Man City take on Leeds today
One thing is that a Leeds defence that conceded five times against Crystal Palace
And then six against Liverpool in the last few weeks
That have the unenviable task of keeping Erling Haaland in check
That’s after the Norwegian beat the Premier League season goalscoring record
Man City now will be looking to take all three points today
The pep’s grip of the Premier League title race seems in little danger of slipping and while Arsenal are doing their best to keep up with the pace, the Gunners can expect few favours from Leeds on Saturday.
Now the Citizens can go four points clear at the top of the table with a win over Leeds, who this week appointed Sam Allardyce s their manager in a desperate attempt to avoid relegation, and it is difficult to envisage anything other than a home win.
And admittedly, the Hammers were understrength due to illness in the camp, but the City defence looked completely in control and the Londoners hardly managed to get out of their half, so expect the home side to keep their second successive clean sheet of the week.
Yes Allardyce faces the toughest of openers
New Leeds manager Sam Allardyce could not have been handed a tougher opening game, but there is no time to waste with the team still in deep relegation trouble with just four games to save themselves.
Also now the problem is that they have conceded at least twice in eight of their last nine matches and their away record is as equally woeful, so it is extremely difficult to be optimistic about their chances at the Etihad.