- Both of Phil Foden’s objectives came in the primary half against Brighton.
- Pep Guardiola accepts flexible Phil Foden can, in any case, improve after he scored twice as Manchester City delivered a staggering first-half showcase to whip Brighton and move to second in the Premier League.
Foden, playing as a forward against the Seagulls, took his count to four for the season with his support as he helped ensure a success that moved City up to second, two focuses behind pioneers Chelsea.
The 21-year-old has played in various positions this season and Guardiola commended the flexibility of England worldwide and cautioned there is something else to come from him.
“In the last third, he can hype front, has the quality to move and be forceful one on one and show up in the case. He can play as a bogus nine, a winger, wide right or wide left,” said the City chief.
“He is a person who is a midfield player with a major feeling of the objective. He is as yet youthful and still has an edge to improve.”
Brighton might have gone above City with a success yet basically couldn’t adapt to the away side’s broad assaults as they scored three objectives quickly.
A splendid snared freedom off the line by Lewis Dunk from Gabriel Jesus’ shot in the tenth moment was just a concise relief for the hosts as City started to lead the pack three minutes after the fact.
Seagulls goalkeeper Robert Sanchez dropped a normal save from an avoided took shots at the feet of Bernardo Silva, who immediately discovered Ilkay Gundogan to score from short proximity.
The guests made it 2-0 after a devastatingly speedy break from a Brighton assault, energizing the pitch before Jack Grealish flicked the ball into Foden’s way and the forward committed no error for his third objective of the period.
Foden got his fourth of the mission just minutes after the fact as Jesus’ shot avoided off him after Sanchez could just cut away Grealish’s low exertion at the close to post.
The England global nearly got his full go-around not long before half-time however Sanchez made a fine save to keep out a twisting exertion.