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Manchester City surprised and lost at home to Brentford from the English

Manchester City took to the pitch this Saturday for his or her ultimate recreation earlier than the World Cup break in Qatar, however they did not have a fortunate morning. The workforce ended up shedding 2-1 at home to Brentford and lost their likelihood to quickly lead the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola’s facet stay second on 32 factors, however Arsenal might make it 5 in the event that they beat Wolverhampton later this Saturday. Goals in the match had been scored by Ivan Toney (Brentford), twice, and Phil Foden (Manchester City).

Brentford’s feat ended Manchester City’s 16-match profitable streak at the Etihad Stadium. It was the membership’s first away win over the Citizens since 1937.

Star participant Haaland, in the meantime, returned to his workforce’s beginning line-up after recovering from a foot damage. The Norwegian, nevertheless, didn’t take part and didn’t go to the networks. He was effectively marked by a constant Brentford facet who performed and jumped to eleventh in the Premier League.

City, who’ve 14 gamers of their squad known as up for Qatar, won’t return to the pitch till December 20, two days after the finish of the World Cup. It can be a match in opposition to Liverpool, for the spherical of 16 of the English League Cup.

First time

The first half was robust. Brentford had two probabilities of hazard after simply three and 5 minutes of ball rolling, with Onyeka and Ivan Toney, however goalkeeper Ederson saved each possibilities.

At 15, the home facet could not face up to the shock stress from their rival and Toney opened the scoring with a header, masking Ederson in an aerial dispute with Laporte.

City additionally claimed a penalty twice: in the twenty sixth and twenty eighth minutes. The first one got here below VAR evaluation, however the foul occurred outdoors the discipline of play. The second got here after Henry made contact with De Bruyne, however the referee noticed nothing.

The Nationals lowered the injury in stoppage time, at 46, by Phil Foden. The English midfielder took benefit of the inventory at the entrance to the space, after a move from a nook, and accomplished a shot from standby, into the nook.

Second time

The begin of the ultimate section was troublesome as Laporte collided with Pinnock in the field, his face bloodied and he had to be handled. Despite the panic, the defender continued in the match.

City had an opportunity to come again in the twentieth minute, after a move between Gundogan and Haaland, however the German went over the prime. At 25, it was the visitors’ flip to nearly rating. Henry got here up with the hazard, however Laporte popped up with a trolley to save what was nearly a certain objective.

At 45, Toney nearly broke the tie with a move in the small space, however Ederson saved the shot. The hosts went into “desperation mode” in the ultimate minutes and began to raise balls in the penalty space, however to no avail.

Brentford then took benefit of the area and broke the recreation on the counter-attack, pulled by Wissa, on 52. He performed in for Dasilva, who dribbled and rolled previous Toney to faucet in for a objective.

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