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Pep Guardiola's half-time tactics during Man City's comeback victory against RB Leipzig on Tuesday night have been lauded by Owen Hargreaves, after the Cityzens overturned a two-goal deficit to defeat the Bundesliga side 3-2. 

The Premier League outfit were stunned by their opponents in the first half, with Lois Openda capitalising on two defensive mistakes from Manuel Akanji and Ruben Dias to score twice inside 33 minutes. 

It was a disappointing first 45 minutes, with City looking shaky at the back while the home side struggled to convert their chances. Guardiola opted to ring in the changes after half-time, bringing on Nathan Ake, Jeremy Doku and Julian Alvarez. 

City bounced back after the break, with Phil Foden and Erling Haaland linking up to pull a goal back in the 55th minute. The England midfielder would then score himself before Alvarez found the winner later in the second half. 

After the match, Hargreaves praised Guardiola's decision to make changes to his team, claiming the Spaniard had recognised Leipzig were causing them issues in defence.  

Owen Hargreaves has said Pep Guardiola's half-time tactics helped Man City claim a 3-2 comeback win against Leipzig on Tuesday

Owen Hargreaves has said Pep Guardiola's half-time tactics helped Man City claim a 3-2 comeback win against Leipzig on Tuesday

Speaking to TNT Sports, Hargreaves also lumped praise on Phil Foden for his excellent performance

Speaking to TNT Sports, Hargreaves also lumped praise on Phil Foden for his excellent performance 

He added the decision to bring on Nathan Ake (left) and Julian Alvarez (right) helped City bounce back in the second half after going 2-0 down

He added the decision to bring on Nathan Ake (left) and Julian Alvarez (right) helped City bounce back in the second half after going 2-0 down

'You’ve got to find a way to be effective,' he said to TNT Sports. 'City's press is brilliant. Obviously they left spaces in behind. Pep knew they struggled in that first half and he made changes. 

'Ake came on and tidied it up defensively and then similarly the result was never going to be that. 

'Foden, Doku, Alvarez – they’ve got so much firepower at the top of the pitch.'

Joleon Lescott, also on punditry, agreed, lumping praise on Foden who instigated City's first. 

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