• Teenager also involved in two other Carabao Cup goals
• Manchester City fans call youngster ‘Stockport Iniesta’
Phil Foden has laughed off comparisons to Andrés Iniesta in the wake of his sparkling performance for Manchester City in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night and said that the Spaniard is “on a different planet”.
Foden was speaking after he scored his first goal for the club in the 3-0 victory over Oxford that took Pep Guardiola’s team into the last 16. The 18-year-old, making only his fifth start for City, also set up Riyad Mahrez’s goal with a terrific pass and had a hand in Gabriel Jesus’s opener, prompting Karl Robinson, Oxford’s manager, to lavish praise on him. Robinson used the word “genius” when asked about Foden and drew parallels with Iniesta.