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Manchester City’s wonderboy provided two pieces of magic to cancel out Tottenham overnight

Manchester City wonder Phil Foden produced two pieces of individual brilliance to help his side to a crucial 2-0 win over Tottenham last night. Foden’s magic was a key part of the world champions’ potentially season-defining victory at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Manchester City and Tottenham went in at goalless at the halfway point of last night’s game. The first half was a tense affair as the stakes of last night’s game became evident on the pitch. Foden had City’s best chance in the first half. But his early effort was saved by Vicario. Coming out after the break, the champions knew what they had to do. They had to win the game and Manchester City’s wonderboy played a key role in his side’s precious victory.

It was a sublime piece of touch and control from Foden that opened up the space for City’s opener. While his cross was partially cleared and Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland combined to open the scoring, Foden’s touch and brilliance created the opening. That play was the perfect encapsulation of Foden’s brilliance. He will repeat the dose again later in the proceedings to help solve the game.

After Stefan Ortega’s monumental save from Son Hueng-Min minutes later, Foden’s sublime volley went past Jeremy Doku. The Belgian winger had Pedro Porro on toast as his elegant footwork earned City a penalty. Erling Haaland emphatically dispatched the penalty to seal a precious win for the champions. But the ball from Foden created the opportunity. It was a sublime ball from Manchester City’s wonderboy. Both pieces of brilliance from Foden can be seen below.

Phil Foden’s brilliance has been evident all season. He was probably Manchester City’s player of the season alongside Rodri. It was on full display last night as he provided two pieces of individual bursting ability to help Manchester City unlock Spurs’ resistance. Stefan Ortega will deservedly take the headlines for his heroics last night, but Foden’s contribution was crucial to Manchester City’s victory.