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 aim within the 98th minute that sealed victory.
One second, Phil Foden was taking a nook for Manchester City; an opportunity to arrange a profitable aim with the scores tied at 1-1 and the clock in added time.
The following, 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 aim 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 just got to keep doing well and keep doing our best and who knows what can happen,” Toney advised BT Sport afterwards.
“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 aim 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 online.
Manchester City’s complete 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 free nook and rifled the ball into the aim to equalize simply earlier than halftime.
City 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, in some way sweeping away one other Brentford try on aim.
And the scores remained stage till nearly the final doable second 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 stated afterwards, in response 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.”