‘Year 11s stole our ball’


Ivan Toni will be waking up with pain in his legs after a 90-minute shadow chase against Manchester City on Wednesday night.

Brentford put up a good fight against the champions, but lost 1–0 thanks to an opening goal from Phil Foden.

Tony took to Twitter to briefly explain how it felt to face Man City?


Tony took to Twitter to briefly explain how it felt to face Man City?credit: twitter @ivantoney24
Brentford star Tony finds it difficult against defending champions


Brentford star Tony finds it difficult against defending championscredits: PA
City guaranteed all three points after Foden's early strike


City guaranteed all three points after Foden’s early strikecredit: getty

Taking to social media after the loss, Brentford talisman Tony perfectly summed up what it was like coming up against Manchester City.

25 year old joked Twitter: “The best kick about year 11 didn’t steal our ball.

But we will go again next year. The fans were behind us till the end. Happy new year everyone be safe. ️ @BrentfordFC.”

Despite making a positive start, the home team was left behind after 16 minutes as an inch-full Kevin de Bruyne cross was placed at home by Foden.

And with City enjoying 76 percent possession in 90 minutes, Tony & Co. made an impossible equalizer nearly impossible.

The former Newcastle man summed up the game perfectly with his hilarious post-match tweet, comparing the game to a football stolen by older kids at school.

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Some fans considered Tony lucky to remain on the pitch even after he appeared as a ‘stamp’ on City midfielder Fernandinho.

He jumped in with a challenge as Fernandinho lay on the deck and caught the Brazilian by his feet.

Ripley suggested that contact had been made, but the forward avoided punishment.

Tony himself was caught by Fernandinho some time ago, and could demand vengeance after being stopped by the city legend.

A lot of Premier League players could probably resonate with Tony’s remarks of ‘Year 11’, marking Wednesday’s 10th consecutive win for City in the league.

Pep Guardiola and his side is now Eight Clear points at the top of the table, and firm favorites to secure back-to-back titles in May.

But with many fans believing the title race has already been decided, Guardiola remains adamant that the league is nowhere to be found and is gathering dust.

Speaking after the game at Brentford he said: “There are 54 points [still] to play.

“You all, thank you for your kind words as we win but I am not going to believe any words you say because it has already happened or is expected because Chelsea and Liverpool are more than exceptional.

“One is the champion of Europe and the other has been our big rival for years.

“The distance isn’t because they drop points but because we win 10 games in a row.”

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