Man City's Phil Foden scores stunning solo goal in the Premier League vs Brighton

  • Kobe Tong

Phil Foden is one of the best young footballers in the world.

Pep Guardiola wasn't kidding when he proclaimed that the Manchester City starlet was the greatest talent that he'd ever seen and it's staggering to think what he's achieved by 20 years old.

With three Premier League winners' medals and countless domestic titles, Foden has a better trophy cabinet than many players twice his age and that's before he competes in the Champions League final.

Foden's brilliant Man City form

And make no mistake that Foden holds his own against all the world-class quality in Guardiola's squad, establishing himself as a contender for the Premier League Team of the Season.

As such, even though City are now cantering their way to the finish-line in the Premier League, their English wonderkid was by no means squeezing the brakes on his astonishing form.

And that couldn't have been clearer than when he scored one of the finest individual goals of the season in what would otherwise be seen as a dead rubber clash with Brighton & Hove Albion.

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Foden's sensational solo effort

Picking up the ball in his own half while practically stapled to the left wing, Foden showed brilliant close control and upper-body strength to make the Seagulls defence look like training cones.

It's astonishing that the England wizard ran all the way to score, providing the deft finish past Robert Sánchez that the move deserved, so be sure to check out the glorious strike down below:

What. A. Talent.

The world's best young player?

It's no wonder that many fans view Foden as the best young player in the world, which is no small statement when you consider the scintillating form of Kylian Mbappe and Erling Braut Haaland.

The City star might not reach the dizzying data of those out-and-out goalscorers, but there's good reason to think that Guardiola's starlet has the most talent, ability and potential across the board.


And of all the goals he's scored in the famous sky blue jersey, we're inclined to think that his individual effort at the Amex Stadium is the pick of the bunch. 

In the end, it proved to be futile against Brighton's unexpected comeback through Leandro Trossard, Adam Webster and Dan Burn, but even that couldn't take the shine off Foden's stunning solo strike.

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