Marcelo Bielsa accepts Leeds has never played so badly.

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Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has taken responsibility for the crushing defeat in the 7-0 thrashing of Manchester City football team. Insisting the club have never performed as badly as this before.

Leeds have lost their seventh game of the season following a 7-0 thrashing of Manchester City in the Premier League last tuesday night. And make it only 5 points away from the relegation zone.

Marcelo Bielsa said: “There is no good for us to keep from today’s performances. I really couldn’t find anything of value. I don’t think it’s an individual mistake. It’s about guiding and managing the team.”

“I really can’t find any reason. The gameplay is exactly what we expected and we’ve been preparing to prevent that from happening. But we can’t.”

“I insist that we want to avoid everything that happens. But when there is nothing good to keep back like this I would also be responsible for the defeat. We have never played as badly as today.” 

The defeat leaves Leeds with 16 points after 17 games and, adjusting to three points for a win, only in 1930‑31 have they had fewer at this stage of any league campaign (14).

Two goals from Kevin De Bruyne and one each from Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Riyad Mahrez, John Stones and Nathan Aké meant Leeds matched their poorest margin, set previously when losing 8-1 against Stoke in 1934, 7-0 against West Ham in 1966 and 7-0 against Arsenal in 1979.