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"The Level Wasn't the Same" - Man City Star Phil Foden Disappointed With Second-Half Performance in Brighton Win

Phil Foden has discussed the drop in his side's level of display in the second-half of their 4-1 victory against Brighton in the Premier League at the Amex Stadium on Saturday evening.

The Sky Blues champions made it consecutive league wins as a five-star display in the first-half helped them seal a comfortable win in the south coast.

After making a fast start against Graham Potter's side, Ilkay Gundogan opened proceedings for the visitors after Bernardo Silva found the German to tap home into an empty net following a mistake from Robert Sanchez.

Foden, who was at his sumptuous best against the Seagulls, made it two following a quick break, as the 21-year-old was set up by Jack Grealish after a clever through-ball by the in-form Bernardo Silva.

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The Stockport-born midfielder soon made it three after Gabriel Jesus's strike deflected off him and beat Sanchez, as City went into the break with a three-goal cushion.

However, Pep Guardiola's side slightly took their foot off the gas following the break, as they allowed Brighton to try and force their way back into the tie.

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"We're disappointed with the second half, the level wasn't the same, but we dug in there," said Foden in his post-match interview with Sky Sports.

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"Sometimes when you're 3-0 up, you can drop the level. From the start, we looked very good in possession, we controlled the game."

The England international has been in a rich vein form since recovering from a foot injury that kept him out of action for the first few weeks for the 2021/22 campaign.

Foden rounded off a sensational individual display by teeing up Riyad Mahrez in the closing stages, who made it four for the Manchester side by netting his seventh goal across all competitions this season.

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