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GOAL! Leeds United 0-2 Manchester City (Ake 54)

Cancelo worries Leeds down the proper. His low cross is hoicked out for a nook by Ayling. Foden hits it lengthy from the proper. Dias heads down on the far stick, teeing up Ake, who sweeps into the underside left. Easy as that!

52 min: Jesus sends Sterling scampering clear down the proper. Sterling makes it into the field and skips previous a few challenges, earlier than taking a shot that’s blocked by the sliding Koch. Grealish has a dig from the left, and practically hits the nook flag on the proper. The Leeds followers loved that.

51 min: Rodrigo floats a cross into the City field from the left. Ederson claims below stress from Harrison. Leeds come once more down the identical wing, however Klich, Harrison and Rodrigo attempt to full their triangular mixtures too rapidly, and lose management needlessly.

49 min: City take pleasure in some sterile possession for the primary time shortly. Safe to say their supervisor may need had a stern phrase throughout the break.

47 min: Grealish is pelted with extra of the scrunched-up card. We’re obliged to say that is terrible behaviour from the Leeds followers, however laughter is involuntary generally, what you gonna do. Grealish practically delivers payback in equally hilarious type, although, tearing with grace down the left and firing a ball by way of the Leeds six-yard field that’s merely begging to be trundled dwelling. But neither Jesus nor Sterling had stored up. Grealish seems extra aggrieved by this, to be honest.

Leeds get the second half underway. No modifications. They instantly launch an assault down the left, Firpo making good floor earlier than floating a weak cross into the stand behind the aim. An early assertion of intent by the hosts, although.

Half-time leisure. Some peerless prose regarding each ends of the desk.

HALF TIME: Leeds United 0-1 Manchester City

A half which had been plenty of enjoyable involves a downbeat finish. It’s not typically you get to say this, so that you would possibly as effectively take your alternative now: this scoreline barely flatters Manchester City. But they’re reigning champions for a motive. As issues stand, they’re going again to the highest of the desk, whereas Leeds stay 5 factors off the relegation locations.

45 min +7: James comes on for the stricken Dallas, who departs to heat applause, protecting his eyes.

45 min +6: “There’s only one Stuart Dallas,” chant the Leeds supporters, because the medical employees fastidiously load the Leeds man onto the stretcher. Dallas knew one thing was fallacious the minute he crashed to the ground, and waved to his bench. An awfully unhappy scene.

Dallas is stretched off.
Dallas is stretched off. Photograph: Rui Vieira/AP

45 min +4: Dallas went into that problem within the no-nonsense type, and may need broken his knee. His team-mates look extraordinarily involved, Phillips holding his hand because the stretcher comes on.

45 min +3: Dallas and Grealish crash into one another at 101 miles per hour. Dallas was a millisecond late, and may need carried out himself some harm right here.

45 min +2: For a staff trying over their shoulder on the relegation locations, Leeds have been spectacular with their front-foot confidence, precise scoreline however.

45 min: A second aim earlier than half-time would change City’s temper all proper, they usually’ve acquired 4 further minutes through which to search out it.

44 min: Grealish is ranting and raving at anybody who will hear. He’s anticipated a few free kicks that haven’t been awarded, and has misplaced the nut. Pep Guardiola is making an attempt to calm him down, to little impact to this point. City are main, they usually’re not rattled precisely, however they’re not significantly completely happy proper now.

42 min: Ayling ships possession on the sting of his personal field. Jesus and Sterling over-elaborate as a substitute of mixing to attain. Then there’s a little bit of penalty-box pinball, earlier than Leeds finally clear their traces.

41 min: Raphinha dribbles at tempo down the center. He’s tugged calmly by Laporte and pulls up, anticipating a free kick that doesn’t come. The dwelling followers ship a trenchant critique of Paul Tierney’s refereeing skill.

40 min: Raphinha robs Ake in the course of the park and barrels off down the proper with Dallas by his facet. The pair mix to earn a nook. Everyone floods into the City field. Ederson comes out and flaps on the nook. The ball’s labored broad proper to Raphinha, who fires low into the mixer. City clear their traces, however they’re trying uncharacteristically flustered proper now.

38 min: Leeds are enjoying effectively on the minute, however right here’s a reminder that City might take this recreation away from them in a flash. Foden, out on the proper, lotions a diagonal go in direction of Jesus, who scampers in from the left wing and sends a low shot straight at Meslier. For a cut up second there, a aim regarded on the playing cards.

37 min: Raphinha romps down the proper and enters the City field. He thinks about curling one goalwards, however dithers, and when he tries to roll throughout for Dallas, the possibility is gone. But Leeds come again at City once more, Klich barging down the left and crossing. Gundogan heads clear below stress.

36 min: Leeds have loved 50 % of possession within the final ten minutes. It’s not typically that Manchester City are compelled to share.

