By Ben Brown

1st May, 2022 | 3:35pm

Pep Guardiola astonished by support at Elland Road from Leeds United fans

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has praised the spirit of Leeds United fans during the two sides clash at Elland Road.

The Spaniard guided the Citizens to an ultimately comfortable 4-0 win which keeps them a point ahead of Liverpool in the race for the Premier League title.

Despite the large scoreline Leeds fans continue to roar on their team in the closing stages, and Guardiola couldn’t help but be impressed by the raucous atmosphere.

“Leeds is one of the greatest teams in this country,” he said, as quoted by LeedsLive (1 May).

“I always admire the clubs, losing 3-0, 4-0, fighting to stay in the Premier League, singing and chanting and being supportive.

“Today, I feel it and I understand how this place is so special. Not just at the end.”

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Marching On Together

As the famous anthem of Leeds United states, fans will follow this club ‘at least until the world stops going round’ and they certainly showed that tenacious spirit on Saturday.

Jesse Marsch’s men were actually going toe-to-toe with Manchester City for long spells of the encounter but some sloppy concessions and a lack of final third quality ultimately showed as Guardiola’s players’ class told.

It’s a result which leaves the Whites still firmly in danger of relegation as they nervously look over their shoulders at Everton, whilst Burnley have now leapfrogged the Yorkshire outfit into 16th place after their miraculous revival.

It’s not been a season in which Leeds fans have been given much to shout about from on the pitch but as they showed on Saturday, they are in with their team and players all the way as this dogfight heads to the wire.

In other Leeds United news, this crucial international defender is set to undergo scans after a fresh injury concern.