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    Leeds United - v - Manchester City ***Matchday Thread***



    5.30pm KO.

    TEAM NEWS

    Leeds United have no new injury concerns but on-loan midfielder Jack Harrison is ineligible to face his parent club.

    Ezgjan Alioski is set to come in, while Pablo Hernandez is still sidelined.

    Manchester City centre-back Aymeric Laporte could make a first Premier League appearance since July after completing coronavirus protocols.

    Ruben Dias is in contention for his debut but Oleksandr Zinchenko, Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan remain out.

    Leeds close in on Bayern's CuisanceSterling double fires City into Carabao Cup quarter-finalsIs Ruben Dias right man to replace Kompany?

    I admire Bielsa "the most in world football" - Guardiola

    LAWRO'S PREDICTION

    Leeds are still strengthening their squad but the one thing you can be sure about with all of their signings is that they can run. A pre-requisite for all of their players seems to be that they can cover some ground.

    Marcelo Bielsa's side have been fabulous so far and it is going to be fascinating to see how he approaches this game against Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

    Guardiola will have a plan too, of course, but both coaches have a mutual admiration of each other.

    City looked unprepared in their defeat by Leicester last weekend, which is most unusual for them under Guardiola - I am pretty sure it won't happen again here.

    I am expecting it to be a very good game. A lot of teams show massive respect to City and sit deep but I don't think Leeds will do that.

    Prediction:*1-2

    Lawro's full predictions v Manchester City & Scotland midfielder Caroline Weir

    MATCH FACTS

    Head-to-head

    This is the first competitive meeting between the teams since 2013, when City won 4-0 at home in an FA Cup tie.

    The most recent encounter at Elland Road ended 2-1 to Leeds in the Premier League in March 2004.

    Manchester City have beaten Leeds in only two of the seven Premier League away fixtures, losing five times.

    Leeds United

    The Whites have won 14 of their past 17 league matches, keeping clean sheets in 11 of those victories.

    Leeds can earn three consecutive Premier League wins for the first time since January 2003.

    The eight goals scored by Leeds equals the record for a promoted side after three games, last set by Bolton Wanderers in 2001.

    They have scored a league-high five goals from a set-piece.Patrick Bamford has scored three goals in three Premier League appearances this season, after scoring one in 27 matches for Crystal Palace, Norwich City, Burnley and Middlesbrough.

    Kalvin Phillips has created nine goalscoring opportunities in the Premier League this season, the most of any Leeds player.

    Manchester City

    Manchester City could lose successive league fixtures for the first time since December 2018.

    They have won three successive Premier League away matches, by an aggregate score of 12-1.City's solitary defeat in their past 31 top-flight meetings with promoted teams came at Norwich in September last year (W25, D5).

    They let in five goals against Leicester last time out, matching the total tally they had conceded in the previous 11 league games.

    It was the first time a Pep Guardiola team had conceded five times - in his 686th match as a manager - and the first time in 12 years that City had let in five goals.

    Guardiola is undefeated in three previous meetings with Marcelo Bielsa, when the pair were in charge of Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao respectively (W2, D1).Kevin De Bruyne has been directly involved in 35 Premier League goals (14 goals, 21 assists) since the start of last season, two more than any other player during that period.

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    If you like useful and interesting information about football clubs and their home cities, visit www.footballcities.co.uk and check out the Leeds and Manchester pages.
    If visiting the website click on the Facebook link to see a potted history of matches between the two clubs.
    Enjoy this massive match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cityguy View Post
    If you like useful and interesting information about football clubs and their home cities, visit www.footballcities.co.uk and check out the Leeds and Manchester pages.
    If visiting the website click on the Facebook link to see a potted history of matches between the two clubs.
    Enjoy this massive match.
    Yes,Leeds are massive,but Citeh are just a small time club with rich owners.

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    Lol. 🤣👍

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    Is it too early to start drinking

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    I am concerned that we will miss Harrison but if Barndoor can keep his scoring run going (who saw that coming?) and Costa plays like he did against Fulham rather than his usual mediocrity then we may just be in with a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev72 View Post
    Is it too early to start drinking
    lol have you moved the sofa out a bit so there's room behind it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezleeds View Post
    lol have you moved the sofa out a bit so there's room behind it?
    lol,

    Jeff Stelling and the boys on soccer satdi think we are gonna get well rodgered

    Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue

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    No way bud, started at 10, come on lads!!

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    been on the sauce for the last 2 hours! Cmon Rev, catch up!

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