How Man City lined up last time they beat Leeds in the Premier League with Nicolas Anelka and Peter Schmeichel in goal

MANCHESTER CITY fans have to go back to 2003 for the ultimate Premier League win over Leeds.

The two northern giants are about to face each other at the Etihad in Tuesday night’s blockbuster.

Shuan Goaler opened the scoring at Maine Road


Shuan Goaler opened the scoring at Maine RoadCredit: PA: Press Association

But it has been more than 18 years since Pep Guardiola’s army was 3 points ahead of the Pennines.

It was January 11, 2003, the score was 2-1 and City The squad was a bit different from the current talent pool at Pep’s disposal.

In the goal is the old general Peter Schmeichal – a legend of Man City and Leeds’ each other’s opponents Manchester United.

The then-boss Kevin Keagan picked five in the back before it became all the rage in the modern era.

With young Richard Dunne and Niclas Jensen on the flanks, Steve Howey, Sun Jihai and Sylvain Distin formed a solid backline.

In front of them is a trio of midfielders Eyal Berkovic, Kevin Horlock and Marc-Vivien Foe.


Cameroon International Foe will tragically lost his life in June of the same year after collapsing while playing for his country against Colombia.

Leading the line is talent Nicolas Anelka after moving from Paris Saint-Germain.

And next to him was cult hero Shaun Goater, who opened the scoring for Man City before Jensen added a second.

The two sides have faced off against each other several times since that win – most recently in April this year when Leeds won 2-1.

And City beat the whites 4-0 in a one-way draw in the FA Cup in 2013.

Few would bet on the Premier League leaders this time around even though they are leading by two points – 22 points ahead of Leeds.

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