Against Leeds, Man City’s Pep Guardiola did something for the first time in 12 years

Posted by

It was an enthralling evening’s entertainment at Elland Road when Man City drew 1-1 with Leeds United on Saturday.

Both Pep Guardiola and Marcelo Bielsa had clearly looked to attack from the first whistle, and although there were only two goals, there were chances aplenty.

Raheem Sterling gave City the lead just after the quarter hour and in truth, whilst they were in the ascendency, the visitors should really have added to the score.

It’s to the Leeds’ credit that they were unable to, whilst City were indebted to their keeper, Ederson, in the second half as the hosts came on strong.

Rodrigo equalised just three minutes after coming on before an all-out assault on the City goal should also have produced more.

In any event, the draw, which probably suited neither party, meant that Guardiola had managed to do something for the first time in 12 years.

Not since his first season at Barcelona in 2008/09 had a Pep side dropped points in two of their three opening games of the season.

He did go on to win the treble on that occasion so City fans might be hoping lightning will strike twice.

More Stories Ederson Marcelo Bielsa Pep Guardiola Raheem Sterling Rodrigo


  1. Pep should be critical with his selection on a team not just day dream otherwise it won’t be good again this season. Get attacking players Milik should come and one defender from Ajax, I don’t see Ake performing

  2. I don’t thing we are going to do those business because of time,but if that happened it a business for the club expercially in that the left full back Mendy need a great completions may that will help him regained the Mendy we saw years back when we bought him

  3. City playing with a false nine is always difficult…. Pep should get someone either milik or cavani

Comments are closed