Rodrigo earns battling Leeds 1-1 draw against Man City

The result leaves Leeds in fifth place on seven points from four games ahead of City in 10th with four points from three matches.

Rodrigo Moreno helped Leeds United hold Manchester City to a 1-1 stalemate.   -  Getty Images

Rodrigo Moreno's first goal in English football earned Leeds United a 1-1 draw at home to Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday as visiting Pep Guardiola was denied victory against one of the men who inspired him to be a coach.

City's Spanish boss has often spoken highly of Leeds' Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa, who Guardiola took advice from before going into management at Barcelona, with the two tacticians meeting for the first time in England.

City was dominant early on as it looked to quickly forget its shock 5-2 home defeat by Leicester City last time out, with Kevin De Bruyne almost opening the scoring with a clever free kick in the third minute -- the post denying the Belgian.

As it happened

Guardiola did not have to wait long, however, for his side to take the lead, with Raheem Sterling darting inside before firing home his first league goal of the season into the bottom corner in the 17th minute.

City continued to create chances, finishing the first half having had 12 shots at goal, but Leeds improved after the break, with Rodrigo pouncing on a mistake from City goalkeeper Ederson to equalise in the 59th minute.

Leeds even had chances to win, with Ederson tipping a goal-bound Rodrigo header onto the bar, but City weathered the storm. The result leaves Leeds in fifth place on seven points from four games ahead of City in 10th with four points from three matches.

Wilson double for Newcastle condemns Burnley to third loss 

A double from Callum Wilson earned Newcastle United its first home win of the new Premier League season with a 3-1 success over Burnley at St James' Park on Saturday, leaving the visitors in the bottom three after three straight defeats.

Allan Saint-Maximin got Newcastle up and running in the 14th minute after twisting and turning to make space for a shot before drilling the ball into the bottom corner.

Burnley improved in the second half and got back on level terms thanks to a fine volley from captain Ashley Westwood just after the hour mark.

However, four minutes later dangerman Saint-Maximin crossed brilliantly to the far post for a tap-in by Wilson who then converted a 77th minute penalty after goalkeeper Nick Pope miscontrolled the ball and brought down substitute Ryan Fraser.

Wilson's fourth goal this season wrapped up the points as Newcastle moved up to sixth in the table after taking seven points from its opening four games.

 

Burnley dropped to second-bottom after a third defeat from its three games, with manager Sean Dyche hoping to bring in much-needed signings before the transfer window shuts on Monday.

"Our focus and concentration has to be there all the time in the Premier League," Dyche said. "We did not look emotionally right and ready for the challenge.

"We have still got four important players missing. We will work with the players, with what we've got, and see what we can get done (in the transfer market)."

Newcastle came into the game having had only three shots on target in its opening three games, albiet scoring from all of them, but the brilliant Saint-Maximin eased the nerves early on while remaining a handful in the north-east rain.

"I try to do my best for my team," he told Sky Sports. "I'm happy to win this game and give my team more confidence."

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