Manchester City will head into the new year with an eight-point lead at the top of the English Premier League. Thanks to Phil Foden’s first-half goal, in Premier League football news, Manchester City won 0-1 at Brentford on Wednesday night.
Foden slotted the ball home in the 16th minute from Kevin De Bruyne’s pass. And this singular City proved to be sufficient to seal a 10th successive league win for Pep Guardiola’s relentless champions.
Beside this goal though, De Bruyne did hit the post after the break. Also, both Foden and Aymeric Laporte had goals disallowed as City sought to give themselves a cushion in the lead.
Premier League Football News – Manchester City Won 0-1 at Brentford
Seconds after Joao Cancelo had cleared off the line to deny Brentford the lead, City went ahead in clinical fashion.
A flowing move ensued, ending with the ball coming back to De Bruyne who himself made an instinctive first-time pass. And the City captain picked out the fractionally onside Foden to pass to. Then, Foden, on his part, feathered a volley past Alvaro Fernandez for his fifth league goal of the season.
Brentford had actually started the game in lively fashion with City keeper Ederson reacting well to keep out a cross. This was when the ball deflected off of Ruben Dias.
City dominated early in the second half with Foden heading wide from another De Bruyne delivery before his offside goal.
Brentford rode their luck as De Bruyne smacked a left-footer against the base of the post. Finally, VAR ruled out Laporte’s majestic header for a marginal offside decision.