Man City star puts on masterclass in seven-goal Leeds rout

Manchester City moved four points clear at the top of the Premier League table as they routed an injury-hit Leeds United side 7-0 at The Etihad on Tuesday evening.

City went straight onto the front foot against Leeds and opened the scoring inside eight minutes.

The visitors were warned early on as Jack Grealish fired at goalkeeper Illan Meslier from distance and Bernardo Silva missed a gilt-edged chance in front of goal.

Meslier then blocked as Rodri charged through but the ball rebounded to Phil Foden and the England midfielder made no mistake to guide home from outside the box.

City looked dangerous every time they came forward and doubled their lead following a corner in the 13th minute.

Leeds half-cleared the initial cross but Riyad Mahrez curled it back into the area and Grealish headed past Meslier.

City further pressed home their advantage just after the half-hour as Rodri played in De Bruyne and the Belgian charged through the box to thump in a low shot.

The home side made it 4-0 four minutes into the second half as a Mahrez effort deflected in off Junior Firpo. And it was 5-0 midway through the half when De Bruyne unleashed an absolute thunderbolt from 25 yards that gave Meslier co chance.

It was six of the best with 15 minutes to go when Stones had two attempts to beat Meslier before succeeding with his final effort.

City were not done there and substitute Nathan Ake made it 7-0 with a powerful header from a corner.

Man City (4-3-3)

Ederson: Sat back and watched on as City produced an absolute masterclass of attacking football. 6/10

John Stones: Unusually started the game at right-back but looked completely at home. Had a couple of goes at his second-half strike before eventually beating Meslier. 7

Ruben Dias: Picked up a booking just before the break in what was pretty much his only action of the half. Subbed midway through the second, with City in complete command. 7

Aymeric Laporte: Coasted through a game that City dominated from the off. 7

Oleksandr Zinchenko: Constantly looked to get forward and kept Leeds’ star man Raphinha very quiet. 7

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