On the day of the coronation of King Charles III, Manchester City managed to extend their lead at the top of the EPL points table, with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Leeds United. This allowed them to steer clear of Arsenal by 4 points- which could be enough to seal another league victory.
City did use this match as a warmup for their UCL Semi-Final clash against Real Madrid as they would be touring Santiago Bernabeu for the First Leg on Tuesday. Ilkay Gundogan was the star of the match, scoring a brace- whilst missing a penalty- that Erling Haaland should have ideally taken. For Leeds United, Sam Allardyce’s first game in charge resulted in a defeat, although Rodrigo did create some nervous moments for the final few moments as he scored just 90 seconds after Gundogan’s miss due to a mistake made by Manuel Akanji, the defender for the team from Manchester.
Manchester City Could Win Their First Historic Treble
Manchester City could be on track to win a historic treble, and Pep would be elated to win it again in his coaching career. Currently, Man City are just 9 points away from winning the league. Just three wins from their next four games against Everton, Brighton, Chelsea, and Brentford would see them lift the Premier League trophy for the fifth time in six years. They would also be geared up for the FA Cup final against their city rivals, Manchester United on 3rd June, and a possible UCL Final just a week later.
The match against Leeds United saw Manchester City management rest some of the key players ahead of the Real Madrid clash. John Stones, Ruben Dias, Jack Grealish, Rodri, and Bernardo Silva were left on the bench while Kevin De Bruyne got his rhythm after missing out on a couple of games.