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Manchester City 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur: Phil Foden scores first Premier League goal as Citizens win 10th successive game

Phil Foden celebrates scoring the opening goal for Manchester City against Tottenham in the Premier League
Phil Foden celebrates scoring the opening goal for Manchester City against Tottenham in the Premier League

Phil Foden scored his first Premier League goal as Manchester City claimed a crucial 1-0 win over Tottenham to regain top spot in the table.

The 18-year-old became City's third-youngest Premier League goalscorer as he headed home after just five minutes of a tense clash with Spurs, three days after their Champions League classic.

The victory took City back above Liverpool, but the downside was another injury to playmaker Kevin De Bruyne, who limped off with what looked like another knee problem before half-time.

Worrying sign for Manchester City as Kevin De Bruyne is forced off injured
Worrying signs for Manchester City as Kevin De Bruyne is forced off injured

Phil Foden and the ball end up in the back of the net as he scores against Tottenham
Phil Foden and the ball end up in the back of the net as he scores against Tottenham

The game lacked the goals of the midweek clash, but there was still plenty of incident, with both sides having numerous chances and penalty appeals turned down.

In the end City were grateful to an impressive performance from goalkeeper Ederson, who made two particularly good saves to deny Son Heung-min.

Phil Foden scores on just his second Premier League start
Phil Foden scores on just his second Premier League start

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Ederson makes another block save to keep Tottenham out
Ederson makes another save to keep Tottenham out
  • Manchester City have won 25 home games in all competitions this season, the most they’ve ever won in a single campaign and the most by an English top-flight club since Man Utd in 2010-11 (26).
  • Tottenham have lost five successive Premier League away games for the first time since May 2004, a run of six under manager David Pleat.
  • Man City have won their last 10 Premier League games – their longest streak since a run of 18 between August and December 2017, which remains the all-time top-flight record.
  • Tottenham have lost 11 Premier League games this season, as many as they had in their previous two campaigns combined (4 in 2016-17, 7 in 2017-18).
  • Phil Foden scored his first Premier League goal for Man City, becoming the third youngest player to score in the competition for the club (after Micah Richards and Daniel Sturridge).
  • Sergio Aguero has now failed to score in his last seven Premier League appearances against Spurs for Man City, having netted 10 goals in his first seven against them.
  • Bernardo Silva was directly involved in seven of Manchester City’s 15 shots in this match, having three attempts and creating four.
  • Tottenham have lost a Premier League game without Harry Kane taking part for the first time since October 2017 at Manchester United.

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