EPL: Foden’s hat-trick against Brentford lifts Man City into second place
Manchester City midfielder, Phil Foden, grabbed a hat-trick as they defeated Brentford 3-1 on Monday night.
Thw win ensured City took advantage of Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat at Arsenal to move within two points of the leaders.
The treble winners were stunned as Neal Maupay latched onto Mark Flekken’s long goal-kick for a route-one opener after 21 minutes, and they found the Brentford goalkeeper in inspired form as they sought an equaliser.
But just as Arsenal and Liverpool were beginning to let themselves hope, Brentford’s resistance was broken when Ethan Pinnock’s weak clearance allowed Foden a simple finish moments before the break.
The City midfielder then kept City’s charge back towards the top on track when he ghosted in to meet Kevin De Bruyne’s deep cross to complete the turnaround eight minutes into the second half.
And Foden completed his own personal milestone with the second hat-trick of his career after latching onto Erling Haaland’s lay-off and coolly slotting home a third 20 minutes from time to seal City’s fifth successive league win .
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