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Guardiola after Leeds 2-1 win over Man City: We didn’t control it.

Pep Guardiola watching his Man City stars take on Leeds at the Etihad. [Getty]
Pep Guardiola watching his Man City stars take on Leeds at the Etihad. [Getty]

FT: Man City 1-2 Leeds

Pep Guardiola bemoaned the fact his Cityzens weren’t able to create more chances when they hosted Leeds United in the Premier League on Saturday.

Stuart Dallas scored a last-gasp winner as 10-man Leeds thrashed Premier League champions elect City 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium.

The Northern Irishman finished off fhe through ball from Ezgjan Alioski in style, flicking the ball past Ederson for his second goal of the game.

City were dominating the game, searching for a winner against Marcelo Bielsa’s side who were down to 10 men after Liam Cooper was sent off in the final minute of the first half for a challenge on Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus following a VAR review.

This was before Ferran Torres cancelled out Dallas' 42nd-minute opener 15 minutes from time.

The result means City need 11 points to secure the 2020-21 title and following the tie Pep Guardiola told BT Sport ‘we made a mistake and lost control'. "We played a real good game,” the Spaniard said. “The goal we gave them, in behind, we were solid and make mistakes for a counter attack. We did not control it. We did not create enough for the forwards. It is part of the game. "In the last 10 minutes they had other chances, they fast and can do it. When they defend in the way they were you have to stop them running and we did not do that. The best moment we had in the game we make a mistake behind and we tried but could not score. "We are going to rest and prepare two days for the game in Dortmund and decide on how we are going to play."

City defender Nathan Ake added: "It was frustrating. We knew it would be tough before the game but the manner we conceded the goals were not great. They had the red card so we pushed and pushed and could not score in the second half.

"After the game it is easier to say. We left ourselves maybe a little too open. We pushed so much to get the second goal and they are a very good counter-attacking team.

"The second half how we came out was good. We tried to create. It's difficult when the whole team is behind the ball. When you get the first back you feel you can push on. We left ourselves open for the counter-attack.

"I think it's maybe one of those days where we had a lot of chances. When you don't score obviously it is going to be tough and we need to make sure we close at the back which we didn't do. We move on and reflect on this. We have a big game on Wednesday."

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