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Manchester City Upset by Leeds United, 1-2: Reaction & Tweets

Pep and company take one in the chin from Bielsa and his men.

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Manchester City lost for only the fourth time this season as Stuart Dallas’ stoppage time winner ensured 10-man Leeds United stunned the Premier League leaders at the Etihad Stadium.

It was a wild game at the Etihad as missed chances and a very game Leeds stood sound all match. Despite the total control, Leeds managed to slip away in the final minutes and win this one near death of time.

We move on to a hopefully better performance midweek in UCL-

Pep Guardiola Reaction

“What happens when you lose games is that you realise how difficult what we have done so far is,” he said.

“You realise how difficult it is to win 27 in 29 games.

“We need points still because our opponents can win more points - but we have three finals.

“I have incredible confidence with the guys. Defeat sometimes is necessary to understand what we have done.”

“When you lose [the team selection is a mistake], when we win, I am a genius,”

“I do not regret [the selection] because I trust them. If I didn’t trust them, they would not play.

“Everyone was good. It was a game of transitions. We had to avoid it, they did it.

“When you attack and attack and attack, you have to control and not let them run.”

“Congratulations to Leeds, first of all,” he said.

“We did not create enough for the forwards. It is part of the game.

“In the last 10 minutes they had other chances, they are fast and can do it. When they defend in the way they were doing you have to stop them running and we did not do that.

“We are going to rest and prepare two days for the game in Dortmund and decide on how we are going to play.”

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