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Stuart Dallas of Leeds United celebrates after scoring at Etihad Stadium.  (Photo by Rui Vieira - Pool/Getty Images)

Stuart Dallas of Leeds United celebrates after scoring at Etihad Stadium. (Photo by Rui Vieira - Pool/Getty Images)

Stuart Dallas of Leeds United celebrates after scoring at Etihad Stadium. (Photo by Rui Vieira - Pool/Getty Images)

Stuart Dallas suggested Leeds had pulled off a miracle as his late winner handed the visitors a famous 2-1 win against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

The Northern Irishman raced onto a fine through ball from Ezgjan Alioski and flicked past Ederson for his second goal of the game in injury time.

City had been pressing for a winner having finally taken advantage of Liam Cooper’s sending-off to cancel out Dallas’ 42nd-minute opener through Ferran Torres 15 minutes from time.

Cooper was dismissed in the final minute of the first half for a poor challenge on Gabriel Jesus following a VAR review.

The result left City, who had dominated most of the game, still needing 11 points to secure their third title in the space of four seasons.

"It is a great result for us," declared Dallas. "It is hard enough with 11, never mind 10. We defended really well and kept them to very few good chances. We knew if we could have a bit more composure we could get one chance.

"Against these teams you don't get chances so you need to be clinical and when that late chance came, I took one touch and closed my eyes.

"We came with a game plan we always have but going down to 10 that changes. We are man to man so that changes. We dug in and showed a different side to us. We have been criticised has our defending but we stood up.

"I haven't seen it (the red) back yet. He won the ball but has left something on him., He gave the referee decision to make. But we had to get on with it.

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Stuart Dallas of Leeds United scores their team's second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leeds.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Stuart Dallas of Leeds United scores their team's second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leeds. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Stuart Dallas of Leeds United scores their team's second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leeds. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

"You should never give up. Down to 10 and they equalise. But we managed to find something. It is about how much you really want it."

City, having made seven changes following their midweek Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund, took time to get going and manager Pep Guardiola insisted he was not concerned by the defeat as he turned his thoughts to the Champions League tie in Germany on Tuesday night.

"We played a real good game," said the City boss. "The goal we gave them, in behind, we were solid and make mistakes for a counter attack. We did not control it. We did not create enough for the forwards. It is part of the game.

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"In the last 10 minutes they had other chances, they fast and can do it. When they defend in the way they were you have to stop them running and we did not do that. The best moment we had in the game we make a mistake behind and we tried but could not score.

"We are going to rest and prepare two days for the game in Dortmund and decide on how we are going to play."

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