Manchester Derby: Secret Behind Phil Foden's Celebration as Man City Ace Scores Brace vs Man United

Manchester Derby: Secret Behind Phil Foden's Celebration as Man City Ace Scores Brace vs Man United

Fred Kennedy
updated at March 4, 2024 at 4:48 AM
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  • Phil Foden scored twice to help Man City sink rivals United at Etihad Stadium
  • The City ace performed his new celebration during the Premier League clash
  • Marcus Rashford scored a stunner to bag United's consolation away from him

Phil Foden has opened up on the meaning behind his celebration during the Manchester derby.

The England international was the man of the moment as Manchester City staged a comeback to sink rivals United at Etihad Stadium.

Marcus Rashford opened the scoring for United inside seven minutes of action of the Sunday cracker with a stunner, only for Foden to step up in the second half to get City back into the tie.

Phil Foden celebrates after scoring during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium. Photo by Paul Ellis.
Phil Foden celebrates after scoring during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium. Photo by Paul Ellis.
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The youngster equalised for the hosts in the 56th minute before completing his brace with 10 minutes left on the clock.

According to SPORTbible, Foden performed his new celebration after he scored one of his two goals.

In the celebration, the Englishman knelt on the ground before pulling a gun-like gesture with his hands.

Foden explains meaning behind his celebration

The City academy graduate debuted the celebration last month and explained the meaning behind it.

“It’s a bit of banter between me and the lads. They say I shoot a lot in the five-a-side games. They call me the sniper.”

Speaking after City's win over United, Kyle Walker added:

“We call Phil the sniper because he likes to shoot. When he comes in on that left foot, you know he's got the quality to pick his spot. He took his goals fantastically well," Walker said.
“We lean on him and we need important players. He practices and puts the work in. His goals are coming and he's reaping the rewards," he added.

Foden sets unique record

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Foden breaking a unique Premier League record with his treble of goals against Brentford on Monday, February 5.

The England international was in inspired form as he helped City come from behind to beat Thomas Frank’s men 3-1 at the Gtech Community Stadium.

City, who were beaten twice by Brentford last season, saw their unrelenting attacks pay off as Foden equalised just before halftime.

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