MANCHESTER. Brentford prevailed over Manchester City to win 2-1. I. Toney was the star player for his team after scoring 2 goals. It was Brentford to strike first with a goal of I. Toney at the 16′. Then it was a goal in the 45′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, I. Toney gave the win to Brentford in the 90′ minute with a goal scoring a double. Manchester City was definitely superior in terms of ball possession (75%).
The match was played at the Etihad Stadium stadium in Manchester on Saturday and it started at 12:30 pm local time. The referee was Peter Bankes who was helped by Edward Smart and Nick Greenhalgh. The 4th official was Darren Bond. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 13 degrees Celsius or 55.31 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 76%.
Manchester City had a superior ball possession 75% while Brentford was struggling with a 25% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Manchester City was putting more pressure with 111 dangerous attacks and 28 shots of which 5 were on target. Anyway, Brentford was capable to find the solution to win this match.
Manchester City shot 28 times, 5 on target, 23 off target. Talking about the opposition, Brentford shot 10 times, 7 on target, 3 off target.
Manchester City received 2 yellow cards (E. Haaland and J. Cancelo). On the other side, Brentford received 2 yellow cards (B. Mbeumo and M. Jensen).
After this match, Manchester City will stay with 32 points to hold in the 2nd place. Talking about the opposition, Brentford will have 19 points like Fulham and Crystal Palace to sit in the 10th place.
In the next match in the Premier League, Manchester City will play away with Everton on the 13th of May with a 19-12 head to head stats in favor of Manchester City (6 draws).
Brentford will host West Ham United on the 13th of May with a 2-2 head to head stats.
Manchester City – Formation
Manchester City started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Josep Guardiola i Sala decided to play with the following team: Ederson, John Stones , Manuel Akanji , Aymeric Laporte , João Cancelo , Kevin De Bruyne , Rodri , İlkay Gündoğan , Bernardo Silva , Erling Haaland and Phil Foden .
The home team had on the bench: Rúben Dias, Kalvin Phillips, Cole Palmer, Jack Grealish, Rico Lewis, Riyad Mahrez, Sergio Gómez, Stefan Ortega and Julián Álvarez.
Manchester City made only 1 change substituting J. Cancelo for J. Alvarez (87′).
Best player: Phil Foden
The player that probably impressed the most for Manchester City was Phil Foden.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 38 passes (76% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 8. He performed 7 crosses.
Brentford – Formation
Brentford started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
Thomas Frank played with: David Raya, Zanka , Ethan Pinnock , Ben Mee , Mads Roerslev Rasmussen , Frank Onyeka , Vitaly Janelt , Mathias Jensen , Rico Henry , Bryan Mbeumo and Ivan Toney .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Yegor Yarmolyuk, Joshua Dasilva, Tristan Crama, Matthew Cox, Sergi Canós, Yoane Wissa, Christian Nørgaard , Saman Ghoddos and Keane Lewis-Potter.
Brentford made 3 changes: V. Janelt for C. Norgaard (62′), B. Mbeumo for Y. Wissa (74′) and F. Onyeka for J. Dasilva (87′).
Best player: Zanka
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Brentford was Zanka even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 12 passes (66% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 5. He performed 1 cross.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premier League.