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Man City vs Leeds LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction tonight

Follow all the reaction from the Etihad Stadium after a dominant display from Pep Guardiola’s side

Michael Jones
Wednesday 15 December 2021 09:41
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Leeds secure legendary 2-1 win at Man City

Follow for live reaction after Manchester City moved four points clear at the top of the Premier League table as they produced a commanding performance to thrash Leeds United 7-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

Phil Foden struck City in front after eight minutes with a bobbled shot from outside of the box that Leeds defender Stuart Dallas was unable to clear off the line. Jack Grealish then ended his 10-match run without a goal as he headed in Riyad Mahrez’s cross to put City two up inside 13 minutes, before Kevin De Bruyne made it three shortly after the half-hour mark.

City picked up where they left off after half-time as Mahrez’s deflected effort made it four, before De Bruyne thundered in a fifth from outside of the box. John Stones and Nathan Ake then got in on the act as Leeds fell apart. Follow all the reaction to a brilliant City performance below:

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Bielsa on Leeds’ defeat

A disappointed Marcelo Bielsa so to BT Sport after the match and the Leeds manager said:

There is nothing positive to take away from our performance.

“I can’t find anything that can be valued. When there’s nothing that’s well done, it’s not individualities that fail, but the conduction and organisation. There’s no justification I can offer. The game was exactly how we thought it would be. We prepared ourselves to avoid everything that happened. We didn’t manage to get anything.

“It [their usual style] is what we tried the whole game. Surely if we’d done the opposite, we would be lamented for not attempting anything to take away possesion from the opponent.

“What we attempted generated danger in our own goal. We didn’t do anything well. That was evident in the scoreline.

“I insist everything that happened was what we wanted to avoid. As there’s nothing to take from it, it’s inevitable I have to take responsibility for a defeat of this type.

“We’ve never had a performance like the one today.”

Michael Jones14 December 2021 22:13
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Reaction from Kevin De Bruyne

BT Sport spoke to Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne after his man of the match performance against Leeds, he said:

A lot has happened this year, a little bit out of out of my control. The only thing I could do is work hard and come back as quick as possible. It’s unfortunate with everything that has happened and at the time I was coming back I got Covid. It happened and now we are working hard to come back to a good level.

“I think we played incredibly well, especially against the way they pressed. We found the right times to attack them. When were were 3-0 or 4-0 up it gets tough for them and they tried to keep it tight in the second half, but we had a lot of chances to score more.

“It’s good for everybody, a lot of people who maybe didn’t play a lot played today and chipped in. For the whole team it is a booster.”

Michael Jones14 December 2021 22:11
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Man City hit Leeds for seven to extend Premier League run and go four points clear at top

It was after the fifth, we think, that all four sides of the Etihad spontaneously broke into the Poznan. That dance is only occasionally seen around these parts these days, saved by Manchester City supporters for special games, special performances and special goals. But then how else to describe Kevin De Bruyne’s spectacular 30-yard strike, which set Leeds United up to suffer the joint-worst defeat in their history?

De Bruyne’s stop-start season, disrupted by injury and Covid-19, has lift-off after his brace in an emphatic 7-0 battering. The defending champions and league leaders otherwise shared the bounty around, with Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Riyad Mahrez, John Stones and even Nathan Ake buttressing a goal difference figure that may make all the difference come the end of the season. And not just at the top of the table, either.

Man City hit Leeds for seven to go four points clear at top of Premier League

Manchester City 7-0 Leeds United: De Bruyne, Foden, Grealish, Mahrez, Stones and Ake were all on target in a dazzling attacking display

Michael Jones14 December 2021 22:08
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Man City 7 - 0 Leeds

Leeds United have suffered their joint-heaviest defeat in their history as a Football League/Premier League club in all competitions, alongside seven-goal defeats to Stoke (1-8 in Aug 1934), West Ham (0-7 in Nov 1966) and Arsenal (0-7 in Sep 1979).

Michael Jones14 December 2021 22:05
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Man City vs Leeds player ratings: Kevin De Bruyne stars as champions eviscerate visitors

Manchester City handed Leeds United a torturous Premier League defeat on Tuesday evening, beating the injury-hit visitors 7-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

A scintillating showing from Phil Foden saw the England midfielder open the scoring and provide the assist for substitute Nathan Ake’s goal – the seventh of the night – but it was De Bruyne who starred with two powerful finishes.

Jack Grealish, Riyad Mahrez and John Stones – the latter out of position at right-back – also got on the scoresheet, as Pep Guardiola’s unusual line-up erased any doubts that it could function efficiently.

Player ratings as Kevin De Bruyne stars in Man City’s evisceration of Leeds

Manchester City 7-0 Leeds: The midfielder netted twice, while Foden, Grealish, Mahrez, Stones and Ake rounded out the scoring

Michael Jones14 December 2021 22:03
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Man City 7 - 0 Leeds

In the 568th game of his club managerial career, Marcelo Bielsa has seen his side concede seven goals for the very first time.

Michael Jones14 December 2021 21:59
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Full-time: Man City 7 - 0 Leeds

90+3 mins: A devastating, demoralising, defeat for Leeds comes to an end. Manchester City put seven past them at the Etihad to move four points clear of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table.

There were goals for Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Riyad Mahrez, John Stones, Nathan Ake and two for Kevin De Bruyne who looked back to his best after a period out with coronavirus.

Michael Jones14 December 2021 21:53
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90 mins: Three minutes of added time to play.

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87 mins: Leeds’s players just want to get off the field. They’ve chased the ball all over the pitch tonight and look knackered. Fernandinho carries it towards the penalty area and Klich comes across to cynically push him over. City are awarded a free kick and De Bruyne sends it safely into the hands of Meslier.

Michael Jones14 December 2021 21:48
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84 mins: Close! Foden want another one. He moves the ball into space on the inside left and drills another shot from outside the box. The ball continues to rise though and flies over the crossbar as Foden hangs his head in frustration. You wouldn’t think City were seven goals to the good with that reaction.

Michael Jones14 December 2021 21:44

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