Foden On Target As City Beat Resilient Brentford

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Foden On Target As City Beat Resilient Brentford
Foden On Target As City Beat Resilient Brentford

Phil Foden scored the game-winning goal as Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City extended their Premier League lead to eight points with a spirited victory against Brentford.

In the 16th minute, the England international, who had been benched for the recent victories over Newcastle and Leicester, broke the deadlock, side-footing home Kevin De Bruyne’s superb cross.

Brentford had a chance to go ahead just 53 seconds earlier when Yoane Wissa’s deflected shot was heading for the net until Joao Cancelo’s important headed intervention was on the line.

Following the restart, De Bruyne and Foden linked once more, but this time the latter skewed another exquisite delivery from the former agonizingly wide of the post.

Moments later, Foden hit the net for the second time, heading in from Gabriel Jesus’ cross, but the offside flag was raised this time, and De Bruyne smashed a shot off the woodwork.

VAR had a late goal by Aymeric Laporte called out for a little offside ruling, but it didn’t matter in the end. It wasn’t exactly vintage City, but they held on to win by a comfortable margin.

This win, combined with Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Brighton, gives City a comfortable lead at the top of the table ahead of their New Year’s Day visit to Arsenal. Brentford is still in 14th place.

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