Cooper, dismissed for a reckless challenge on Jesus. Referee Marriner originally cautioned the Scot before consulting VAR and overrturning his original decision. Nevertheless, the Whites go in 1-0 up at the break at the Etihad Stadium.
45' + 6' HALF-TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 0-1 LEEDS UNITED
45' + 5' WIDE! Zinchenko whips in the resulting set-piece and finds Stones, who is unmarked in the middle, but the centre-back can only head wide to the right of Meslier's goal. Jesus also returns to the pitch after receiving treatment for Cooper's foul.
P. Struijk
P. Bamford
45' + 3' Bamford is the man forced to come off as Bielsa brings on Struijk to cover for Cooper's dismissal.
L. Cooper
Red Card
45' + 1' RED CARD! Marriner consults the monitor on the touchline and deems Cooper’s sliding tackle to have been worthy of a sending off. Leeds’ captain had smashed into the Brazilian with a sliding tackle and he is deemed to have used excessive force in the challenge. The referee overturns the original yellow card and gives Cooper his marching orders!
45' + 1' While Jesus is receiving treatment, VAR sends Marriner over to the touchline to review Cooper's tackle. Could the Leeds captain be going off here?
45' The City players are furious with Cooper's tackle as Jesus receives treatment on the floor for the earlier challenge.
44' Cooper smashes into Jesus with a sliding tackle and becomes the first Leeds man in referee Marriner's book. VAR, however, wants to have a look at this before play can resume.
P. Bamford
Assist
42' Bamford draws the attentions of Stones before opting to play to Dallas, who opens the scoring with a low right-footed strike from the edge of the area.
S. Dallas
Goal
42' GOOOOALLLLL!!!! 1-0 LEEDS! Costa latches onto Cooper’s optimistic long ball, prodding inside to Bamford. The English forward shapes to shoot but instead plays to Dallas, who drills a right-footed strike towards goal from the edge of the area. The Northern Irishman’s effort smashes into the left-hand post before nestling in the back of the net. Ederson can do nothing as he watches Dallas’ strike go in off the post!
40' Phillips loses out to Jesus on the halfway line, which offers the hosts the chance to attack. The Brazilian forward carries the ball all the way to the edge of the area on his own before seeing his left-footed strike blocked by Cooper.
39' WIDE! Fernandinho goes on a surging run from deep, making it inside the area before passing towards the penalty spot. Sterling manages to lose Ayling but then drills his first-time right-footed shot wide to the left of Meslier's goal. The Englishman should be testing the Leeds goal from that sort of position.
38' Zinchenko plays to Jesus, who is in an unusually wide position on the left, and the Brazilian crosses towards the near post. None of his City team-mates are on the same wavelength, however, and Meslier collects.
36' Sterling moves in from the left-hand side and fires another right-footed strike over Meslier's goal. The Englishman has tried that a few times this half but hasn't tested Meslier as of yet with his long-range efforts.
N. Aké
Yellow Card
35' Mendy's header puts Ake in trouble and the centre-back hacks down Bamford with a late tackle in the left-hand channel. Unsurprisingly, Ake becomes the first name in Marriner's book.
35' Ake goes on a rare forway forward and falls down under the pressure of Roberts. Zinchenko swings in the wide free-kick and Torres heads over. The Spaniard found space in behind Ayling but then made too good of a connection with his headed effort.
34' City have kept a league-high 17 clean sheets in the Premier League this season, just three behind their best tally of shutouts in a Premier League campaign (20 in 2018-19). Indeed, since the turn of the year, the Citizens have kept a clean sheet in 10 of their 17 league games, conceding just nine goals in the process (W16 L1).
32' Stones finds Fernandinho to the right of goal and the Brazilian drives across the face of goal. Meslier pokes away a clearance with his left leg and Leeds remove the danger on the edge of the area.
31' Costa plays to the feet of Raphinha, who looks for the run of Bamford through the middle. Despite the English forward's intelligent run, the throughball races through to Ederson once more as the visitors lack that final bit of quality to cut open the home side.
30' Much like Phillips' first set-piece, Raphinha's corner fails to beat the first man but the visitors do win another corner from Torres' clearance. Ayling glances Phillips' second corner but City manage to eventually clear.
29' Raphinha skips past Mendy with ease, reaching the byline and drilling a right-footed cross towards the near post. Ake is once again on hand to turn away for a Leeds corner.
27' The hosts regain possession high up the pitch, courtesy of Llorente's wayward pass. Sterling drives into the area, putting Ayling on the floor with a fake shot before seeing his right-footed strike blocked by the chest of Cooper.
26' Roberts finds space in between City's defensive lines, receiving the ball unmarked on the halfway line. The Welshman attempts a throughball for Bamford, however, he gets it all wrong and the pass races through to the feet of Ederson.
25' Costa steals possession from Cancelo and goes sprinting inside the left-hand channel. The midfielder then looks for the forward run of Bamford but Stones produces a last-ditch sliding tackle to intervene before the English forward can capitalise.
24' Leeds’ total of 42 points from 30 Premier League games is their best tally at this stage of a top-flight campaign since 2001-02 (51 pts), when they finished fifth. Indeed, their total of 47 goals is their highest return at this stage of a Premier League campaign since 1999-00 (49).
23' Roberts throws himself to the floor but referee Marriner isn't having any of it. This offers City the chance to break down the left-hand channel, however, Llorente does excellently to recover and divert the ball out for a throw-in.
22' BLOCK! Zinchenko's corner misses Ake at the near post but falls to Torres, who chests down before unleashing a left-footed volley towards the far corner. Cooper, who is on the floor from the initial corner, pulls off a remarkable block to stop what looked like a certain goal.
