Manchester City lost to Brentford in their final game before the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, meaning Arsenal will be at top of the Premier League table at Christmas.
Ivan Toney responded to being overlooked for England’s World Cup squad by delivering a match-winning two-goal performance in Brentford’s thoroughly deserved win 2-1 at Manchester City.
Manchester City are beaten for the first time at home in the Premier League since February.
Pep Guardiola speaking to Match of the Day: “The best team won, we struggled from the beginning and we couldn’t deal with their long balls.
“Usually you press the balls to win it but this was different. They defended so deep and so well.
“We didn’t have the dynamic today because we were dictated by long balls that we were losing.
“The game was so difficult, it was so tight.
“They did really well in the plan they had and were better.
“We have done exceptional in the Champions League and well in the Premier League. We’ll come back and prepare for the second-half of the season now.”