35 min: Raphinha’s right-wing cross is simply half cleared by Cancelo, and Firpo immediately finds himself in a little bit of area, simply contained in the field on the left, with the ball at his toes. He sends an bold screamer over the bar. He ought to have looped into the centre for Rodrigo. City don’t look completely snug right here.

33 min: Phillips performs a diagonal ball to Raphinha on the proper touchline. Raphinha scampers into the field earlier than dropping management. City clear, however that’s energised the group. Leeds are nonetheless up for this, and haven’t let the early aim smash their temper.

31 min: Grealish drops a shoulder to get previous Ayling down the left. Ayling clips him, however Grealish tries to remain on his toes. Bad determination, as a result of when he finally goes over, Leeds are in a position to clear, the referee having performed a spurious benefit.

Grealish in action as he tries to avoid a challenge from Dallas.
Grealish in motion as he tries to keep away from a problem from Dallas. Photograph: Carl Recine/Action Images/Reuters

29 min: Sterling is stopped in his tracks down the proper. Another free kick that Leeds query. Foden takes, and performs a slider down the inside-right channel. Nobody in no-logo City darkish blue reads his intention, and Meslier gathers with out fuss.

27 min: Grealish probes down the left to little impact. Leeds have an opportunity to counter however Klich hoicks a go straight into the again of his personal man Harrison. These half-opportunities ought to give Leeds just a little succour, although. City look barely susceptible when Leeds tackle their press.

25 min: Ake handballs as Leeds attempt to clear their traces. An try by the hosts to counter breaks down instantly, then City win a nook. Leeds are livid, arguing that they didn’t get a lot of a bonus. But there it’s. Fortunately for many who tire simply of confected controversy, nothing comes of the nook.

24 min: A short clear-up job involves an finish, and the sport restarts.

Leeds coach Jesse Marsch makes the most of the stoppage by talking tactics with Klich and Rodrigo.
Leeds coach Jesse Marsch makes the many of the stoppage by speaking techniques with Klich and Rodrigo. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

23 min: Play is stopped once more as extra balls of paper and colored card rain down from the stand. With Leeds dropping, the house followers are making their very own enjoyable. “You have to make the most of those moments,” sighs Jeremy Boyce of that early Leeds break. “Rodrigo seems to have zero confidence and is the antithesis of Benzema whose confidence seems to be sky high. As a lifelong Nasties fan I can tell you I am expecting a Sky Blue spanking tonight, not many fingernails left already and still four more scary games to play.”

A steward removes a flare from the pitch.
A steward removes a flare from the pitch. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

22 min: Rodrigo and Klich mix at pace within the centre circle. Klich ought to ship Raphinha clear down the proper with a sliderule go, however clanks it out for a throw. Raphinha had gone too early, as effectively, the flag going up for offside. Another good state of affairs squandered by the hosts.

20 min: Both gamers are given the OK to proceed. It’s barely stunning, particularly within the case of Laporte, who was immobile for one of the best a part of two minutes. But they combat on.

19 min: Both males are again up, however the medical employees proceed to do their checks. As for the contentious free kick, replays present Dallas undoubtedly acquired a little bit of the ball when he challenged Sterling, although he checked his man as effectively. You could make an argument both approach. Jesse Marsch was definitely displeased.

17 min: Laporte had collided with Koch, and each have stayed down. Neither look in significantly good nick.

15 min: The free kick involves nought, however Leeds come once more by way of Raphinha on the left. Raphinha whips to the close to submit, the place Laporte clears, taking a whack on the top for his hassle. On comes the coach.

14 min: Grealish is booked for sliding by way of the again of Dallas, out on the proper. A suggestion by the Sky commentary staff, by the way, that the City free kick that led to the opening aim was a tad harsh, Dallas having acquired a portion of the ball. There might be opinions on the web.

GOAL! Leeds United 0-1 Manchester City (Rodri 13)

Foden’s supply is one thing right here, although! He sends an outswinger throughout the entrance of the six-yard field. Rodri steps into the hole the place Liam Cooper had anticipated to be, earlier than the Leeds captain was injured within the warm-up, and steers a mild header into the underside proper. Simple as that!

Rodri scores with a header.
Rodri scores with a header. Photograph: Andrew Yates/EPA
Rodrigo celebrates with team mates.
Rodrigo celebrates with staff mates. Photograph: Matt McNulty/Manchester City/Manchester City FC/Getty Images

12 min: Dallas checks Sterling as he makes his approach down the Leeds left. A free kick in a harmful place. Everyone traces up on the sting of the Leeds field. Foden to take.

10 min: Sterling dribbles down the proper and wins a nook. As Foden prepares to take it, he’s bombarded by enormous boulders of scrunched-up paper within the classroom type. He flings one over his shoulder and again into the stand. That proves a greater supply than his nook. Leeds clear their traces.

