Manchester City has only missed the victory on Saturday for the second time this calendar year.

With Nathan Aké back in the base for the first time after months of injury, the leader of the Premier League lost 1-2 at home against Leeds United.

Aké played his first game since the turn of the year.

The nineteen-time international had been eliminated all this time with a hamstring injury.

The 26-year-old defender participated in the first hour.

City manager Josep Guardiola did not choose his strongest team against Leeds, with a view to the game with Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-finals in the Champions Legaue.

On Wednesday, the English will defend a 2-1 lead from the first leg.

Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gündogan, Ruben Dias, Kyle Walker, Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez and Rodri, among others, started on the bench.

Shortly before half time, City received the opening goal.

Stuart Dallas hit through the inside of the post.

Shortly thereafter, Leeds had to continue with one man less.

Defender Liam Cooper got red after the intervention of the VAR for a hefty tackle on Gabriel Jesus.

City has won 27 of the last 28 matches

The Dutch / Belgian defender Pascal Struijk then came in to strengthen the defense of Leeds.

That went very well for a long time, but fifteen minutes before the end, the equalizer was scored via an inticker from Fran Torres: 1-1.

City had chances for more, but the goal fell on the other side.

In injury time, Dallas hit again for Leeds: 1-2.

City managed to win no fewer than 27 of the previous 28 matches.

The winning streak was only interrupted by Manchester United, which won the derby 0-2 at the beginning of March.

With a lead of fourteen points over United, City is still in the lead in the Premier League, although fellow city rivals Manchester United still have two matches.

PhD candidate Leeds is pretty ninth.

Leeds captain Liam Cooper gets a red card just before half time.

Leeds captain Liam Cooper gets a red card just before half time.

Photo: AFP

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