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Manchester City will be looking to maintain their position at the top of the Premier League as they travel north to face Leeds United in the Premier League on Saturday

Manchester City will be looking to maintain their position at the top of the Premier League as they travel north to face Leeds United in the Premier League on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola’s side were involved in a seven-goal semi-final contest with Real Madrid in the Champions League, while Jesse Marsch’s men were held to a goalless draw at Crystal Palace.

Leeds United

With Everton and Burnley breathing over their shoulder, Leeds cannot afford any slip-ups with just five games to play.

Though Marsch’s side have been in good form, currently on a five-game unbeaten run and earning 11 points in the process.

His team currently occupy 16th position on 34 points, now three points from Burnley with 31 points and five points from Everton who sit 18th on 29 points, though do have a game in hand.

The fixtures crank up in difficulty for Leeds are their next three games are Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea – all of which have something to play for and will be no easy games.

Manchester City

It was an iconic Champions League tie as both City and Real Madrid put on a show at the Etihad Stadium in their thrilling 4-3 first leg.

The pendulum swung back and forth all game as Kevin de Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva all got on the scoresheet.

Though the Frenchman Karim Benzema continued to roll back the years as his two goals alongside Vinicius Junior’s sublime solo run kept the tie alive.

Focus now returns to the Premier League where just one blip in their final games could hand the title to Liverpool. Though as it stands, City are five wins away from the Premier League title.

Team news

Leeds will be without Tyler Roberts, Patrick Bamford and Adam Forshaw through injury.

Mateusz Klich is likely to partner Kalvin Phillips in the centre of midfield while former City player Jack Harrison will face his former side.

As for Manchester City, England duo Kyler Walker and John Stones are doubts after picking up knocks, though Joao Cancelo is back from his European suspension.

Leeds United vs Manchester City – kick off at 5:30pm (UK time) on Saturday 30th April 2022

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