How Manchester City beat Brentford 3-1 thanks to Phil Foden’s hat-trick

Hat-trick hero Phil Foden spoke to Sky Sports after the match: “We know the quality (Brentford) have. Toney is one of the best at winning aerial duels. Last year, they caused us problems so we knew the threat they had.

“We stayed calm and trusted our ability. We’re delighted with the outcome of the game. We had to remain patient, controlled the game and created a lot of chances.

“We had to keep going and react. I’m delighted with how I’m playing at the moment. I’m playing more inside where I want to be.

“It’s probably the best form I’ve had in a City shirt for a long time, consistently. Long may that continue. It would help if I played one position and learned that position every game but I’m a person who adapts and plays where needed.

“I’m enjoying playing anywhere in the middle. That’s where I see myself. Hopefully I can play more in the middle.”

First appeared on theathletic.com

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