LAST TIME OUT
Despite both clubs having so much quality and flair at their disposal, it ended as a stalemate the last time City travelled to Elland Road.
But it was a really entertaining game of football.
Pep Guardiola’s side had recently suffered a 5-2 thrashing at the hands of Leicester so they were eager to put things right.
And Kevin De Bruyne was inches away from giving City the perfect start when his free-kick caught Illan Meslier out but luckily for the French goalkeeper, De Bruyne’s effort struck the wood-work instead only three minutes in.
It was then Raheem Sterling’s turn to test the Leeds defence and he almost made them pay when the Englishman fed the ball to a lurking Ferran Torres who witnessed his strike cleared off the line.
However, the two attackers did successfully link up moments later when Torres provided the ball for Sterling to then cut inside from the left and curl a low driven shot into the bottom corner.
The game was set up to be a routine win for City because the Whites found themselves clinging on at times.
But Marcelo Bielsa’s side refused to roll over and if it wasn’t for two superb stops from Ederson in between the Man City sticks, Leeds would have grabbed the equaliser.
However, moments later, the Brazilian mistimed his clearance from a corner resulting in ball falling kindly at the feet of Rodrigo who was then able to tap it into an empty net just past the hour mark.
And it almost got worse for the visitors ten minutes later when Liam Cooper’s header was destined for goal.
But yet again, Ederson got fingertips to the ball, making that a hat-trick of excellent saves for the former Premier League Champions.
Manchester City would ultimately go on to dominate for the remainder of the match but to no avail meaning that the points were evenly shared after the full-time whistle.