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Manchester City keeps its grip on the top spot in the Premier League with a win over Leeds

Manchester City had no problems winning at Elland Road and regaining the lead that Liverpool had taken from them a few hours earlier.

City wins and regains the first place that was momentarily snatched from them by Liverpool.
City wins and regains the first place that was momentarily snatched from them by Liverpool.

Manchester City, with rotations in their starting eleven, made the most of their visit to Elland Road where they thrashed Leeds (0-4) to regain the Premier League lead momentarily snatched from them by Liverpool, before visiting the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday to face Real Madrid.

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Guardiola rotated the squad to face with guarantees the clash against an opponent that still has issues to fulfill to stay in the Premier League. The Spanish coach left on the bench key men in his team like the Belgian Kevin De Bruyne, the Algerian Riyad Mahrez, and the Portuguese Bernardo Silva.

Ukrainian full-back Oleksandr Zinchenko, who came on in the second half, did not start either. Manchester City started with Ederson, Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Nathan Ake; Rodrigo, Ilkay Gundogan; Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling, and Gabriel Jesus.

Leeds United vs Manchester City Highlights

It didn't take long for the leaders to get on track for victory because after thirteen minutes a free-kick from Phil Foden was headed into the net by Spanish midfielder Rodrigo.

Manchester City clearly dominated and extended their lead in the second half, in another aerial action. After a corner kick, Ruben Dias brought the ball down to the feet of Nathan Ake who again beat Illan Meslier.

With the scoreboard clear, Guardiola's team made the most of their efforts against an opponent who was unable to overcome the tension and the need for points due to the threat of relegation.

In the final stretch came the third goal, scored by Gabriel Jesus after receiving a ball from Foden, a real nightmare for the home team, who was rested by Guardiola in the eightieth minute and replaced by Bernardo Silva. Rodri also had a break, replaced by Fernandinho who scored the fourth goal in stoppage time.

Leeds are on course for relegation but have Everton, second-bottom, five points behind with two games in hand on Jesse Marsch's American side.

City, meanwhile, remain a point clear of Liverpool, who previously beat Newcastle 1-0 away, with four games remaining.

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