Brentford defeated Manchester City 2-1 on Saturday on the Etihad Stadium, ending City’s run of 16 consecutive dwelling victories with a panoramic breakaway purpose within the 98th minute that sealed victory.
One second, Phil Foden was taking a nook for Manchester Metropolis; an opportunity to arrange a profitable purpose with the scores tied at 1-1 and the clock in added time.
The subsequent, Yoane Wissa had intercepted the ball and was haring down the wing to the alternative finish of the pitch. He handed to Josh Dasilva who made his manner into the field and located Ivan Toney to prod within the winner.
It was the Brentford talisman’s second purpose of the match and, as he wheeled round in celebration, he put his fingers in his ears, underlining that he had some extent to show two days after being excluded from England’s World Cup squad.
“We’ve simply acquired to maintain doing effectively and hold doing our greatest and who is aware of what can occur,” Toney informed BT Sport afterwards.
“Clearly it’s a disappointment however I do know what I’m able to and I gained’t let it put me down. I’ll hold going and hold doing effectively for Brentford. The motivation is the boys within the dressing room and the followers.”
Toney’s first purpose of the sport got here after simply quarter-hour following a interval of concerted strain from the guests, and he headed the ball into the web.
Manchester Metropolis’s whole beginning XI is heading to Qatar, excluding its star Erling Haaland after Norway didn’t qualify, nevertheless it struggled to discover a foothold within the first half till Foden tidied up a unfastened nook and rifled the ball into the purpose to equalize simply earlier than halftime.
Metropolis continued to press after the break and competing at a nook its defender Aymeric Laporte clashed heads and remained on the turf for an prolonged time frame whereas medics stanched the blood. After a prolonged damage stoppage, he was capable of proceed with a bandage on his head.
Simply ten minutes later, the Spaniard intervened in protection, one way or the other sweeping away one other Brentford try on purpose.
And the scores remained degree till nearly the final attainable second when Toney sealed Brentford’s victory.
“The perfect group gained, we struggled from the start and we couldn’t take care of their lengthy balls. Often you press the ball to win it, however this was totally different. They defended so deep and so effectively,” Metropolis coach Pep Guardiola stated afterwards, based on Reuters.
“Now we have performed distinctive within the Champions League and effectively within the Premier League. We’ll come again and put together for the second half of the season now.”