Manchester have booked a place in the Champions League knockout stages following their 1-0 win over Olympiacos on Wednesday night.
Pep Guardiola's men went into the match with a 100 percent record and needing a positive result to make into the last 16, and they did so courtesy of a Phil Fodden goal in the first half.
Gundogan is the genuinely the best DM itw, lovely turn and finds the progressive vertical pass to start the move. Sterling's positioning is incredible again, great pass, and then a lovely finish from Foden. Really good, quick, direct play. pic.twitter.com/LBqXmLASqE— Yasiin Bey (@umirf1) November 25, 2020
Foden was one of the five changes Guardiola made to the team that lost 2-0 to Tottenham last weekend in the Premier League in a largely changed side.
John Stones, Ilkay Gundogan, Benjamin Mendy, and Raheem Sterling were the other four players to make the starting team.
Kevin De Bruyne, Kyle Walker, Ferran Torres, Riyad Mahrez, and Aymeric Laporte were all rested ahead of their weekend match against Burnely.
City were the best side through the match and should have had more goals with Foden and Gabriel Jesus all coming close in the opening half-hour before finally taking the lead.
Guardiola's men had more chances in the second period to finish off the match, but were poor in the final third, and could not add to Foden's goal.
The win ensured City kept their perfect start with four wins out of four and became the fifth team to make it into the knockout phase.
They join Chelsea, Sevilla, Barcelona, and Juventus, who all qualified on Tuesday night with two matches to spare.