(Video) Steven Mcinerney reviews City’s vital 1-nil win over Brentford

Esteemed Kompany host Steven Mcinerney reviews Manchester City’s crucial 1-nil win over Brentford in the video below.

At times all that matters is the result over a stylish performance and Pep Guardiola’s side’s win over Brentford was a classic example of this. Following their draw with Chelsea all that mattered for Manchester City was to pick up a crucial three points. City achieved this which could be crucial in this season’s title race.

Thomas Frank’s side made the world champions work hard at the Etihad Stadium for their victory. They dug in defensively and at times City struggled break down Brentford’s resistance. It took a 71st minute winner from Erling Haaland to settle the contest. After being played through by Julian Alvarez City’s number 9 brilliantly tucked away his chance to win the game for the hosts.

The win also saw Manuel Akanji put in an inspired display at left back. The Swiss international was a crucial factor in his team’s win. While his importance to the champions may be overshadowed by some of his teammates Akanji’s performance was vital to City’s win against Brentford. His versatility is a weapon for Pep Guardiola and he showed it again at the Etihad.

Steven Mcinerney looks at all of this and more in the video. It was a crucial win for Manchester City as this season’s title race heats up.

Tags Brentford English Premier League Erling Haaland Esteemed Kompany Etihad Stadium Julian Alvarez Manchester City Manuel Akanji Pep Guardiola Steven Mcinerney Thomas Frank