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Man City: Guardiola hails Foden’ impact’ on Southampton win

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The Citizens cruised past Southampton with another incredible attacking performance.

Pep Guardiola has singled out Phil Foden for praise after Manchester City’s 4-0 win over Southampton on Saturday.

The Citizens found their rhythm early on, breaking the deadlock through Joao Cancelo in the 20th minute. Foden then doubled the hosts’ lead before half-time, paving the way for their easy win.

Second-half goals from Riyad Mahrez and Erling Haaland completed Man City’s win as they prepare for two crucial league games. 

“Last season we suffered a lot against them, but today we were much better,” Guardiola told BBC Sport.

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“Some players were not at their best, but we created a lot of chances. We were solid.

“For a long time Phil Foden is playing really good. The impact from him is great. Erling Haaland had the chances again. He scored a brilliant goal. It’s an incredible weapon for us, a big threat.

“We will see the result from Arsenal and Liverpool, always in Premier League there are good games. Being close to the top of the league is important going into the World Cup.”

Man City return to the Champions League to meet Copenhagen before facing Liverpool and Arsenal in their next Premier League games.