Toney on target again as Brentford beat Southampton

By Sanjit Gupta

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On Wednesday, Ivan Toney, the striker for Brentford, scored the first goal in his team’s 2-0 Premier League triumph over struggling Southampton, providing a timely reminder of his form to England coach Gareth Southgate. southampton vs brentford live,southampton vs brentford live,brentford vs southampton results,brentford vs southampton results,southampton vs brentford prediction,southampton vs brentford prediction, brentford vssouthampton last match,brentford vssouthampton last match,

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In the 32nd minute, Toney was the first to react to Bryan Mbeumo’s corner kick, scoring a goal and increasing his league total to 16 for the season.

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Despite dominating possession, Southampton, who are currently at the bottom of the table, failed to breach Brentford’s defense, resulting in a missed opportunity to climb out of the relegation zone.

Their fate was sealed in the dying moments of the game by Yoane Wissa.

After suffering their initial loss in 12 Premier League games last weekend, Brentford climbed to the eighth spot in the table with 41 points.

“Their team is robust and capable of playing some impressive football. We showed great resilience and eventually secured the victory,” stated 26-year-old Toney, who received an England squad call-up ahead of the World Cup but was not selected to travel to Qatar.

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“After our extended unbeaten run came to an end with a loss, it was crucial that we bounced back,” expressed the speaker.

Aaron Hickey made a crucial block on the goal line to deny Che Adams his best opportunity just after halftime.

The club from the south coast remained on 22 points from 27 games, which was two points behind 17th-placed West Ham United.

“We had some positive moments in the game, but we weren’t the better team on both ends,” said Southampton manager Ruben Selles in an interview with the BBC. “We’re dissatisfied with the outcome as it is not up to our standards.”

When asked about Southampton’s chances of avoiding relegation, he replied, “I believe we can do it. Although today’s outcome was disappointing, we remain confident and determined.”

“We will continue to work hard, fight and do everything possible to stay afloat,” he affirmed.

England coach Gareth Southgate is set to announce his squad for the Euro 2024 qualifiers against Italy and Ukraine on Thursday.

In the current season, only Norway’s Erling Haaland and England captain Harry Kane have scored more Premier League goals than Toney.

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Brentford is set to host Leicester City over the weekend, while Southampton is scheduled to entertain Tottenham Hotspur.


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