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Foden’s Hat-Trick Propels Manchester City to Second Place

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Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden says he is relishing a more central role under Pep Guardiola after he bagged a hat-trick against Brentford.

The Premier League champions came from behind to sting the Bees and the England international was at his brilliant best in West London.

With Kevin De Bruyne’s previous injury handing Foden the opportunity to step into his boots, the 23-year-old has gone above and beyond to carry his team forward in the Belgian’s absence.

Foden said: “I’m really glad with my performances and am playing a lot of minutes inside, where I want to be, and I’m delighted with the way I’m playing.

“I’m playing the best form I’ve had in a City shirt consistently for a long time and long may that continue and I will keep working hard on the training ground.

“I’m enjoying playing in the middle and that’s where I see myself. Hopefully I can get more game time playing there.

“All I set myself is to try and better last year’s stats and just try to improve every year, more goals and more assists.

Head coach Guardiola was delighted with Foden’s contributions at the Gtech Community Stadium and labelled his No47 as “incredible”.

He added: “He always had an eye for a goal. He’s got 250 games already and he’s had an impact with goals this season. He’s incredible. His numbers are really good.”

City now sit two points behind league leaders Liverpool but will go top if they win their game in hand later on this month.