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Man City mauls Leeds. Solidify their position at the top

By Real11 - Dec 15 2021 260 Views
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A De Bruyne master class at Etihad saw Leeds clueless against Manchester City

Even though there’s no comparison between Manchester City and Leeds, general fans expected some tactical battle between Pep Guardiola and Marcelo Bielsa but alas, Leeds was thrashed by the Citizens. City is one of the best teams when it comes to pressing the ball and they did exactly that in the match. Leeds who love to attack were stopped right in their defense and they were down and out!

Phil Foden started the party in the 8th minute as Jack Grealish doubled the 13th minute and Kevin De Bruyne made it 3-0 in the 32nd minute. Talking about the Belgian, De Bruyne showed why he is one of the best players in the world. He was out for a while and hasn’t been in his absolute best after returning. After quite some time, we saw what De Bruyne can do on a football field. He took five shots in the first half with 2 on target and completed most of the take-ons. He scored his second in the 62nd minute and that can very well be the goal of the tournament. His form will definitely bother a lot of teams in the coming times.

Riyad Mahrez also got in the score sheet in the 49th minute while John Stones scored in the 74th and the substitute Nathan Ake scored in the 78th minute. With 7 goals against Leeds, City has now scored 500 goals under Pep Guardiola’s regime. What’s baffling is that the team did it in just 207 matches! This is crazy and also proves that the team is born to score goals!

Pep Guardiola in the post match conference was absolutely thrilled with De Bryune’s performance. He said, “I am really pleased he is coming back step by step because he struggled at the beginning of the season. He played important games not at his best level, he got a little bit of rhythm and tempo and then he got Covid. Hopefully now he can maintain the rhythm for longer because we need him, absolutely we need him”. 

 

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