Phil Foden said he was proud of the performance from Manchester City as the champions maintained their perfect start to the Premier League season with a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest.
Pep Guardiola’s side were in complete control after goals from Foden and Erling Haaland put the Citizens two goals ahead at half-time, but a red card for Rodri changed the narrative of the game just seconds into the second half.
The Spaniard was sent off after putting his hands around Morgan Gibbs-White’s throat, having tangled with the Nottingham Forest midfielder in the 46th minute.
City combated the threat of Forest well despite having a man disadvantage for almost the entire second half and Foden was delighted with the performance from his side, who have become just the second defending champions to open a Premier League season with six straight wins.
“Delighted with the performance. I think the first half was brilliant apart from the last 10, I think they found us out a little,” Foden said, as per the BBC.
“The second half was not what we expected because Rodri got a red card quite early.
“It wasn’t ideal but we showed a different side to us today to dig in and yeah I’m proud of the team.”