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Man City matchwinner Foden hails De Bruyne influence

Manchester City matchwinner Phil Foden hailed Kevin de Bruyne after their 2-1 Champions League win against Borussia Dortmund.

De Bruyne captained City on the night and led from the front, blasting in the opening goal after 17 minutes following a neat pass from Riyad Mahrez.

The 29-year-old was also involved in Foden's late winner.

"We know how special he is," he said. "He always finds the right pass at the right time.

"It's a relief, we had a lot of chances before that to put us way up. In the end I'm just happy to score and help the team in a crucial time for us.

"We're always confident and try to stay focused for the full 90. They're a great team so they'll have spells where they're going to have the ball, it's going to be a really interesting game [second-leg] and we have to stay focused for the full 90.

"As a team we're doing brilliantly, we're fighting for everything we can and we'll fight to the end."

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