Premier League score and updates as Neal Maupay goal gives Bees early lead – Daily worlds news

Toney an exceptional player – Guardiola

Brentford host Manchester City in tonight’s Premier League clash as the Bees look to distance themselves away from the relegation zone. Thomas Frank’s men lost 3-2 to Tottenham last time out, in what was their sixth league defeat in seven games, leaving them just three points above the drop zone and at risk of being drawn into a relegation battle.

In contrast, Manchester City could jump up to second in the table if they successfully collect all three points this evening. Pep Guardiola’s side have two games in hand on league leaders Liverpool and would move up to first should they win both. Arsenal’s victory over Jurgen Klopp’s team on Sunday effectively made it a three-horse race for the title with City now in the driving seat.

City are currently on an eight game winning run across all competitions and have not been beaten in the league since a 1-0 loss away at Aston Villa in early December. Guardiola has a full squad to select from with Erling Haaland recovered from a foot injury and Manuel Akanji overcoming his recent knee issue.

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Brentford 1-0 Man City

39 mins: The corner ball is whipped into the box and comes to Ivan Toney. He gets a flick on but hits the nearest defender and the ball bounces out for another corner.

Sergio Reguilon plays it short to Mathias Jensen then gets it back. He delivers a decent cross but Ederson awkwardly pushes it away to the right.

Mike Jones5 February 2024 20:39


Brentford 1-0 Man City

37 mins: After a bit of treatment, Janelt hobbles back onto the pitch for Brentford. The Bees are causing a few issues with their long balls as City seem intent to keep a high line.

Ederson punts the ball out of play to afford Brentford some possession inside the final third. Mathias Jensen flings a long throw into the penalty area and Rodri knocks it behind for a corner.

Mike Jones5 February 2024 20:37


Brentford 1-0 Man City

35 mins: The Man City players are booed by the home crowd after playing on following a heavy tackle on Vitaly Janelt. Bernardo Silva makes the tackle then sweeps up the pitch.

He receives the ball on the right side of the box and belts a shot over the top of the crossbar!

Mike Jones5 February 2024 20:35


Brentford 1-0 Man City

32 mins: Kevin De Bruyne looks ping a corner ball to the edge of the area but Brentford easily clear the danger once more.

It’s been a decent defensive showing from Thomas Frank’s men so far but how long can they hold out?

Mike Jones5 February 2024 20:33


Brentford 1-0 Man City

29 mins: There’s been a visible increase in tempo and intensity from Man City. More crosses are coming into the box, more runs are being made, the defenders are pushing slightly higher.

Brentford need to weather this storm for a few minutes.

Mike Jones5 February 2024 20:29


Brentford 1-0 Man City

26 mins: Save! Mark Flekken is having a blinder!

Kyle Walker and Kevin De Bruyne link up to get the ball into the box before Walker passes it back across the box. The ball comes to the feet of Josko Gvardiol who nails a shot at goal and forces yet another leaping stop out of the Brentford goalkeeper.

Mike Jones5 February 2024 20:27


Brentford 1-0 Man City

Brentford give the ball away with a poor pass back for Nathan Collins. Erling Haaland latches onto the loose ball, carries it into the box and shoots but Mark Flekken sticks out a leg and deflects the ball wide.

Mike Jones5 February 2024 20:24


GOAL! Brentford 1-0 Man City (Maupay, 21’)⚽️

21 mins: Brentford strike first!

A long ball looks to be heading for Ivan Toney but the forward leaves the ball alone and let’s it bounce through to Neal Maupay who makes a run in behind the lines.

He collects the ball, dribbles into the box then slots it perfectly underneath Ederson to open the scoring!

Mike Jones5 February 2024 20:22


Brentford 0-0 Man City

18 mins: There’s been a few moments of joy for Brentford on the counter attack but for the most part they’ve been made to work hard defensively.

Walker flicks a pass into the box that gets nodded as far as De Bruyne. He weaves into space and lifts a cross over to Haaland who is marked by two defenders and the ball is played out for a corner.

Mike Jones5 February 2024 20:20


Brentford 0-0 Man City

Julian Alvarez forces a save out of the Brentford goalkeeper as Man City look to pile the pressure on. They recover the ball high up the pitch and slip it to Kyle Walker.

He’s wide open a long way out from goal but decides to strike one. It’s a solid shot but Mark Flekken leaps to the right and pushes the ball wide of the target again.

Mike Jones5 February 2024 20:15


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