A brace from striker Ivan Toney gave Brentford a shock 2-1 win win over Manchester metropolis on the Etihad on Saturday, finishing city’s 16-game winning streak at home.
Toney, who wasn’t selected in England’s global Cup squad this week, opened the scoring for Brentford within the sixteenth minute of the suit while he flicked home from Ben Mee’s header.
Metropolis discovered an equaliser simply earlier than 1/2-time as Phil Foden connected with a deflected ball and despatched it rocketing into the pinnacle proper nook of the aim, however it become Toney who become the hero as he slotted home a close range shot within the 98th minute to provide Brentford the victory.
There has been a prolonged stoppage just after the destroy whilst Aymeric Laporte, who has been named in Spain’s world Cup squad, obtained remedy after an inadvertent elbow from Ethan Pinnock opened a gash on his brow.
Metropolis racked up 29 goalscoring possibilities but handiest controlled six heading in the right direction as Brentford’s defence suffocated their attack and constrained striker Erling Haaland to a couple of half-probabilities.
That set the stage for Toney’s winner as Brentford broke forward deep into 2d-half of stoppage time, and the 26-year-vintage made no mistake as he fired domestic to comfy a lovely victory.
“manifestly [being left out of the England squad was] a unhappiness however I realize i’m capable of and that i might not permit it put me down, i’ll simply hold going and keep doing properly for Brentford,” Toney said after the suit.
“the motivation is the men in the dressing room, and the fans as you can see. Whilst we paintings hard, this is what we can do.”
The loss leaves metropolis in 2d place within the desk, two factors in the back of leaders Arsenal who face Wolverhampton Wanderers later on Saturday, meanwhile Brentford sit in tenth.
“The best crew received, we struggled from the beginning and we could not cope with their lengthy balls. Typically you press the ball to win it, however this become special. They defended so deep and so well,” town manager Pep Guardiola said.
“we’ve got done high-quality within the Champions League and well within the greatest League. We’ll come lower back and prepare for the second 1/2 of the season now.”