Manchester City moved four points clear at the top of the Premier League table on Saturday, defeating Leeds United 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan scored twice in the first half of their match against Leeds. Rodrigo pulled a goal back for Leeds in the second half. Gundogan missed a late penalty for City, but they held on for the win.
The victory was significant for Manchester City as it moved them four points clear of Arsenal at the top of the Premier League table. The win was also a positive start for new Leeds manager Sam Allardyce, who was unable to inspire his side to a win in his first match in charge.
City dominated possession from the start of the match, and they took the lead in the 19th minute when Gundogan headed home from a Kevin De Bruyne cross. The German midfielder doubled City’s lead in the 27th minute, firing a low shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.
Leeds improved in the second half, and they pulled a goal back in the 66th minute when Rodrigo headed home from a corner. However, City held on for the win, thanks to a good performance from goalkeeper Ederson.
Manchester City has been one of the most successful teams in English football history. They have won seven league titles, six FA Cups, and seven League Cups. They have also won two European trophies: the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and the UEFA Intertoto Cup. The club has been owned by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan since 2008 and has become one of the wealthiest football clubs in the world.
Leeds United is another historic English football club that has had its ups and downs over the years. They have won three league titles, one FA Cup, and one League Cup. They have also reached two European finals: the European Cup final in 1975 and the UEFA Cup final in 2000. Leeds United was promoted to the Premier League last season after a 16-year absence.