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Dec 28 (Reuters) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said Leeds United would not have actually been his front runner to reboot their Premier League campaign against and also expects a tough test versus the division’s “most aggressive” side later on Wednesday.

City, who shed to Brentford in their final league video game before the World Mug break, path leaders Collection by 8 points. Newcastle United have actually leapfrogged Guardiola’s side right into second, a point above City however having played two video games extra.

Guardiola stated his players had to be activated versus Leeds.

” One of the most difficult games, I would certainly have liked one more opponent than Leeds in the minute after the Globe Mug. It’s the most aggressive team in the Premier League,” he included.

” Their guys don’t provide you time to think. You have to be specific as well as you have to be in a high level to do it in the situation we have after our defeat against Brentford.”

City can reduce the deficit to Arsenal to 5 factors with a win on Wednesday and Guardiola was determined to maintain the leaders within striking range.

” You need to look out and beware because if the range is larger, it’ll be so elusive them.”

Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing And Enhancing by Peter Rutherford

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Last Updated: 28 December 2022