In a thrilling match on Monday, Phil Foden showcased his talent with a magnificent hat-trick, leading Manchester City to a hard-fought 3-1 victory over a resilient Brentford side. With this win, City closed the gap to just two points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool, holding a game in hand.
Despite Brentford initially taking the lead through a Neal Maupay goal in the 21st minute, City persisted, with Foden equalizing just before halftime and then adding two more exceptional goals to secure the win. City’s dominance in possession and relentless attacking display ultimately turned the tide in their favor.
Liverpool’s defeat against Arsenal the day before had left the door open for City to narrow the gap, and they capitalized on the opportunity, now sitting at 49 points from 22 games, trailing Liverpool by only two points.
Last season, Brentford had surprised many by defeating City twice, but this time City emerged victorious, showcasing their resilience and determination to overcome early setbacks. Foden’s performance was particularly outstanding, showcasing his skill and composure in front of goal.
Despite Brentford’s spirited efforts, City’s defensive resilience and clinical finishing proved too much to handle. The victory highlighted City’s ability to turn the tables even after conceding early goals, a testament to their strength and character as a team.