Manchester City, the defending champions, made history by winning four consecutive away games in the Premier League despite falling behind in all of them. This impressive feat has seen them move alongside Arsenal on 49 points, just two behind Liverpool. Pep Guardiola praised Phil Foden, saying that the English international is enjoying his best season at Manchester City after scoring a hat-trick to beat Brentford 3-1 and leave the top three teams separated by just two points. Neal Maupay opened the scoring for Brentford, but Foden’s equalizer in first-half stoppage time turned the tide in City’s favor.
Guardiola highlighted Foden’s sense of goal and performance in a central position, emphasizing his importance to the team. City’s rivals for the title may regret not capitalizing on the absence of key players like De Bruyne and Haaland due to injury, as City looks set to become the first side to win four consecutive English top-flight titles. The Brentford goalkeeper, Mark Flekken, started the match as statistically the worst goalkeeper in the Premier League for percentage of shots saved. Despite Brentford’s lead, they struggled to pose a threat as City continued their attacking dominance.
City sealed their victory 20 minutes from time, maintaining their position as the team to beat as the season progresses. Pep Guardiola’s men are poised to capitalize on any missteps by their title rivals as they aim for another successful Premier League campaign.