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Phil Foden equals Premier League big-boys with hat-trick vs Villa

Manchester City youngster, Phil Foden, continues to make waves in the Premier League, his latest feat a hat-trick vs Aston Villa that puts him in the esteemed company of Cristiano Ronaldo and two other Premier League legends.

In Wednesday night’s clash at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City delivered a dominant performance against Aston Villa, propelling them to level on points with Liverpool in the Premier League standings.

City took an early lead through a goal from Rodri in the 11th minute, but Aston Villa’s Jhon Duran managed to equalize nine minutes later. However, City’s resilience shone through as they ultimately secured a crucial victory, with Foden leading the charge by netting a superb hat-trick.

Foden’s hat-trick achievement has now placed him in elite company, as he joins the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Frank Lampard, and Didier Drogba in having scored three Premier League hat-tricks. This remarkable milestone underscores Foden’s exceptional talent and potential as one of the brightest prospects in English football.

TNT Sports highlighted Foden’s achievement on social media, noting, “At just 23 years old, Phil Foden has now scored as many Premier League hat-tricks as Cristiano Ronaldo, Frank Lampard, and Didier Drogba.”

In the ongoing 2023/24 season, Foden has continued to shine for Manchester City, tallying an impressive 21 goals and 10 assists in 44 appearances across all competitions.

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