On Tuesday, a brace from Phil Foden led Manchester City get a win against Bristol City of the second division and into the sixth round of the FA Cup. Conversely, Leicester City’s hopes of repeating as champions in 2021 were dashed after they were ousted from the competition..
After the 74th minute passed and England’s striker Foden made it 2-0, it was safe to say that Manchester City’s team, playing under their manager’s instruction, was not having a very good night. Foden scored the game’s first goal in the seventh minute.
Although it was unfair on Bristol City, who had been on a 12-match unbeaten streak prior to this, Kevin De Bruyne’s spectacular effort from 25 yards out gave the result the impression of being decisive.
While many Premier League clubs might well have folded, the Robins erupted, making the first half an exciting game. The home players, led by Alex Scott and Sam Bell, took the field in front of a loud home crowd, seeking to expose the high backline..
Match Report: As it happened
Manchester City progressed to the Cup quarterfinals with a 3-0 win over Bristol City, thanks in large part to an outstanding first-half effort from Phil Foden. Philip opened the goal in the seventh minute with a powerful shot from close range following some superb link-up play from Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez.
The other followed up with a pass across the six-yard box, which provided the England player with an opportunity to score on a volley at the back post. The current Premier League champions took an early advantage owing a goal from Foden, and it seemed as though Pep Guardiola’s squad would march to victory with no difficulties.
While Manchester City started the second half well, Bristol City came charging back to the incredible atmosphere at Ashton Gate, and it took two magnificent goals from Kevin De Bruyne for Manchester City to regain control of their game in hand.
But, despite Mark Sykes going down in the box after being shoved by Rico Lewis, the visitors kept pushing and forced a great save out of City goalkeeper Stefan Ortega.
Bristol City were still in the game with Erling Haaland on the bench until Kevin de Bruyne played to Nathan Ake, whose pass eventually dropped to Foden for a shot that deflected into the net off of Zak Vyner.
Just for a short time, Bristol City had their best scoring chance of the match. When Scott fought Dias for the ball on the baseline, Bell met the cross but headed wide while being pushed by Rico Lewis. Kalas’s stellar defence remained a significant barrier for Foden. But the Man City star attacker was not to be denied, and he doubled the City’ lead with another goal from inside the opponent’s zone.
De Bruyne scored a stunning third goal for City’s side, looping the ball into the bottom corner from almost around 25 yards out, to seal the win for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
what did Pep Guardiola say after their victory?
Pep Guardiola at the post-match conference said, “A good result … it was really tough … Bristol showed us how good they can be … I am impressed by some players I didn’t know … the second half was much better … after the second goal the game was over … the incredible fans of Bristol … we came here for the Carabao Cup semi-final and the environment was amazing and I remember it … a good result … the FA Cup is so nice.”
He further said, “wherever you play away is difficult … [Phil Foden] is dynamic … football players have up and downs, but his career was up, up, up, up, up … after the World Cup he struggled and was a little bit down, but he is back … when you work like he works, it always pays off … [Kalvin Phillips] made 90 good minutes with some good actions and it was important for us that he is back … we are still alive in three competitions and will see what happens in the future.”
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