Manchester City were handed a shocking 2-1 home defeat by 10-man Leeds United in Saturday’s thrilling Premier League encounter.
Pep Guardiola had rested key members of his squad for next week’s Champions League quarterfinal second leg clash with Borussia Dortmund.
Leeds midfielder Stuart Dallas opened the scoring in the 42nd minute, but Leeds captain Liam Cooper had received a red-card just before the stroke of half-time following a high challenge on Gabriel Jesus.
However, City became wasteful in front of goal, waiting until its 24th shot to score an equalizer when Ferran Torres restored parity in the 76th minute.
Without regulars Kevin De Bruyne, Rúben Dias, Rodri, Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte (injury), City looked lethargic despite the man advantage for the entirety of the second half.
after he surged into an enormous gap between Stones and Fernandinho, before sliding the ball through the legs of the advancing Ederson and into the back of the net.
Dallas grabbed the decisive win for the visitors in the 91st minute of a keenly contested encounter as
Leeds became just the fourth promoted side to win away against the league leaders in Premier League history, according to Opta.
On Tuesday, City eased past Dortmund in the first leg thanks to a 90th-minute winner from Phil Foden, although the visitors secured an away goal.
Meanwhile, the result of Wednesday’s second leg at Dortmund will determine whether Guardiola’s failed gamble to rest his starters against Leeds was worth the end of City’s six-match win streak.