Defending champions Manchester City end 2021 eight points clear in the Premier League title race as Pep Guardiola's charges won 1-0 at Brentford.

However, despite the result, City were forced to survive some hairy early moments in the capital against Brentford.

Ederson sprang to life to prevent a Ruben Dias own goal before Joao Cancelo bravely headed off the line.

But after weathering the storm, City did eventually click together in style before the break.

Kevin De Bruyne’s ball was begging to be turned home and Phil Foden slipped in to casually tuck City in front.

And City did look to gas on in the second 45 with Foden off target and De Bruyne cracking the post.

But in the end a single goal was enough to secure three points for Pep.

Full Time from the Brentford Community Stadium it’s Brentford 0 Manchester City 1

To hear this story on your smart speaker just say “Open Sport Social and play me the Brentford vs Manchester City Match Report”.

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