City vs Brentford Victory: Haaland’s Goal Seals EPL Win for City

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Manchester City secured a hard-fought victory in a postponed match of the 18th round of the English Premier League, beating Brentford with a clean goal in their match at the Etihad Stadium, and Brentford were no match for the Citizens, as they made it difficult for Pep Guardiola’s team to score until the 71st minute, through Norwegian Erling Haaland after an assist from Julian Julien Guardiola’s side did not manage to score until the 71st minute, through Norwegian Erling Haaland after an assist from Julian Alvarez, and many considered Dutch goalkeeper Mark flekken to be the star of the game as he stood in the way of all Manchester City’s attacks.

Norwegian striker Erling Haaland returned to the scoresheet after being criticised for failing to score in the last two Champions League games against FC Copenhagen and especially against Chelsea, where he missed several chances to score, but Guardiola defended his striker and said that Haaland silenced his critics by scoring the only goal that gave Manchester City three important points.

Guardiola said: “Top scorers, top strikers, score a lot of goals, don’t criticise, he will shut your mouth, he lost his grandmother, it is not easy for a human being. In this type of game like Brentford, you need Erling.

With this win, City reached 56 points from 25 games in second place, just one point behind leaders Liverpool, and one point ahead of third-placed Arsenal, intensifying the fight for the Premier League title that will not be decided until the last rounds.
On the other hand, Brentford’s tally of 25 points from 25 games has left them in 14th place, and coach Thomas Frank said that his team played a great game and did not deserve to lose.

Frank said: “Very proud and pleased with the players’ performance. They believed and it gives me a lot of belief in them going forwards.”

The game saw the absence of Manchester City’s Belgian playmaker Kevin De Bruyne, who remained on the bench. Sources revealed that the reason for De Bruyne’s absence was that he was feeling some pain in his hamstring and Guardiola would not have risked him in this game as a precautionary measure.

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