Phil Foden set a remarkable statistic in Tuesday night’s 5-1 Champions League victory over Atalanta at the Etihad Stadium, creating four ‘big chances’ in the match – the most created by any player in the competition since 2015.
The 19-year-old had an almost flawless performances against the Serie A high-flyers, setting up Raheem Sterling on his way to a hat-trick, while also completed 36 passes with a 94% accuracy across his 82 minutes on the field.
Much has been made of Pep Guardiola’s apparent lack of trust in the teenager, despite making several glowing comments surrounding the talent and development of the England U21 international. Tuesday night’s performances will be a giant step to regular first-team action for the Stockport-born prospect.
Perhaps the most remarkable statistic came to light on Wednesday, with it being revealed Phil Foden’s ‘big chances created’ (4) statistic was the most created by any player in the Champions League since 2015, this according to StatCity on twitter.
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