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Phil Foden's hat-trick sets incredible new Premier League record

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PHIL FODEN’S hat-trick ignited a crazy all-time record for Premier League goals scored in a single week.

Foden’s third strike in Manchester City’s 3-1 comeback win at Brentford made it 45 top-flight strikes following a spectacular weekend.

Phil Foden levelled just before the break then completed his treble in Man City's 3-1 win at Brentford with two fine second-half strikes

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Phil Foden levelled just before the break then completed his treble in Man City’s 3-1 win at Brentford with two fine second-half strikesCredit: Alamy
Foden slides home his and City's third goal

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Foden slides home his and City’s third goalCredit: Getty

That total pipped the haul of 44 achieved for a 10-game week in September 2020 and in May 2023. 

It also means the Prem is on course for a new seasonal record of goals.

This term’s tally of 730 goals in 228 games means an average of 3.2 per game.

If that rate is maintained it would give the top flight 1,216 by the end of the campaign – beating the current highest mark of 1,084 for a 38-game season.

Yet despite providing an assist, record-breaking goalscorer Erling Haaland failed to net on his return from injury as City dictated against the Bees on Monday night.

Neal Maupay hit a breakaway opener for Brentford but Foden replied with three devastating finishes, including a diving header.

The England playmaker told Sky Sports afterwards: “All I set for myself is to try to better my last season.

“I try to get better stats, more assists and goals.

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“I’ve done well this season but need to keep showing this level of performance.”

City leapfrogged Arsenal into second place – just two points behind Liverpool and with a game in hand.

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And their victory completed a Prem bonanza in front of goal over recent days.

Pride of place went to Newcastle’s 4-4 home draw with revitalised Luton on Saturday.

Next best – or worst, depending on who you support – was Wolves’ 4-2 triumph at Chelsea.

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