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Phil Foden’s hat-trick sets impressive new Premier League record during Brentford vs Man City

PHIL FODEN’S hat-trick ignited a crazy all-time record for Premier League goals scored in a single week.

Foden‘s third strike in Manchester City’s 3-1 comeback win at Brentford made it 45 top-flight goals following a spectacular weekend.

Phil Foden levelled just before the break then completed a treble in Man City's 3-1 win at Brentford with two fine second-half strikes

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Phil Foden levelled just before the break then completed a treble in Man City’s 3-1 win at Brentford with two fine second-half strikesCredit: Alamy
Foden slid home his and City's third goal

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Foden slid home his and City’s third goalCredit: Getty

That total pipped the haul of 44 achieved for a 10-match week in both September 2020 and in May 2023. 

It also means the Prem is on course for a new seasonal record of goals.

This term’s tally of 730 goals in 228 games averages out at 3.2 a game.

If that rate is maintained it would give the Prem 1,216 by the end of the campaign, beating the current highest mark of 1,084 for a 38-game season.

Yet despite providing an assist, record-breaking goalscorer Erling Haaland failed to net on his return from injury as City dictated against the Bees on Monday night.

Neal Maupay hit a breakaway opener for Brentford but Foden replied with three devastating finishes, including a diving header.

The England playmaker told Sky Sports afterwards: “All I set for myself is to try to better my last season.

“I try to get better stats, more assists and goals.

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“I’ve done well this season but need to keep showing this level of performance.”

City leapfrogged Arsenal into second place – just two points behind Liverpool and with a game in hand.

Pep Guardiola’s incredible life off the pitch

And the victory for Pep Guardiola‘s men completed a Prem bonanza in front of goal over recent days.

Pride of place went to Newcastle’s 4-4 home draw with revitalised Luton on Saturday.

Next best – or worst, depending on who you support – was Wolves’ 4-2 triumph at Chelsea.

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