EPL: Brentford stun Man City as Toney scores brace

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Brentford striker Ivan Toney struck a brace to hand his club a 2-1 victory over champions Manchester City on Saturday.

Toney broke the deadlock in the 16th minute when Ben Meeheaded back across the box and Toney sent a looping header over Ederson and into the net.

City had a strong shout for a penalty turned down for a handball before they equalised on the stroke of halftime when Kevin De Bruyne's corner was flicked on and Phil Foden drilled home a superb half-volley for his eighth league goal of the season.

Foden went close to adding a second in the 71st minute, twisting and sending another half-volley fizzing goalwards, but this time it flew over the bar.

City racked up 29 goalscoring opportunities but only managed six on target as Brentford's defence suffocated their attack and restricted striker Erling Haaland.

Toney got his winner as Brentford broke forward deep into second-half stoppage time, and the forward made no mistake as he fired home to secure a stunning victory.

City stayed second in the table on 32 points, two behind leaders Arsenal who play Wolverhampton Wanderers later on Saturday. Brentford are 10th on 19 points.