[골닷컴] Reporter Dong-Hoon Kang = Manchester City dominated the championship race for the first time in the Premier League this season on a 10-game winning streak. On the other hand, Brentford still failed to get out of the middle and lower ranks as they fell into a second consecutive loss.
Manchester City defeated Brentford 1-0 in the Premier League round 20 away match of the 2021-22 season held at the Brentford Community Stadium in Brentford, England on the 30th at 5:15 am (Korean time). With this victory, Manchester City maintained their 1st place (50 points), while Brentford, who lost the game, stayed in 14th (20 points).
The home team, Brentford, went in a 3-5-2 formation. Tony and Weissa played in two-tops, and Thompson, Onieka, Jensen, Baptiste and Loerslev defended their backs. Sørensen, Jansson and Pinnock formed the defensive line. The goal was kept by Fernandes.
The away team, Man City, came out with a 4-3-3 formation. Foden, Grealish, and Jejus were at the forefront, and Bernardo, Fernandinho and The Bruyne formed the midfield. Ake, Laporte, Dias and Cancelo made up the fabric. The goalkeeper’s gloves were worn by Ederson.
Before this match, Manchester City showed a fierce momentum as they ran nine straight wins. The motivation was clear as they were given a golden opportunity to widen the gap with Liverpool, who lost the previous day, and Chelsea, who had previously drawn in the same day while continuing their 10-game winning streak. Brentford desperately needed a win to wash away the pain of losing the last round.
The flow of the game was led from the beginning by Manchester City, which has been in a very good mood lately. Manchester City threatened Brentford as the forwards moved organically. He almost got hit, but an opportunity came right after the crisis, and he scored the opening goal. In the 16th minute of the first half, Foden pushed in an early cross from The Bruyne, who was rushing in front of the door.
Manchester City continued the trend after scoring the opening goal. However, several shots inside the box were deflected or missed, so it was not connected to a proper shot on target. Brentford tried to score an equalizer using the moment-to-moment counterattack pattern, but it failed. In the middle of the second half, we made changes by excluding Weiss and Onieca and adding Kanos and Bead stirrups, but it had no effect. The match ended in a Manchester City victory.