Check out our extended highlights package as City dug deep to beat Brentford 1-0 at the Etihad.

In a tough, tight affair, Erling Haaland proved to be the match winner as his second half strike stung the Bees.

Thomas Frank’s men had early chances through Frank Onyeka and Ivan Toney but after that flurry of opportunities, it was the hosts who searched for the breakthrough.

Bernardo Silva headed wide, Manuel Akanji had a fierce shot tipped over, Oscar Bobb saw an effort cleared off the line while Ruben Dias was denied, all in the first half.

City continued to prod and poke in the second period but came up against a very stubborn opposition.


But it was that man Haaland, taking his season tally to 22 goals, who fired us to three points, evading the unfortunate Kristoffer Ajer who slipped at the most inopportune of moments before producing a clinical finish.

Haaland had a second disallowed for offside while Phil Foden also went close to adding to the tally with two golden opportunities at the death.

But it made no difference in the end and Pep Guardiola will be happy to notch up another maximum haul as the 2023/24 season moves closer to its denouement.

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