Foden hails one player as he reveals what sparked Man City’s comeback against Leipzig

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Manchester City attacker Phil Foden has said the first goal was what City needed to turn the situation around at the Etihad against RB Leipzig.

The Englishman who was named the player of the match was pivotal to City’s 2-0 comeback, resulting in a 3-2 victory against RB Leipzig in the Champions League group stage game.

City were 2-0 down in the first-half credit to Lois Openda’s brace. The turnaround began in the second-half as Phil Foden set up Erling Haaland for City’s first shortly after the restart.

Foden soon levelled the scores with a beautiful finish into the far corner. Having seen the light, Foden again laid off Julian Alvarez who made no mistake finishing clinically to give City all three points.

Speaking after the game, Foden said: “It was a game of two halves, that was the worst I’ve seen us in the first half.

“We played a lot better in the second, we only needed one goal, once the first went in the motivation was there and we kept pushing, playing out football and it paid off!

“We have got a great record at the Etihad, only takes one goal to change things.

“It changed the full rhythm of the game I think the first goal that we Scored.”

On his teammate Julian Alvarez, Foden was full of praises for the Argentine.

He said: “Julian (Alvarez) is a great player, he is always a threat when he comes off the bench.

“He is a fantastic player, he always makes a difference for us, he is having a brilliant season and he is important for us.”