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10-man Leeds United stun runaway leaders Manchester City at the Etihad

Marcelo Bielsa finally records first win over Pep Guardiola

Leeds United threw the Premier League into chaos after they picked up a memorable 2-1 win over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester despite playing half of the match with 10 men only.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side were pegged back by the superior Manchester City side who are set to win the league title at the end of the season before midfielder Stuart Dallas opened the scoring for them in the 42nd minute of the encounter. The game plan of the visitors was thrown out the window when defender Liam Cooper was given his marching orders by the referee in first half added time. Manchester City came out for the second half much more energized, and were finally rewarded in the 76th minute when Ferran Torres equalised for them. They continued their assault on the Leeds United backline before a quick Leeds United break ended with Dallas hitting the ball beyond Ederson in the Manchester City goal in the 91st minute of the game, completing his brace.

Leeds United have now won thrice in a row for the first time in the league this season, and manager Marcelo Bielsa finally picked up a win against Pep Guardiola. They are 19 points clear of the relegation places in their first season back in the Premier League since 2004. Manchester City are back in action in a crunch Champions League quarterfinal against Borussia Dortmund in Germany on Wednesday and will be looking to shake off this defeat before they take to the field against Dortmund.

Salahudeen Sulayman

Sulayman is a sports enthusiast and budding Sports writer. You can reach him on Twitter @Sulayman_Salah

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