Manchester City continued to recover from their shock defeat against Lyon in the Champions League by comfortably sealing their place in the 4th round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening with a 3-0 win over Oxford United, with Phil Foden playing a starring role.
Foden dissected the Oxford defence to pick out Brahim Diaz in the build up to Gabriel Jesus’ opener, before threading a delightful through ball into Riyad Mahrez’s path to provide an assist for City’s killer second.
But just when Foden’s popularity amongst the City supporters couldn’t get any stronger, the 18-year-old thumped home an emphatic left-footed finish which left Oxford’s stopper statuesque before he celebrated in style by knee sliding in front of the delirious travelling fans.
City’s most exciting academy product simply couldn’t hide the flurry of emotion which arrived after netting his first senior goal for his boyhood club, and he has been the talk of Manchester ever since.
And it seems that his performance will accelerate discussions over a new contract, as the Daily Mail reported on Wednesday that the club are preparing for imminent discussions over a new deal for Foden.
In response to reports, the City supporters simply couldn’t help but express their delight and they turned out in their numbers to urge the club to offer a lengthy contract to Stockport’s answer to Andres Iniesta.
Here’s what the fans have had to say in response to reports regarding Foden’s contract…
Give him whatever he wants! pic.twitter.com/GQR6hcpRtq
— Marc Arnold (@marcarnold75) September 26, 2018
Contract extension to 2030 needed
— Matthew (@mattybriggs1) September 26, 2018
Get him on a lifetime contract lads
— PF (@Fodenoholic) September 26, 2018
Give him whatever he wants
— RHYS'O (@RhysFrayne) September 26, 2018
new mc legend
— rickykun (@rickykun9) September 27, 2018
Tie him up for life.
— Niketshyam Agrawal (@nik8shyam) September 26, 2018
He’s one of our own
Go on son! #ctid
— nicko (@nickoh99) September 26, 2018
— Mohamed Abdulkadir (@mohamedamiin2) September 26, 2018