Phil Foden bags Premier League's young player of the year award

"I have been really happy with my performances this season and it has been great to contribute to this team in what will hopefully be another successf

By Web Desk
May 21, 2022
Phil Foden — Manchester City Twitter

MANCHESTER: Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden became the first player to win the Premier League young player of the year award in consecutive seasons.

The England international has nine goals and five assists this season, with City leading the league heading into Sunday's last day of the season.

He received the most votes from the general public and a Premier League panel together.

"I'm very proud to have won for the second season in a row," said Foden.

"I have been really happy with my performances this season, and it has been great to contribute to this team in what will hopefully be another successful year for us all.

"To be nominated alongside so many great players is an honour as they have all had great seasons for their clubs."

Foden won the prize for players aged 23 and under, beating Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold, Crystal Palace's on-loan Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher, Palace's Tyrick Mitchell, Chelsea's Mason Mount, Arsenal's Aaron Ramsdale, and Bukayo Saka, and West Ham's Declan Rice.

The 21-year-old can help City win the Premier League championship when they play Aston Villa on Sunday, as his team enters the final round of matches one point ahead of Liverpool, who host Wolverhampton Wanderers.