Manchester City v Leeds United team news: Helder Costa starts but Rodrigo missing as hosts make seven changes

HELDER Costa replaces the ineligible Jack Harrison as the only change to the Leeds United side for Saturday lunchtime's Premier League clash at runaway leaders Manchester City.

Saturday, 10th April 2021, 12:13 pm

United's Manchester City loanee Jack Harrison is ineligible to play due to the terms of his loan move and Costa takes his place on the wing.

Gaetano Berardi comes on to the Whites bench but there is no place for record signing Rodrigo who is reported to have a minor injury.

Joe Gelhardt takes his place on the bench.

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STARTING: Helder Costa. Photo by OLI SCARFF/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has made seven changes to his side for whom Sergio Aguero and Aymeric Laporte are not involved with both players reportedly short of full fitness.

Nathan Ake comes into the team for his first start since Boxing Day after an absence due to a muscular injury.

Raheem Sterling also returns to the side along with Benjamin Mendy, Fernandinho, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Ferran Torres and Gabriel Jesus.

Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Ruben Dias, Kyle Walker, Ilkay Gudogan, Riyad Mahrez and Rodri drop to the bench.

Manchester City: Ederson, Cancelo, Stones, Ake, Mendy, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Bernardo, Torres, Sterling, Jesus. Subs: Steffen, Walker, Dias, Gundogan, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Foden, Garcia.

Leeds United: Meslier, Ayling, Llorente, Cooper, Alioski, Phillips, Dallas, Raphinha, Costa, Roberts, Bamford. Subs: Casilla, Koch, Berardi, Struijk, Shackleton, Klich, Poveda, Hernandez, Gelhardt.

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