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Man City thrash Leeds to leapfrog Liverpool into top spot as EPL title race hots up

Manchester City produced a clinical performance as they thrashed Leeds United 4-0 away from home to move up to second in the Premier League table with a game in hand. The defeat of Leeds, who managed just one shot on target, means City now trails leaders Liverpool by seven points with five games remaining. The in-form Liverpool, who also won 4-0 at Bournemouth, remain top of the table. The result means that City has now failed to keep a clean sheet in the Premier League this season but remains top for the time being.

Manchester City has moved a step closer to the Premier League title after thrashing 10-man Leeds United at the Etihad Stadium to rise to second in the table. The in-form hosts made light of the absence of suspended captain Vincent Kompany and raced into a 3-0 lead inside 20 minutes through goals from David Silva, Kyle Walker, and Riyad Mahrez. Pep Guardiola's side then secured all three points with a late third from substitute Leroy Sane, who returned to the side following a month-long knee injury. The city now sits two points behind leaders Liverpool, who defeated Everton 2-0, with a game in hand, while Leeds has fallen to seventh.

Manchester City has shrugged off their continental commitments with a thumping 5-0 win over 10-man Leeds to move top of the Premier League. The defending champions, who began the day in second place, can extend their advantage over Liverpool to four points if they avoid defeat in their game in hand. The result also extended City's unbeaten run to 14 games in all competitions. The victory took City's goalscoring record in 2018 to an impressive 22 goals in eight games.

Manchester City has taken firm control of the Premier League as they thumped 10-man Leeds United to leapfrog Liverpool and keep their title aspirations alive. The in-form hosts' 4-0 win means they have now won eight league games in a row, scoring 16 goals, and conceding just once. City, who are now just one point behind leaders Liverpool, now have a game in hand. Jorgen Klopp's side travels to West Ham on Monday night.

Manchester City has moved clear at the top of the Premier League as they thrashed 10-man Leeds United at the Etihad Stadium to keep their title hopes alive. The in-form hosts went into the game on the back of five consecutive league victories, which has seen them leapfrog Liverpool into first place. City, who were missing several first-choice players through injury and suspension, ran riot in a dominant display to record their 13th consecutive league win, moving them four points clear of their opponents with two games in hand. Sergio Aguero netted a hat-trick while Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, and David Silva also found the net to give City a huge boost in their bid to win their first league title since 2014.

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