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Brentford beat champions Manchester City, but miss out on Europe

Ethan Pinnock's 85th minute winner was the difference for Brentford as Premier League champions Manchester City fall to the Bees 1-0 on the final weekend of the season.

Brentford (59 points - 9th place) beat three-time reigning Premier League champions Manchester City 1-0 in west London on Sunday, but missed out on European qualification by two points.

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Manchester City (89 points - 1st place) opted for a largely rotated side, with seven non-regular starters getting the nod on Sunday, with one eye focused on next Saturday’s FA Cup final vs Manchester United — the second of three trophies on offer for Pep Guardiola’s side to end the season.


It was a long wait for the game’s only goal, but the Brentford fans got to celebrate once more as they closed out a brilliant second season in the top flight. Bryan Mbeumo laid the ball back to Ethan Pinnock, who came streaking into the penalty area completely unmarked. Pinnock guided a low strike out of Ederson’s reach to secure victory no. 15 on the Bees’ season.

Due to Aston Villa and Tottenham both winning above them, Brentford narrowly miss out on the Europa Conference League.

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Brentford vs Manchester City, final score: 1-0

85th minute - Ethan Pinnock pops up to score a late Brentford winner

How to watch Brentford vs Manchester City live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 11:30am ET, SundayTV Channel: PeacockOnline: Stream via Peacock Premium

Key storylines & in-form players to watch

Bryan Mbeumo scored twice and set up Brentford’s other goal in the win against Spurs and he is really stepping up in the absence of Toney. With Wissa and Schade also impressing in attack, Thomas Frank’s side may be able to cope with Toney suspended until January 2024.

Manchester City rotated their lineup heavily once again against Brighton and the likes of Phil Foden, Rico Lewis and Stefan Ortega all impressed. Expect to see the likes of Kalvin Phillips, Ruben Dias and Julian Alvarez rotated back into the lineup.

Brentford team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Christian Norgaard (achilles), Pontus Jansson (hamstring), Keane Lewis-Potter (knee), Ivan Toney (suspension)

Manchester City team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Jack Grealish (undisclosed), Ruben Dias (undisclosed), Manuel Akanji (undisclosed)

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