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Manchester Metropolis 4-1 Aston Villa (Apr 3, 2024) Recreation Evaluation

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Phil Foden scored a surprising hat-track as Manchester Metropolis crushed Aston Villa 4-1 on Wednesday to maintain their hopes of retaining the Premier League title very a lot alive.

Arsenal climbed above Liverpool to say prime spot on 68 factors with a 2-0 victory over Luton City and Metropolis are third, degree on 67 factors with Liverpool who can transfer again to the summit with a house win over Sheffield United on Thursday.

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Metropolis monopolised possession from kickoff and took the lead within the eleventh minute when Rodri poked in Jeremy Doku‘s cross.

Villa silenced the house crowd, nonetheless, when 20-year-old Jhon Duran slotted into the far nook after a neat one-two with Morgan Rogers within the twentieth minute.

With Metropolis’s league-leading scorer Erling Haaland an unused substitute, nonetheless, Foden went to work, discovering a niche in Villa’s wall with an outstanding free kick simply earlier than half-time.

Rodri dribbled by Villa’s defence earlier than laying the ball off for Foden to say his second within the 62nd minute and the 23-year-old accomplished his hat trick with a rocket into the highest nook from 25 yards.

It was his twenty first aim this season for Metropolis throughout all competitions and the England worldwide left the sphere to raucous applause and a standing ovation when he was substituted.