Foden, Gvardiol fire Manchester City above Arsenal to top of Premier League table after Fulham win

Phil Foden and Josko Gvardiol contributed three of the goals. | Imago

Foden, Gvardiol fire Manchester City above Arsenal to top of Premier League table after Fulham win

Ayoola Kelechi 14:37 - 11.05.2024

The Cityzens have now moved into first place in the race for the Premier League title after a convincing win over Fulham

Manchester City raced to the top of the Premier League after a convincing 4-0 win away to Fulham to put the pressure back on Arsenal in the title race.

A brace for in-form Gvardiol and further goals from Phil Foden and Julian Alvarez saw the Cityzens continue their run of 21 games without defeat as they launch a bid for a fourth consecutive Premier League title.

How it happened

The game started with a tense opening ten minutes, but it was Manchester City who broke the deadlock with a display of exquisite passing. Joško Gvardiol capitalized on a sublime assist from Kevin De Bruyne to calmly slot the ball into the net, giving City the early lead.

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As the game progressed, Manchester City continued to dictate the tempo, and their persistence paid off when Phil Foden doubled their advantage. Foden showcased his predatory instincts, pouncing on a loose ball inside the penalty area following some stellar wing play from Bernardo Silva.

Despite their dominance, Erling Haaland squandered a golden opportunity to extend City's lead, missing a clear-cut chance from inside the box. However, Gvardiol ensured City's victory with his second goal of the game, expertly sliding in to meet a high ball from Silva with a VAR check confirming the goal.

With the game seemingly out of reach for Fulham, Argentine sensation Julian Alvarez sealed the deal for Manchester City with a coolly taken penalty in additional time, wrapping up a comprehensive 4-0 win for the Cityzens.

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