Premier League 2023-24: Phil Foden's brace charge City's title race with a 3-1 win in Manchester Derby

Phil Foden's brace helped Manchester City register a huge comeback victory against Manchester United by 3-1 in the Premier League 2023-24.

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Premier League 2023-24: Phil Foden's  brace charge City's title race with a 3-1 win in Manchester Derby

Premier League 2023-24: Phil Foden scored a match-winning brace against Manchester United at Etihad Image - Premier League/X

Manchester City secured a 3-1 victory over Manchester United in the Premier League 2023-24 after Phil Foden's brilliance and Amrabat's gift to Haaland. Manchester United did score first and took the lead early in the first half but it was purely City's brilliance that they managed to make a comeback in the second half and win the match.

The match was intense, with both teams giving their best efforts. Manchester City's attacking play and solid defense allowed them to secure the win. Manchester United, despite their efforts, couldn't overcome Manchester City's dominance.

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Foden, who netted a hat-trick against Manchester United at Etihad last season, netted a second-half double to help Pep Guardiola's side to a comeback victory.

The 22-year-old canceled out an early rocket from fellow England partner Marcus Rashford and keeps the defending champions just a point behind leaders Liverpool ahead of next Sunday's meeting at Anfield.

For 45 minutes, Guardiola's side seemed to forget who they were. City were in too much of a hurry and winger Jeremy Doku had a half to forget. Kobbie Mainoo was sensational in the first half and Onana who had a terrible start since his signing, delivered a magnificent performance too. The Cameroonian is now finally looking like the player who ten hag wanted to sign.

Premier League 2023-24: Phil Foden after winning the match for Manchester City  Image - Premier League
Premier League 2023-24: Phil Foden after winning the match for Manchester City Image - Premier League

Manchester United had their tactics set to stop City. They had the goal to rely upon and just had to stop City from scoring. They did that brilliantly in the first half, but Foden's left-footed screamer changed everything in the second half. Rashford had two more sighters in the first half after scoring the opener, but he stumbled both times. He could have doubled the lead very early in the first half but failed and United paid the price.

Phil Foden scored the equaliser in the 56th minute and then City started to regain control. The decisive moment came 10 minutes from time as Foden combined with substitute Julian Alvarez and beat Onana with a low drive across goal. Haaland then wrapped up the scoring with his 28th goal of the campaign.

Premier League 2023-24: Pep Guardiola celebrates his side's comeback victory  Image - AFP
Premier League 2023-24: Pep Guardiola celebrates his side's comeback victory Image - AFP

Erling Haaland missed an easy first-half sitter but managed to score the third City goal in injury time after a mistake at the back from Amrabat. It is the first time United had lost a Premier League match after leading at half-time for almost ten years. Erik ten Hag's side suffered back-to-back league defeats to further dent their hopes of Champions League qualification.

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