EPL: Brentford defeated Man City at Eithad Stadium




Brentford defeated Manchester City 2-1 on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium, snapping their streak of 16 straight wins at home. The winning goal came on an incredible breakaway in the 98th minute.

With the score level at 1-1 and extra time running, Manchester City’s Phil Foden was taking a corner with a chance to set up a winning goal.

Yoane Wissa had recovered the loose ball and was sprinting down the wing toward the other end of the field. He handed the ball to Josh Dasilva, who entered the box and located Ivan Toney to prod in the victor.

The Brentford talisman scored his team’s second goal of the game, and as he celebrated, he put his fingers in the air

Obviously it’s a disappointment but I know what I’m capable of and I won’t let it put me down. I’ll keep going and keep doing well for Brentford. The motivation is the boys in the dressing room and the fans.”


Toney’s first goal of the game came after just 15 minutes following a period of concerted pressure from the visitors, and he headed the ball into the net.

Manchester City’s entire starting XI is heading to Qatar, with the exception of its star Erling Haaland after Norway failed to qualify, but it struggled to find a foothold in the first half until Foden tidied up a loose corner and rifled the ball into the goal to equalize just before halftime.


ManCity continued to press after the break and competing at a corner its defender Aymeric Laporte clashed heads and remained on the turf for an extended period of time while medics stanched the blood. After a lengthy injury stoppage, he was able to continue with a bandage on his head.

Just ten minutes later, the Spaniard intervened in defense, somehow sweeping away another Brentford attempt on goal.

And the scores remained level until almost the last possible moment when Toney sealed Brentford’s victory.


“The best team won, we struggled from the beginning and we couldn’t deal with their long balls. Usually you press the ball to win it, but this was different. They defended so deep and so well,” City coach Pep Guardiola said afterwards, according to Reuters.


“We have done exceptional in the Champions League and well in the Premier League. We’ll come back and prepare for the second half of the season now.”

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