Ivan Toney had a match-winning two-goal performance in Brentford's richly merited Premier League victory against Manchester City as a response to being left out of the England World Cup squad.
In spite of missing out on a trip to Qatar, Toney showed why he is so important to Brentford by putting on a spectacular all-around performance that startled the defending Premier League champions and helped the Bees earn all three points with a goal in the 98th minute. It was well deserved given Brentford's proactive approach, as they didn't back down after the opening whistle, not even after Manchester City's Phil Foden equalised with a beautiful left-foot half-volley just before halftime.
Ilkay Gundogan missed a golden opportunity to give City the lead after the break, but Brentford were able to hold off the inevitable City upswing. Ilkay Gundogan missed a wonderful opportunity to put City ahead after the break, but Brentford remained a constant threat on the break, forcing Ederson to make two saves from the dangerous Toney.
And it was a fitting end to the extra 10 minutes, which were mainly added because Aymeric Laporte suffered a head injury, when Brentford caught City on the break and Toney swept home Josh Dasilva's cross. The striker nearly completed a hat-trick seconds later, but Kevin de Bruyne cleared the ball off the line.