Grealish and Raphinha's different reactions to being pelted by paper balls thrown by Leeds fans

Manchester City re-took top spot in the Premier League with a crushing victory over Leeds United on Saturday evening.

Liverpool’s win meant City dropped down to second ahead of the match.

But they didn’t let the pressure get to them as they won 4-0 against Jesse March’s side.

Rodri, Nathan Ake, Gabriel Jesus and Fernandinho were all on target in the victory for the Citizens.

Leeds left sheets of paper on fans’ seats to encourage them to take part in a pre-game mosaic.

The paper then found its way onto the pitch as players from both sides were barraged.

Jack Grealish played the full 90 minutes and he was the player most heavily targeted by Leeds fans.

LEEDS, ENGLAND – APRIL 30: Jack Grealish of Manchester City looks on during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Manchester City at Elland Road on April 30, 2022 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

On numerous occasions in the second half, Grealish had numerous paper balls launched at him from the stands, with some even hitting him in the face.

But the 27-year-old saw the funny side and laughed off the actions of the fans.

It wasn’t just City players targeted, though.

Leeds fans also threw paper balls at one of their own players, Raphinha.

The Brazilian went over to the corner to take a set-piece and was pelted by projectiles thrown by his own fans.

He didn’t see the funny side, though, and glared at the fans before encouraging them to clap instead.

Gary Neville, commentating on the game for Sky Sports, was not impressed with Leeds fans and branded them ‘numpties’, per Goal.

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City’s victory means they are now one point clear of Liverpool at the top of the table with four games to go.

Leeds, meanwhile, have now dropped to 17th and are still in threat of relegation to the English second tier.

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