On Saturday Brentford striker Ivan Toney stricken doubly to allow his side a shock 2-1 triumph at champions Manchester City in their final Premier League game prior the World Cup break.
Toney, ignored of England’s squad for Qatar, created the foremost of a bright begin by Brentford, breaking the deadlock within the sixteenth minute once Ben Mee headed back across the box and Toney sent a looping header over Ederson and into net.
City had a robust shout for a penalty turned down for a handball before they equal on the stroke of pause once Kevin De Bruyne’s corner was flicked on and Phil Foden trained home an excellent half-volley for his eighth league goal of the season.
There was a drawn-out stoppage simply when the break once Aymeric Laporte, who has been named in Spain’s World cup squad, received treatment when an inadvertent elbow from Ethan Pinnock opened a gash on his forehead.
City racked up twenty nine goalscoring opportunities, however, solely managed six not off course as Brentford’s defence suffocated their attack and restricted striker Erling Haaland to one or two of half-chances.
That set the stage for Toney’s winner as Brentford broke forward deep into second-half stoppage time, and also the 26-year-old created no mistake as he dismissed home to secure a surprising triumph.
“Obviously (being left out of the England squad was) a disappointment but I know I’m capable of and I won’t let it put me down, I’ll just keep going and keep doing well for Brentford,” Toney told BT Sport. “The motivation is the boys in the dressing room, and the fans as you can see. When we work hard, this is what we can do.”