Manchester City’s wonderboy Phil Foden has taken over control in the centre of the pitch. He again put in a man-of-the-match display in his side’s emphatic 5-nil win over Huddersfield Town. The win at the Etihad Stadium saw City progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup as they seek to defend the trophy they won last season.
It was another dominant display from City’s wonderboy as it continued his maturity as a player. He has been in a rich vein of form during Pep Guardiola’s side’s last 5 games and is beginning to become arguably City’s most important attacking weapon. He scored twice and was a threat throughout the game as the Huddersfield defence couldn’t handle the England international.
Huddersfield manager Darren Moore was full of praise for the performance of City’s wonderboy. Moore told the media post-game: “I thought Phil (Foden) was excellent for City today, at times he was unplayable. Some of the areas he operates in, he’s got no right to operate in but he does, such is the level he plays at.”
It speaks volumes of the quality of Foden’s performance and the praise he received from the opposing manager. Since moving into midfield it has allowed Foden to blossom.
The midfielder spoke post-game and said he was enjoying his new role. He said he was happy to help the team with his goals. He said: “I’m enjoying my football at the moment, being in the pockets and in between the lines. It’s where I want to be, I need to keep helping the team with goals and assists and be that decisive player. I’m trying to do that every game.”
Yesterday’s performance was another example of City’s wonderboy taking over in midfield. With Kevin De Bruyne returning there is no telling where that amount of talent in midfield can take Manchester City this season with Foden at the heart of the midfield.