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Liverpool vs Leeds LIVE Football Score 12 Sept 2021

Liverpool vs Leeds LIVE Football Score 12 Sept 2021

Pep Guardiola may have been hailed as the “magical” one by Marcelo Bielsa before last Saturday’s battle at the Etihad, but it was 10-man Leeds who produced their own 90 minutes of wizardry to shock the runaway league leaders and follow in Manchester United’s footsteps by prevailing 2-1 on Man City’s turf.

The joy from Stuart Dallas’s first-half opener was short-lived as Liam Cooper was sent for an early bath just before the break, and not until the 76th minute did City manage to restore parity through Ferran Torres, but a determined Dallas raced through in second-half injury time to slot home and propel Leeds to their result of the season so far.

Bielsa has now witnessed his team come up trumps in a 2-1 scoreline three times in a row following previous triumphs versus Sheffield United and Fulham – a spate of successes which sees them sit comfortably in 10th spot before the weekend’s fixtures kick off – and ninth-placed Arsenal are only ahead on goal difference prior to their clash with Fulham.

The Whites have also lost just one of their last five at Elland Road, and another slice of history is on offer for Bielsa’s side this weekend as they could become just the second team in the Premier League to beat both the league leaders and reigning champions in consecutive matches – following in Everton’s footsteps from the 2009-10 season.

Leeds – who also boast identical tallies of 49 goals scored and conceded in league action, a testament to their unwavering commitment to attack – have not won four top-flight games on the trot for 20 years, and with Liverpool-linked Raphinha potentially sidelined for this game, equalling that feat from April 2001 may prove a bridge too far.

There was simply no breaking down the impenetrable wall of Thibaut Courtois, Eder Militao and Nacho at Anfield in midweek, as Liverpool’s wasteful attackers bowed out of the Champions League 3-1 on aggregate after a goalless draw with Real Madrid in the second leg of their quarter-final.

Another shot at continental glory has passed Jurgen Klopp by, and the German has previously played down his side’s chances of finishing in the top four, but nine points from their last three matches sees the reigning Premier League champions sit just three points adrift of the Champions League places with seven matches left to play.

 

 

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