Manchester City v Leeds United: Milner hails City response

Stephen Warnock (left) and Manchester City's James Milner battle for the ball. PIC: PA
Stephen Warnock (left) and Manchester City's James Milner battle for the ball. PIC: PA
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Midfielder James Milner was delighted with the way Manchester City bounced back from their setback at Southampton last weekend with a convincing 4-0 FA Cup defeat of Leeds United

City were widely criticised for a lacklustre at St Mary’s last time out but they were far too strong for Neil Warnock’s Leeds as they eased into the quarter-finals.

Yaya Toure set the hosts on their way and a controversial Sergio Aguero penalty doubled the lead before half-time.

Carlos Tevez and Aguero were on target after the break as the npower Championship visitors were swept aside.

Milner, playing against the club who handed him a league debut in 2002, told ESPN: “I hadn’t played against them before but once you get on the field it’s just another game. It was a good atmosphere and a good result for us in the end.

“It was important we bounced back, they’ve knocked a few Premier League teams out of cups this season so it was important we did a job and we did it well.

“We had to improve on last week, we did that, we kept a clean sheet and scored four goals so that’s pleasing.”

Toure added: “We know Leeds are a very tough team.

“They play very good football and are physically strong. Today was a good response from Man City.”

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