‘Dreadful’, ‘shocking performance’ – Manchester City fans react to disappointing Brentford defeat

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Manchester City have missed the chance to move temporarily top of the Premier League table courtesy of a shock 2-1 home defeat to Brentford at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon.

Ivan Toney quickly put aside the setback of not being named in England’s World Cup squad with both goals for the Bees, netting the winner in the eighth of 10 minutes added time at the end of the game.

Phil Foden had levelled things up for the champions on the stroke of half time, fizzing a blistering half-volley into the top-corner, but Man City were otherwise frustrated by a resilient Brentford side throughout more than 100 minutes of football due to the lengthy period of stoppage time

The victory is Brentford’s first away league win of the season, their first over Man City since 1937 and inflicts a first home league defeat on the Citizens since February, with Pep Guardiola’s men having won each of their previous 11 such matches heading into this one.

Here’s what City fans have been saying on Twitter about the disappointing result and performance:

‘Dreadful.”
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‘We played awful either way ”
Credit: @MCFC_Erik

‘shocking performance but ive lost count on how many penalties we should’ve had it’s embarrassing at this point ”
Credit: @iwobiiii

‘Dias is clearly our best defender and should be starting every game”
Credit: @ColePalmer_SZN

Ederson and Laporte only players who can come out of that thinking they’ve played well. Haaland is a ridiculous finisher/poacher but we’ve got to stop force feeding him at every opportunity it constantly disrupts the rhythm swinging pointless balls in at every opportunity.”
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‘The most frustrating game I’ve ever seen. Obvious that the players won’t risk anything to get injured before the WC. Shocking performance, all the fans in the Etihad should get a refund.”
Credit: @Z9Joey

‘Terrible from everyone today. A handful of chances but just couldn’t do anything in the final third. Brentford played well. ”
Credit: @AidanStone8

‘Come on Pep. This lost is in your head. That wasn’t good coaching at all. With about five subs to make. With those quality on the bench.”
Credit: @JK_Mawuko

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