Marcelo Bielsa was a happy man after Leeds won on the same day West Brom and Fulham had to settle for draws in the Championship.
After West Brom won on Tuesday, second-placed Leeds United moved back within four points of the Championship pacesetters.
Aleksandar Mitrovic cancelled out Wayne Rooney's opener as promotion-chasing Fulham drew 1-1 at Derby County.
Leeds United's hopes of a return to the Premier League looked to be fading, but victory over Bristol City restored optimism at Elland Road.
Fulham were held, West Brom came from behind to win and Luton Town earned a huge three points in Wednesday's Championship games.
Wigan Athletic enjoyed another trip to Elland Road on Saturday, beating Leeds United to give West Brom the chance to go top.
Pep Guardiola wants Manchester City's ground "full, full, full" at every match but says he understands why some missed the Fulham game.
Manchester City eased past Fulham in the FA Cup and now face an EFL Cup semi-final second leg with Manchester United.
Fulham captain Tim Ream saw red after just six minutes as Manchester City eased to a 4-0 FA Cup fourth-round win on Sunday.
Manchester City's records may be broken by Liverpool, but Pep Guardiola expected they would go at some stage.