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MANCHESTER CITY host relegation-threatened Leeds at the Etihad as Pep Guardiola's team eye a historic treble.

The Cityzens are currently top of the league with a game in hand on title rivals Arsenal.

Leeds sacked Javi Gracia in the week and have turned to Premier League survival expert Sam Allardyce to save their season.

  • Kick off time: 3pm
  • TV channel: Sky Sports Main Event/ Premier League
  • Live stream: NOW
  • Man City team: Ederson, Lewis, Akanji, Laporte, Ake, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Mahrez, Alvarez, Foden, Haaland
  • Leeds team: Robles, Ayling, Harrison, Wober, Firpo, Kristensen, Forshaw, Roca, Gnonto, McKennie, Bamford


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  • Kieran Davies

    Man City 0-0 Leeds Utd

    13. Foden switches the ball to Mahrez who kills it dead with one touch and cuts inside onto his left foot.

    He lays it off to De Bruyne who looks to shoot from the edge of the box but his shot is blocked.

    City recycle the ball and look to come forward once again.

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    Man City 0-0 Leeds Utd

    11. Gundogan dinks a ball over the top of the Leeds defence.

    Foden makes the run trying to get on the end of it but there is just a little too much on the pass.

    Leeds are trying to press Man City higher up the pitch now.

  • Kieran Davies

    Man City 0-0 Leeds Utd

    9. Leeds come forward for the first time in the game.

    Harrison looks to feed it into the path of Bamford but Ederson is quick off his line to collect the ball.

    City are trying to press the visitors, giving them no time on the ball at all.

  • Kieran Davies

    Man City 0-0 Leeds Utd

    7. It is all one-way traffic in the early stages here.

    Foden finds some space down the left and crosses into the box.

    Leeds manage to slice the ball clear for a corner.

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    Man City 0-0 Leeds Utd

    5. Leeds are looking nervy clearing their lines at the back.

    Unable to retain possession at all.

    Foden looks to cross but Robles gathers the low cross.

    Credit: Reuters
  • Kieran Davies

    Man City 0-0 Leeds Utd

    3. Pep Guardiola has rotated his side today, giving a chance for some of the squad to impress.

    City are happy to pass the ball around, patiently building attacks.

    The visitors do not seem keen to press and are sitting deep.

  • Kieran Davies

    Man City 0-0 Leeds Utd

    1. It is a full house at The Etihad this afternoon.

    Now they sit at the top of the Premier League table, they want to see their team extend their lead.

    City begin on the front foot looking to test the back line of Leeds.

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    Kick-off: Man City vs Leeds Utd

    We are underway in Manchester.

    Sam Allardyce has a huge task in front of him this afternoon.

    Leeds Utd get the game started.

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    Erling setting new league targets

    Erling Haaland now holds the Premier League record for the number of goals scored in a season.

    His 35 goals in 32 games has topped the previous record held by Andy Cole and Alan Shearer.

    With five games left in their league season, including today's game, the Norwegian striker will be looking to add to that tally.

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    Big Sam needing Manchester miracle

    To expect Sam Allardyce to transform this Leeds team in his first game could be asking too much of the experienced manager.

    Normally, sides do tend to have a honeymoon period under the new gaffer but travelling to the home of the champions to get a result would require a super human effort.

    Containing their attacking threat, in particular Erling Haaland, is key this afternoon for the visitors.

  • Kieran Davies

    Pep able to stretch lead at top

    For the majority of the season, Man City have been chasing Arsenal at the top of the Premier League table.

    Finally, the defending champions have a chance to open up a gap between themselves and second place with victory in Manchester today.

    Many feel the title is theirs to lose now, opening up a four point gap on Arsenal would go some way to prove that.

    Credit: Getty
  • Kieran Davies

    Pep to take new approach for Leeds

    The Spanish manager spoke about what the visitors pose as a threat today:

    Always the impact a new manager on the players in the first one, two games, every team is playing for important things but Leeds to stay here. I don't know the system they're going to play, we have to adapt in the first 10, 15 minutes. It's a massive, important game for us.

    Pep GuardiolaMan City

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    Leeds United subs:

    1. Meslier, 21. Struijk, 5. Koch, 24. Georginio, 10. Summerville, 63. Gray, 7. Aaronson, 42. Greenwood, 19. Rodrigo

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    Leeds United starting XI:

    Sam Allardyce makes five changes for his first game in charge against the defending champions.

