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MetiNews.Com - Foden opened the scoring as Pep Guardiola's men took on Brighton & Hove Albion in Wednesday evening's Premier League fixture at the Etihad Stadium
Breaking News ! Phil Foden caught the eye again for Manchester City in their Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion. The England international opened the scoring just before half-time in Wednesday evening's match against the Seagulls at the Etihad Stadium. Kevin De Bruyne provided the assist, with Foden taking a deft touch before producing a pinpoint finish from the edge of the area. The 44th-minute strike prompted some gushing praise from former England striker and Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker. Read More Related Articles Man City 1-0 Brighton LIVE coverage as Phil Foden puts Blues ahead Read More Related Articles Man City team vs Brighton sees Joao Cancelo preferred to Kyle Walker Lineker tweeted to his 7.7million followers: "The brilliant @PhilFoden delivers again. "Despite not always playing he’s @ManCity’s top scorer in all competitions this season. Prodigious talent." Lineker then followed up by posting a video clip of Foden showing some silky skills against Brighton, accompanied by the caption: "Filth Foden". Meanwhile, former City defender Joleon Lescott was also full of praise for Foden. "It's great to see," Lescott told BT Sport. "We're constantly saying he's in the form of his life. I think he contributes and makes an impact on every game. "The touch here was no surprise, and his composure under pressure. None of those things surprise me with Phil Foden. "But I think he surprised the keeper.
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Manchester City shrugged off the difficulties caused by a Covid-19 outbreak to sweep aside Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. First-half goals from Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne effectively ended the match before the break with the home side only able to score a consolation in injury time. It puts the Blues in good heart ahead of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday. MEN Sport will bring you all the reaction to the match. You can have it all delivered straight to your inbox by signing up to our daily newsletter. Just put your email address in the sign-up box at the top of this article, or simply follow this link. It's free and only takes a few seconds.
Fellow pundit and co-commentator Steve McManaman said: "This was a hard finish. The first touch by Foden was brilliant but he still had a lot to do. "He was getting surrounded by shirts - one, two, three, four yellow shirts - and yet his accuracy at squeezing it past, not with a huge amount of power - he almost side-footed it into the bottom corner. "It was a brilliant finish by Phil Foden. The goalie had no chance." Foden was replaced by Raheem Sterling in the 82nd minute of the match, with City still leading 1-0.