EPL table: Man City defeat Brentford 1-0 to go second

Manchester City beat Brentford 2-1 on Tuesday night, to move into second place on the Premier League table.

Erling Haaland proved to be the matchwinner at the Etihad, as his second half strike ensured that the champions took all maximum points.

City move a point above Arsenal having taken advantage of their game in hand, while keeping the pressure on Liverpool who host Luton on Wednesday night in the Premier League. The champions have now won seven of their last eight games in the league.

City endured a tense evening until Haaland broke through Brentford’s stubborn backline to open the scoring after 71 minutes, putting the frustration of Saturday’s nine missed chances against Chelsea behind him.

Bernardo Silva’s glaring first-half miss and Ben Mee’s clearance off the line to deny Oscar Bobb on his first Premier League start only added to the anxiety at the Etihad until Haaland struck his 17th league goal of the season.

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