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Gundogan: 'Foden was exceptional'

Ilkay Gundogan has praised the display of Phil Foden after the youngster netted twice during the 4-1 Premier League victory over Brighton.

Gundogan, who returned to City's starting XI, netted the opener before Foden got his name on the scoresheet twice in quick succession before the interval.

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The 21-year-old capped off a fine display by assisting Riyad Mahrez, who thumped home City's fourth of the evening and Gundogan, who skippered City on the night, had nothing but praise for Foden.

"He's amazing," he said. "He was already last season and is also this season. He's exactly the type of player we need to be successful.

"Today he was exceptional again. It doesn't matter if he plays up front or on the left, with his mobility, his movements and his smell for the danger, he can help us in every single position.

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"We are very pleased that we have him. We will try to support him as much as possible so that he continues the way he is playing."

The midfielder also spoke about the difficulties of playing against the Seagulls and left a classy message for City fan Guido De Pauw after he was attacked in mid-week in Brugge.

Watch the entire interview via the video above.

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