21' Fernandinho goes more direct in his approach, clipping over the top for the run of Jesus. Llorente comes flying across to produce a headed clearance away for another corner to the hosts.
20' SAVE! Fernandinho slips through the left-hand channel for the run of Sterling. The City forward has numerous passing options in the middle but he instead drifts inside and drills an effort towards the near post. Meslier, however, sees it all the way and saves Sterling's shot comfortably.
18' Prior to Sterling's shot, the Englishman caught Raphinha with a strong tackle on the right and the Brazilian now requires some medical attention. After a brief pause, Raphinha receives treatment and returns to the pitch.
17' Cancelo's initial cross looking for Jesus gets headed away. Sterling collects the loose ball, cutting in and firing a wild right-footed effort well wide of goal.
16' CLOSE! Roberts sneaks in in the right-hand channel and the Welshman prods a low ball across the six-yard area. Stones and Ake can't intervene and the chance falls to Bamford, who overruns the cross and misses the ball entirely. The first chance of the game goes amiss for the visitors.
15' Raphinha once again gets in behind Mendy and Ake is forced to come across and deal with the Brazilian. Raphinha is repeatedly finding space behind the French left-back and Guardiola may be a little concerned if Mendy keeps failing to deal with his opposite man.
14' Zinchenko goes surging forward and looks to head down to Jesus. Llorente is aware of the danger, however, and turns away for the hosts' first corner of the game.
13' Jesus comes deep to receive the ball and Llorente smashes through the back of him in the middle of the park. City get the game back underway with a short free-kick as they continue to remain patient and look for an opening.
11' Stones asks far too much of his centre-back partner Ake as he sends a wayward pass out of play. The visitors work the throw-in down the right, with Ayling eventually crossing straight into the hands of Ederson at the back post.
10' Leeds have only won one of their seven away Premier League matches against City (D4 L2), a 4-0 victory at Maine Road in January 2001 with goals from Eirik Bakke, Lee Bowyer and a Robbie Keane brace.
9' Ayling overlaps Raphinha and wins the first corner of the game, courtesy of a block from Mendy inside the area. Phillips sends in the set-piece but his delivery doesn't beat the first man at the front post.
7' Jesus slips and clatters into a sliding tackle with Cooper. After a brief pause in play, the Brazilian returns to his feet without requiring any further medical attention.
6' Torres arrows a cross in from the right after dancing around Alioski with ease. Mendy misses an easy opportunity at the back post but it would not have counted either way as the assistant has their flag up for offside.
5' Bamford comes deep and dispossesses Fernandinho before looking to launch a counter-attack. The English forward finds Alioski, however, his attempted throughball for Costa is poor and Cancelo regains possession.
4' Raphinha goes racing down the right-hand channel, reaching the byline and cutting back a pass towards the penalty spot. Bamford overruns the ball and the chance fades away as Silva intercepts inside his own area.
3' Sterling drifts inside and looks to chip a delicate pass through for Torres, however, Cooper intervenes before the Spaniard can progress towards Meslier's goal.
2' With Mendy operating at left-back, Zinchenko gets a rare chance in midfield, where he sees a lot of the ball in the first minute or so. For the opening stages, the hosts work possession around the back as they try and negotiate through Leeds' press.
1' Referee Andre Marriner gets this game underway!
City remain unbeaten in their last 15 Premier League games when kicking off at 12:30 (W11 D4), since a 1-3 home defeat to Chelsea in December 2016. In contrast, the Whites have never won a Premier League game when kicking off at 12:30 (P5 D2 L3).
With Jack Harrison, who has scored seven times this Premier League campaign, ineligible to face his parent club, Bielsa makes one change as he introduces Costa on the left. Rodrigo also misses out the squad entirely due to a minor injury issue.
Pep Guardiola’s rotation policy remains in operation as he makes seven changes from midweek. Ake, who had been out with a muscular injury, starts for the first time since Boxing Day and Sterling returns after his two-game absence from the starting line-up. Mendy, Fernandinho, Torres, Jesus and Zinchenko, who will operate in midfield instead of left-back, are the other five that come in.
SUBS: Ian Poveda-Ocampo, Mateusz Klich, Pablo Hernandez, Joe Gelhardt, Kiko Casilla, Gaetano Berardi, Robin Koch, Jamie Shackleton, Pascal Struijk.
LEEDS UNITED (4-1-4-1): Illan Meslier; Luke Ayling, Diego Llorente, Liam Cooper, Ezgjan Alioski; Kalvin Phillips; Helder Costa, Tyler Roberts, Stuart Dallas, Raphinha; Patrick Bamford.
SUBS: Rodrigo, Kevin De Bruyne, Eric Garcia, Phil Foden, Ruben Dias, Kyle Walker, Ilkay Gundogan, Riyad Mahrez, Zack Steffen.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Benjamin Mendy, Nathan Ake, John Stones, Joao Cancelo; Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Ferran Torres.
Last weekend, Leeds’ triumph over Sheffield United meant they had collected back-to-back Premier League wins for just the fourth time this campaign. With the daunting task of league-leaders City today, the Whites then face Liverpool and Manchester United in the coming weeks. However, Marcelo Bielsa’s men sit in 11th and their hopes of a top-half finish remain a possibility.
The hosts remain in search of an unprecedented quadruple as the end of the season approaches. In midweek, Phil Foden’s late winner guided them to a 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. Most recently in the Premier League, the Citizens dominated against Leicester City as they ran out 2-0 winners, extending their lead at the top of the league to 14 points in the process.
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