Manchester City’s dream midfield pairing is as good as it promised to be

Manchester City’s dream midfield pairing of Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden was finally unleashed overnight. The duo thrived in midfield during Manchester City’s massive 4-nil win over Brighton at the Amex Stadium. Their performance together showed that their combination in midfield is as good as it always promised to be.

Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden were both at the heart of City’s dominant victory overnight. The pair scored three of their teams’ four goals in the victory as the hosts couldn’t get to grip with the world champions midfield. The grunt work of Rodri, Mateo Kovacic, and Bernardo Silva allowed De Bruyne and Foden to shine in midfield. With a solid foundation behind them, it allowed two of Manchester City’s most creative players to do what they do best.

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While they didn’t directly combine for any of their goals, their combination was key in most of City’s dominance. It was Phil Foden’s ability to draw defenders with the ball at his feet that helped set up De Bruyne’s opener. Foden’s run created space for City to exploit, and Kyle Walker found De Bruyne with a precise cross to set the champions on their way.

Manchester City’s dream midfield showed it could be a decisive factor in this season’s title race. With De Bruyne and Foden in the centre of the pitch, it gives Pep Guardiola’s side a weapon that can potentially unlock any defence. At times this season, the champions have struggled to break down low defensive blocks. The creativity provided by a midfield pairing of Foden and De Bruyne instantly adds more creativity to the City lineup. Their exceptional talent and eye for the spectacular could help Manchester City unlock defensive opponents on the run home.

Manchester City’s dream midfield pairing was as good as it promised to be last night. It may become City’s X factor in their chase for a fourth consecutive Premier League title this season.

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