Manchester City’s relentless pursuit of victory continued as Phil Foden’s spectacular hattrick secured a 3-1 triumph over Brentford, propelling them to second place in the Premier League standings.
Football, February 06, 2024: In a dazzling display of football prowess, Manchester City showcased their indomitable form with a triumphant 3-1 victory over Brentford in their Premier League clash at the Gtech Community Stadium. The win marks City’s impressive ninth consecutive triumph in all competitions this season, further solidifying their reputation as a football powerhouse.
Pep Guardiola’s men faced an early setback when Neal Maupay netted for Brentford in the 21st minute, stirring memories of the previous season when the Bees managed a rare double over the Cityzens. However, the resilient City side, known for their second-half surges, swiftly turned the tide.
The star of the match was none other than the young English talent, Phil Foden, who delivered a sensational hattrick with goals in the 45+3rd, 53rd, and 70th minutes. Foden’s stellar performance not only secured the three points for City but also propelled them above Arsenal into the second position in the Premier League standings, tied at 49 points.
This victory extends Manchester City’s unbeaten streak to an impressive 12 games across all competitions, with their last defeat dating back to December 2023 against Aston Villa. Guardiola’s side seems to be following a familiar script of starting slow and gradually hitting their stride in the second half of the season, reminiscent of their successful 2022/23 campaign.
Adding to the records, Rodri achieved a remarkable milestone by registering the longest unbeaten run in Premier League history for any Manchester City player, boasting an impressive 35-game streak.
As City continues to juggle their commitments in the FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, and the Premier League, the signs are pointing towards a potential reprise of their historic 2022/23 season. With their attacking prowess and defensive solidity, Manchester City remains a formidable force in the football landscape, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the remainder of the season.