In Round 4 League Cup action it was Manchester City winning 3-0 away Oxford United. This time it was a youthful team set out by Pep Guardiola with names like Phil Foden, Brahim Diaz and Zinchenko.
Also of note, was John Stones playing in a defensive midfielder position fulfilling a role done typically by Fernandinho.
The goals came eventually with Gabriel Jesus notching near the end of the first half and goals by Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden respectively, gave us the win.
On to the reaction, which includes words by Stockport legend, Phil Foden.
Reaction courtesy @ManCity
“I am so satisfied.”
“The game showed me a lot of things. It was a really good performance. Congratulations for us to get to the next round.”
“We are the Champions and we want to continue in the competition as long as possible.”
“Phil Foden celebrated like it was his first goal.”
“The guy is special - he’s a City fan and he loves the club. You see it in his behaviour - every single action. He is already a great football player.”
“He also had an amazing assist and he was involved in the first goal.”
Phil Foden Reaction
“It’s hard to put into words - it hasn’t fully sunk in,” said Foden.
“I’ve dreamed of this moment, growing up as a City supporter.
“My first goal is special to me and I’m happy to have helped the team to get the win.
“Mostly, when I was dreaming (about scoring for City), it was in the Premier League but in any competition, it’s special to get your first goal.
“I’m happy to get it. I couldn’t contain myself - I ran off, mad!
“It’s a moment I’ll never forget.”
He says he doesn’t mind assisting or scoring – and hopes there are many more occasions when he can do the same.
He said: “I enjoy assisting as well as scoring. It’s good to have both in your game.
“I’m learning every day from the likes of David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne.
“I need to keep learning and enjoying my football; then we’ll see where I go from there.
“It was good to get some minutes.
“I would have liked my goal to have come much earlier (in my senior career) but it’s come now and it’s a great feeling.
“Hopefully, it’s the first of many!”
Buen partido y buen trabajo muchachos Ya estamos en la próxima fase— Nicolas Otamendi (@Notamendi30) September 25, 2018
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