'We worked hard for each other' - Luke Ayling reflects on Leeds United pride after Manchester City win

The Whites defeated Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday.

Sunday, 11th April 2021, 6:00 am
Leeds United celebrate at Manchester City. Pic: Getty

Luke Ayling admitted victory at Manchester City made him 'very proud' to be part of the current Leeds United team.

The Whites claimed the unlikeliest of victories on Saturday afternoon as they toppled Pep Guardiola's champions in waiting 2-1.

Stuart Dallas notched a double at the Etihad stadium - with his second goal coming in the first minute of stoppage time to spark wild celebrations.

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Club captain Liam Cooper had received his marching orders in the opening period for a high tackle on Gabriel Jesus, which was upgraded from a yellow card to red after VAR intervention.

United were forced to battle and defend deep for the whole of the second half with 10 men.

City wide man Ferran Torres finally levelled for the hosts 14 minutes from time but it was Dallas who had the final say as he slotted home late on.

"I thought we did really well. We had to dig in at times but we showed a different side to our game," Ayling reflected post-match.

"It was a great goal at the end. A real good win. It was more about digging in than anything else. We did well at the start of the second half, they got their goal, so we had to dig in again.

"It showed a different part of us. Everyone knows we try to get at teams - but we dug in. It makes me very proud. We looked like lads working hard for each other."