Premier League: Stuart Dallas double sees 10-man Leeds United shock Manchester Metropolis

Premier League: Stuart Dallas double sees 10-man Leeds United shock Manchester Metropolis

Bielsa’s first win in 5 conferences in opposition to Pep Guardiola propels Leeds as much as ninth of their first season again within the English high flight for 16 years.

Premier League: Stuart Dallas double sees 10-man Leeds United shock Manchester City

Leeds United gamers have fun after defeating Manchester Metropolis of their English Premier League match at Etihad Stadium on Saturday. AP Picture

Manchester: Manchester Metropolis suffered only a fourth Premier League defeat of the season as 10-man Leeds United shocked the runaway leaders due to Stuart Dallas’s double in a 2-1 win on the Etihad on Saturday.

Dallas opened the scoring three minutes earlier than half-time, however hope of a well-known win for Marcelo Bielsa’s males appeared to have disappeared when captain Liam Cooper was proven a straight pink card in first-half stoppage time.

The guests withstood a Metropolis bombardment till Ferran Torres equalised 14 minutes from time.

However Leeds nonetheless summoned the vitality to pose a risk on the counter-attack and gained their reward when Dallas slotted under Ederson.

Bielsa’s first win in 5 conferences in opposition to Pep Guardiola propels Leeds as much as ninth of their first season again within the English high flight for 16 years.

“The worth of the victory will increase as a result of it was achieved in a recreation the place we had been dominated and demanded character, effort and persona,” mentioned Bielsa, who Guardiola has hailed as one of many main influences on his superb teaching profession.

“From the adversity and energy of the gamers it was emotional for me. It was a rebellious workforce. They weren’t resigned to lose.”

Guardiola paid for closely rotating his aspect with Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final, second leg, in opposition to Borussia Dortmund clearly his precedence.

Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden and Ruben Dias, who had been among the many stars left on the bench with Metropolis holding a slender 2-1 result in take to Germany in midweek.

“We didn’t management it. We didn’t create sufficient for the forwards,” mentioned Guardiola, who surprisingly didn’t introduce De Bruyne in its place.

“We arrived within the remaining third and after that we couldn’t create a lot. On the finish (the Leeds objective) can occur as a result of they’ve a workforce the place the transitions are incredible.”

Metropolis nonetheless take pleasure in a 14-point lead on the high of the Premier League and want simply 11 factors from their remaining six matches to ensure a 3rd title in 4 years.

However Manchester United might shut the hole to eight factors ought to the Crimson Devils win their two video games in hand, the primary of which is away to Tottenham on Sunday.

A two-minute silence was held earlier than kick-off in honour of Prince Philip, who died aged 99 on Friday.

Sterling out of favour

Raheem Sterling’s presence in what was largely a second string aspect is a mirrored image of how the England worldwide has fallen down the pecking order up to now few weeks.

Sterling didn’t even get on in its place within the first leg in opposition to Dortmund and did little to additional his case for choice in midweek by slicing an ideal likelihood huge from Fernandinho’s cut-back.

Leeds had wasted quite a few promising assaults with their remaining ball, however discovered the completion when Patrick Bamford teed up Dallas to strike low in off the within the publish.

The guests’ pleasure was short-lived. Simply 4 minutes later they had been a person down.

Cooper performed the ball first earlier than crashing into Gabriel Jesus, however referee Andre Marriner upgraded a yellow card proven to the Leeds’ captain to a pink after reviewing the incident on the pitch-side display.

Metropolis had been camped contained in the Leeds half for nearly all the second-half, however had been largely diminished to long-range efforts as Illan Meslier saved from Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fernandinho and Joao Cancelo.

Torres lastly made Metropolis’s dominance pay with a first-time end after Fernandinho picked out Silva inside the world.

But, Leeds nonetheless went looking for a winner.

Raphinha outpaced Fernandinho, however was denied by an excellent deal with by Brazilian compatriot Ederson.

Moments later, Leeds bought their reward as Dallas galloped clear down the center of a vacant Metropolis defence to fit house.

 

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