    22. Robles, 25. Kristensen, 39. Wober, 3. Firpo, 2. Ayling, 4. Forshaw, 8. Roca, 11. Harrison, 28. McKennie, 29. Gnonto, 9. Bamford

    Credit: @LUFC
  • Kieran Davies

    Man City subs:

    18. Ortega, 2. Walker, 3. Dias, 4. Phillips, 5. Stones, 10. Grealish, 16. Rodri, 20. Bernardo Silva, 21. Gomez

  • Kieran Davies

    Man City starting XI:

    Pep Guardiola makes seven changes from the side that beat West Ham in midweek for the visit of Leeds United.

    31. Ederson, 25. Akanji, 14. Laporte, 6. Ake, 82. Lewis, 8. Gundogan, 26. Mahrez, 19. Alvarez, 17. De Bruyne, 47. Foden, 9. Haaland

    Credit: @ManCity
  • Kieran Davies

    In case of emergency break glass

    The Leeds United board hit the panic button with four games remaining in the season when they sacked manager Javi Gracia.

    Bringing in veteran coach Sam Allardyce for the remainder of the season, the board are hoping that he can find them the points to keep them in the Premier League.

    It is a tough ask of Allardyce, who takes the helm of a team devoid of confidence and shipping goals in their last few games.

  • Kieran Davies

    Leeds team news

    Luis Sinisterra, Tyler Adams, Stuart Dallas and Liam Cooper all remain sidelined with injuries, while new manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed that a few other players have minor niggles that will need to be monitored.

    Keeper Illan Meslier has been criticised of late for his performances and may lose his spot to Joel Robles, while Maximilian Wober, Pascal Struijk and Junior Firpo will all be pushing for recalls after being on the bench in their last game.

    Wilfried Gnonto is expected to start on the left flank while top scorer Rodrigo is expected to start, either replacing Patrick Bamford or supporting him in attack.

  • Connor Greaves

    Leeds’ run-in:

    Man City vs Leeds (TODAY)

    Leeds vs Newcastle (May 13)

    West Ham vs Leeds (May 21)

    Leeds vs Tottenham (May 28)

  • Kieran Davies

    Man City team news

    Nathan Ake returned from a hamstring injury in midweek to open the scoring and will be hoping to continue on the left side of defence today.

    Stefan Ortega made a rare appearance in that game also and will be hoping to keep his spot in the side today ahead of first choice keeper Ederson.

    Pep Guardiola may consider changing either Riyad Mahrez or Jack Grealish for Phil Foden for today’s game, while Julian Alvarez is expected to partner Erling Haaland in attack if Kevin De Bruyne is not fit to feature.

  • Connor Greaves

    Man City’s title run-in:

    Here are all of City’s remaining Premier League fixtures:

    Man City vs Leeds (TODAY)

    Everton vs Man City (May 14)

    Man City vs Chelsea (May 21)

    Brighton vs Man City (May 24)

    Brentford vs Man City (May 28)

  • Connor Greaves

    Why is Man City vs Leeds being shown live on TV during the 3pm blackout?

    Today's huge clash was initially scheduled for Sunday, May 7th, but has been pushed forward a day.

    The reason the match was moved is because of the game's proximity to Manchester City's Champions League semi-final clash with Real Madrid on Tuesday, May 9.

    Man City vs Leeds could have taken the early kick-off slot at 12:30pm on Saturday, May 6 but the fixture would clash with King Charles III's Coronation.

    A later kick-off time on the Saturday has been avoided due to a lack of police resourcing.

  • Connor Greaves

    Latest odds

    • Man City to win 2/15
    • Draw 15/2
    • Leeds 20/1

    *Odds courtesy of Ladbrokes are correct at time of publication

    Good afternoon and welcome to the Etihad!

    Manchester City host Leeds as Sam Allardyce returns to the hot seat to take Pep Guardiola’s side at the Etihad.

    Relegation-threatened Leeds found themselves on the wrong end of a 4-1 thrashing in their recent survival scrap with Bournemouth last weekend.

    And as a result, ex-boss Javi Gracia was axed, which paved the way for Allardyce to return to the dugout

    But Big Sam couldn't have asked for a more stern opening test as his side is set to take on City, who are on a 19-match unbeaten run with record-breaking Erling Haaland spearheading their attack.

    Furthermore, Pep's men have the incentive of knowing that victory would open up a four-point gap on title rivals Arsenal.

    However, Allardyce has an incredible record of guiding teams to safety, and he'll want to build on that, starting with the huge trip to the Etihad.

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