Manchester City starlet Phil Foden believes his impressive performance in the league cup final has caught the attention of England manager Gareth Southgate. The England international was named Man of the Match in the final, and he hopes his display will be enough to convince the watching England manager when making his choices for the European championship selection.
The highly rated Foden, an Under-17 World Cup winner in 2017, has been talked of as a future England international for some time but his lack of appearances for City has so far prevented a call-up.
Even Sunday’s outing was only his 10th start of the season but, with England boss Southgate at the game, he chose the right occasion to shine.
Foden, a current Under-21 international, stated he wanted to be there, and he knows it will be difficult considering the quality of players available for the England manager.
The performance of the youngster opened debate on social media, where Manchester City fans labelled Foden as the biggest talent to ever come out in Manchester. The Red Devils fans replied and sarcastically compared Foden to Federico Macheda.
Manchester City won the Carabao cup for the third straight season as they defeated Aston Villa in Wembley to emerge as the Champions this year. Their third triumph in as many years. First half goals from Aguero and Rodri was enough for the Citizen to see off a spirited comeback from Aston Villa.
City were patient with their build up play and they had to wait patiently for the opener. It did arrive in the 20th minute when a good work from Phil Foden ended with Aguero, the Argentina international did the rest, albeit with some assistance from Tyronne Mings. The second goal arrived 10 minutes later when a controversial corner kick was delivered by Gundogan and Rodri did the rest. Aston Villa were rocked but their determination was not rattled, the second goal was cruel on Aston Villa as the corner was open to debate.
Aston Villa pulled one back in the 41st minute when an error from Jon Stones had let Anwar ElGhazi behind the city defense, he delivered a good cross for Tanzanian international Mbawana Samata to head home.