Manchester City vs Leeds United live, Premier League: Score and latest updates

Hello and welcome to what needs to be a extremely fascinating match as Manchester City welcome Leeds United to the Etihad.

City have the prospect to increase their lead on the high of the Premier League desk to 4 factors forward of Wednesday and Thursday fixtures.

A win would put strain on their nearest rivals and title challengers Liverpool and Chelsea to shut the hole.

Whereas, Leeds will likely be aiming to bounce again from the frustration of dropping in stoppage time to Chelsea on the weekend.

The guests to the Etihad are with out striker Patrick Bamford and midfielder Kalvin Phillips, who’re out injured.

However City boss Pep Guardiola insists the away facet will nonetheless pose a menace.

“Leeds is one in every of our hardest opponents,” Guardiola mentioned. “They play each week in a particular distinctive method and we play towards the particular and distinctive method simply two occasions a yr. It’s utterly completely different to different opponents.

“Bamford was injured for a very long time now, Phillips too… But when there’s one one who does not complain about what occurs, it’s Marcelo (Bielsa). He likes to work when the state of affairs is hard.”

Forward of the match, Guardiola urged gamers to get vaccinated towards Covid as circumstances rise throughout the nation.

Tottenham Hotspur recorded 13 circumstances on the membership final week, whereas Leicester City and Manchester United had been additionally affected by the virus.

“Completely, the docs counsel they must do it,” Guardiola informed reporters on Monday when requested about gamers getting the booster pictures.

“We converse with the gamers day-after-day to say watch out. Keep wholesome, put on masks, social distance.

“It is Christmas, the tendency is to celebration and exit. However the virus remains to be right here. The virus does not mean you can undergo a lot, however circumstances rise daily, so simply watch out.”

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