Man City vs Aston Villa LIVE: Premier League team news and line-ups as Pep Guardiola makes changes in defence

Emery vs Guardiola

Unai Emery has yet to beat Pep Guardiola as a manager in 12 attempts with four draws and eight defeats.

But, under Emery, Aston Villa have scored at least once in each of their eight league matches.

Can they shock Man City today?

Man City vs Aston Villa

Manchester City’s four defeats in the league this season is already more than for the whole of the 2021/22 campaign.

This game will be Pep Guardiola’s 250th Premier League match in charge of City. He has won 183.

Man City vs Aston Villa

Aston Villa could win four consecutive away league games for the first time since a run of seven between 2008 and 2009. Only Manchester United and Arsenal have picked up more points than Villa’s 16 since the appointment of Unai Emery as head coach.

Man City vs Aston Villa

Manchester City have lost three of their last six matches in all competitions, as many as in their previous 27. City could lose consecutive Premier League games for the first time since December 2018.

Man City vs Aston Villa

Manchester City are on a run of 12 consecutive Premier League home victories over Aston Villa.

However, after a 1-1 draw at Villa Park earlier this season, the Villans could avoid defeat against City in both league meetings for the first time since 2000-01.

FT Leeds 0-2 Man Utd

That defeat for Leeds means they’re hovering on the edge of the relegation zone. If Everton defeat Liverpool in the Merseyside derby tomorrow night then the Whites will drop into the bottom three.

For now Manchester United are up to second in the table but they’ll lose that spot if Manchester City avoid losing to Aston Villa in the second Premier League game of the day.

Kick off for that one is just over half an hour away.

Full-time: Leeds 0-2 Man Utd

90+4 mins: It was a tough outing for Manchester United who had to keep an aggressive and determined Leeds at bay for the majority of the game.

The home side ran out of gas towards the end of the game which allowed Marcus Rashford to get on the end of a Luke Shaw cross to head Man Utd in front.

Alejandro Garnacho came off the bench to add a second and secure all three points for the visiting team. Erik ten Hag’s men move up to second in the table and just five points behind leaders Arsenal.

Leeds 0-2 Man Utd

90 mins: Disallowed goal! Bruno Fernandes slides the ball in behind the Leeds defence and plays Marcus Rashford inot the box. He collects the ball and smokes it past Illan Meslier to score but the offside flag goes up.

VAR takes a look and confirms the decision. There’s going to be four minutes of added time to play.

Leeds 0-2 Man Utd

88 mins: Two goals in five minutes have been Leeds’ undoing. Can they strike back with less than five minutes of the 90 to play? It seems unlikely but Manchester United have just do it.

The home side win a free kick in the final third and substitute Sam Greenwood whips it into the box. Max Wober leaps towards the ball but can’t control his header and Man Utd poke it out for a corner.

GOAL! Leeds 0-2 Man Utd (Garnacho, 85’)⚽️

85 mins: It’s a double blow for Leeds! Man Utd win the ball in midfield and work it to Wout Weghorst. He spins and slides the ball over to Alejandro Garnacho on the left wing.

Garnacho drives up the pitch, cuts into the penalty area then curls his effort past Illan Meslier to make Man Utd’s lead comfortable.

That should secure them the points.

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