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Ivan Toney scored a brace to help Brentford produce one of the comfortable football results of the weekend in the Premier League. The win meant that Brentford is now nine points above the relegation zone. Toney opened the scoring in the 85th minute before Nathan Collins was sent off in the third minute of stoppage time for preventing a clear goalscoring opportunity. Toney stepped up to convert the penalty to seal all three points.

Player ratings

Brentford: Raya (6), Ajer (6), Pinnock (6), Jansson (6), Henry (5), Canos (7), Norgaard (6), Eriksen (7), Janelt (6), Mbeumo (6), Toney (8)
Subs: Wissa (6), Jensen (N/A), Onyeka (N/A)

Burnley: Pope (6), Roberts (5), Collins (5), Tarkowski (7), Taylor (6), Lennon (6), Brownhill (6), Westwood (6), McNeil (6), Cornet (6), Weghorst (6)
Subs: Rodriguez (7)

Man of the match: Ivan Toney (Brentford)

Managers Reaction 

Burnley boss Sean Dyche: “We’ve performed well a lot of times and not always got the outcome we wanted and that happened again today. To come down here and control a lot of the game and lose 2-0. We have to maintain the belief in performances but we have to do better than that in the details. There wasn’t an abundance of chances but good quality chances. The shape and mentality of the side, usually we’d see that game through to get a point. If you can’t get a win, you have to get a point.”

Brentford boss Thomas Frank: “Every win in the Premier League is tough to get. When you score late in the game, those emotions fill your body. That’s a fantastic feeling after a good performance. Ivan is a top striker and he is finding his feet after Covid and an injury. He’s definitely up to speed with five goals in two games. I think he is the best there is in the world at this moment in time [at penalties] but I’m very pleased for the first goal because that was the type of goal I wanted more from him.”

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