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Foden on cloud nine after vital FA Cup strike

Foden on cloud nine after vital FA Cup strike
Phil Foden said he was determined to keep working and seeking to improve after his ninth goal of the season helped guide City to a battling 3-1 FA Cup fourth round win at Cheltenham Town.

Pep Guardiola’s side had fallen behind to an Alfie May strike midway through the second half at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium with a possible huge shock on the cards at the hands of the League Two side.

But then Foden, who delivered another man of the match display, capped a fine night’s work by levelling affairs with a vital strike 10 minutes from time.

Subsequent goals from Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres then sealed the deal and earned City a fifth-round trip to Swansea.

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Foden has emerged as City’s top scorer this term but reflecting on the win, the England international insisted his only focus was on seeking to keep improving and contributing to the team.

“At the moment I’m loving it – you can ask anyone there is no better feeling than scoring,” Foden declared.

“I’m enjoying it at the moment, I’m scoring a lot of goals and want to keep scoring as that’s what I enjoy.

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“I’m playing well but you can easily have a bad performance so for me I just want to keep improving and keep on top of my game as the best players in the world are so consistent every game and want to be like this.”

The League Two side gave a magnificent account of themselves and Foden said the City boss had spoken at half time about seeking to try and find a solution to negate the hosts’ threat.

“I thought we were a bit slow at times in the first half but we're delighted we got the win,” Foden added.

“The manager said to keep going but that some of the long balls weren’t working and bouncing out of play so to keep it short.

“We did that really well in the second half and broke the lines with the passes and in the end we got the goal.”

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