Peter Crouch describes Phil Foden as a ‘pleasure to watch’ after his starring role in Manchester City’s Champions League victory over Club Brugge which included a beautiful pass for Joao Cancelo’s opener 

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  • Manchester City register a comfortable 5-1 win against Club Brugge
  • Phil Foden provided a brilliant assist for Joao Cancillo’s opener in the game
  • BT Sport pundits applaud Foden for his performance during Champions League win

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Phil Foden has been praised after his impressive performance in Manchester City’s 5–1 win against Club Brugge in the Champions League.

Pep Guardiola’s team won in Belgium, with the young England star playing a key role.

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Manchester City did not score in the opening half hour of the competition before Foden hit a perfectly executed long-range pass to full-back Joao Cancello, who ran to tuck the opener.

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Phil Foden stuns in Manchester City’s Champions League win

Foden hits a perfect long-range pass to find Joao Cancello for City's opener against Club Brugge

Foden hits a perfect long-range pass to find Joao Cancello for City’s opener against Club Brugge

Further goals from Kyle Walker, Cole Palmer and a Riyad Mahrez brace saw City run away with victory, but it was Foden who took the majority of plaudits by BT Sport pundits.

Crouch said: ‘I’m enjoying watching him, honestly he really is[having some fun].

“We talked about him in those deep areas and I know he is considered a central striker, but when he goes deep it is really an absolute pleasure to watch.

Peter Crouch describes Foden as a 'joy to watch' during City's comfortable win

Peter Crouch describes Foden as a ‘joy to watch’ during City’s comfortable win

‘Just on the ball, his balance, his weight on the pass. He has risen even deeper and deeper in every situation and he has just been an absolute joy.’

Her co-pundit, Jolene Lescott, said: ‘She’s clearly given license to turn around, but her ability to pick up the ball and drive past players, get it to the front, she’s always in the front. looking towards.

‘He’s always trying to drive and creating problems for the defense. This is an extraordinary half of Phil.’

Canelo raced to thank Foden for an excellent pass, which led to his scoring debut.

Canelo raced to thank Foden for an excellent pass, which led to his scoring debut.

At half-time, Crouch was praised for assisting Foden, which got City into the competition.

The former Liverpool and Tottenham striker said: ‘He’s got that in his locker. How many such passes did he play for England in the international break?

‘I think he can play anywhere on the pitch, but he is fantastic at getting that kind of pass deep.’

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