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Phil Foden joins exclusive club & more key stats from Manchester City’s win over Aston Villa


Manchester City ran out 4-1 winners over Aston Villa in a Premier League tie on Wednesday evening thanks to a Phil Foden hat-trick and an 11th-minute strike from Rodri.

The result left the Sky Blues sat 3rd in the Premier League but they are currently only one point off top spot. Back Man City to win the title at 7/4 with bet365.

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Manchester City 4-1 Aston Villa key stats

Following the game, a number of interesting stats have emerged, including Phil Foden joining an exclusive Premier League club:

  • Phil Foden scored his third Premier League hat-trick on Wednesday, aged just 23. The only players to score more hat-tricks in the competition before turning 24 are Robbie Fowler (seven), Michael Owen (seven), Harry Kane (six) and Erling Haaland (five).
  • Foden’s hat-trick was the 40th by a Manchester City player in the Premier League; only Liverpool (42) and Arsenal (41) have had more in the competition. Of those 40 City hat-tricks, 24 have come under Pep Guardiola.
  • Manchester City are now unbeaten in their past 40 home games in all competitions (W34 D6), only the second time in their history that they have recorded a run of 40 or more matches without defeat on home soil (42 games from December 1919 to November 1921).
  • Rodri scored his eighth goal of 2023-24 for Manchester City in all competitions, now the highest tally of his career in a single season, overtaking his seven in 2021-22.
Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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