Pep Guardiola hails Manchester City’s unity after victory at Leeds United – What We Know!

Pep Guardiola lauded his Manchester City side after they beat Leeds 4-0 at Elland Road

Pep Guardiola lauded Manchester Metropolis’s togetherness as they responded to Liverpool’s early victory and maintained a one-point lead within the title race.

Jurgen Klopp’s aspect piled the stress on the defending champions by beating Newcastle United at lunchtime earlier than Metropolis swept Leeds United apart at Elland Street.

Metropolis ran out four-goal winners – Rodri, Nathan Ake, Gabriel Jesus and Fernandinho scoring – however needed to climate heavy first-half stress to cement final evening’s win.

Pep Guardiola lauded his Manchester Metropolis aspect after they beat Leeds 4-0 at Elland Street

Fernandinho scored the fourth on what was a tricky outing for City despite the scoreline

Fernandinho scored the fourth on what was a difficult outing for Metropolis regardless of the scoreline

‘They reply very well and stick collectively within the unhealthy moments,’ Guardiola mentioned. ‘We needed to undergo. Aymeric [Laporte] and Ruben [Dias] had been unbelievable. An unbelievable consequence.

‘The stress will not be too sophisticated to analyse. They play earlier than, they will win all video games. We’ve anticipated that for a very long time.

‘All we’ve got to do is win our video games. When that occurs, they will congratulate us. if it doesn’t occur, we’re going to congratulate them.

‘It’s an honour to attempt to make back-to-back and attempt to make a fourth Premier League Pep Guardiola hails Manchester Metropolis’s unity after victory at Leeds United in 5 years. I do know Liverpool is nicer with their historical past however what we’ve got will not be unhealthy.’

Guardiola reserved special praise for central defenders Aymeric Laporte and Ruben Dias

Guardiola reserved particular reward for central defenders Aymeric Laporte and Ruben Dias

City's win came after Liverpool had briefly replaced them at the top of the Premier League

Metropolis’s win got here after Liverpool had briefly changed them on the high of the Premier League

Guardiola added: ‘As we speak I felt the Elland Street crowd and why this [stadium] is so particular. On the finish, 4-0 down and preventing to remain up, they’re chanting their assist.

‘This was vital for us as a result of we’ve got a ultimate recreation in Madrid [on Wednesday] to succeed in the Champions League ultimate after which we are able to simply give attention to the league for 4 video games.’

Leeds supervisor Jesse Marsch closely criticised referee Paul Tierney by claiming that Metropolis got the vast majority of 50-50 choices. Marsch was booked for his protestations.

‘If the ref will not be behaving in a manner I believe is acceptable and I ask for issues to alter they usually don’t change then I need to change my behaviour to alter his,’ Marsch mentioned. ‘After my yellow I don’t assume it’s a coincidence Metropolis get the following yellow.

Jesse Marsch was critical of referee Paul Tierney's performance in the defeat to City

Jesse Marsch was vital of referee Paul Tierney’s efficiency within the defeat to Metropolis

‘The massive golf equipment get the calls so it’s a must to battle. I didn’t assume the freekick for the primary aim was a foul. I felt over time there have been a number of gentle fouls they picked up, which might change the momentum of the sport.’

Marsch added that the Leeds efficiency ‘felt like a win’ and believes they’ve sufficient to beat the drop – regardless of Burnley’s dramatic late win at Watford. The American’s trigger was not helped by shedding each Liam Cooper and Stuart Dallas with knee accidents. Dallas will miss the rest of the season.

‘We knew this wasn’t going to be straightforward,’ Marsch mentioned. ‘However we’re up for it. Their want provides me a number of optimism and confidence. It wasn’t a 4-0 match. Our gamers are so dedicated to creating these followers proud and preserving us on this league. It’s nearer than we want however no matter man, we hold going.

‘This was a loss however in some ways I really feel prefer it’s a win. This membership may be very distinctive and its fanbase as effectively. This isn’t me pandering to the followers, I’m simply calling it as I see it.’

Leeds were dealt a blow when Stuart Dallas was stretchered off with a serious injury

Leeds had been dealt a blow when Stuart Dallas was stretchered off with a severe damage