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Phil Foden happy to score his first Premier League goal

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Phil Foden was pleased to get on the scoresheet after his goal sent Manchester City top of the Premier League following a 1-0 win over Tottenham.

Just three days since their Champions League quarter-final exit to Spurs, City got revenge on Saturday afternoon thanks to Foden’s fifth-minute header.

The 18-year-old midfielder’s first Premier League goal proved invaluable for City as it was enough to send them back to top spot in the standings.

Pep Guardiola’s side were, perhaps, fortunate though not to concede at the Etihad Stadium when Heung-Min Son missed four chances in the opening 45 minutes to put Spurs ahead.

The Lilywhites continued to test City in the second-half, with the hosts’ goalkeeper Ederson being forced to make several fine saves from Son, Christian Eriksen and Lucas Moura.

Regardless, City held on to grab a crucial 10th consecutive league victory and Foden was pleased to do his part.

“Kun (Aguero) did great to head it back to me. Luckily I was on the line to head in. I am just happy to help the lads today,” Foden told Sky Sports.

“Being an attacking midfielder I am always trying to be in the box and today it paid off.

“Every player I play with I look up to and try to learn from.”

Team-mate Bernardo Silva said: “We knew, after that game three days ago against Tottenham, we wanted to give a response especially here with our fans. We wanted to keep the Premier League title race alive.

“That’s what we did today. I think it was a great game for us. [It was] very difficult because we didn’t have a lot of time to rest and it was really warm outside as you can imagine.

“Great win, three points and now on to the next one against Man United. [Which] is a very tough game. If I’ve not mistaken four more [games] to go and we need four wins.”

However, Kevin De Bruyne has suffered a potential season-ending injury after being forced off in the first-half.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 20: Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City receives treatment for an injury before being substituted during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium on April 20, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)