Balls of paper appear to hit City players including Phil Foden.
Balls of paper seem to hit City gamers together with Phil Foden. Photograph: Carl Recine/Action Images/Reuters

9 min: Foden goes down and fancies a free kick. He was clipped by Ayling, however he’s not getting the choice, and turns into fairly furious. City are starting to ascertain their regular dominance.

7 min: Foden dribbles down the inside-right channel and is hauled again by Firpo. A free kick, and an early reserving for the Leeds left again, who now has 83 minutes of strolling on eggshells stretching out in entrance of him. Ake heads harmlessly over the bar from the free kick.

5 min: Well, that may have shaken just a few issues up. Had Rodrigo handed when he ought to have, Raphinha would have been one on one with Ederson, 12 yards out. Will they stay to remorse that? Possibly. Probably.

3 min: Cancelo and Sterling mix down the proper, the latter successful the primary nook of the sport. The hosts clear, and Cancelo slips within the centre circle! He’s the final man, and Rodrigo is ready to tear down the left. He’s acquired Raphinha clear within the center, however takes one contact too many, and when he lastly makes an attempt to tee up his team-mate, Gundogan has acquired again to dam. What an opportunity for Leeds to take a shock lead!

2 min: A uncommon outdated environment generated by the house followers. They’re marching on collectively all proper. The visiting help are doing fairly effectively to make snatches of Blue Moon heard amid the hubbub.

Leeds fans hold their trainers up.
Leeds followers maintain their trainers up. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

City get the ball rolling … however solely after everybody takes a knee. There’s no room for racism.

Stuart Dallas of Leeds in action with Man City's Jack Grealish.
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The groups are out! Leeds are of their Real Madrid impressed white shirts, which can or could not trigger the guests some temporary disquiet after Tuesday’s turmoil. Manchester City sport the no-badge outrage foisted on them by their equipment provider. We’ll be off in a minute, after a fast blast of Marching On Together.

Jesse Marsch talks to Sky. “We have to play courageous. We haven’t had our best performances with the ball. We need to be aggressive, even against a team like this. We have to be clear which areas we want to make difficult for them and how to limit them. This is a very difficult task in general, but we will not just sit back. We will try to be aggressive at the right times, and also try to be dangerous. We are in control of our own destiny, and have to focus on us. We have to stop focusing on what’s happening around us. The more we take care of our own business, the better chance we have.”

Pep Guardiola provides: “All my career, when we play every few days a lot of games, everybody has to be involved. The line-up is a fantastic one. You have to win all the games to be champion, nothing changes from a few hours ago. We know exactly what we have to do.”

Yep, Cooper can’t play. His place within the Leeds beginning line-up might be taken by Mateusz Klich.

Leeds captain Liam Cooper seems to have damage his knee throughout the warm-up. He’s rubbing it rather a lot and shaking his head in a mix of ache and irritation. Nothing confirmed but, but when he can’t play, that’s an enormous blow for the hosts forward of this recreation.

An enormous afternoon on the backside of the desk. Burnley had been dropping at Watford with seven minutes to go, just for Jack Cork and Josh Brownhill to attain two objectives in three minutes for the rejuvenated Clarets! It’s an astonishing turnaround that every one however relegates Watford … and sends Norwich City, who misplaced 2-0 at Aston Villa, down as we speak. Everton at the moment are 5 factors from security, whereas the warmth’s turned up just a little additional on Leeds as effectively, with Burnley leapfrogging them into sixteenth.

Leeds United make three modifications to the XI named for the goalless draw at Crystal Palace on Monday. Junior Firpo, Robin Koch and Pascal Struijk are available for Diego Llorente, Daniel James and Mateusz Klich, all of whom drop to the bench.

Manchester City make 5 modifications to the staff despatched out for the 4-3 victory over Real Madrid final Tuesday. Joao Cancelo, Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gundogan, Nathan Ake and Jack Grealish step up; Kevin De Bruyne, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez drop to the bench, whereas John Stones is injured.

The groups

Leeds United: Meslier, Ayling, Struijk, Cooper, Firpo, Koch, Raphinha, Dallas, Phillips, Harrison, Rodrigo.
Subs: Klaesson, Llorente, James, Bate, Gelhardt, Cresswell, Greenwood, Klich, Shackleton.

Manchester City: Ederson, Joao Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Ake, Rodri, Gundogan, Grealish, Foden, Sterling, Gabriel Jesus.
Subs: Zinchenko, Steffen, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Egan-Riley, Mbete-Tabu, McAtee.

Referee: Paul Tierney (Lancashire).


Earlier on this occurred …

… which meant this occurred …

… and now it’s Manchester City’s flip to reply. Leeds want one thing themselves, for vastly completely different causes. Could be a humdinger at Elland Road! Kick off is at 5.30pm. It’s on!

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