Manchester City moved to within two points of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table after beating Brentford 3-1 at the Gtech Community Stadium on Monday night.
After falling behind to a Neal Maupay effort against the run of play, City recovered via a Phil Foden hat-trick. The England international brought the Blues level in first half injury time before adding to his tally after the break.
Following Liverpool's defeat to Arsenal on Sunday, City knew that they would reduce the gap on the table-toppers to two points with a win, and move back ahead of second-placed Arsenal on goal-difference. The Blues were excellent in the capital, dominating from minute-one, despite falling behind.
They created a lorry load of chances, especially in the first half, but found themselves up against an inspired Mark Flekken in the Brentford goal. Nevertheless, they did enough to get the job done, thanks to a first-class performance from Foden.
You can recap how the contest unfolded by checking out the live blog below:
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Forget Savio, maybe City need to sign another Brentford set-piece analyst. Or just sit back and enjoy the homegrown lad scoring hat-tricks for them in the Premier League.
The Blues have already raided Brentford twice and it was only last week that Pep Guardiola was praising the work of Jack Wilson together with Carlos Vicens in producing goals from dead balls in successive matches. Five days on, Brentford were celebrating as Ivan Toney cleverly blocked off Nathan Ake to allow the ball to bounce all the way through to Neal Maupay forRead on manchestereveningnews.co.uk