When Manchester City needed a hero up stepped their wonderboy to lift his team

From the moment Marcus Rashford gave Manchester United an 8th minute lead it appeared it may not be Manchester City’s day at the Etihad. A combination of poor finishing and an inspired Andre Onana kept Manchester City at bay until the 56th minute of yesterday’s Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium. The world champions needed a hero and it was Phil Foden who stepped up to lead his team to a crucial 3-1 victory.

As all great players do Phil Foden lifted Manchester City when his team needed a hero. His second-half brace inspired City to a vital victory in the 192nd Manchester derby. It was a significant performance from Foden and one that showed his standing in the Premier League. There can be no doubt that City’s wonderboy is now one of the elite players in the Premier League. This season has been Foden’s coming-out party. His heroics yesterday on the biggest stage highlighted his importance to Manchester City.

Speaking following his team’s win Pep Guardiola was full of praise for Phil Foden. He told the media that Foden has become one of the best players in the Premier League. Guardiola explained: “He is right now this season, yes. One of the best. Always I had the feeling he will score goals, in training sessions I have that feeling. Now he is winning games. To become world class you have to win games. He lives to play football.

Manchester City’s wonderboy has been in inspired form this season. He has been a vital ingredient in his team’s attempt to defend the treble they won last season. His heroics yesterday showed that Foden is capable of putting his team on his back when the chips are down. It’s that trait that has made Foden one of the best players in the Premier League. He has the potential this season to solidify his standing in the game if he can carry his team to even more history this campaign.

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