Manchester City showed total dominance for a 7-0 victory over Leeds United in the Premier League at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday evening. Only two games were played on Tuesday after Manchester United’s game against Brentford was postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak in the united squad
However, the game at the Etihad went as planned but not with the kind of scoreline expected as Pep Guardiola’s side were ruthless as Phil Foden opened the scoring under the first ten minutes of the game before Jack Grealish scored his first goal in the Premier League since August five minutes later before Kevin De Bruyne scored the first of his brace after the half our mark.
Mahrez added another in the second half after the Belgian midfielder scored his second goal of the game while defenders John Stones and Nathan Ake completed the rout.
Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa took responsibility for the result, which puts the team at risk of getting involved in the relegation dogfight.
“There is nothing positive to take away from our performance. I can’t find anything that can be valued. When there’s nothing that’s well done, it’s not individualities that fail, but the conduction and organisation. There’s no justification I can offer. The game was exactly how we thought it would be. We prepared ourselves to avoid everything that happened. We didn’t manage to get anything.” Bielsa said.
Meanwhile, Steven Gerard’s Aston Villa returned to winning ways after losing on his return to the Anfield Stadium at the weekend. However, they returned to winning at the Carrow Road against Norwich City who is coached by Aston Villa’s former manager Dean Smith.
Jacob Ramsey’s strike first-half strike was his second Premier League goal of the season after also netting in a 3-1 defeat to Arsenal in October before Ollie Watkins scored late in the game to seal the game.