Richards and Foden involved in wholesome exchange during title celebrations

Manchester City lifted the Premier League title yesterday after completing their season with a 5-0 victory against Everton at the Etihad Stadium.

Sergio Aguero scored twice on his final league appearance for Pep Guardiola‘s side, surpassing Wayne Rooney’s records of most gaols scored for a single club in the English top flight.

One ex-City player who was there to witness the triumph was Micah Richards, who was working with Sky Sports on the day.

After the game, Phil Foden was one of the players to be interviewed following City’s win and title success – and Richards lavished praise on the 20-year-old before offering some advice in what was a great exchange

He said: “Do you know how much I love you?

“Honestly, you are a special, special talent. All you have to do is keep doing what you are doing and you can be absolutely anything you want to.

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“You’re an absolute joy to watch.”

Foden laughed and thanked Richards for his words, before summing up what it meant to win his third Premier League trophy as a City player and to cap off Aguero’s farewell Etihad appearance in style.

“It’s very special. We spoke before the game about wanting to finish on a high for Sergio,” he said.

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“It was a great game and I’m happy for him to come on and score, you know what it means to the fans.

“I was a ball boy once here watching him score many goals. It’s the hardest job in football to score goals and he’s done it for I don’t know how many seasons, so he’s going to be sadly missed. Not just for the players, but the fans.”

Foden’s excellent individual season

Foden shone for Guardiola’s side over this campaign, scoring nine goals and adding five assists in 26 Premier League appearances.

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He capped off the league season with a goal in the 5-0 victory over Everton, before being replaced by Rodri on 56 minutes.

In the Champions League, the 20-year-old has three goals and three assists from 12 appearances.

City conclude their season with the Champions League final on May 29. They take on Chelsea in Porto, with a win securing the treble.

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