Pep Guardiola had warm words of praise for the display of Phil Foden, as City stormed to our third win of three in Group C of the Champions League.

Pep Guardiola had warm words of praise for the display of Phil Foden, as City stormed to our third win of three in Group C of the Champions League.

It was a bittersweet night for the teenager who shone on his second start of the season but was then dismissed seven minutes from time after picking up the second of yellow cards - the second for a pull-back on Marten De Roon.

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It was a frustrating end to an evening that again showcased Foden's huge promise - but Guardiola said the late dismissal was all part of Foden’s learning and development.

“We knew he could do it. We thought it would be a game we could have the opportunity to run. Phil has quality to make box to box, with his speed," the City boss added.

“He is still young, with a lot to improve.

“He played so good. Every minute is more experience for his future. He played a high level.

“The way he played, (he is an) incredible player. He will know after one yellow card the need to be more careful.

“He is absolutely not going to be fined (for the red card). We have to pay him for the way he played!”