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Guardiola hails Man City’s “good performance” in 7-0 win against Leeds

Updated: Dec 15, 2021

Pep Guardiola showed great pleasure at how Manchester City extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table by beating Leeds 7-0 on Tuesday evening.

Goals from Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Riyad Mahrez, John Stones, Nathan Ake and a brace from Kevin De Bruyne was enough to run down the West Yorkshire club at the Etihad.

Honestly, it could have been 10-0 to City with the way they dominated and constantly eased past the Leeds defenders.

The result means Pep Guardiola's Cityzens, who sit top of the English top-flight, are four points clear of Liverpool in second and five ahead of Chelsea in third.

While Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites remain just five points clear of Burnley in the relegation zone having played two games more.

'Man City players were brilliant'

The happy City boss Pep Guardiola told BT Sport after the win: "Congratulations to the team, it was a good performance for us. "We did a good performance, the vibes of the stadium was nice today - it was sold out and the supporters were incredible.

"We started in a good rhythm and our central defenders made good build-up. We were patient with the ball and the quality of the players did the rest. "We lost five points last season when we played Leeds. "We tried to prepare well for the game. The players, maybe they felt, that it is a more serious team than people think. I know exactly which manager conducts this team.

“The pride they have every single game, with every single ball. We saw the game against Chelsea, they deserved to take at least one point. The way they fought, maybe they were a little tired as they played just two days ago. "That is why I give credit for the victory because I am pretty sure that every opponent knows what it is to play Leeds. Now we rest and prepare for Newcastle on Sunday. "When you get these results it's because individually they [the players] are brilliant."

Grealish is exceptional

The Spaniard lauded Jack Grealish, who scored his second Premier League goal since joining City from Aston Villa during the summer. He told BBC Sport: "He [Jack Grealish] plays exceptionally [well]. I don't judge players for their goals. I want to see how they behave and their decisions. "He can play in three or four positions. "They are so honest and humble guys. John Stones plays centre-back for the national team but we needed him at full-back. I'm very pleased for him. "We are proud of the way we're playing."

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