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Jack Grealish discusses special connection with Phil Foden after FA Cup affair

The growing connection between Jack Grealish and Phil Foden was on full display in Manchester City’s 2-0 victory over Championship strugglers Peterborough United in Tuesday’s FA Cup fifth round tie.

A diagonal pass from Foden picked out the former Aston Villa man, who brought the ball back gracefully and netted the decisive goal in the 67th minute.

In the aftermath of the Peterborough win, Jack Grealish has opened up on his budding relationship with Phil Foden, since the Birmingham-born playmaker joined the Etihad club in the summer of 2021.

“I love playing with Phil (Foden)”, Grealish said, speaking ahead of Manchester City’s decisive Premier League clash against long-distance rivals Manchester United on Sunday.

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Grealish continued, “I don’t think there’s any debate about me and Phil. We’re so close to the pitch. We have a great connection. ‘Helps or what?’ Luckily it happened tonight.”

“Phil is a brilliant player and I love playing with him. I think he is one of the best youngsters in the world and I think this is just the start for him.

Time will tell if Manchester City fans will see the pair connect on the pitch again at the Manchester Derby on Sunday night, as Grealish only recently returned to the team after injury.

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Regardless of the weekend’s line-up, the fight with the Red Devils is crucial as Manchester City look to avoid a late push from Liverpool in the Premier League title race.


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