Man City 1-2 Brentford: Ivan Toney scores injury-time winner after England World Cup snub as champions stunned at the EtihadIvan Toney put his England snub behind him by scoring twice, including an injury-time winner, to give Brentford a memorable 2-1 victory at Manchester City. The Brentford captain delivered the perfect response to missing out on Gareth Southgate's 26-man England squad for Qatar to stun the reigning champions and leave Arsenal top of the league at Christmas. Foden struck a wonderful volley in first-half injury time to level for the hosts, after Toney had deservedly headed in the opener in the 16th minute.
It is becoming increasingly difficult for the Dane and Aspas to exert any kind of influence on this match. They have failed to register one shot on target thus far. It must be said that there is not much of an atmosphere inside the ground this evening. The attacking threat from the home side has dropped off somewhat in the past five or so minutes, with the lack of chances creating a fairly mediocre period in the match. Meanwhile, Cabral appears to have a problem here as he hits the deck holding his ankle. However, the defender is deemed fit enough to continue. Another half-chance arrives for the home side as Turan fires a low cross into the penalty area, but this time Arceo is on hand to clear the danger. Atletico really should be ahead in this match as we enter the final stages of the half.
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Celta have only conceded five goals in their last seven matches in all competitions and they did defend well in the opening period of football. However, you get the feeling that they will be under pressure for large segments of this half. Atletico enjoying much of the early possession here. Half-chance for the home side in the early stages of the half as Juanfran bursts into the penalty area, but his attempt is wide of the target. The Spanish right-back has been in fine form this season and is considered by many as the favourite for that role in the national team. Vicente del Bosque is indeed at this match this evening. Another half-chance for Atletico as Miranda collects a loose ball inside the penalty area before flashing an effort across goal, but it just drifts out for a throw.
It would be fair to state that Celta are comfortable in dealing with the danger as we stand. The half has just lost its early tempo with the changes and fouls interrupting the flow of the match. It isn't much of a spectacle as we stand. But that can all change in an instant with the quality of players on display. Meanwhile, it appears that Mario Bermejo will soon enter the field for the away side. The experienced striker does indeed enter the frame as he replaces Lopez.
That is his fifth of the season. He is out of their next match. The pressure remains from the home side with Juanfran and Cisma both pushing forward into advanced areas, but their final ball has eluded them thus far. Aspas does well down the other end as he evades two challenges, but he simply has no support and the home side manage to regain possession. Another half-chance for the home side as Turan finds the head of Falcao in the penalty area, but the Colombian can only fire his effort straight at the goalkeeper. Although the linesman had his flag raised and play is restarted with a Celta free kick. Little over 10 minutes of the half remaining and the score stays at 0-0. Still Celta struggle for invention in the final third as Krohn-Dehli collects possession before lifting his head, only to find that he has simply no options in the Atletico half.
Player ratings: Man City: Ederson (7), Stones (6), Cancelo (5), Gundogan (5), Haaland (5), Laporte (6), Rodri (6), De Bruyne (6), Silva (6), Akanji (6), Foden (7). Subs: Alvarez (n/a). Brentford: Raya (8), Henry (7), Pinnock (7), Jensen (7), Zanka (7), Onyeka (7), Mee (7), Toney (9), Mbeumo (7), Janelt (7), Roerslev (7). Subs: Norgaard (6), Dasilva (n/a), Wissa (6). Man of the match: Ivan Toney How Toney delivered the perfect responseBrentford should have been ahead even before Toney nodded in for the lead. Frank Onyeka was denied by Ederson when he burst through in just the fourth minute and then the City goalkeeper had to push away Toney's shot from inside the area.
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Brentford picked up their first away league win of the season. Each of the last five teams to win away against the reigning Premier League champions have been London clubs (Chelsea and Fulham against Liverpool in March 2021, and Crystal Palace and Tottenham against Man City last season). Ivan Toney's goal for Brentford at 97:16 was the latest winning goal scored against Manchester City in the Premier League since exact goal times are available (2006-07). Indeed, it's the third latest winning goal overall in the competition since then. Manchester City had 29 shots in this match, their most in a Premier League home game they failed to win since April 2021 - a 2-1 home defeat to Leeds in which they conceded a 90th minute winner. What's next? Manchester City visit Leeds on Wednesday December 28 at 8pm after the World Cup break while Brentford host Tottenham on Boxing Day at 12.
