Manchester United presented with rare chance to close the gap on Manchester City

Manchester City were given a shocker at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon, as Pep Guardiola’s side suffered a 2-1 defeat to Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United.

Despite being a man down for the entire second half, Leeds scored a late goal as Stuart Dallas scored a stoppage time goal to seal a massive win for the visitors.

Dallas had put Leeds ahead in the first half, but Ferran Torres equalised with 14 minutes left of the game. With City pushing for a late goal to get the three points, Dallas hurt them with a late goal to complete the brace and snatch all three points from the table toppers.

Although Manchester United are still a bit far off in the race for the title, this defeat has opened up a slight possibility.

City are currently 14 points clear of United, but United have played two games less. A win against Tottenham on Sunday and a win in the outstanding game will mean that the gap will be cut short to 8 points. From then on, anything can just happen, but first, Manchester United must beat Tottenham on Sunday.

Can United get the three points at the London Stadium?