Manchester City can't break down Brentford as it stays 0-0 at halftime

Man City cannot score past Brentford keeper Mark Flekken.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Man City and Brentford are tied 0-0 in the first 45 minutes.
Man City and Brentford are tied 0-0 in the first 45 minutes.
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Manchester City are drawing 0-0 against Brentford at the Etihad Stadium. Man City needs a win in today’s game against Brentford to get closer to Liverpool and be only a point off them in the league. Man City lost their 11-game winning streak against Chelsea but would like to start another winning streak against Brentford.

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Erling Haaland won a great ball off a Brentford right-wing back, Reguilon. Haaland took a shot on target early in the first few minutes, but his shot went straight at Flekken. Man City were playing in Brentford’s half as they tried to get the opener in the first ten minutes. Phil Foden took a shot from outside the box, but a Brentford defender blocked the attempt that was heading towards the net.

In the 16th minute, Brentford had a clear chance to score the opener. Onyeka ran with pace towards the net. Wissa gave him a great ball, but Kyle Walker was catching him up. Under pressure, he took a tame shot straight at Ederson, and the Brazilian made an easy save. Brentford was close again a few minutes later when the Bees had a free kick. Ivan Toney took the free kick, and the ball just went over the bar.

In the 25th minute, Julian Alvarez takes a shot in the box from a corner he skies it. Man City were struggling to break Brentford down but dominated possession, as they regularly do. Haaland tried an acrobatic effort in the box, but it goes over.

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Mark Flekken shines against Manchester City again with crucial saves

Flekken had an impressive game against Man City two weeks ago in the City 3-1 win at the Gtech Community Stadium. Flekken makes more crucial saves in this game as he sent a dangerous ball over the bar.

Man City was very close to scoring late in the first half when Akanji took a shot that Flekken saved; he saved another attempt from Ruben Dias. Oscar Bobb faked a shot to get closer to the goal, and Ben Mee blocked his shot on the line. In the 43rd minute, Flekken stops a powerful shot by Dias after some quick passing with Silva, Haaland, and Foden.

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