MANCHESTER. Manchester City demolishes Leeds United 7-0 with goals of P. Foden (8′), J. Grealish (13′), K. De Bruyne (32′), R. Mahrez (49′), K. De Bruyne (62′), J. Stones (74′) and N. Ake (78′). Manchester City was definitely superior in terms of ball possession (64%) was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Etihad Stadium stadium in Manchester on Tuesday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Paul Tierney with the collaboration of Constantine Hatzidakis and Neil Davies. The 4th official was Mike Dean. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 9.4 degrees Celsius or 48.83 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 89%.
- ! 64 Ball Possession 36
- 31 Total 6
- 15 On Target 3
- 16 Off Target 3
- 8 Shots blocked 1
- 169 Attack 42
- 59 Dangerous attack 21
- 83 Ball safe 58
- 9 Free Kicks 6
- 0 Penalties 0
- 6 Corners 2
- 5 Total 9
- 1 Yellow Cards 1
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 3 Substitutions 3
Manchester City was in firm control of the ball 64% while Leeds United was struggling with a 36% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Manchester City was more aggressive with 59 dangerous attacks and 31 shots of which 15 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Manchester City won the match.
Manchester City shot 31 times, 15 on target, 16 off target. Regarding the opposition, Leeds United shot 6 times, 3 on target, 3 off target.
Manchester City received 1 yellow card (R. Dias). On the opposite side, Leeds United received 1 yellow card (J. Firpo).
After playing this match, Manchester City will have 41 points to remain in the 1st place. Talking about the opposition, Leeds United will stay with 16 points like Southampton to remain in the 16th place.
In the next match in the Premier League, Manchester City will play away with Newcastle United on the 19th of December with a 23-2 head to head statistic in favor of Manchester City (4 draws).
Leeds United will host Arsenal on the 18th of December with a 3-0 head to head statistic in favor of Arsenal (2 draws).
Manchester City – Formation
Manchester City started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Josep Guardiola i Sala decided to play with the following team: Ederson, John Stones , Rúben Dias , Aymeric Laporte , Oleksandr Zinchenko , Kevin De Bruyne , Rodri , Bernardo Silva , Riyad Mahrez , Jack Grealish and Phil Foden .
The home team had on the bench: CJ Egan-Riley, Raheem Sterling, Nathan Aké, Gabriel Jesus, İlkay Gündoğan , Zack Steffen, Cole Palmer, Josh Wilson-Esbrand and Fernandinho .
Manchester City made 3 changes: B. Silva for I. Gundogan (46′), Rodri for Fernandinho (56′) and R. Dias for N. Ake (65′).
Best player: Kevin De Bruyne
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Manchester City was Kevin De Bruyne.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 54 passes (81% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 5. He performed 4 crosses.
Leeds United – Formation
Leeds United started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Marcelo Alberto Bielsa Caldera played with: Illan Meslier, Jamie Shackleton , Luke Ayling , Diego Llorente , Junior Firpo , Stuart Dallas , Adam Forshaw , Raphinha , Tyler Roberts , Jack Harrison and Daniel James .
They had on the bench: Kristoffer Klaesson, Liam McCarron, Joe Gelhardt, Mateusz Klich , Charlie Cresswell, Crysencio Summerville, Cody Drameh , Sam Greenwood and Jack Jenkins.
Leeds United could not rely on the presence of M. Klich (injured).
Leeds United made 3 changes: J. Shackleton for M. Klich (38′), D. James for J. Gelhardt (46′) and J. Firpo for C. Drameh (73′).
Best player: Tyler Roberts
The most impressive player for Leeds United was Tyler Roberts.
His rating iswith 21 passes (90% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 7.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premier League.