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Ivan Toney scored for the second game in succession to help Brentford produce one of the close football results of the weekend in the Premier League. He scored from the penalty spot to end a run of five games without a win. Everton created a couple of good chances but they were spurned by stand-in striker Salomon Rondon. Everton has now not managed to win in their last seven games.

Player ratings

Brentford: Fernandez (6), Goode (6), Jansson (7), Pinnock (7), Canos (6), Janelt (8), Onyeka (7), Norgaard (6), Henry (7), Mbeumo (7), Toney (8).
Subs: Wissa (n/a), Baptiste (6), Roerslev (n/a).

Everton: Pickford (6), Coleman (5), Godfrey (6), Keane (6), Digne (6), Gordon (6), Doucoure (6), Allan (6), Iwobi (6), Townsend (5), Rondon (5).
Subs: Gray (7).

Man of the match: Ivan Toney.

Managers Reaction 

Brentford boss Thomas Frank: “We’re very pleased with the result. It’s a massive win, a big, big, big win. We played really well in the first half and deserved to be in front. In the second half, Everton was more on the ball without hurting us. We have to put things into perspective. We’ve just got promoted while Everton has invested a lot of money and is targeting European football. We got back to a strong defensive mindset.”

Everton boss Rafael Benitez: “I think we had a lot of crosses, 14 shots away [from home] so the team was pushing and pushing. We were trying to create but it was not easy because there were a lot of bodies in there. We were fine. We gave them some hope in the first half but in the second half, we wanted to push.”

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