Celta just need to settle with the ball in the next couple of moments. POST! Atletico come within a whisker of taking the lead as Koke picks up a loose ball outside the box before passing towards the bottom corner, but his effort thumps off the post. Javi Varas was beaten there. Atletico are well in control of this match at the moment. Celta simply cannot keep possession of the ball at the moment with Thiago and Gabi controlling the middle of the midfield. You just get the feeling that they need to get Aspas into the match and utilise his pace and movement. As it stands, this result is only going to go one way. It must be said that the Celta supporters are making an incredible amount of noise in the opening stages of this match.
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However, victory for Barcelona tomorrow would open up an 11 point lead over Atletico. For Celta, they have hardly been in the opposing half, but will be happy to sit in and absorb the pressure and hope for that once chance on the counter. Here we go then. Both sets of players join us on the pitch for the second period. No changes at the break for either side. Just a final reminder that tomorrow we have three back-to-back live commentaries in La Liga from 4. 30pm. Be sure to join me for that. Celta get us underway on this mild evening in the Spanish capital.
The resulting free kick is taken by Koke, but his cross is headed wide by Diego Godin. A half-chance for Atletico to take the lead, but no more than that. The score remains 0-0 as we approach the 30-minute mark in the match. CHANCE! Best opportunity of the match by a million miles as Juanfran whips a sensational cross into the penalty area, but Costa can only fire wide from close range. The striker was under pressure from Mallo, but really should have opened the scoring there. Half-chance for the away side this time as Lopez fires a high cross into the penalty area, but Fernandez can only head his effort over the crossbar. That is their first real sighter of the evening thus far.
But the threat from Celta is there for all to see. It's sensational football from the home side as Turan combines with Falcao before firing a low cross into the penalty area, but Arceo just beats Costa to the ball in order to clear the danger. First bit of real quality in the opening 13 minutes of the match.
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For all the pressure from the some side, however, it cannot be said that Celta have been holding on. The importance of this match for the home side cannot be overstated. They have lost two of their last three matches in the league and will be keen to keep a gap ahead of Real Madrid for the second part of the season. It would not surprise me if Adrian Lopez was introduced in the second period. As it stands Atletico would remain in second spot in the table, five points clear of third-placed Madrid.
What a strange turn of events. The resulting free kick is taken by Krohn-Dehli, but the much-involved Miranada heads the danger clear for a corner. The Dane takes the resulting set piece, but Cisma is on hand to clear the danger. You just get the feeling that could be the away side's best avenue for goals this evening. First change of the match for the home side as Cristian Rodriguez replaces Gabi. Little over 30 minutes of action this evening and you can just sense the frustration from the crowd as their side continues to lose possession in advanced areas.
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Both teams have joined us on the pitch ahead of kickoff. The pre-match handshakes have been undertaken and the flags have been exchanged. Just about time for my pre-match prediction. I cannot see anything other than a home win this evening. I am backing Atletico to record a 3-0 victory. The home side get the action underway. Atletico have played 13 games on their own patch this season and have recorded 13 wins. What a stunning record. Meanwhile, they have scored 37 goals in the process. Celta do not travel very well, winning just one of their eight matches away from home this season.
Meanwhile, the home supporters continue to make their voices heard. Will that be the case if their side is still in this position towards the latter stages of the match? First real attack of the second period for Celta almost brings a goal as Mallo advances down the right before whipping a low cross into the middle, but the danger is cleared by Juanfran. The resulting corner is taken by Krohn-Dehli, but his cross is headed clear by Miranda and the home side launch a counter attack. Slight concern for Aspas here as the attacker is caught in the face by Miranda. However, replays have shown that there was certainly no intent from the defender. After a period of treatment Aspas does return to his feet, but Miranda picks up a yellow card for an almost identical incident moments later.
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