Metropolis transfer 4 factors away from Arsenal on the high of the Premier League after beating Leeds United 2-1.
Manchester Metropolis have gone 4 factors away from Arsenal on the high the Premier League, beating Leeds United 2-1 with a pair of near-identical objectives from Ilkay Gundogan, stretching their successful league run to 10 video games.
Metropolis’s prolific striker Erling Haaland graciously handed the ball to Gundogan to take a penalty kick within the 84th minute for what would have been a hat trick within the recreation on Saturday, however his shot hit the put up.
Metropolis had run circles round Leeds with quite a few glorious scoring probabilities earlier than Gundogan struck within the nineteenth minute from the sting of the 18-yard field off a cross from Riyad Mahrez. Mahrez teed up Gundogan once more eight minutes later in a carbon copy of his first objective.
Rodrigo Moreno pulled one again for Leeds within the eighty fifth minute.
With 4 video games left, Pep Guardiola’s aspect have 82 factors to Arsenal’s 78, and if the Gunners lose to Newcastle on Sunday, Metropolis can have all however locked up an illustrious third consecutive title.
Leeds, enjoying their first recreation beneath interim supervisor Sam Allardyce who was parachuted in in a last-ditch effort to keep away from relegation, are teetering in seventeenth place – and all three groups under them have a recreation in hand.
Regardless of quite a few scoring probabilities, and with the Etihad Stadium crowd cheering him on, Haaland was unable to increase the Premier League single-season record of 35 objectives he set on Wednesday.
The 22-year-old Norwegian, who’s operating roughshod over the report books in his debut Premier League season, may have had at the very least a few objectives on Saturday, clanging one shot off the crossbar, one other off the put up, and narrowly lacking a few others that left him shaking his head in frustration.
Treble-chasing Manchester Metropolis, who play Actual Madrid on Tuesday within the first leg of the Champions League semifinals, are unbeaten in 20 video games by all competitions.
The percentages have been stacked in opposition to Leeds, who’ve been in freefall for weeks and have the leakiest defence within the high flight, with 69 objectives conceded in 35 video games.
Elsewhere within the Premier League on Saturday, Chelsea gained for the primary time beneath Frank Lampard’s second stint as boss, beating Bournemouth 3-1 on the Vitality Stadium. Troubled Chelsea are actually mathematically protected from relegation.
Harry Kane overtook Wayne Rooney because the Premier League’s second-highest goalscorer in Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 win over London rivals Crystal Palace.
Unai Emery’s Aston Villa misplaced 1-0 away to Wolves, additional denting Villa’s possibilities of Champions League qualification.