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Man City 1-2 Brentford: Ivan Toney stars as City drop crucial points at Etihad

Ivan Toney at Brentford
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The Citizens suffered their first home defeat of the season before the World Cup break.

Brentford stunned Manchester City with a 2-1 win in their Premier League game on Saturday. A last-minute goal from Ivan Toney clinched the victory for the Bees at Etihad.

A message to Southgate?

Toney was among the most notable absentees from Gareth Southgate’s squad for the World Cup.

The English striker found a brilliant start to the game, scoring Brentford’s opener in the 16th minute.

Man City went all-in with their attacks after the goal but had to wait until just before the half-time whistle for the equalizer.

Following a corner from Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden smashed the ball into the back of the net with an unstoppable shot from inside the box.

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City seemed to be on their way to completing their comeback in the second period. But they went on to miss a number of golden chances throughout the next 45 minutes.

Pep Guardiola’s side increased the pressure on the guests’ back line in the final ten minutes. But that only provided more counter-attacking chances for Brentford.

Following a precise cutback from Josh Dasilva, Toney completed his brace from close range, winning the game for Brentford in the 98th minute.

City’s defeat provides a chance for Arsenal to increase their lead at the top of the table to five points ahead of the World Cup break.