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Davies: Foden's goal drove us to move forward

POST-MATCH: Read Simon Davies' thoughts after the EDS' win over Tottenham.

POST-MATCH: Read Simon Davies' thoughts after the EDS' win over Tottenham.

Simon Davies has praised his side for coming back stronger in the second half of their clash against Tottenham, and has commended Phil Foden for scoring the first of City’s goals.

The EDS initially went 2-0 down to the north London side, but Foden clinched an important goal back just before the half-time whistle.

Lukas Nmecha scored a hat-trick to finish off City’s four goal comeback and ultimately win the three points.

Davies spoke after the clash about what his side can learn from their recent Premier League 2 clash and stated that Foden’s goal helped to kick-start City’s comeback.

“To be quite honest I thought we played well throughout,” Davies explained after the 4-2 victory. “Like always, set pieces are a big part of the game and we gave a silly free-kick away on the edge of the box and it was executed very well by the Tottenham player.

“Again, another silly foul led to us being in another set-piece situation and we didn’t defend the second phase of the corner particularly well so there we go – we were 2-0 down in a game we were quite comfortable in!

“It was good that we got a goal back before half-time because that 2-1 goal line always makes you realise that the next goal is going to be very important –  so that was a really good goal by Phil (Foden) to give us that impetus to move forward.”

Despite being 2-0 down early on in the game, the EDS manager still believes that his team started better than last week and worked hard into the second-half.

“In the second half we worked a little bit harder as we put Tottenham under more pressure and we created many more opportunities,” Davies said. “Like I say, it doesn’t look like we’ve started better because we went 2-0 down but there’s always more learning.

“Our focus is set-pieces and being cute around the box and not giving silly fouls away.

“We are a team which has some really talented footballers - physically we’re not always the biggest, so we have to be really careful with these types of things.

“So yes, there’s a different focus but this is a development role and there’s always things to work on.”

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