Manchester City matched Manchester United record in Brentford win

Manchester City ran out 3-1 winners over Brentford on Monday evening to move within two points of the Premier League summit.

The Sky Blues can temporarily go top of the Premier League if they win their next outing vs Everton on Saturday. Back City to win at 2/9 with bet365.

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Manchester City went 1-0 down after 21 minutes vs Brentford but Phil Foden netted an equaliser in first-half injury time before completing a hat-trick in the second 45 to secure Pep Guardiola’s side the win.

Manchester City are now only the second team to win four Premier League away games in a row having trailed in each of them, after Manchester United between September and December 2020.

Following the game, Pep Guardiola was quick to heap praise on Phil Foden: “In terms of how he moves in small spaces, I’ve seen many players [who are] really good but the impact from Phil when he gets the ball there, he can score.

“The feeling that he can shoot or make an assist, it’s difficult to find this combination to move in the pockets and after be like a knife and be so aggressive and score goals. I’ve seen few.

“Phil is having his most influence on the team. He’s reading the game really well, how he can play simple and be more aggressive. He always has the pleasure to score goals and the threat when he is close to the 18-yard box. He is an exceptional player. A short age, already more than 250 games for City. That means the influence since he arrived.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.