Hat trick hero Phil Foden nearly perfect as Manchester City heats up for Premier League race

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Phil Foden scored once before halftime and twice after the break as Manchester City wore down Brentford, eventually cruising to a 3-1 win at Brentford Community Stadium on Monday.

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Neal Maupay scored, and Brentford keeper Mark Flekken made nine saves before Foden’s first goal, as Manchester City went on to put 14 of its 23 shots on frame in the win.

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The 23-year-old England international headed Manchester City in front early in the second half from Kevin De Bruyne’s cross, and then completed a stylish treble.

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The English champions have made a habit of coming back to win games after falling behind.

Manchester City have won the Premier League title three years in a row (Image- The Independent)

City now has 49 points, level with Arsenal and two points behind leaders Liverpool. Manchester City has a match-in-hand on both Premier League title rivals.

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In the six years since making his debut as a waif-like 17-year-old, Phil Foden has a Champions League, five Premier Leagues, two FA Cups, four League Cups, the Club World Cup and 31 appearances for England to his name.

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