Kevin De Bruyne scored a brace as Manchester City thrashed Leeds United in one of the high scoring football scores of the midweek action in the Premier League. Phil Foden opened the scoring in the eighth minute before Jack Grealish doubled their lead in the 13th minute. Kevin De Bruyne scored his first in the 32nd minute before Riyadh Mahrez made it four in the 49th minute. De Bruyne scored a thunderous goal in the 62nd minute before John Stones and Nathan Ake rounded up the scoring.
Man City: Ederson (7), Stones (8), Dias (7), Laporte (7), Zinchenko (7), Rodri (8), De Bruyne (9), Mahrez (8), Bernardo Silva (6), Foden (8), Grealish (8).
Subs: Ake (7), Gundogan (7), Fernandinho (6).
Leeds: Meslier (4), Shackleton (4), Ayling (4), Llorente (6), Firpo (3), Dallas (4), Forshaw (4), Raphinha (4), James (3), Harrison (6), Roberts (4).
Subs: Gelhardt (5), Drameh (4), Klich (4).
Man of the Match: Kevin de Bruyne
Man City boss Pep Guardiola: “We lost five points last season playing Leeds. We tried to prepare well and maybe the players felt it was a more serious team than people think about. Our goals conceded is amazing. It proves you don’t have to defend so deep, but this club is creative and the club buys players to be creative. We didn’t score as many goals this season but today was a good run to be close to Liverpool and Chelsea.”
Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa: “There is nothing positive to take away from our performance. I can’t find anything that can be valued. As is natural in these cases, it is not the individuals that fail but the organization.”
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