Brentford v Manchester City, 29 December 2021

Score1-0 to Manchester City
RefereeDavid Coote
CompetitionPremier League
VenueBrentford Community Stadium
Attendance17,009
Kick-off: 8.15pm Premier League Head to Head Played: 1 Brentford won: 0 Drawn: 0 Manchester City won: 1 Brentford scored: 0 Manchester City scored: 1 This was the first league meeting since 3 March 1951 in League Division Two.

0 Brentford

Manager: Thomas Frank

1 Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Goals:

Goals:

Phil Foden 16 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Alvaro Fernández
Defender Pontus Jansson
Defender Ethan Pinnock
Defender Mads Roerslev
Defender Dominic Thompson
Defender/Midfielder Mads Bech Sørensen
Midfielder Shandon Baptiste
Midfielder Mathias Jensen
Midfielder Frank Onyeka
Midfielder/Forward Yoane Wissa
Forward Ivan Toney

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ederson
Defender Nathan Aké
Defender João Cancelo
Defender Aymeric Laporte
Defender Rúben Dias
Defender/Midfielder Fernandinho
Midfielder/Forward Bernardo Silva
Midfielder/Forward Kevin De Bruyne
Midfielder/Forward Phil Foden
Midfielder/Forward Jack Grealish

Substitutions:

Sergi Canós for Yoane Wissa 69
Mads Bidstrup for Frank Onyeka 75
Saman Ghoddos for Dominic Thompson 82

Substitutions:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Matthew Cox
Defender/Midfielder Fin Stevens
Midfielder Mads Bidstrup
Midfielder Myles Peart-Harris
Midfielder/Forward Sergi Canós
Midfielder/Forward Saman Ghoddos
Forward Marcus Forss

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Scott Carson
Goalkeeper Zack Steffen
Defender Luke Mbete-Tabu
Defender/Midfielder Olexsandr Zinchenko
Midfielder İlkay Gündogan
Midfielder/Forward Riyad Mahrez
Midfielder/Forward Cole Palmer
Midfielder/Forward Raheem Sterling

Comments:

League position: 14th Brentford had now lost seven of their last 11 games in the Premier League (won two). The Bees had now lost more games so far in this season in the Premier League (eight) than they did in the entire previous season in the League Championship (seven). When it was their last game of a year, this was the first time they had lost their final home game of a year since 2005 against Colchester United in League One. Brentford named seven of a possible nine substitutes.

Comments:

League position: 1st Manchester City scored 113 goals in the Premier League in 2021; the most in a year in the top division since 1960 in League Division One by Tottenham Hotspur (114) and Wolverhampton Wanderers (113). City failed in their attempt to equal the club record of scoring at least four goals in four consecutive games in the top division, set in September 1905 in League Division One. This feat had now only been achieved in the Premier League by Manchester United in April 2000. They won 36 of their 44 games in the Premier League in 2021; the previous all-time record in a year in the top division was 33 by Liverpool in 1982 in League Division One. Manchester City named eight of a possible nine substitutes. Aymeric Laporte scored after 87 minutes but the goal was disallowed after a VAR review due to an offside decision.