Man City 2-0 Brentford: Goals in each half enough as City swat aside brave Bees


Riyad Mahrez
Mahrez scored his seventh Premier League goal this season

Manchester City moved 12 points clear at the top of the Premier League after cruising to victory over Brentford at the Etihad Stadium.

Riyad Mahrez put them ahead in the first half with a penalty after Raheem Sterling was fouled.

Kevin de Bruyne secured victory after capitalising on a 69th-minute error from Bees keeper David Raya.

Brentford are now just six points above the relegation zone after a sixth straight defeat in all competitions.

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Manchester City

  1. Squad number8Player nameGündogan
  2. Squad number10Player nameGrealish

Brentford

  1. Squad number1Player nameRaya

  2. Squad number20Player nameAjer

  3. Squad number18Player nameJansson

  4. Squad number5Player namePinnock

  5. Squad number30Player nameRoerslev

  6. Squad number15Player nameOnyeka

  7. Squad number6Player nameNørgaard

  8. Squad number8Player nameJensen

  9. Squad number3Player nameHenry

  10. Squad number7Player nameCanós

  11. Squad number14Player nameGhoddos

  1. Squad number10Player nameDasilva

  2. Squad number11Player nameWissa

  3. Squad number19Player nameMbeumo

Line-ups

Man City

Formation 4-3-3

  • 31Ederson
  • 5Stones
  • 3Rúben Dias
  • 14Laporte
  • 27Cancelo
  • 17De Bruyne
  • 16Rodri
  • 20Bernardo Silva
  • 26MahrezSubstituted forGrealishat 67′minutes
  • 47FodenSubstituted forGündoganat 71′minutes
  • 7Sterling

Substitutes

  • 2Walker
  • 6Aké
  • 8Gündogan
  • 10Grealish
  • 11Zinchenko
  • 13Steffen
  • 25Fernandinho
  • 48Delap
  • 87McAtee

Brentford

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Raya
  • 20Ajer
  • 18Jansson
  • 5Pinnock
  • 30Roerslev
  • 15OnyekaSubstituted forWissaat 70′minutes
  • 6Nørgaard
  • 8Jensen
  • 3Henry
  • 7CanósSubstituted forDasilvaat 62′minutes
  • 14GhoddosSubstituted forMbeumoat 62′minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Dasilva
  • 11Wissa
  • 19Mbeumo
  • 26Baptiste
  • 29Bech Sørensen
  • 36Stevens
  • 40Fernández
  • 49Lössl

Referee:
Darren England

Attendance:
51,658

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