Premier League: Leeds draw 1-1 with Manchester City in a high-intense clash 

Leeds draw 1-1 with Manchester City

Leeds draw 1-1 with Manchester City in a high-intense clash 

Leeds draw 1-1 with Manchester City.

As the two managers embraced at fulltime, it was quite evident that each of their teams had fought for the point.

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City had fought each other to a thrilling, breathless and brilliant encounter.

Raheem Sterling got his first goal of the campaign and the opening goal for Manchester City in the first half.

The England international fired home the opener, rounding off their lightning start to what would be a pulsating match.

The forward raced along the edge of the box before drilling home a powerful effort past Illan Meslier and into the far corner.

After the break, City faded alarmingly. All their intensity was gone. It was as if Leeds had annexed it. They were the dominant side now and when Rodrigo came on after 56 minutes, he helped to change the game.

He made an immediate impact, running at Dias and rifling in a shot that Dias got a faint touch to and which skimmed the top of the bar.

Phillips took the resulting corner and swung it into the six-yard box. Ederson came to claim it but instead of catching it, he punched at it wildly and slammed it into Mendy’s back. The ball dropped at Rodrigo’s feet and he swept it into the empty net.

The result left Guardiola’s side in 11th position with 4 points from three games, while Leeds sit fifth with seven points from three games.