Ivan Toney responds to World Cup snub by stunning Man City with goal for Brentford at the Etihad

    Ivan Toney responded to his England World Cup rejection with a superb header against champions Manchester City.

    The Brentford striker opened the scoring at the Etihad, less than 24 hours after learning he wouldn’t be travelling to Qatar.

    Toney quickly silenced the crowd

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    Toney quickly silenced the crowd

    His header was perfectly placed

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    His header was perfectly placed

    Toney, 26, had been included in Gareth Southgate’s penultimate squad before the winter tournament, and would have had high hopes of appearing at his first World Cup.

    However, it wasn’t to be, with the likes of James Maddison, Marcus Rashford and Callum Wilson filling the remaining attacking options in Southgate’s squad.

    That may have been extra motivation against City, with the Bees getting off to a flying start away from home before Toney rewarded them by nodding in Ben Mee’s headed pass.

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