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Ivan Toneys Brace Earns Brentford Three

  • Manchester City's last game before the World Cup ended in defeat as Brentford scored in the eighth minute of stoppage time to secure the victory at the Etihad Stadium.Thomas Frank's side took the lead early on as Ivan Toney scored in the 16th minute, but Phil Foden equalised on the verge of half-time.There was plenty of chances in the second half Malik Beasley Jersey for both sides, but Brentford's persistent pre sure paid off as Toney got the winner meaning that whatever happened in Arsenal's game against Wolves the Gunners would be top of the table for Christmas.Manchester City won't be top on ChristmasBrentford started in a fast fashion as Frank Onyeka had a good chance to open the deadlock but Ederson smothered his attempt and shortly after he was called back Mason Plumlee Jersey into action as he couldn't get a cro s away which presented Toney with a golden chance.He recovered well though the Brazilian and managed to stop the resulting shot.Eventually he was beaten though as Ben Mee flicked on a long ball which he headed first time into the back of the net.Scroll to ContinueManchester City struggled to make any clear openings after the first goal but they did get their equaliser in added on time.Kevin De Nikola Jokic Jersey Bruyne's corner was flicked on and Phil Foden smashed the ball first time past David Raya who had no chance of stopping the thunderbolt.In the second half the pattern Keita Bates-Diop Jersey of the game did not change with Brentford creating plenty of chances and they got their deserved winner on the counter-attack in the last two minutes.Yoane Wi sa got the ball and ran down the left after a City corner and his pa s found Josh Dasilva who took on Manuel Akanji.He then fired in a low ball in the six-yard box to find Toney Monte Morris Jersey who had a tap-in which send the Brentford away end into bedlam.It was Toney's 10th goal of the season and he certainly proved a point to Gareth Southgate who decided against picking him for the World Cup.Manchester City's next game will be against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup in over a months time.