On 15 minutes, Brentford had two chances at goal as Ederson was forced into an impressive stop after the ball took a wicked deflection off Rúbn Dias before the resulting corner-kick saw a goalline scramble with Yoane Wissa inexplicably failing to find the back of the net. The drama didn’t stop there, as City fought back immediately, with a wonderful ball from Kevin De Bruyne finding Foden who swept home to give his side the lead.
As the half progressed, City started to find their rhythm, dampening the home support through a typical dominance of possession. And if the threat of City’s attack wasn’t ominous enough, a defence that has only seen twelve goals conceded this season proved too strong for the ‘Bees’ to penetrate and after the early openings they struggled to impose themselves on the city’s
City’s menace continued and Foden saw a goal disallowed for offside minutes after the break. Just after the h, our mark De Bruyne saw his 20-yard effort hit the woodwork as City started to turn the screw. Ultimately, it would be the uncompromising performances of Fernandinho and Dias that would secure the three points as they ominously avoided any real drama, whilst seeing another goal of their own ruled out, seemingly still in second gear as Pep Guardiola’s men cruised to another win.
Brentford boss Thomas Frank will have plenty to reflect on as the ‘Bees’ have registered the same number of points on the road as they have at the Brentford Community Stadium this season, making little le of home advantage so far.