Man City star thanks Pep Guardiola for playing him in his best position as Man City beat Everton 3-1

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Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden has given credit to Pep Guardiola after City claimed a hard-earned victory at Goodison Park against Everton.

The hosts took the lead through Jack Harrison ahead of the interval before Foden’s 25-yards strike after the interval to level the scores.

Julian Alvarez and Bernardo Silva later sealed the victory for the Etihad side recording the second victory in City’s last seven games.

After the game, Foden who was named the player of the match said: “I thought we played well in the first half, it seemed to be the same story as the previous games. The manager told us to keep believing, We haven’t got this gold badge for no reason.

“We have to believe in ourselves because we’re a top team. In the second half, wow, I think we blew them away with how we played.

“We have to praise Everton too as they did well, they’re a good side and made it difficult. Really happy with the result at a difficult place to come.

“Maybe I caught him [Jordan Pickford] by surprise because I hit it so quickly, I’ll have to see it back; it happened so quickly. I was just delighted to see it hit the back of the net.

“We needed that goal for momentum, then we blew them away and played tremendous football so I’m really happy.

“You know how much I like playing in the middle. Thanks to the manager he keeps playing me in there at the moment and long may it continue because l enjoy it every time I play in there.”