The Manchester City fans in the Transfer Tavern are beginning to contemplate the possibility of an invincible Premier League campaign following their side’s victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
Pep Guardiola’s side consolidated their advantage at the top of the table last weekend with an emphatic 4-1 victory over Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham at the Eithad Stadium. On paper, City’s clash with Spurs was one of their most difficult fixtures of the season so far, but they once again expressed their superiority in the English top-flight with a dominant display over a side who were hoping to challenge for the title in pre-season. However, Tottenham look completely out of contention for English football’s top-prize considering City are 21 points ahead of the 7th-placed Lilywhites after just 18 matches.
The immediate future at Manchester City looks bright to say the least, but in the last few months the resident Citizens propping up the bar have been given plenty of reason to believe the long-term future will be equally as successful.
City’s academy product and local-born wonderkid Phil Foden has become something of a national hero since England’s victory at the U17 World Cup.
And his talent was officially recognised by the BBC yesterday as he collected the Young Sports Personality of the Year award.
The award capped off a landmark weekend for Foden in which he also made his Premier League debut for City against Spurs, after entering proceedings in place of Ilkay Gundogan in the 83rd minute.
After collecting the BBC award yesterday, supporters of Manchester City and clubs from across the country took to Twitter to voice their support for a man who certainly has a big future in English football.
Here’s what the supporters had to say on Twitter about Foden’s latest achievement…
Fantastic and well deserved Phil
Your family must be super proud xxx
— Gaynor Austin(Norris) (@birdflu_7) December 18, 2017
Some of the comments on this thread are a joke. Imagine scrutinizing a 17 year old kid and to go as far as saying he doesn’t deserve the award. The young lad has had a brilliant season and deserves everything he has achieved.
Keep up the good work @PhilFoden !!
— Nathan Scanlon (@ThisMeanW4r) December 17, 2017
Looks to be the future of the England team. Incredible player. Looked a different class at that level.
— Ben Hewitt (@BenHewitt_26) December 17, 2017
— Lisa R (@Lis2808) December 17, 2017
— • (@Beardamendi) December 17, 2017
Superb news… well done Phil
— Dirty Turk (@dario2739) December 17, 2017
Mini Messi #SharkTeam
— OℝΑℂLΕ (@iSportsOracle) December 17, 2017
start him on Tuesday
— Troy (@troyboy621) December 17, 2017
Well done our son.. I hope you become the best in the future
— مفكر متحلطم (@shakythinker) December 17, 2017
Phil Foden is gonna be the next best thing. If only the senior squad had the same passion as the lads in the U20s, U19s and U17s. The future is very bright
— Joe HTFC Byram (@JoeByram86) December 18, 2017
Though he still looks like a child he performs like a seasoned pro. Great technically, makes the right decisions; what a future he has! Thank god he is English! Well done & keep your feet ON THE GROUND!
— Billy Fuller (@mfuller4577) December 18, 2017
So happy for @PhilFoden winning young sports personality of the year trophy. Deserves it absolute smashing everything he comes up against. Bright future for him
— Harry Pulfer (@HPulfer) December 18, 2017
Gunna be a top player this lad remember the name MOT.
— Roger Cartwright (@rogercart57) December 18, 2017