On February 5, 2024, at Brentford Community Stadium in Brentford, England, Phil Foden of Manchester City celebrated after scoring his third goal and completing a hat-trick during the Premier League match against Brentford FC. Manchester City’s manager, Pep Guardiola, was cautious, as Brentford had defeated his team twice last season.
However, a win would bring them closer to the league leaders, Liverpool, who lost to Arsenal on Sunday. Despite Manchester City’s early dominance, Brentford broke the deadlock with a goal from Neil Maupay in the 20th minute.
However, Phil Foden equalized for Manchester City just before halftime with a powerful shot from distance. In the second half, Foden completed his brace with a header from a Kevin de Bruyne cross, and then secured his hat-trick in the 69th minute after receiving a pass from Haaland.
The win brought Manchester City back to second place in the league, just two points behind Liverpool with a game in hand.