Shaun Wright-Phillips hailed Jeremy Doku after the winger excelled on his debut for Manchester City against West Ham United.

City are back top of the Premier League after winning 3-1.

City came from behind, as James Ward-Prowse had opened the scoring at the London Stadium.

It was Doku who equalised, before Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland both scored to wrap up the game.

Goalkeeper Ederson also contributed to the win by making some crucial saves at 1-1.

£55 million signing Doku has been coming in for a lot of praise since the win.

And former Etihad winger Wright-Phillips has shared what caught his eye about him yesterday…

Shaun Wright-Phillips on Jeremy Doku after his Manchester City debut

Wright-Phillips appeared on Matchday Live for City’s coverage of yesterday’s game.

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And he was asked about Doku and the goal he scored.

He said (via Man City official YouTube): “It was a fantastic finish. The part that caught my eye was how he got himself in that position. The jinkiness, the confidence to unsettle the defence to put yourself in the position where he knows the defenders can’t touch him. Then to have the maturity to look up and not shoot it, just pass it around the goalkeeper and into the side netting.

“Those are things you can’t teach people. He didn’t snatch at it, he didn’t rush. It’s almost like he took a deep breath and just passed it into the back of the net.”

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This was a really bright display from Doku, as Alan Shearer also said on Match of the Day last night.

And Wright-Phillips is right to suggest this goal from the Belgian was of the highest quality.

It would have been easy for the 21-year-old to get overly excited in the moment, and put his foot right through the ball.

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But he didn’t snatch at it and showed maturity. He shifted the ball ever so slightly, and found the bottom corner with a smart finish.

There have been some suggestions that Doku’s end product isn’t too refined at this point in his career.

But there is already evidence with this goal that he is likely to improve.

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