OGUN, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Man City came from behind to win 3-1 at Brentford thanks to a hat-trick from Phil Foden, who made sure the team capitalized on Liverpool’s mistake at Arsenal to close the gap to two points over the leaders.
After 21 minutes, Neal Maupay scored the game’s first goal with a long goal-kick from Mark Flekken, shocking the treble winners. They then found the Brentford goalie in excellent form as they looked for an equalizer.
But just as Arsenal and Liverpool – both of whom have played a game more than City – were beginning to let themselves hope, Brentford’s resistance was broken when Ethan Pinnock’s weak clearance allowed Foden a simple finish moments before the break.
The midfielder then kept City’s charge back towards the top on track when he ghosted in to meet Kevin De Bruyne’s deep cross to complete the turnaround eight minutes into the second half.
Foden completed his own personal milestone with the second hat-trick of his career after latching onto Erling Haaland’s lay-off and coolly slotting home a third 20 minutes from time to seal City’s fifth successive league win, and 15th-placed Brentford’s seventh defeat in eight.