Manchester City fans should be pleased with their team’s performance against Leeds United in the Premier League on Saturday, April 30. Overall, the Cityzens were superb in their 4-0 victory at Elland Road. Meanwhile, the Etihad fans have heaped appreciation on Almeyric Laporte, whose effort led to a clean sheet.
He was knocked out early in the game after colliding heads with Robin Koch, and it appeared like he’d have to leave. However, despite receiving extensive treatment, the Spaniard wanted to continue playing and performed admirably for his club. He made four clearances, passed with 95% accuracy, threw eight accurate long balls, and blocked two shots.
The 27-year-old Spaniard has been a steady presence in Pep Guardiola’s backline. This season, he has made 29 Premier League appearances and scored three goals. Manchester City kicked off the game with a goal from Rodri, a defensive midfielder. Leeds was in for a mauling. Rodri was first to the ball after Phil Foden’s well-placed indirect freekick. He directed the ball past Illan Meslier and into the net.
Leeds hung in there well in the first half, keeping the visitors at bay for long periods of time, but things began to fall apart in the second. Due to the city’s high defensive line, the hosts may have looked for chances in the final third. The citizens of the city, on the other hand, fought back with vigor and determination.
As Leeds struggled to defend set-pieces, Nathan Ake scored their second goal of the game. From a set-piece, Ruben Dias headed the ball down towards the goal, where Ake was quick to nudge it in and double the score.
Manchester City’s third goal came in the 78th minute, thanks to Phil Foden’s second assist of the night. Leeds’ faltering defense was shattered by a well-placed pass. Jesus evaded the offside trap with a fast first touch and pushed the ball past the goalie.
The goals didn’t stop there, as Raheem Sterling was pulled down in the penalty area. The penalty challenge was refused, but the ball dropped to Fernandinho. After a tremendous strike, the Brazilian finally scored. As a result of the results, Manchester City now sits a point ahead of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table. The Reds also won today’s game, 1-0 over Newcastle United.
The Cityzens have been pursued by Jurgen Klopp’s men, but they appear to be unfazed by the strain. Manchester City is also in contention for the Champions League. On May 4, they will face Real Madrid in the second leg of their semi-final, with the winner advancing to the continental final. They have a 4-3 aggregate edge in the tie.