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 squad, with seven non-regular starters taking credit on Sunday, with one eye on next Saturday’s FA Cup final vs Manchester United – the second of three trophies on offer for Pep Guardiola’s squad ends the season.
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It was a long wait for the only goal of the game, but Brentford fans got to celebrate again as they capped off a brilliant second season in the top flight. Bryan Mbeumo returned the ball to Ethan Pinnock, who entered the penalty area completely unmarked. Pinnock led a low blow out of Ederson’s reach for the No. 15 win in the Bees’ season.
Because Aston Villa and Tottenham both win above them, Brentford narrowly misses 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
Kickoff: 11:30am ET, Sunday
TV channel: Peacock
Online: Stream through Peacock Premium
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Bryan Mbeumo scored twice and set up Brentford’s other goal in the win against the Spurs, and he’s really making a splash in Toney’s absence. Now that Wissa and Schade are also making an offensive impression, Thomas Frank’s team can cope with Toney’s suspension until January 2024.
Manchester City again heavily rotated their line-up against Brighton and the likes of Phil Foden, Rico Lewis and Stefan Ortega all impressed. Expect to see Kalvin Phillips, Ruben Dias and Julian Alvarez back in the lineup.
Brentford team news, injuries, line-up options
OUT: Christian Norgaard (Achilles), Pontus Jansson (hamstring), Keane Lewis-Potter (knee), Ivan Toney (suspension)
🐝 Your last Bees lineup of the season#BREMCI | #BrentfordFC | @bluejeansnet
— Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) May 28, 2023
Manchester City team news, injuries, line-up options
OUT: Jack Grealish (undisclosed), Ruben Dias (undisclosed), Manuel Akanji (undisclosed)
🐝 𝗧𝗘𝗔𝗠 𝙉𝙀𝙒𝙎 🔵
XI| Ederson, Walker (C), Ake, Laporte, Gomez, Lewis, Phillips, Palmer, Mahrez, Foden, Alvarez
SUPPORT | Ortega Moreno, Stones, Gundogan, Haaland, Rodrigo, Bernardo, Charles, Robertson, Knight#ManCity | @HaysWorldwide pic.twitter.com/yXzIDLgLa8
— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 28, 2023
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